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Facebook Battles Shift Away From Personal Sharing (2016-04-10): Facebook is reportedly battling a shift away from personal sharing on its social network.
Facebook Attaches Automatic Alternative Text to Photos (2016-04-05): Facebook announced it has started adding automatic alternative text to photos shared on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.
Instagram Announces Move to Algorithmic Feeds (2016-03-15): Instagram has announced a move to an algorithmic feed. This is similar to what Facebook does with its feed.
Time Inc. Now Owns Myspace (2016-02-12): Myspace has fallen into the hands of Time Inc. It was part of the purchase of the assets of Viant.
Twitter Suspends Over 125,000 Accounts for Promoting Terrorist Acts (2016-02-05): Twitter has suspended a large number of Twitter accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts. These acts were primarily related to ISIS.
Reactions Coming Soon to Facebook as Like Button Alternative (2016-01-27): Reactions are coming soon to Facebook to offer an alternative to the universal Like button.
Twitter Changes Stars to Hearts and Favorites to Likes (2015-11-03): Twitter has changed the icon used when favoriting a tweet from a star to a heart.
Virtual Reality Facebook Demonstrated on Jimmy Kimmel (2015-09-05): Facebook announced the acquisition of Oculus VR last year.
Mark Zuckerberg Says 1 Billion People Used Facebook on Monday (2015-08-28): Mark Zuckerberg says
Sir Patrick Stewart Loves the Challenge of Twitter Restrictions (2015-08-17): Sir Patrick Stewart talks about the beauty of Twitter restrictions and having to refine information to fit in 140 characters.
MySpace Still Gets 50 Million Monthly Visitors (2015-01-16): MySpace still gets over 50 million visitors a month. The site also generated 300 million video views in November.
LinkedIn Wants More of Its Members Blogging (2015-01-08): LinkedIn wants more of its members to blog and create content.
Google+ Now Lets Users Pin Posts (2014-12-04): Google+ has added the pinned posts capability to Google+ pages.
Twitpic to Shut Down on September 25th (2014-09-04): Twitpic is shutting its virtual doors. The last day for the photo sharing site will be September 25th.
Google to Shut Down Orkut on September 30, 2014 (2014-07-01): Google has announced that it will close its Orkut social network. The site will close on September 30, 2014.
The CIA Joins Twitter and Youtube (2014-06-06): The CIA has launched a new Twitter account and its first tweet is pretty funny. It's also launched a Youtube channel and will be participating in Throwback Thursday photos.
LinkedIn Adds Cats You May Know Feature (2014-04-01): LinkedIn has added a new feature called Cats You May Know for April Fool's Day
Ellen's Oscar Celebrity Selfie Becomes Most Retweeted Tweet (2014-03-03): Ellen Degeners' Oscar celebrity selfie has become the most retweeted tweet of all time.
Facebook Ends Its Facebook Email Service (2014-02-25): Facebook has decided to end its Facebook email service. Facebook says most people were not using it.
Facebook Acquires WhatsApp for Its Huge User Base (2014-02-21): Facebook is acquiriing WhatsApp which has 450 million users. Most of the users are outside the U.S.