YOUR NEWS FEED is about to get a lot more expressive. After months of user testing in a handful of countries, Facebook today is releasing “Reactions” to the rest of the world. The feature isn’t so much a new tool as it is an extension of an existing one; by long-pressing—or, on a computer, hovering—over the “like” button,… Continue reading Facebook rolls out a more expressive “Like” feature!
Twitter didn’t invent the hashtag (#), but it certainly popularised it with the masses. Once more commonly referred to as the pound sign, online use of the hashtag began on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) in the late 1990s, where it was used to categorise items into groups. In August 2007, designer Chris Messina asked his… Continue reading The History and Power of the Hashtag
Twitter is dying! Despite how popular Twitter seems to be, it’s actually on the decline. There’s a total of 1.3 BILLION accounts on Twitter. Out of that 1.3 billion, only 25% of the accounts are actually monthly active users.* As far as users in the United States go, there has been only a small growth of users between… Continue reading Is Twitter Dying? Come Take A Look!
Have you ever wondered how Facebook ranks your friends for you? The company keeps a score for everyone you interact with on the social network. This affects the order of results when you start typing a name into the search box, the people that appear on top in your Friends pane when someone visits your… Continue reading Ever wonder how Facebook ranks you and your friends?