Caitlin McGarryAssociate Editor, TechHive Follow me on Google+

Caitlin writes about all things social media. She is addicted to the 24-hour news cycle and Mission burritos.

vine web

Vine's new website makes its 6-second videos more time-sucking than ever

Twitter's social video app Vine now offers Web profiles and video feeds for easier access.

on techhive.com

socialmediahitsmisses primary

From Twitter to Tinder: Social media's biggest hits and misses of 2013

Just because social media is having a major moment doesn't mean every social startup is a success.

on techhive.com

Snapchat's Replay gives snaps a second viewing

An iOS update to America's favorite disappearing message app added a few new features.

on techhive.com

Happy holidays, Vine users: Get your vanity URLs on Friday

Vine is opening up vanity URL registration, first for verified Twitter users then for the world, starting Dec. 20.

on techhive.com

Facebook’s auto-playing video ads may be a tough sell to users

Scroll and you might miss it: a video ad in your News Feed.

on techhive.com

Promoted Accounts land in mobile Twitter timelines

If you're tweeting on the go, get ready to see more ads. Promoted Accounts are moving from desktop-only to smartphone-ready.

on techhive.com

Blocked! User outrage spurs Twitter to reverse policy change

Twitter on Thursday faced a wave of backlash after it changed its blocking policies. The company quickly backtracked.

on techhive.com

Airbnb hosts take to Twitter to lobby New York lawmakers

A nonprofit group of Airbnb hosts and users is stepping up its awareness campaign about New York’s laws against short-term rentals.

on techhive.com

instagram direct introduction

Take that, Snapchat: Instagram Direct’s private messages stick around

Instagram Direct lets users privately send photos and videos in what is widely considered a shot at trendy messaging app Snapchat.

on techhive.com

Twitter’s app update introduces a trio of swipeable timelines

The social network has retooled its iOS and Android apps, adding a slew of new features.

on techhive.com

Facebook takes a look back at 2013's biggest moments

From Nelson Mandela to the Harlem Shake, Facebook recaps the year's most-discussed topics around the world.

on techhive.com

How and why to use Google+, the surprising champ of photo sharing

Google’s much-maligned social network is leagues above the rest when it comes to photo-sharing tools and privacy controls.

on techhive.com

Facebook pushes news to the top -- literally

So long, Lil Bub: A Monday News Feed update will feature news articles more prominently than memes.

on techhive.com

Fancred braves the crowded social sports field with redesigned iOS app

Do sports fans need another social network? Fancred combines the best of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in one sports-centric app.

on techhive.com

Twitter's new search tools make the 'town square' more personal

A Tuesday update for Twitter's iOS and Android apps let you search for and find just about anything on the social network.

on techhive.com