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#TerribleIdea: Twitter might extend the limit from 140 to 10,000 characters

A new report claims that Twitter wants to extend the character limit from 140 to 10,000.

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Twitter's long-neglected Mac app gets a big refresh

The update is the desktop app's biggest, with inline video and animated GIF support, group direct message support, and a completely overhauled interface.

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The slow death of old standards and Facebook's role

Facebook sits at the crossroads of two outdated standards that combine security problems with broad compatibility.

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Facebook's iOS app rolls out support for Apple Live Photos

Following Tumblr, Facebook now lets you share moving Live Photos on its iOS app.

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Meet the 7 apps that will give your amateur Instagrams professional gloss

Filters are fine, but take your Instagram posts to the next level with these editing apps.

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Facebook Messenger app can now directly request your Uber or Lyft rides

Facebook partners with ride-sharing services to make its FB Messenger more than just a messaging app.

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Use this iOS keyboard to share GIFs on iMessage, FB Messenger and Twitter

PopKey made it easier than ever to send GIFs via messaging apps and post them on social media.

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Facebook's killing photo sync and pushing users to dedicated Moments app

As Facebook focuses on Moments app, private photo sharing is getting its moment in the sun.

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Tumblr is now the first third-party app to support Apple's Live Photos

Tumblr beats Instagram as the first photo-sharing app to offer support for Live Photos taken with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.


Twitter’s new emoji support brings tacos, burritos, and racial diversity

Tacos, burritos, and other Unicode 8 emojis arrive on, but not on TweetDeck yet.

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Facebook’s year in review: Crisis makes conversation

Terrorist attacks, earthquakes, and racial tension make Facebook’s list of most-discussed topics.

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Chronological chaos: Twitter experiments with out-of-order timelines

The Facebooking of Twitter could intensify if reverse-chronology goes away.

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Zuckerberg to give away 99% of his fortune, or about $45 billion, to new charity

The Zuckerberg Chan Initiative will focus on personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities.

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New Facebook tools help you manage awkward romantic break-ups

Rolling out on mobile first, the new Facebook features help you see less of former flames, and also limit your posts on their News Feeds.

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Google+ redesign focuses on Reddit-like communities with shared interests

Google isn't done with its attempts at running a social network. On Tuesday, the company gave Google+ a redesign focused on people getting together around shared interests.