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Instagram's whimsical new Boomerang app creates GIF-like one second videos

Tired of the same old filtered images and videos? Instagram has a new app to spice up your main feed.

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Twitter adds a proper way to poll your followers

Say hello to Twitter Polls, and goodbye to “Retweet for yes, Favorite for no.”

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Facebook warns users of potential state-sponsored attacks

Facebook will now warn people if it has a strong suspicion an account is being targeted by a nation-state.

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Tweetbot 2.1 review: Twitter Mac app steps up with improved features

This overhaul to Tweetbot for OS X brings changes large and small that add up to a much better experience.

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Facebook's new video features for iOS edge into YouTube's territory

The world's largest social network wants to keep eyeballs away from YouTube with a dedicated News Feed for video.

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Big changes continue at Twitter: Company to lay off 8 percent of engineers

Twitter will work better with a "nimbler" engineering team, Dorsey tells staff.

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Facebook 'Reactions' test adds six emojis to the Like button

Don't call it a Dislike button, but Facebook is taking a new approach to the Like button with a system allowing you to express empathy.

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How to be awesome on Twitter in 5 steps

Twitter's new features are making the network more welcoming to newbies, but there are some pitfalls to watch out for.

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Twitter makes current events easier to follow with Moments

With new CEO Jack Dorsey at the helm, Twitter is rebooting.

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Global civil rights groups coalition wants changes to Facebook's real-name policy

A large group of human rights, digital rights, LGBTQ, and women’s rights advocates, has said that Facebook's system "disregards the circumstances of users in non-western countries, exposes its users to danger, disrespects the identities of its users, and curtails free speech."

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Jack Dorsey named Twitter CEO, Bain appointed COO

Twitter has made co-founder Jack Dorsey its new CEO, ending months of speculation and handing him the tough task of turning around the company's sluggish user growth.

Facebook-only mobile

5 little-known Facebook tips and tricks to make your News Feed less frustrating

With these quick fixes, using Facebook will be far less infuriating.

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Tweetbot 4 for iOS review: Twitter client adds split-view, activity monitor, other improvements

The latest update for this Twitter client brings it back into closer alignment with Twitter's site, but it continues to have its own excellent approach.