Don't-Miss Social Media Stories

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How to make the best cover images for your social media accounts

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and even LinkedIn let you express your personality with a cover image as well as your profile pic. Lesa Snider explains how to make yours great.

Twitter Offers drops digital coupons into your feed

But the tool requires you to store payment information with Twitter.

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Podcast: Thanks, Apple

Chris Breen and Susie Ochs give thanks for Apple's philanthropy, helpful user comments, and a whole lot of great apps.

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Re/code kills comments: I have something to say

Chris Breen has been in the commenting game forever and, despite it all, believes they're worthwhile.

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Facebook lays ground for ad push and payments with updated privacy policy

The network is being up-front about what data it’s collecting about you and why (because ads).

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Changes coming to Twitter: Videos, timeline highlights, and new ways to chat

Twitter outlined new features and how it plans to draw in the 500 million people who use the network without signing in.

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Video-sharing app Ocho puts your new iPhone’s supersized screen to work

The new iOS app lets you create eight-second clips designed for large displays.

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Facebook racks up 500 million Messenger users after making people use Messenger

It’s no surprise that half a billion people use Facebook Messenger after the social network cut off in-app chat access.

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Facebook gives you more News Feed control with faster unfollowing

New settings let you weed out friends you don't want to hear from without cutting them off completely.

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Zuckerberg speaks: Why Facebook isn’t cool and the reason behind the forced Messenger migration

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered your burning questions in a crowdsourced Q&A.

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How Facebook can influence your vote this Election Day

By telling you that your friends voted, the social network might push you to the polls.

Don’t be surprised to see video ads in your Instagram feed starting today

Instagram already has traditional photo ads. Now companies are paying to show videos in your feed.

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Cloth’s revamped iOS app lets you peer into strangers’ closets

The inspirational fashion app is targeting bloggers by turning itself into an unconventional publishing platform.

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More ads and timeline tweaks: 4 must-know facts from Twitter’s Q3 earnings

Twitter has become a publishing and advertising platform. Now what?

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The great Twitter takeover: How your favorite apps are putting Fabric to work

Twitter’s new tools for developers are leading to some fun new features you wouldn’t expect.