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How Messenger chats factor into what you see in Facebook's News Feed

Engineers shed light on Facebook's ranking algorithm during a talk at F8.

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Facebook turns Messenger into a shopping platform and app store

The social network is changing the way you install apps, shop, and watch videos with new tools for developers.

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Hands on with Layout, Instagram's answer to photo collage apps

Instagram's new iOS app lets you create a visually stunning—and not at all cheesy—photo collage.

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Location is the new hashtag: Yik Yak aims to be the next Twitter

Yik Yak's founders took the stage at SXSW to talk about Twitter, cyberbullying, and world domination.

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Facebook clarifies rules for content, including definition of nudity and hate speech

The social network has also tried to explain when and why it removes content at the request of governments.

Twitter bans revenge porn and stolen nude photos

Users posting such content will have their accounts locked, the company said.

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FriendFeed will finally shut down on April 9

Wait, FriendFeed was still running? Yeah, we were surprised too.

Google's new Photos and Streams chief signals changes ahead for Google+

Google+ might split in two as photos move to the forefront.

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Twitter adds more reporting tools to curb abuse and improve safety

Twitter has made it easier to report impersonation, self-harm and leaked private information.

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Twitter improves security for shared accounts

TweetDeck users can give others access to an account without providing the account password.

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Five dating apps that are just the worst

Bribery, elitism, and stalking? Just another day in the world of online dating apps. Avoid these at all cost.

Why Twitter just bought a social media talent agency

Vine stars are making millions off branded clips, and Twitter wants a cut.

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Facebook introduces Legacy Contacts to manage your account when you die

A “legacy contact” gives users a little more control over their social networking afterlives, while keeping full account access on lockdown.

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Apple helps Pinterest launch rich pins for better app discovery

The Cupertino giant will curate a Pinterest collection of featured apps.

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Tired of Tinder? Try Willow, the Quora of dating apps

Instead of swiping through faces, try judging people on their personalities.