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Older adults warm up to social networking

Sixty percent of people ages 50-64 use social networking this year, up from 6 percent in 2005. Among people ages 30-49, the percentage also increased sharply, according to survey results released Monday by the Pew Research Center.

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TechTip: Hiding updates, photos from your Facebook profile

Have you been tagged in a Facebook update or photo that you want to banish? Here's how to use the Hide From Timeline feature on the social network.

Facebook raked in big bucks from mobile ads in Q2

Facebook's mobile push is pulling in significant revenue for the social network, which reported $1.6 billion in ad revenue during the second quarter.

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Instagram takes another swing at Vine with embed codes

Instagram is finally offering an embed code for users to share public photos and videos on third-party sites.

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Google+ makes a Facebook move to show you links your friends like

Google+ already has hashtags, but now the social network is going full-on Facebook by showing you stuff your friends like.

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Mac Gems: Moment puts Facebook in your menubar

Moment is a tidy, elegant menu-bar app that gives you quick access to your Facebook notifications, and makes submitting status updates as simple as click and type, or drag and drop.

Review: Get those precious Facebook moments backed up sharpish with PhotoGrabber

This open-source freebie can help you back up the photos you (and your friends) have downloaded. It does have some restrictions, but it's under active development.

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CrowdFlik rides Waze's crowdsourcing wave with new mobile video app

CrowdFlik adds crowdsourcing angle to smartphone shots as tech companies bet big on social video.

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Facebook breach highlights data security's "weakest link" syndrome

Facebook disclosed that sensitive data from as many as six million user accounts was exposed thanks to a year-long glitch.

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In defense of Facebook: Instagram video is necessary (and awesome)

Facebook critics are claiming Instagram video is a sign that the social network is unoriginal, but if the product is good, does it really matter who was first?

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Instagram adds video clips to service

At Facebook HQ, Instagram's founder shows off the new video components to the photo-sharing service.

Hands-on with Instagram video, Vine’s new nemesis

Instagram and Vine are competing for social video space, but Instagram offers more artistic control.

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