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5 reasons why Ello isn’t the second coming of Facebook

The idea of Ello and the actual user experience are completely different.

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Meet Ello, an ad-free social network that's proudly pro-privacy (but with caveats)

The site still gathers certain types of data about users

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Head for Facebook review: Direct access to Facebook on your Mac desktop

There are several Twitter apps, but there really isn't a Facebook app. Head for Facebook is the closest thing to a dedicated Facebook app.

App Invasion: Live every day like it's Throwback Thursday with Timehop

This app creates a daily time capsule that's all about you.

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Pinterest launches Guided Search to navigate you through its 30 billion pins

This mobile-first tool makes search more like discovery.

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Hands on with Findery, a note-based social discovery tool

Caterina Fake of Flickr fame launched a new exploration app for iOS, where users visit a location and leave behind a virtual note.

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Use apps to turn your Twitter feed into a spoiler-free zone

Are the people in your social media sphere yammering on about House of Cards or the Winter Olympics before you've had a chance to watch? We've looked at some apps that can silence them until you can get to a TV.

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VSCO Cam gets social, but Instagram can keep the hearts and hashtags

An iOS update brings social features to popular photo-editing app VSCO Cam, but it's still all about the images.

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Reverse phone look-up app Truecaller adds Yelp data to get Americans on board

Truecaller is a popular mobile directory overseas, but is adding more social features to appeal to grow its presence Stateside.

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From Twitter to Tinder: Social media's biggest hits and misses of 2013

Just because social media is having a major moment doesn't mean every social startup is a success.

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Snapchat's Replay gives snaps a second viewing

An iOS update to America's favorite disappearing message app added a few new features.

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