Posts Tagged ‘facebook’ Buys Twitterfeed

Published by pratyushkp on August 11th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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he web’s dominant URL shortener,, has acquired social publishing tool Twitterfeed.

Twitterfeed is a tool that automatically publishes RSS feeds to social networks with a title and shortened link. Using the service, you can set your blog up to post to your Twitter account, or your Twitter RSS to publish to your LinkedIn page.

While some Twitterfeed functionality might pop up in at some point, it’s not the technology that is after.

NYPD’s Social Media Unit Will Track Criminals On Facebook, Twitter

Published by pratyushkp on August 11th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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The NYPD has formed a new social media unit, The New York Daily News reports, to catch criminals who use Facebook and Twitter to announce law-breaking plans or to brag about their latest crime.

In June, an overcrowded house party in East New York, Brooklyn that was advertised on Facebook as “Freaky Friday” ended in a shooting that left one man dead and seven injured.

After that incident Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters “We look at social networking. We’re very much focused on weekend parties, the type of parties that happened last weekend, and we visit them ahead of time. But not every one of these parties happen at a place we can readily identify… Our gang division, our borough personnel look at party advertisements. A lot of these things are at peoples’ apartments.”

Kenneth Cole Talks ‘Antisocial’ Social Media, New ‘Where Do You Stand’ Site

Published by pratyushkp on August 9th, 2011 - in Social, Technology
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Fashion designer Kenneth Cole’s latest project isn’t a line of shoes or a fall collection: it’s a new site, “Where Do You Stand,” that aims to spark debate on social issues, from gun control to same-sex marriage.

Where Do You Stand marks a continuation of Cole’s socially conscious—and sometimes controversial—ad campaigns that have promoted not only bags, shoes and apparel, but also political issues. For example, a past ad featured an illustration of a condom with the caption, “Our shoes aren’t the only thing we encourage you to wear.”

On the Where Do You Stand website, visitors are prompted to select one of two portals: “What You Stand For,” where people can participate in varying degrees of debate on several topics, and “What You Stand In,” which is the more fashion-oriented portion of the site consisting of video style guides hosted by editors from GQ and Vogue. A link to Kenneth Cole’s online store is featured throughout.

Facebook Tweaks News Feed, Groups Posts By Topic

Published by pratyushkp on August 9th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Facebook has announced a new feature for the News Feed.

Now, when multiple friends post about the same topic, Facebook will group those posts together in the News Feed. It’s a small change, but it’s one that may organize the feed, which some complain has become too cluttered.

Facebook announced the update in a post on the company’s official page.

“You may notice some of your News Feed stories are now grouped together by topic,” Facebook wrote in the brief announcement. “We want to show you the most relevant and interesting information, and this test is designed to show you trends among what your friends are saying.”

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