Kik Introduces Hashtags To Bring Mini Social Networks To Its Messaging Service

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hashtag-kik Messaging app Kik is embracing one of the hallmarks of social networks after it introduced hashtag on its service. An update to the iOS and Android apps today turns hashtags into clickable links to chat groups where Kik believes like minded users can congregate to discuss topics, share information and (potentially) meet new people. Read More

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 Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Profile Under Attack From Brazilian Trolls

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M8eg0hCKTz50E4BPeevh7ahtwDKOopCmT5BYFi-LC8c Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook profile has come under attack from a large number of online trolls who are taking advantage of the opportunity to leave comments, including stickers, photos and other “meme” images, on the Facebook CEO’s public posts. The attackers are largely based in Brazil, and their barrage of comments and jokes have continued for several days now… Read More

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 These Australian Social Media Reactions To The #SydneySiege Are Perfect

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terrorism-australia-quote The hostage situation in Sydney’s busy city district has crossed over into day two, with the identity of the hostage taker revealed as Man Haron Monis. The perpetrator, 49, is a self-proclaimed sheikh already pending trial and out on bail for being an accessory to murder. He still has an unconfirmed number of hostages captured inside a Lindt Cafe in Sydney. Some hostages escaped or… Read More

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 Cord Project Launches Voice Messaging App That Borrows The Good Parts Of Texting

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Cord Dialer With the Cord Project, a pair of former Googlers are aiming to encourage people to use their smartphones for something a little unusual — talking to other people. You know, with your voice.
Now, the obvious question here is, “Uh, can’t I already do that with my phone? Isn’t that, like, the whole point?” Read More

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 Chasm.io (Formerly Wahooly) Merges With Social Marketing App Loot

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loot Remember Wahooly? We wrote about the startup a couple of years ago, describing it as “Klout meets Kickstarter” because it allowed users to gain startup equity in exchange for promoting the company on social media. Since then, Wahooly joined the AngelPad accelerator, rebranded as Chasm.io, and shifted focus to reciprocal sharing (“I’ll tweet your link if you tweet… Read More

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 Stormy For iOS Makes Posting Tweetstorms Easier (Sorry!)

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Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 1.57.06 PM Love ‘em or hate ‘em, but tweetstorms are still a thing. So there may as well be an app for that! A newly launched, exceedingly simple iOS application called Stormy lets you compose your thoughts as a series of tweets in advance of your Twitter spamming tweetstorming efforts, allowing you the time to craft just the right phrases and figure out any issues with character count ahead… Read More

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 Tinder Competitor Hinge Scores $12M To Bring Its Friends-Of-Friends Dating App Abroad

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Hinge App If you want to hook up or judge people for fun, there’s Tinder. But if you want to meet someone you could start a relationship with, Hinge is the app for you. Now in 28 cities across the States, Hinge just raised a $12 million Series A led by Shasta Ventures to expand internationally. Hinge for iOS and Android looks like Tinder, but rather than show you just anyone in your age range,… Read More

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