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Twitter just announced that it has acquired Posterous, the popular minimalist blogging service. Posterous' services will remain up and running for the time being...

Photosynth is, without doubt, one of Microsoft's more impressive mobile apps. The app lets you snap panorama pictures with your iPhone and then upload...

It looks like 2012 will be Pinterest's year to shine. Even if it's not your cup of tea, you can't ignore that fact that...

The first time I looked at Bottlenose, a web app that bills itself as “the smartest social media dashboard,” it didn’t leave much of...

Apple has finally weighed in on the ongoing discussion about the recent discovery that numerous iOS apps (including Path, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) upload...

Two members of the U.S. Congress, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member G. K....

The title really says it all. Last year, Twitter started giving its users the option to use HTTPS to keep their connections safe over...

As Twitter has decided to focus on simplicity, its iPhone app is now a shadow of its former self for more advanced users (and...

McDonald's has been an active but somewhat timid participant on many social media platforms for a long time. For the most part,  but lately,...

Facebook, Twitter and even MySpace allow you to sign up for their respective services if you're 13 and up, so why can't Google live...

Ducksboard provides you with a highly customizable dashboard that allows you to plug in about 45 data points (with more coming soon) and monitor them on just one screen.

As of now, Google isn't making it easy for developers to create apps that can write status updates to the service, but that didn't stop Nadan Gerdeo to build iSatus+, a little iPhone app ($0.99) that lets you post to Google+, Facebook and Twitter at the same time. I'm a big fan of simple apps that only do a few things, but do those right. iStatus+ is exactly that kind of app. You enter your account information for any of the networks you want to use - and if you are in the market for this kind of app, you'll probably put in all three anyway - and start posting. It really couldn't be any easier.

Facebook today announced a major new feature that could put renewed pressure on Google+ and Twitter to out-innovate the social networking market leader. Facebook users can now choose to allow others to asymmetrically follow them thanks to the new (and optional) “subscribe button”– just like on Twitter and Google+. This is an opt-in feature, so you may not see it on every Facebook profile. The fact that Facebook even decided to go into this direction, however, shows that it may be changing its views on how “relationships” on the service should work and that it took a closer look at the success that Twitter and Google+ are having with this model.

Google+ doesn’t yet offer an API, so creating Twitter-like desktop clients isn’t an option at this point. That isn’t stopping enterprising developers from trying to work around these limitations, though. Indeed, the first Google+ desktop client – GClient - just made its debut. In the end, though, this is really just a wrapper around the mobile Google+ site.

In many ways, the story of Google+ and Twitter is that of a planned community vs. organic growth. Twitter was never conceived to be...

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