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Want to know what Facebook know about you?

The amount of data that Facebook have on their users is a huge concern for a lot of people, and indeed, some people aren't aware of just how much information the social network gathers up about everyone. Well, now you can find out what they know, through a Chrome extension. Facebook have been pretty secretive…

Facebook At Work - pestering you in the office

There's a number of passive-aggressive online platforms, designed to prod and poke you about work you've got to do, and gathering up work specific chat so it doesn't spill into your skives. There's Basecamp and Slack, and soon, there'll be Facebook At Work. Fully embracing the idea that no-one under the age of 30 wants…

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Snapchat brings Spectacles

Snapchat brings Spectacles

Snapchat are branching out. Not sated with the need to get people to capture their own faces with a dog's features superimposed over the top, now they want to pop some literal glasses on your face. Wearable technology is definitely a buzzword in techland, and of course, Google put out their 'Glasses', which didn't really…

Instagram lets you save drafts

Are you a big deal on Instagram? Are you fantastically small-fry but act like you're a major IG player anyway? Well, Instagram have got just the thing for you - you can now save posts as drafts, which means you can load up your account with photos and images, and fire them off when the…

Avoid Morrissey fans on Tinder!

If you're hooking up with someone for a one-night thing, personal interests don't come into it much. Should you be looking for someone who is more long term, then you're going to have to share interests, or face a life sitting silently on the sofa and quietly mouthing "Tea?" and nothing else. Of course, these…

WhatsApp make group chat more annoying

Have you found yourself in a WhatsApp group chat which started off well, but then some people you know spoil it by using it to talk about what they're having for their tea, or something else that would be more suited to messaging one person, RATHER THAN EVERYONE JUST STOP IT ALREADY. Sorry. It's a…

Twitter - you can now tweet longer

As predicted, Twitter have changed the way you tweet, allowing you to get more characters in your tweets. Great news if you like ranting about things, and gifs and outbound links keep eating into your views. "Say more about what's happening! Rolling out now," said a tweet Twitter themselves. So, this isn't getting rid of…

Twitter to extend 140 characters, next week

There's always a lot of chatter about Twitter's character limit being extended from the current 140 limit, but as of September 19th, it looks like they're actually going to do it. Twitter have already confirmed that photos, videos, GIFs, polls and quoted tweets will soon stop counting as part of the character limit, as well…

Instagram to let you block abuse

There's proper trolling - where you apply infuriating logic to a debate about something trivial for a laugh; and there's 2016 trolling, which basically is now a catch-all term for people saying incredibly horrible things to people online, anonymously. With that, online abuse/hassle/whatever you deem it, seems to be getting out of hand, as social…

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Instagram's spam problem

Instagram's spam problem

Instagram has a spam problem. Anyone who has been using the app in the past 6 months, will have noticed a huge spike in accounts adding you as a friend, or tagging you in a post, leading you to dodgy accounts. They're incredibly easy to spot, because they always feature a lady in her underwear…

Facebook to sidestep adblockers

Adblockers are a real problem in 2016. Publishers are losing money because of them, but at the same time, you can see why people use them because some online adverts are so intrusive. With that, Facebook are throwing their weight around, and have started bypassing adblockers on their desktop version. Use of adblockers has shot…

Teenager sues Snapchat for being 'obscene'

Remember being a teenager? It was all hormones and sulking, wasn't it? While most teens are into underage drinking and smashing some windows for no good reason, some of them are in fact prudish grasses. While that's fine, one such teen is such a prude, and such a massive snitch, that they're willing to sue…

Are you ready for the Facebook of football?

Do you like social media? Do you like football enough to talk endlessly about transfer rumours, ill-advised tactical decisions, and how the Adidas Tango is the greatest football ever designed? Well, it looks like there's going to be a 'Facebook for football', where you'll be able to talk at everyone like you should have your…

Snapchat to store images in 'Memories'

Snapchat has been growing and growing in popularity. This is for two reasons - it's really daft, and we all need some silliness at the moment; and because you are far less likely to get people setting on you and abusing you for posting what you want, thanks to it being less public than Facebook…

No, Facebook isn't going to charge you

Recently, we were talking about an old Facebook hoax that had started doing the rounds again, and it seems another has reared up again. It's almost as if people haven't heard of checking Snopes first, when they hear any spurious claim from someone online. Either way, you may have heard about Facebook charging customers for…