Saturday, November 3, 2012

What Are Your Facebook Friends' Politics? This App Knows

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Saturday, November 03, 2012
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Did Nate Silver Let Twitter Get Under His Skin?

What Are Your Facebook Friends' Politics? This App Knows [VIDEO]
12:03:33 AM
The presidential election is just days away, which means those political rants on Facebook have never been more popular. It's easy to tell where some of your more outspoken friends may fall on the political spectrum, but what about those who have...

Apple Says Goodbye to Third-Party Emoji Apps
12:02:20 AM
There was a time when the only way to access emoji characters on an iOS device was to download a third-party app. These characters, however, are now supported natively in iOS 6. Because of this, Apple is notifying developers that their apps are...

Did Nate Silver Let Twitter Get Under His Skin?
Friday, November 02, 2012 7:43 PM
It was shaping up to be a classic 'Revenge of the Nerds' scenario. In one corner, we had Nate Silver, the stats whiz whose algorithmic models have correctly called everything from baseball rankings to the 2008 and 2010 elections. In the other, a...

Twitter to Add Photo Filters, Compete With Instagram [REPORT]
Friday, November 02, 2012 6:28 PM
Twitter, which once tried to buy Instagram, is set to launch a service that competes with it, according to one report. The company is preparing a range of photo filters users can add to pictures uploaded to Twitter, several sources within the...

Twitter Photo Counter Shows Popularity of Obama vs. Romney
Friday, November 02, 2012 5:24 PM
Which U.S. presidential candidate's picture is showing up the most on Twitter? Here's a real-time way to find out. Our friends at Skylines, the worldwide counter, aggregator and sorter of Twitter photos, put together a real-time Romney vs. Obama...

Social Media Distractions Cost U.S. Economy $650 Billion [INFOGRAPHIC]
Friday, November 02, 2012 3:41 PM
Are you one of the lucky employees whose job revolves around social media? Then stay logged in to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. If not, your social media recreation could be costing the U.S. economy $650 billion per year - or $4,452 per...

How a Facebook Page Became a Leading Source for Hurricane News
Friday, November 02, 2012 3:32 PM
In Hurricane Sandy's destructive wake, it's a Facebook page that is providing essential information to those affected in New Jersey. Created by N.J. resident Justin Auciello, "Jersey Shore Hurricane News" is aggregating updates, providing shelter...

Election Night a Celebration of Digital Innovation at NBC News
Friday, November 02, 2012 3:15 PM
NBC News's digital team has been hard at work forging a fresh identity following the mid-summer dissolution of After months of experimentation with new social platforms, back-end technologies and homemade hacks, it's viewing election...

9 Strategies to Gamify Your Startup
Friday, November 02, 2012 2:50 PM
Gamification is hot right now. More and more startups and established brands are building mobile apps and platforms that offer awards, badges and other fun ways to reward and recognize influencers. It's a great way to build a community...

State Farm Sponsors Emergency Backup Site for Gawker
Friday, November 02, 2012 2:01 PM
Insurer State Farm has come to Gawker's rescue -- by sponsoring a backup site for the network of blogs which had been knocked offline since Hurricane Sandy hit on Monday. The insurer is running a banner on all of Gawker's sites -- including...

'We're Apple, And You're Suckers,' Says iPad Mini Parody Ad
Friday, November 02, 2012 2:00 PM
The new iPad mini was released Friday, and Jimmy Kimmel doesn't seem very enthusiastic about it. In a parody iPad mini commercial that aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday, first came the iPod. Then a thinner iPod. Then an iPod you can touch. Then...

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