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App.net Launches Free Service Option - By Invitation Only
2013-02-26 04:40:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The pay-to-access social service App.net rolled out a free-access option on Monday to people who secure an invitation through existing members. The experimental social network hopes the move will help attract a larger audience before early adopters are asked to renew their subscriptions. App.net founder Dalton Caldwell launched the service in August as an alternative to free social networks like Facebook and Twitter, with the...

Twitter Testing "Like" And "Star" In Place Of Favorites
2012-10-23 15:53:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As Twitter strikes out on its own, abandoning companies and apps it once partnered with, it´s likely the microblogger feels this is an appropriate time to try out a few new things, such as renaming those little stars users can assign to another´s Tweets. Twitter has always referred to these little stars as favorites, and users with a high-follower count collect these stars as a sign of approval, a way to look back on...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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