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2014-04-13 23:00:19

Nigerian Largest social network FrienditePlus launches a revamped new look and feel. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 A young boy of 21 years with the medal on his breast to launch the greatest African social media website "FrienditePlus" in a statement said he intends to make this a technology-oriented website where the user can implement the changes to his profile at FP, to other popular social media websites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. The launch of FrienditePlus new design...

Facebook's News Feed Is About To Get A Lot Less 'Spammier'
2014-04-11 09:35:09

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook is putting on a new face on its News Feed, as the long-promised clean-up begins. On Thursday Facebook announced a three-prong plan to reduce News Feed spam by going after so-called “like-baiting” – a type of posting where users blatantly ask readers to like, comment, or even share a story. According to the social network many users consider these types of stories – where the poster asks for feedback – to be as much...

2014-04-09 20:22:31

TORONTO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - A class action lawsuit commenced today in the Ontario Superior Court alleges that Facebook illicitly intercepted and scanned its users' private messages without their knowledge or consent. The lawsuit alleges that the URLs (website addresses) in users' private messages were harvested by Facebook in violation of users' privacy. Facebook did this in order to inflate its web presence and attract increased advertising revenue. The practice...

Readers More Engaged With News When They Directly Access A News Site
2014-03-14 05:33:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People who directly access news websites are more engaged than those referred by search engines or social media like Google and Facebook, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center. The study relied on three months of data from analytics firm Comscore to examine the US Internet traffic to 26 of the most popular news websites. The analysis revealed that direct visitors to news websites – those who typed in the...

2014-02-12 23:31:10

In response to an article published by TIME, fishbat, one of the leading Long Island advertising agencies, details four ways Facebook’s Paper app could help spark interest in the social network again. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 fishbat, a leader in Long Island advertising agencies, divulges the reality of Facebook Paper and how it could help spark interest in the social network, which has seen a mass exodus of teens in recent months. According to a February 3rd article from...

2014-01-30 23:04:27

SocialRest Launching First Social Media Tool for Brands to Measure Effectiveness of Sharable Content San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Over the past year, the term “social listening” has rapidly become one the hottest buzzwords for marketing and community managers to bring to the table in their social strategy meetings when discussing how they want to actively understand and engage with their target social community. A multitude of tools have swept the market, providing...

Yandex Facebook
2014-01-14 15:49:28

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a move that benefits both parties, Russian-based search engine Yandex will now include Facebook content in its search results. The search engine is likening the potential to turning on a firehose to place a volume of search results that will be available from Facebook content. Yandex says it is reacting to the rise in popularity of social networks. People turn to social networks to get updates from friends, families, and even share...

Facebook Ditching Sponsored Stories As Of April
2014-01-11 05:00:19

Bryan P. Carpender for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you’re a fan of Facebook’s controversial "Sponsored Stories" then we have some bad news for you – they’re going away as of April 9, 2014. Drew Guarini of the Huffington Post reports that Facebook notified ad partners and developers this week that it would be phasing out the ad style and gave them a timeline for the change to allow them to make necessary adjustments to their campaigns. AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR...

Lawsuit Filed Over Facebook's Alleged Private Message Scans
2014-01-03 13:10:59

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two individuals in the US District Court in Northern District of California have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Facebook scans private messages in order to serve relevant ads. The lawsuit is based on claims that when users share a URL in a private message, that URL is picked up by Facebook and used to put together a user's profile, BBC News reports. "It alleges that Facebook systematically intercepts messages to mine user...

Facebook Dislike Sticker
2013-12-19 13:17:48

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook has included a thumbs down sticker in its latest sticker pack for Facebook Messenger. The new stickers are available for iOS, Android and the web. The new sticker pack includes the thumbs up icon that is ubiquitous on the social network to symbolize "Like." It also includes a thumbs up with stars, as well as a hand holding a heart, and a hand offering flowers. Details of the new sticker pack were first reported on AllFacebook....


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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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