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Facebook Promoted Friends Posts Program Draws The Ire Of Many
2013-02-18 07:44:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online On Friday, Facebook officials announced a new program that will allow users to pay to promote content posted by their friends, but the new service has almost immediately started raising privacy-related red flags amongst members of the media and users of the social network. The reason people are concerned over the new program is that it does not require the permission of the person who originally published the posts, pictures, or...

Researchers Use Twitter Posts To Track Flu Rates
2013-02-08 14:33:04

[Watch Video: Tracking The Flu With Twitter] Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If you tweet when you feel under the weather, your 140 characters may just become an indicator for a flu outbreak in your area. Researchers at the University of Rochester in upstate New York have used the GPS tags on Twitter to map out areas in cities where the flu rate is higher, or nonexistent. Over the past year researchers looked at several metropolitan areas, primarily in the...

Twitter Ups Age Rating On Newly Acquired Vine App
2013-02-06 12:19:10

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It took less than a month for Twitter to change the age rating for possible adult content on its newly acquired video-sharing app Vine. Last month the micro-blogging site, which is primarily known for its 140-character messages, acquired Vine, reportedly beating Facebook to the micro-video-sharing service. It didn´t take long before Vine, which allows users to post GIF-like MP4 video files that are six-seconds long, to...

Google+ Overtakes Twitter
2013-01-28 19:17:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As of the end of 2012, Google+ has officially overtaken Twitter as the world´s second largest social network after Facebook, according to British research firm Trendstream and their Global Web Index. Facebook, the “social network” giant, remains the largest social media service in the world, and reportedly is used by more than 51 percent of the world´s online population. The Global Web Index for the final...

France Wants Names Of Twitter Users
2013-01-25 20:17:12

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Friday a French court ruled that micro blog service Twitter, which allows users to post 140-character “tweets,” must hand over the identities of users in France who used the service to post racist remarks. The Paris court ordered Twitter to turn over to the French Union of Jewish Students (UEJF) whatever data the service had that could help identify the account holders who posted the tweets. The court further...

Twitter Adds Video To Tweets With Vine
2013-01-24 19:34:55

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Photos and Twitter have long gotten celebrities and even a member of Congress into some deep trouble. Now the micro blogging service will let users add some video. On Thursday, Twitter announced a new mobile service called Vine, which allows users to create and share looping videos. The video won´t be integrated into actual tweets, at least not yet. “Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less)...


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Kevin Rose
2013-09-19 13:20:50

Robert Kevin Rose, born February 21, 1977, is a former American Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Revision3, Digg, Pownce, and Milk. He also served as production assistant and co-host at TechTV's The Screen Savers. As of 2012, he is a venture partner at Google Ventures. Rose was born in Redding, California and lived in Oregon before his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he spent most of his childhood. Rose attended Vo-Tech High School in Las Vegas in 1992. He then attended the...

David Karp
2013-09-19 09:22:17

David Karp, born July 6, 1986, is an American web developer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of the short-form blogging platform Tumblr. According to Forbes, Karp's net worth exceeds $200 million (US), and Tumblr has been valued at $800 million. On May 20, 2013, it was announced that Yahoo! and Tumblr had reached an agreement for the search engine to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion (US). Karp would remain as CEO of the company. Karp began his career as an intern under Fred...

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