Flipboard, the app that lets you tap and flip your way through digital magazines on smartphones and tablets, has come to laptops and desktops. You can now access your Flipboard account from a Web browser, complete with the flip animation -- for better or worse. You can also use the Web app to create your own magazines to clip articles for later viewing via a bookmarklet. But the magazines you create are kept separate from the rest of Flipboard on the Web, which makes the Web app a better addendum to the mobile app than standalone product.
Welcome to today's psychological survey.
We are here to discover your attitude toward your exes. Yes, we know you have more than one. We've heard the number is in the double digits, actually.
So: Do you keep the texts you exchanged? Are you still Facebook friends? If you're not, do you creep around social media to see what they're doing and whom they're seeing?
Do you occasionally sit there late at night with your new (and perhaps temporary) lover, secretly pleased that your ex just texted you, wondering how you are? … Read more
People don't seem as happy with social media sites and search engines, and advertising could be the culprit, at least according to one new study.
Released Tuesday in partnership with analytics firm ForeSee, the American Customer Satisfaction Index's E-business report gave search engines, social networks, and news sites a collective satisfaction grade of 71.3 out of 100. The score was 3.9 percent lower than last year's score and the lowest seen by the ACSI since 2002.
To explain the drop, the ACSI pinned part of the blame on online advertising. Among those surveyed, 22 percent … Read more
Facebook is more mobile than ever, the company announced on Sunday.
The social network's Facebook for Every Phone app, now has more than 100 million monthly users, the company confirmed. The app, which launched in 2011, allows those with feature phones to access their News Feed, Messenger, and Photos from their phones. New users also can sign up and find friends from their feature phones.
A feature phone is a midway point between a smartphone and a basic phone. Specifically, they differ from smartphones in that most feature phones do not allow for corporate syncing with other devices or … Read more
Newer versions of Chrome spruce up the New Tab page by adding some shortcuts to your most-visited Web sites or Chrome apps. A previous extension I wrote about, New Tab Page adds the weather, some headlines, and links to Chrome apps. Onefeed does all of this, plus a custom newsfeed and social media updates from Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also attach your Dropbox account, if you really want to.
With an overall rating of two stars out of five (at the time of this story), Twitter for BlackBerry 10 hasn't exactly been embraced by its users. Fortunately, the app today gets a big update, in the form of a significantly redesigned user interface with a wider timeline and a number of new features.
The official Twitter for BlackBerry 10 now lets you view, reply, and send DMs from within the app, view recent and saved searches, and save pictures being shared on Twitter. These capabilities, along with the new Discover page and support for multiple Twitter accounts, mean … Read more
If you're Christian, you might believe the keys to salvation are faith and good works. But a little Twitter might help get you to the Pearly Gates too.
You can now reduce the time your everlasting soul has to spend in purgatory by following tweets from Pope Francis and Catholic World Youth Day, an event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that the pontiff will attend later this month.
The policy is a form of indulgence, a centuries-old tradition in the Catholic Church in which the temporal punishment for absolved sins is relieved. Since it's a plenary indulgence, a believer gets total remission of sins and relief from penitence. … Read more
Remember the good ol' days when parents and teenagers didn't talk the same language? That's so pre-Internet. Nowadays, kids and parents are connecting online -- a trend that's not only affording parents a window into their children's lives but that also seems to be benefiting the kids, a new study out of Brigham Young University finds.
Reporting in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, BYU professors Sarah Coyne and Laura Padilla-Walker say that their survey of nearly 500 families finds that kids who friend their parents online feel closer to them in real life, and … Read more
YourExtraLife is part social network/experiment with a touch of video game, incorporated into one app. Recently released earlier this month on iOS, YourExtraLife is the creation of four indie developers out of Quebec, Canada. Their ambition is to create an app that can help people enjoy new experiences and emotions, and learn new skills through a variety of challenges. The end goal is to have users slowly move out of their comfort zone by trying things they otherwise might not.
After creating an account via Facebook or e-mail, you'll see a list of five category trees: Gourmet, Nightlife, … Read more
Brace yourself for another Facebook search bar change.
The social-networking giant will begin rolling out an advanced search feature on Monday designed to tap its massive base of 1 billion users to answers users' questions about people, photos, places, and interests. Graph Search, which was announced earlier this year, will be available to users in the United States and others who use the American English version of the site, with access to other languages coming soon, a Facebook representative told CNET.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new feature in January, billing it as a new way find people, photos, … Read more