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Twitter began rolling out its new Facebook-like profile design earlier this month and initially, only celebrities were receiving it. Now that a little time has passed and no major complaints or issues have arose, Twitter has made the new design available to all of its users. Upon reaching the main Twitter website and logging in, you will be greeted with a notification telling you that you can update your profile. Once you do that, everything…

LinkedIn has reached one of the biggest milestones to-date, 300 million users. Last week, the social network–which is geared towards business professionals, unlike Facebook–announced that its mobile traffic had been steadily increasing as a result of a mobile push and new applications. However, today’s registered user announcement is even more significant. It is important to note that although LinkedIn may have 300 million registered users, they do not have 300 million active users. The active user…

A local Turkish news agency, Dogan, is reporting that the country will now pixelate tweets if it doesn’t like their content. This move comes after the social network was blocked within the country by Turkey’s Prime Minisiter, Tayyip Erdogan. Earlier this month, the Twitter block was overturned by a court ruling, but that doesn’t mean that the country has given up its desire to alter the information that people receive from the site. Erdogan’s war…

If you are a huge fan of Facebook’s design but prefer Twitter for actual communication, the changes being rolled out on Twitter may be perfect for you. You will now be able to pin tweets (like on a Facebook page), filter posts, and see the most popular tweets on a profile in a more pronounced way. The new layout is already available to some people, and it had previously been teased. Now that an announcement…

Facebook has announced today that it will be acquiring Oculus VR, makers of the Rift Virtual Reality headset. Oculus VR is a technology company originally funded by Kickstarter to create Virtual Reality headsets for gaming purposes. As one of Kickstarter’s biggest success stories, people have clamored to jump onto the Oculus bandwagon. Gaming developers, celebrities and industry giants have praised the Oculus Rift headset for its motion control system, allowing a user to look around…

Ellen Degeneres, host of the 2014 Academy Awards broke a Twitter record after she posted a star-studded Oscars selfie. Ellen, known for her celebrity talk show and fondness for spontaneous dancing caused quite a bit of commotion on Twitter when she got together with a couple friends and posted this photo from the 2014 Oscars ceremony. Technically, this is a Bradley Cooper selfie, but we guess because its on Ellen’s phone it counts as hers,…

Wednesday’s news that Facebook will buy instant messaging app WhatsApp $19 billion, left people stunned and scrambling for comparisons. What is cheaper than WhatsApp? Tapscape initially snarked that Honduras would have been cheaper. But that was just a cheap shot, though the serious question remains — certainly Facebook could’ve spent the money more wisely? However, we weren’t the only blog having a laugh at Facebook and WhatsApp’s expense. Notably Things That Are Cheaper Than WhatsApp…

The SnapChat guys turned down an offer of $3 billion from Facebook — face palm! Now turn that idea on its head. Social media titan Mark Zuckerberg has announced Facebook will pay $19 billion for WhatsApp, a multiplatform instant messaging platform. The “deal,” such as it is, includes $4 billion in cash, $12 billion stock and an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units for WhatsApp founders and employees that will vest over the next…

A sign held by a protester at Cottesloe Beach, WA. The recent Shark Culling Policy in WA has attracted widespread controversy not only in Australia, but also internationally. The incredibly cruel policy is based on the fact that in the past three years, seven people were killed by sharks in WA waters. While these deaths are tragic, reports have found that in 2013, there were only two shark-related deaths, a statistic considered to be…

The world is not coming to end, but the world’s best loved crowd sourcing website has been compromised. The Kickstarter hack, perpetrated by unknown actors, compromised user data, but left credit card info untouched. On Wednesday law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and four days later Kickstarter admitted the facts to users — ‘we wuz hacked!’ The company steadfastly maintains that only user data — usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords — was…

Jamie Anderson, you just won Olympic Gold! What’s next for you? Though the 23 year old American says she is keen to get home and dance with her friends, other Olympians looking to unwind have a more immediate outlet — Tinder, the hookup app preferred by American college students, is also the go to social media tool for Olympic hookups. Or, should that be #olympichookup? #sochisingles? Before her Sunday, February 9 gold medal performance in…

For those of you missing Flappy Bird, I propose three reasons why you (and the world) will be a happier place. 3. Flappybird Made People go Insane Flappy Bird was a game that developer Dong Nguyen made in a few days, but he never expected it to go so viral. The consequences of programming a game with such addictive qualities turned many of the players against its creator. Nguyen received multiple death threats and because…

New York Fashion Week is one of the biggest events on the global fashion calendar – and one of the quirkiest. Even for the sartorially minded, NYFW can be downright confusing – with runways are filled with odd collections and unbelievable couture. Here’s a quick meme-inspired guide to the 2014 #nyfw. Want to know all the trends from #NYFW Spring 2014? Don’t worry we have you covered http://t.co/w0vF5MsDtp — jay (@jay_2014_) February 12, 2014…