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Facebook is 14 today, here’s the history

Facebook is 14 today, here’s the history

Today in 2018, Facebook is absolutely huge. Facebook today is a complete reversal of what Facebook was like 14 years ago when Mark Zuckerberg started the original idea from his dorm room at Harvard University. Now today is February 4th, the fourteenth anniversary of when the first version was available so to mark the special occasion, we’ll now offer a brief history on how this platform came to be and […]

Instagram now shows when you were last active

Instagram now shows when you were last active

This week, Instagram unveiled a new feature to its app, which did cause a little bit of a stir online. The direct messaging section of the app now supports the ability to see when last people were online or active on Instagram. For those concerned, this can be turned off in the settings app. But it is on by default. Instagram now can see who is active 💀 pic.twitter.com/OgyRBN1JZP — […]

WhatsApp no longer supported on Windows Phone and BlackBerry

WhatsApp no longer supported on Windows Phone and BlackBerry

WhatApp, the hugely popular messaging platform which is owned by Facebook, has now dropped support for BlackBerry and Windows Phone, as of New Years Eve last year the two platforms will no longer work with WhatsApp. The news came from an FAQ page on the WhatsApp website, which mainly explains what platforms are currently supported, which ones aren’t and the reasoning behind dropping support for BlackBerry and Windows Phone. “These […]

YouTube unveil new logo and new desktop look is available to everyone

YouTube unveil new logo and new desktop look is available to everyone

This week, YouTube has let loose the new look desktop site for every user, along with a new modern logo. The company has been testing the new look homepage on users gradually since it was first released back in May of this year, while also gathering feedback. New. Look. YouTube is used a lot, around 400 hours worth of video footage is uploaded to the site every minute, of every […]

Photobucket ransom causes chaos across the internet!

Photobucket ransom causes chaos across the internet!

Thousands of images promoting items sold on Amazon, Ebay, Etsy amongst other shopping sites have been removed after the photo-sharing third party service provided by Photobucket changed its terms and services. Not only has this caused issues on the shopping e-commerce sites, but it has caused social media outrage on sites like Facebook and Twitter as they find that many forums and blogs have all the images replaced with what […]

Silicon Valley €2.4 Billion row between European Anti-Trust Officials and Google

Silicon Valley €2.4 Billion row between European Anti-Trust Officials and Google

Google have been fined a whopping $2.7 billion dollars, setting a new world record for the largest penalty against any Tech company to date. The multinational technology company have been charged by European Anti-Trust officials for favouring their own services against their competitors. The cooperate giant finds itself having to defend itself after been accused of “unfairly dominating the market place” with its advertising products. It is nothing new for a […]

Facebook nearly has 2 billion users

Facebook nearly has 2 billion users

Even though the general consensus is that quite a few millennials are leaving Facebook, the latest user and active users figures from the company are contradicting this idea. The widespread thought that some younger users were using Facebook less as there was a fear of it being too embarrassing with grandparents and parents adopting the social media platform. This week Facebook has released new user figures for users and revenue. 2017 […]

UPDATE – Yes, WhatsApp is down

UPDATE – Yes, WhatsApp is down

It isn’t just you, WhatsApp does seem to be down for a lot of users. People are reporting they can’t send or receive chats and it just shows “Connecting”. As there is no “fix” for this, symptoms lead to an issue with WhatsApp servers. UPDATE: WhatsApp came back up around 22:30 Wednesday evening, a statement from the company was issue shortly after service was restored. “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all […]

Instagram now has 700 million users, 100m new users in 4 months

Instagram now has 700 million users, 100m new users in 4 months

Instagram is on a success high recently, just in the last few weeks it was reported that Instagram’s Stories feature had become more popular than Snapchat it self, which is now a direct competitor. Stories now has 200m users everyday, compared to Snap’s 158m daily users. According to latest stats. As of today, Instagram announced that it now has 700 million active users, 100 million of which have joined in […]

LinkedIn now has half a billion users

LinkedIn now has half a billion users

This week, LinkedIn the business oriented social media network announced that they now have 500 million active members worldwide with 23 million members in the UK alone. LinkedIn has also said that 47% of it’s users are using the service too look for a new job and 19% of users have secured a job while using LinkedIn. “A professional community of this size has never existed until now, so we […]