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After failing to buy Snapchat a few years ago, Facebook went ahead to acquire Instagram. It seems they weren’t satisfied with the picture social service to compete with Snapchat.  Facebook has launched yet another app from their Creative Labs called Slingshot. Slingshot is a social app the lets you share pictures and videos with friends by swiping it in the app and then the picture or video disappears for good. However, what you send to a friend cannot be viewed unless you send or sling something back. Slingshot is available for download inRead More
In 2012 Facebook acquired Instagram in a deal which was its biggest acquisition yet at $1bn! Now the social network giant has acquired the popular messaging app, WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion in cash and stock. WhatsApp currently has over 450 million monthly users and growing and is poplar mostly with teenagers and/or anyone looking to avoid text message charges.  It allows users to send messages over internet connections hence avoiding text messaging fees. The company claims it is currently registering one million new users a day. The acquisition byRead More
Facebook recently released its new Paper app which isn’t another social network like you thought, but is a new way to view your Facebook news feed. Paper allows you to navigate through your news feed item-by-item with the swipe of a finger. Images appear full-screen with accompanying captions  and you can pan from left to right simply by tilting your device. To put things in a better context, the app poses as a radical change in  how users view status updates, photographs and videos posted by friends. Videos in your newsRead More
Just in time for December rockies! Popular photo-sharing service, Instagram will let users send private messages to each other before 2014. This comes according to Mashable via GigaOM. Allowing users to send private messages will add Instagram to the realm of major social networks, including its parent company, Facebook. This could possibly put them in in competition with each other as it will let users interact beyond just likes and comments. What I’d really like to know is if users would be able to share links with this. Are youRead More
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Imagine if countries in the 1940s had no other way of communicating except through Facebook. This image on DamnXD takes us through a News Feed of comments by countries and parties involved in the second World War.Read More
Facebook, in a media event today, announced that it would be bringing video to Instagram on both the iOS and Android platforms. Facebook says it aims to make video creation and sharing as easy as possible. With this new feature, the general User Experience of the app remains mostly the same in the update with the main difference being the addition of a video camera button which allows users capture up to 15 seconds of video which the user could them apply some editing to and post to their InstagramRead More
Facebook announced a redesign of its famous news feed, giving users more control over what shows up and options to view updates from different categories of friends. The company says its aim is to reduce clutter. Photos have become even more prominent in this design. They take more space than they ever have. Other stories from your friends and pages you like now have a fresh, new look with larger previews that hold more information. Make no mistake, Facebook’s new newsfeed design is based on its mobile design. If you’re aRead More
Instagram now extends its arms longer to the web as it announced its “feeds” are now available on the web for its users. In a blog post, Kevin Systrom, the company’s co-founder said that they have been wanting to build this for quite sometime now. Instagram was built mobile only for specific reason, to share experiences on the go and has steadily grown with that belief. Instagram’s vast growth resulted in the company’s first move at web last year when it launched its web profiles which allowed users and non users to view people’sRead More
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The Samsung Nigeria Facebook page is going through a major troll session right now by someone we believe to be a hacker who needs English lessons. “Whose was this Fanpage?” asks the hacker, seemingly as confused as the rest of us. Our new page admin then goes on with a series of more posts with questions like “un would like to bring back fanpagen old manager again Plase e-mail,” “please help me would like to fanpagen un mar true manager,” and “please help me would like to fanpagen un marRead More
E-commerce service Jumia has launched a screaming competition for its customers and non-customers alike. All you have to do is well, scream “Jumiaaaa”. The grand prize is To enter the competition, you have to signup on Jumia’s Facebook screaming app, upload a video of you screaming to YouTube and paste the link within the app. There are a couple of videos of people screaming but the problem here is that there’s a bunch of unrelated videos – like Chris Brown trying and failing to dance the Azonto. The app doesn’tRead More