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Anger Over Facebook’s Mood Study Facebook have published a study that revealed manipulation of Facebook News Feeds leading to outrage among users. Researched changed the algorithm for feeds of nearly 700 thousand users to display a disproportionate number of positive or negative statuses for one week in 2012  –…

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Yo! Launches – and is Hacked Within Days An app with a sole purpose of sending the word “Yo” to contacts launched quietly in April, receiving mainstream coverage only last week from the Financial Times (and just hours after Facebook’s Slingshot had launched). Within days it was in the…

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Tumblr’s mobile-first pitch for brand ad dollars For the first time since the platform launched, Tumblr’s mobile traffic has exceeded it’s desktop visitors by more than 2million. Officially now a predominantly mobile platform just how will this affect it’s ads business? With Facebook and Twitter mobile ads owning market…

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Facebook Knows What You’re Watching Facebook has unveiled a new feature that can tell what users are watching and listening to in very much the same way that Shazam works – an extension of their “feelings” feature launched last year. Once activated the app will be able to hear…

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Pinterest Announces Next Stage of Promoted Pins After several months in testing Pinterest has partnered with a small group of brands to take advantage of a full paid test of their promoted offering with the search and category feeds. This initial testing phase is set to collect input from…

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Eurovision Breaks Twitter Record With 5.3 million tweets, Eurovision fans were generating 47,136 tweets per minute throughout this weekend’s final making it the most tweeted about TV event. Ever. Austria’s Conchita Wurst appeared to be the driving force behind such a huge response with celebrities and brands all backing her performance….

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Snapchat Develops New Messaging Features Snapchat is to evolve from a simple photo messaging service to into a primary hub for mobile messaging with all new features. The existing process of sending a photo for just a few seconds will now follow up with the ability to have real…

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Facebook pass 1 billion mobile users and launch FAN After revealing 1 billion mobile users – a 34% increase in just one year – Facebook have launched the Facebook Audience Network. This mobile ad network will let developers target both standard banners and custom ad units using Facebook data….

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Twitter profile redesign, LinkedIn Groups update, new Facebook ads and more in this week’s social media round-up

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