Facebook Paper, the standalone news reader app the company launched in January, released its first significant app update Friday — adding a couple new features to the News Feed section of the app as well as making a few subtle design tweaks
You can now see birthdays and events within Paper by clicking on the notifications tab in the upper righthand corner of the app and scrolling to the bottom. Users can also add a photo to a comment by using the phone’s camera or camera roll.
The small additions are the result of user feedback, says Michael Reckhow, product manager for Paper, who says these two features in particular were the most requested. Most changes in the update pertain to News Feed, which looks drastically different within Paper compared to Facebook’s flagship app Read more…
Welcome to Tumblr, Lana Del Rey.
The singer is the latest in a slew of songbirds taking up social residence on the blogging site. The hyperreal online mecca, where everything is beautiful and nothing hurts, is home to a number of big-name musicians.
See also: 13 Must-Follow Musicians on Instagram
Full of glittering GIFs, candid photographs and brazenly honest blog posts, here are 11 musicians worth following on Tumblr.
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Facebook has rolled out version 9.0 of its iPhone app, adding the ability to reply to comments on stories on certain Pages
For this to work, the Page in question must have this feature turned on
Also, group admins can now easily review and approve pending posts by group members, and posts about trending topics are highlighted in the iPad version of News Feed.
The new version comes just one day after Facebook announced an optional feature for the iPhone called Nearby Friends. If you turn it on, you’ll be able to discover which of your friends are nearby or on the go. You can also choose to share a precise location with a particular group of friends at a set period of time. The feature will become available on the Android and iPhone in the U.S. in the coming weeks. Read more…
The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it’s advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we’re highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward, from those in Chicago to New York. If you don’t find something that’s right for you, check out more than 60 events featured in our complete listing.
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On anonymous social media app Secret, you can be anyone you want — even yourself.
My new acquaintance, whom we’ll call Steve, has just organized one of the first Secret IRL meetups, which began with this simple Secret: “Starting yet another expensive, consumption habit: artisanal whiskey. San Francisco, you can keep your $4 toast.”
The Secret appeared in my feed because Steve is a “friend of friend,” meaning a contact saved in my phone book is also saved in his. It could easily be someone we exchanged numbers with for an OKCupid date or to purchase furniture via Craigslist. The social filtering is what makes Secret unique from other anonymous apps Yik Yak and Whisper — there’s no guarantee you’ll see all posts from friends, because each user only sees a few new posts each day. Read more…
Your friends actually do care what you think — or at least Facebook assumes they do
You may have noticed a relatively new feature on Facebook lately that allows users to ask friends for recommendations or share their own thoughts on topics like movies, TV shows and books with those who ask. You may have missed it when it first rolled out a few months ago; it was a quiet rollout that didn’t get the usual attention that a new Facebook feature often generates
When a user visits a friend’s profile and that friend has specified certain “favorites” along the lefthand side of said profile, a new button lets users “ask” that friend for a recommendation. Facebook first started testing the feature in late 2013. Read more…
Warning: Cuteness overload on this page.
Last week, we asked Mashable readers to share their most-adorable photos of babies. Parents captured special moments of their kids, both candid and posed. Some were able to catch that innocent smile, heart-melting yawn or stretch on camera. Others used a more shallow depth of field to concentrate on their baby’s little hands and feet.
The 500 submissions we received in this round of our Mashable Photo Challenge highlight the beauty and innocence of infants and toddlers. These images remind us to preserve the fleeting early years of a child’s life, before it’s over Read more…
Coachella‘s first weekend had no shortage of surprises.
Those unexpected moments incited quite the buzz on Twitter, where attendees in California and people watching live streams from afar on YouTube posted more than 1.6 million tweets about the action from April 11 to April 14.
Here are the top five most-tweeted moments based on Twitter analytics: