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Digg Soldout For Just $500k!

Digg, a social website established back in 2004. It right away started leading the new introduced and preferred ‘Web 2.0’ trend for websites that lets users to upload, share their own contents and access the contents of others. Digg was doing great in the start and at one time, it was valued $160 million! However with the rise of Facebook and other social networking sites like twitter, its turn down started.

Watch Out! Google+ Circles Is Getting Even Better!

Google+ circles is an adorable feature for privacy concerned folks allowing others only to see what they want them to. Now the latest buzz is that this feature is getting even better.

Fridge is a web-suite which provided the facility of creating separate groups for friends, sharing stuff and planning events much alike other social networking sites. But the new thing is, Google is procuring Fridge.

Zuckerberg Drops Off The No. 1 Spot On Google+

I suppose Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t too fond of all the publicity that was being generated from his Google+ profile as he recently changed his privacy settings to stop showing his friends and followers.

Zuckerberg, who previously held the top spot on Google+ quickly disappeared from peoples list, leaving many to find the humor in his respect of his own privacy, while Facebook remains a very public and open social network.

Google+ Adapts To Your Feedback & Suggestions

Google+ has been getting a lot of buzz since its launch a few weeks back, but while some may think the Google team is sitting back and relaxing, quite the opposite is actually happening behind the scenes.

According to Geek.com, the senior vice president of google Social, Vic Gundotra claims that the platform has received a lot of criticisms since launch and that the team is working hard to address those criticisms and give users exactly what they are looking for in a social experience.

Spotify Comes To U.S. Residents, Perhaps For A Facebook Debut?

Spotify, a Swedish DRM-based music streaming service includes both major labels such as Sony, EMI, and Universal, and independent labels. The startup was launched in October of 2008, and I am please to announce that the service will soon be available to U.S. customers.

The announcement was actually made earlier in the month when Spotify had confirmed that it would come to the U.S., although it had not provided a specific launch date.

Acer Integrates Social Media Button On New Laptops

Electronics manufacturer, Acer, has announced today that their new laptops will have one-touch keys that will give consumers a one-touch access to Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter. I don’t think it’s too hard to type the social media URL of your choice into a browser, but I think it’s more of an escape from boredom.

Have you ever been on your computer and were completely clueless of where to go next? Well, with a push of a button, you can be transported into any one of these entertainment hubs and happily waste a few more hours of your life while your homework stays piled on that corner of your desk.

Twitter Reaches 200 Million Daily Tweets

Twitter has just announced that the platform gets 200 million tweets per day from all over the world. Just a year ago, the company was ‘only’ getting 65 million tweets per day. This January? The company received 2 million tweets per day.

All this is happening faster than you can say “growth” and leaves you wondering where the company will be at later down the road. What do you think Twitter will be at by New Years 2012? Kind of frightening when you think about it.

Facebook Loses 7.5M Users In U.S. And Canada

For the first time in Facebook history, the social media giant is actually losing customers at high numbers. Facebook lost six million users in the United States last month, dropping from 155 million to 149 million. It also lost an additional 1.52 million users in Canada, an 8% decrease.

Fortunately, growth was still up about 2% from growth in Mexico and Brazil but the fact that the numbers are taking a dive for Americans and Canadians seem a bit strange. Do you think people finally realized the toll Facebook took on privacy? Were they tired of having their friends know every little profile change and update about them?

Added Privacy To Facebook Sharing?

Facebook has now added one step of privacy to the FB application. Users can now “Send” content to specific groups on Facebook rather than everyone on their friend list. The company explained in a blog post that this will allow users to share specific content without it being seen by undesired parties. Facebook informed the community that the new Send button will be available on 50 partner website including Orbitz.

The company also announced that since its launch six months ago, users have created over 50 million groups on the platform. Facebook also mentioned a deeper integration between Facebook Questions and Facebook Groups–enabling users to ask questions to members of a particular group.