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Twitter is launching their own photo service

The micro-blogging platform Twitter is going to launch their own photo sharing service. The new service is going to compete with the existing TwitPic and Yfrog services that have established over the recent years.

New languages for Docs.com

Microsoft has published a back-end update for the Facebook service Docs.com. Besides a speed-up and increased stability, the update adds support for additional languages.

Tim thinks Facebook limits new ideas

The web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee considers websites like Facebook to be dangerous for the Web. They allow data to get in — but do not offer adequate ways to get them out again.

Facebook Messages merges e-mail, SMS and chat

Unlike expected, Facebook has not unveiled a new webmail service competitive to Gmail. Instead, we will see a new inbox generation, combining messages from different channels, among them e-mail and SMS. Thereby, the recipient decides how messages should reach him.

New Facebook Chat version will cut off IE6

From 15 September onwards, the social network Facebook is cutting off users still browsing the platform with the outdated Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 browser. The reason is that a new chat system is introduced.

World Cup puts serious load on Twitter

Recently the popular social network Twitter has technical problems in their systems. Twitter has seen the need to implement updates in order to be able to cope successfully with the recently increased load.

Privacy in Social Networks is bad

In its biggest privacy research to date, Stiftung Warentest, the leading consumer product testing organisation in Germany, has attested bad marks to Facebook, Myspace & Co. Eight of ten checked social networks showed “remarkable” or “big” failures with data security or the users’ privacy protection.