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Posted by Allison Boyer

angry birds friends

Mobile game developer Rovio recently announced that Angry Birds Friends is coming to iOS and Android soon.

Everything is coming full circle at Rovio, the company responsible for the popular game Angry Birds. This game first became popular in the iOS and (later) Android app stores before also launching on Facebook. Now, Rovio is bringing the Facebook version of the game back to iOS and Android so users can more easily play Angry Birds Friends on the go.

 
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Posted by Allison Boyer

cicada tracker

Recently, I posted about how Tamagotchis are making a comeback, and today I have another blast-from-the-past story for you. Any day now, the cicadas are coming! The North American genus of this insect, Magicicada, emerges from the ground only once every 17 years, and this year Radiolab is tracking the U.S. East Coast invasion of this bug with Cicada Tracker, a website that teaches you how to help them predict the emergence of the brood, report when you start seeing bugs, and learn more about cicadas and their life cycle.

 
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Posted by Allison Boyer

Finding the best content to share via social media can be a real time-suck. Swayy is a brand new platform you can use to save a little time in finding awesome content and sharing it with your followers on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This is a great app to test out if you’re looking for an easy content sharing solution.

Swayy allows you to choose one to five topics that are of interest to you and your social followers. It also analyzes your audience and the links you’re already sharing to see the most popular sources, the types of content you’re sharing (blog posts, videos, etc.), and your trending keywords. From there, the platform recommends content for you to share.

 
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Posted by Hallie Lickteig

Facebook announced Friday at its Menlo Park headquarters plans for its new “skin” software designed to put Facebook front and center on any Android device.

The journalists gathered Friday for a Zuckerberg led press conference to get the first look at Facebook’s new heavily hyped app Home on Android – the long-rumored Facebook Phone. While most of the tech crowd was expecting an actual device in of itself built from the ground up to feature the social networking giant. The social media giant had other plans up its sleeve.

 
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Posted by Hallie Lickteig

Founded by and for travelers, Triposo delivers up-to-date information, detailed maps and intelligent recommendations for more than 15,000 destinations in 200 countries around the world.

Released in 2011, Triposo uses location, time, weather and users personal preferences to deliver custom, real-time recommendations of places to go and things to see. Whether you are a planner or prefer to go with the flow, Triposo helps you discover the unexpected and experience travel in a new way.

Triposo can be downloaded on your Apple iPad or Android tablet. Learn about the history and culture of specific destination, as well as practical information about the currency and language. The app lets users book a tour, plan sights to see, consider a day trip and find places to stay and eat.

 
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Posted by Hallie Lickteig

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Released just under four weeks ago, Twitter’s Vine app is now the quickest growing social media apps on iOS and Android devices, allowing users to easily create and post six second video clips with the simple touch of a finger.

Fashion makers have long been on the forefront of new technologies as the early adapters and often trendsetters for popular apps and social media. Brands like Target and H&M were among the first companies in 2007 to use Facebook groups and later pages to reach out to their loyal fashion followings, and Twitter and Tumblr have become a mainstay for the fashion elite to blog, post, tweet, what have you, a throng of mid-America style addicts.

 
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Posted by Allison Boyer

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The next time someone asks why you spend so much time on Facebook, you can tell them you’re changing the world. The New York Times best-selling book, Half the Sky, has spun off a brand new Facebook game aimed at raising awareness for the oppression of women around the world.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

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A new app to bring couples closer; link with your sweetheart’s phone and let your loved one know you’re thinking about them!

Couples who are searching for new ways to show how much they care about one another are in luck: Twosome was made for you. Now, from near or from far, from work or from the grocery store, a couple can feel the love and affection they have for each other with this app made just for sweethearts.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Released in July, the Snapchat App now places in the top ten most popular free apps for the Apple iOS market and the newly released Android version places 33 on the list of top 100 free apps in the Google Play market.

Unless you’re 20-something or the parent of teenager chances are you haven’t heard of this popular picture chatting app. The concept is simple the user can snap a picture, add text to it or draw on the image, and then set a time limit (three to ten seconds) for the viewer to see the image. The concept is that the image self destructs at the end of the viewing time leaving no trace of the picture or video behind on the viewers phone.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

world leaders on twitter 07-01-2013

Twitter has become so immensely popular that world leaders on Twitter account for 75% of them globally. It’s no wonder Twitter is on its way to IPO.

In 2011 the world came to truly understand the revolutionary impact of social media. As a result of the movement in Middle East, images were distributed through Twitter, Facebook and other mainstream social media networks, which served as a catalyst to an already disturbed situation. There was no denying the unrest; so much so that social scientists and media experts credited social media for rallying people together around a cause: peace.

 
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