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Twitter will now let anyone apply for verified status

Twitter is now inviting any and all users to upgrade their accounts to verified status, a designation that until today was exclusively used to identify key individuals (celebrities, public figures and so on) and organizations on the microblogging platform as…

Google+ turned five and nobody noticed

Google launched its fourth attempt at a social network, Google+, on June 28, 2011 on an invite-only basis. The search giant’s answer to Facebook gained loads of traction early on, amassing more than 20 million users in just three weeks…

India blocks Facebook's Free Basics Internet service

Bringing the rest of the world online is proving to be tougher than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg likely bargained for. Telecom regulators in India have banned the social network's Free Basic service as part of a larger ruling in favor…

What if Twitter died?

Scrolling through my Twitter feed, I had an interesting thought the other day. What if Twitter just didn’t exist anymore? Given all the recent troubles the company’s been going through, it’s no longer a completely unreasonable scenario. …