Remembering 2012 in Tweets
Life gets busy and information moves fast. Sometimes it's hard to remember all the big news that came down over the course of a year. Twitter is a record, but sifting through it is nearly impossible. SEE ALSO: 50 Most Memorable Tweets of 2012 One intrepid curator by the name of Jeremiah Warren has been collecting noteworthy tweets throughout 2012 and created the video retrospective above. From a stranded Italian cruise ship, to the acquisition of Instagram, to the Supereme Court health care ru...
Doodle Party! Google Rings in 2013 in Style
Google has released its final Google Doodle of 2012 and its first of 2013 -- a before-and-after party picture. The search giant is known for crafting exceptional New Year-centric logos, and this year's is no exception. In countries where it is still 2012, Google has a festive party logo, replete with characters from Google Doodles from throughout 2012. For places where the clock has already turned to 2013, however, the Google logo shows the Google letters cleaning up after the party The one part...
Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week
It's been quite the year. And in true end-of-an-era fashion, there's nothing more fitting than a roundup. Our friends over at Skylines sorted through 36,062,029 unique Twitter photos from the past week and compiled the most shared and retweeted. Demetria Lovato, One Direction and Justin Bieber make their usual appearances -- plus you'll enjoy a few surprises. Check out the gallery above to see the top 10 SEE ALSO: 6 Best iPhone Apps of 2012 What are some of your favorite Twitter pictures of th...
50 Most Memorable Tweets of 2012
Twitter now has 200 million monthly active users, up from 100 million in late 2011. As the number of users in Twitter's birdcage grows, so does the number of memorable tweets Here's a collection of 50 tweets that made all of us think, laugh, become angry or even cry. U.S. President Barack Obama Battles for Re-Election Barack Obama, the platform's fifth most-followed person, and his administration used Twitter to rally voters and defend his reign as president. And when Clint Eastwood poked fun at...
Facebook Temporarily Disables New Year's Messages After Privacy Snafu
Facebook was forced to temporarily disable its "Midnight Delivery" New Year's messages feature after a privacy flaw was exposed by an information technology student early Monday morning. Midnight Delivery, which was introduced this year, was designed to allow you to write a message to friends or loved ones that will be delivered exactly as 2012 ends and 2013 begins. However, student and blogger Jack Jenkins noticed a problem: he easily exposed private messages and photos sent via the Facebook ap...
Google Chrome Blocks TwitPic as Malware
If you tried to log in to TwitPic or Twitter using a Google Chrome browser on Sunday, you may have encountered a problem. Google has been displaying malware warnings whenever visitors try to access either TwitPic or a site that relies on the service, although direct links and embedded images stil work. TwitPic says it is currently trying to correct the problem. Working to fix the google chrome malware notice when visiting Twitpic.com as this is not true or the case, trying to contact google ...
Foursquare Updates Privacy Policy to Display Full Names
Foursquare sent out an email on Saturday detailing updates to its privacy policy and planned service changes that will take place in January. Currently, usernames are displayed with full first names and an initial for surnames (e.g., Kenneth R.) on the location-based social network. Starting next year, however, profiles will display both full first and last names "We get emails every day saying that it's now confusing. So, with this change, full names are going to be public," the email said, add...
7 Bad Moves That Hurt Facebook in 2012
Facebook has made strides in 2012. A billion users and a smart new Timeline UI punctuate a banner year for the world's most important social network. But 2012 also marks aggressive moves to expand and monetize -- some might say at the expense of user experience and community. At best, Team Facebook is making tough choices in a delicate balancing act. At worst, they are tone deaf to conscientious users. While we're a far cry from mass exodus, there are only so many missteps to take before someon...
Michigan Passes Law to Protect Social Media Accounts
Michigan passed a bill on Friday that prohibits employers and schools from asking employees and students for login information to their personal social media accounts. House Bill 5523, signed by Governor Rick Snyder and introduced by state Rep. Aric Nesbitt, "prohibit[s] employers and educational institutions from requiring certain individuals to grant access to, allow observation of, or disclose information that allows access to or observation of personal internet accounts." This means an emplo...
Top Comments: The Problems with Facebook, Windows and Apple
As the holiday season and the year itself drew to a close this week, Mashable readers were reflective about the innovations and complications we've seen in the tech world in 2012. The top comments this week showcase the excitement and frustration that surround top products and services like Microsoft, Apple and Facebook The most commented upon story this week was was the op-ed "The Problem with Windows 8," in which Mashable editor Pete Pachal elaborated on the problems he has with the new OS. O...
40 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
We've arrived at the end of yet another week and nearly the end of yet another year. We survived the apocalypse and the holidays Through all that, you might not have had time to keep up with the latest in the digital world. If that's the case, you'll want to go through some of our stories from the past week so you don't fall too far behind. To make it easy for you, we've rounded up all of our usable features into this one post. As always, you'll find editor's picks, social media tidbits, digital...