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With Product Update, Twitter Aims to Make Following Conversations Easier

Twitter updated its mobile clients and website on Wednesday, changing the order in which users see tweets in their home timelines. Tweets will appear in order of conversational sequence inside users’ timelines, instead of the classic reverse-chronological timeline order, a mainstay of Twitter since its inception. More details are available via the company’s blog post, here.

Facebook Responds to Zuckerberg Profile Hack: Our Bad (Sorta)

The hacker says he was just trying to help!
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Facebook Engineering Director Josh Wiseman Departs for EIR Gig

Wiseman played a key role in launching some of Facebook’s pivotal products over the past six years.
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Facebook Timeline Makes Its Way to Windows Phone, at Least in Beta

The Windows Phone 8 app is still in beta, but adds some long-requested features, including support for high-resolution photos.
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Twitter Testing New Local Discovery Features — And It’s About Time

A secret feature in development could bring nearby tweeters into your Twitter stream.
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Facebook Gives Timeline Billing to Groups Product

Facebook will soon add its Groups section to users’ Timeline pages under the About section, a small boost in visibility for the company’s collaborative communication product. Groups lets users communicate with one another privately, a feature that Facebook claims has seen heavy use by those in higher education institutions thus far. It’s part of an overall Timeline revamp, which has progressed over the past year.

With New Timeline Tweaks, Facebook Continues Courting App Developers

A few perks for app developers on Facebook’s Timeline. But will the users bother to play along?
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Facebook’s Aim for 2013: Mobile Experiences That Just Can’t Be Done on a PC

“So many things are unlocked on mobile,” said Dan Rose, Facebook’s VP of partnerships, speaking at our D: Dive Into Media conference.
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More Design Tweaks for Facebook as Friendship Pages Get New Look

Facebook will introduce a new layout to its Friendship Pages feature, the company announced Thursday, another in a series of recent visual tweaks for the social networking giant. The design refresh brings a Timeline-esque look to the Friendship section, with a heavier emphasis on photography. The visual refresh will begin with a small percentage of users, gradually rolling out to all users over the coming weeks.

As Instagram Debuts Web Profiles, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Facebook

A new Web-centric addition to the massively popular photo app shows a Timeline-esque influence.
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