Record 24.9M tweets sent during Super Bowl

Percy Harvin?s touchdown scored the most buzz.


The game wasn't exactly a nail-biter, but a lack of suspense on the field didn't stop football fans from taking to Twitter during this year's Super Bowl.

The social network set a new record: Twitter logged more than 24.9 million tweets over the course of the game, up from last year's 24.1 million, the tech giant said yesterday.

The most buzzed-about moment, the Seahawks' touchdown from...

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Column: Changes will make 2014 a banner year for ad blockers



Think back to 2012 -- a big year for Facebook and its users. Monetization was in the air; the social network rolled out news feed ads in January, promoted posts in the springtime, and sponsored search results that summer. CEO Mark Zuckerberg had long since made his peace with advertising, but it wasn’t until Facebook’s IPO that users began to feel the full weight of this revenue stream, when ads...

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Slow down and try a little tenderness, Pope Francis tells digital world

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The often superficial high-speed world of digital social media needs an injection of calm, reflection and tenderness if it is to be "a network not of wires but of people," Pope Francis said on Thursday.

Francis, in his message for the Roman Catholic Church's World Communications Day, also said that while Catholics should cherish and defend their ideas and traditions, they should...

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Instagram unveils private photo-sharing, messaging


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Photo-sharing service Instagram unveiled a new feature Thursday that allows users to send images and messages privately, as the Facebook-owned company sought to bolster its appeal among younger consumers who are increasingly using mobile messaging applications. The new Instagram Direct feature allows users to send a photo or video to a single person or up to 15 people, and to have real-time text...

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New York Magazine to cut print publishing to biweekly


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In yet another bad sign for the print industry, New York Magazine announced yesterday that it will decrease its publishing to biweekly in March 2014.

New York Media will go from publishing 42 issues annually to 30 in 2014, and 29 every year after that.

In a statement, the company said each issue will have roughly 20% more content, including more visuals, a revamped fashion section called...

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