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Pair, the Social Network for Two, Launches an Android App Pair , an app that helps couples stay in touch, no longer discriminates against cross-platform romance. The startup launched its first Android app on Tuesday. Like its iOS counterpart, the new app creates a private shared timeline for couples that allows them to easily swap SMS messages, photos, videos and locations. The app takes the concept behind Path a step further.
It's awesome to connect with other like-minded science folk on Facebook, the world's largest social network, but sometimes you want to keep the talk insider baseball - and that means no interjections from your mom, brother and imaginary friends. ResearchGate: It's Facebook for Scientists
Amongst the crossfire of impersonal pings, tweets and comments, the Nicest Place on the Internet has managed to carve out a cocoon of kindness online by playing videos of stranger-submitted hugs. Now it has launched a way for anyone to create a personalized version of the site — a "hug hub," if you will. "If it felt that good to get a hug from a stranger, we imagined how much more of an impact it would have if all the hugs were personal, someone you know, someone you love," explained co-creators Lauren Perlow and Jeff Lam in an email to Mashable . "Parents with kids off at school, military families, grandparents and grandkids, any sort of long-distance relationship." How to Create Your Own Nicest Place on the Internet
The Future Of Social TV Is Now Social "check-in" service GetGlue waited until nearly halfway through January to release its 2011 infographics. That same day, it closed a $12M round of financing led by Rho Ventures, with participation from TimeWarner Investments, RRE Ventures and Union Square Ventures.
Fed Up with Facebook Changes? Try Friendio [VIDEO] A group of former Facebook users based in Orland Park, Ill., fed up with the mandatory changes that came with Facebook's network-wide switch to Timeline , has created Friendio for Facebook defectors. Friendio is an alternative social network to Facebook that promises more privacy and control, say its creators. The new social network feels like a pared-down Facebook, with similar tabs and capabilities for friend requests, messages and notifications. "Friendio does not modify privacy settings, nor do we force people to create a scrapbook of their life," said Doug Freitag, the company's president in a statement. Friendio is trying to distinguish itself from Facebook Timeline, pushing the slogan, "It's all about you."
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