Not more than a handful of days after Twitter launched its Vine video-sharing app, Facebook updated its main iOS application on Monday, adding the ability to capture and add video from inside the app. While the timing is curious, it's still a relatively incremental update; the Facebook Messenger app received voice message capabilitiesearlier this month, a feature that has also been added to the main Facebook app as of Monday....
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Infographic: Top 10 Failed Social Media Sites
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As you read this, more than likely Facebook, Twitter and even LinkedIn are as common to you as the internet itself. However, many have already forgotten the large social media players of the not-so-distant past that have utterly failed. It doesn't seem that long ago when names like MySpace, Friendster and even Digg were all the rage. These monster social media sites had their "time in the spotlight," but now they're either long forgotten, slowly dying or simply drifting along with little to no growth.