Your Facebook Network Can Predict Whether You'll Get Dumped Within The Next 60 Days

This is either useful or terrifying, depending on how the data affect you: Researchers at Facebook and Cornell University have figured out a formula that predicts whether a couple is likely to break up within the next 60 days.


WSJ: Instagram Will Get Ads Next Year

While Instagram has just announced that it has reached 150 million active users, it’s also revealed that it has plans to leverage that reach too. Speaking to to The Wall Street Journal, Instagram has declared it will feature ads within a year.


Facebook's New Timehop-Like Feature Shows You What You Did A Year Ago

You may have thought Facebook couldn’t become any more of an artificial orgy of nostalgia than it already is, but if today’s new test feature takes hold, get ready to wallow like you’ve never wallowed before. Very much in the vein of Twitter’s Timehop, Facebook now wants to remind you of everything you and your thousand acquaintances were doing exactly one year on any given day. We were so young.


This Site Shows You Every Time Someone Has Changed Their Twitter Bio

Brace yourself for embarrassment or nostalgia. BioIsChanged is a site that will show you every single time someone has edited their Twitter bio and avatar.


You Can Now Embed Your Instagrams All Over The Web

Twitter’s been doing it for ages, but now Instagram is coming to the embeddable party. You can now embed your Instragrams — image or video — all across the web with handy-dandy embed code. Get posting. [All Things D]


How To Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Now That Graph Search Is Here

Graph Search is Facebook’s bold new way of browsing the social network, letting you call up photos of your family in California, restaurants your friends like in New York, or any public updates from Gizmodo employees who also like hot air ballooning. It’s been available the last several months in beta, but today it starts rolling out to Facebook at large. And in the wrong hands, it can be the ultimate stalker search engine.


US Government Bureau Spent $630,000 Buying Facebook Likes

Officials from the Bureau of International Information Programs inexplicably spent a whopping $630,000 to secure Facebook likes in recent years. Stumping up the cash between 2011 and March 2013, the Bureau — which is part of the US Department of State — grew its number of likes from 100,000 to more than two million.


TSA Instagrams The Crazy Stuff It Confiscates From Passengers

What is Instagram for if not bragging oh so subtly about the stuff you’re doing. It’s true for rich kids on fancy holidays, and it’s apparently true for the US Transportation Safety Administration (TSA), which has been posting images of the absurd stuff passengers are trying to carry on planes every day.


Meet North Korea's Bizarre English-Language Social Media Strike Force

The North Korea YouTube account is the country’s officially recognised, premier means of reaching Western audiences. It’s also utterly insane. But it starts to make a little more sense once you meet the people behind it.


Website Exposes Instagram Frauds Who Use Filters But Tag #nofilter

As sacred a hashtag as #tbt is on Instagram, the hashtag #nofilter is right there with it. If the selfie’s purpose is to crown your own face with likes, not using a filter on a picture and then bragging about it through a hashtag is to megaphone your arrival as an artist.