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YouTube this week announced that it will dramatically revamp its comments section so that "comments will soon become conversations that matter to you."
Auto-play videos will start showing up on Facebook's mobile apps in the coming weeks; initially, it will work on the Pages of musicians and bands, as well as individual accounts and verified Pages.
Other sites have already tried to replicate Trending Topics, but it has largely remained Twitter's domain; that might all change, however, with this news.
The micro-blogging service is also making it easier to share conversations; with the latest version, you'll be able to do this via email, whether your friends are on Twitter or not.
When you create a shared photo album, you can opt to either make it private so that only contributors can see it, open it up to friends of contributors, or the general public.
Yahoo has revealed that the most popular name requests for men were David, Michael, and Alex, while Maria, Jennifer, and Jessica were most popular with women, so don't even try to hold out for those.
Facebook users can like or share a post directly from a third-party site, like or follow the author of the shared post, or navigate to the original post on Facebook.
Tweets that have been embedded on websites will now include links to those sites underneath the initial message, making it easier to discover stories that relate to particular tweets.
Google's aim to have the world mapped by street view experienced a minor glitch this week when villagers from a northern Thai village apprehended the driver of one of its cars.
The browser is a simple combination of Firefox Portable, the foxyproxy addon, and the Tor client, as well as a little configuration tweaking that allows it to "circumvent censorship".
Need a new playlist to help get you motivated to hit the gym or ease you into the weekend? Spotify has you covered via its new Browse feature.