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Someecards Go Viral On Facebook With Humor, Pop Culture

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Facebook users most likely can’t go one day without seeing a someecard pop up in their News Feeds. People love them. Brands love them. They’re funny, snarky, honest — and ubiquitous throughout Facebook. Someecards Co-Founder and CEO Duncan Mitchell told AllFacebook that the site sees somewhere between 1.5 million and 2 million visits per month from the social network. But how did it all get started?

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Facebook’s Strategy: Growth In Desktop, Core, Mid-Core Games

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Facebook has a sizable share of the games market, but it wants more. Most of the people who pay for games on Facebook are casual gamers, with titles such as King.com’s Candy Crush Saga at the forefront. But as Sean Ryan (pictured), Facebook’s director of games partnerships, discussed at the Game Developers Conference Tuesday in San Francisco, the company wants to become a bigger player in the games market through more action and console-like games.

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Facebook Blocks Instagram-Like App Vintage Camera

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Facebook has not been hesitant to cut off data to applications that don’t share back, as Vine and Yandex discovered recently. Now it has blocked a photo app — Vintage Camera — with filters similar to Facebook’s Instagram, claiming that the app has received overwhelming negative feedback. But developer Presselite said negative feedback has been rare, and it feels that Facebook’s ownership of Instagram influenced its decision.

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Did Instagram’s Terms Of Use Flop Hurt Facebook?

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After mass confusion over Instagram’s updated terms of use, several users took to Facebook and Twitter to express their outrage over the company supposedly selling photographs. But how many people actually stopped using the application? A report in the New York Post dubiously claimed that Instagram has lost one-quarter of its users, but the math used in the story is a little fuzzy.

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Bitstrips Draws Success From Facebook

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One of the hottest Facebook applications may have just made photos boring. Comic creation community Bitstrips, which recently launched its Facebook app, is growing rapidly. Bitstrips allows users to create fun, engaging comics starring themselves and their friends. On Dec. 8, Bitstrips had just 10,000 monthly active users — now more than 110,000 people and counting are animating themselves.

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