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Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

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If you haven’t completely filled all the information on Facebook, then you will soon see a profile completion percentage bar in the About tab of your profile. The Facebook profile completion meter feature is way to encourage users to fill their complete profile information, which would in turn help Facebook target the right ads for users.

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The new LinkedIn profile design is interactive and graphic oriented, which is quite easier for a user to make a powerful first impression and showcase the skills and accomplishments in a better way, along with a new “Improve Your Profile” button that makes it easier for users to edit their profile.

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A new malware attack on Facebook has been reported, which pretends to be a notification about a Facebook friend’s “sexy” video, which leads the user to downloading of a malware file that is designed to steal information from the user’s computer, and also tricks antivirus scanners into believing that the file is safe.

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Nearly six months after the launch, the social networking giant has announced today that it is offering free antivirus software downloads for mobile users along with a partnership with seven new partners including Avast, AVG, Avira, Kaspersky Lab, Panda, Total Defense, and Webroot.

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A new Facebook scam app has been doing the rounds lately on the social networking site Facebook and Twitter, by asking users to login to a fake Twitter page in order to watch a video that could leave them surprised. The app sends out Direct Messages to all the followers of that Twitter account containing a bogus message and a link to the Facebook app page.

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Recently, a new change in the Facebook navigation bar (the top blue bar) has been noticed, with the search box pushed close to the Facebook logo, and the icons for messages, notifications and friend request were pushed to the right-hand side, next to the profile image.

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A new scam message is reported to be speeding on Facebook, luring users to click on a video link that reveals about the outfit a girl wore at the beach. Before you get too excited and open the link, be warned that this is a scam message, and opening it will result in the automatic download of malware program, which could harm your computer.

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The new native Facebook app for Android is currently in its final phase of testing, and the initial release of the app can take around two weeks’ time. That is, we can expect the app to be released by the end of this month at the latest.

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Word has it that Facebook is testing out a new feature called as “Photo Syncing” for users of its Facebook for Android app. The new feature will automatically sync all the photos that you take with your Android phone to your Facebook account and saves them somewhere in private.

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A new variant of the “Who viewed my Facebook profile” scam has surfaced the social networking giant Facebook. This scam is very similar to those which we have reported earlier – OMG! My Profile Has Been Viewed 97 Times Just Today, See Who Has Viewed Your Profile, and Facebook Profile Viewer – Who Viewed Your Profile.

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Facebook is continuing to make every effort to generate revenue off its mobile platform. The social networking giant has now enabled Facebook Page admins to promote posts right from their smartphones without any difficulties.

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Vic Gundotra, the Senior Vice President of Engineering for Google, announced a new milestone for Google+: 400 million registered users and 100 million monthly active users.

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A new hoax message appears to be spreading on Facebook, and this time it is about Facebook’s privacy issues. According to the message, users are requesting to be privately connected with thier friends in order to avoid friends of friends to view activities like photo “likes” and comments.

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We found a website called “WhatsAppDude,” which has been tricking users into using fake Facebook apps and try to collect user information in the background without the user’s knowledge. It uses the sub-domain “fb. whatsappdude.com” in order to make it appear as a real Facebook application site.

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Birthday reminders are nothing new to social networking sites and we already know how useful and popular it is on Facebook. Now, Google is adding a similar feature on Google Plus and its others services reminding you about someone in your circles is celebrating his/her birthday.

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