The Google Plus sitemap file maintained by Google reveals that there are 195 million profile links including 25 million blank profiles. Within over a span of nearly 2 months from the disclosure of official profile count, it looks like the newly launched social networking site has increased progressively with the current (calculated) record of 170 million active users.

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Facebook just got better! The social networking giant has just announced that the site will now allow users to upload high resolution photos and eventually enable full-viewing (full resolution) of images. Photos on Facebook will now be crisp, sharp and high quality with up to 4x larger than before. This is perhaps the best and one of the greatest photo update that Facebook has ever rolled out.

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A pair of researchers from the University College London – Shah Mahmood (student) and Yvo Desmedt, Chair of Information Communication Technology, have discovered and revealed a “zero day privacy loophole” in Facebook. The duo has named the loophole as “Deactivated Friend Attack”, and revealed details about it yesterday during the IEEE International Workshop on Security and Social Networking SESOC 2012, held at Lugano, Switzerland.

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Earlier today, Google sent out an email to all Google Wave users, stating that the product has been put in read-only mode and would shut down on April 30, 2012. However, did you notice anything strange in the email? If not, go check that email again. Google has misspelled the name of its own product as “Google Wage” instead of “Google Wave”. Well, looks like the Google Wave team is under high distress!

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The Posterous team has promised that all the existing services at Posterous (like Posterous Spaces) will continue to be live and the withdrawal of any service will be announced well in advance.

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This sounds funny, but Facebook has done it. The social networking giant has literally blocked over thousands of Indian accounts for using the word “chutia” in their name. For those who don’t know what the slang is – “chutia” or “chutiya” is equivalent to what is considered by many to be the most offensive word in the English language – “c***”

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Friendsheet provides a Pinterest like interface for Facebook Photos. Browse your Facebook friends photos in a Pinterest like interface. Best Photo browser for Facebook.

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Facebook has officially released the Facebook Messenger app for Windows, which was leaked in December by an early tester. I suppose that many users have downloaded the leaked Messenger app and tried out its features. However, for those who have not tried it out, you can now download the officially released public app from the Facebook Messenger page.

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Facebook launched the new Facebook Pages last week, which has created a buzz around the web and the social network itself. Along with the launch of Timeline for brand pages, Page owners who switched to the new layout found an interesting feature on the new Timeline layout called the “Interest Lists”. The feature, however, has not been revealed by Facebook yet.

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The popular micro-blogging site Twitter has partnered with Russia’s biggest search engine company, Yandex, in a move that will help boost the site’s real-time search and eventually help it compete with rivals, including Google and Bing search.

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Glenn Steven Mangham, a 26-year old software development student in the UK, has been jailed for eight months for hacking into Facebook from his bedroom at his parents’ house in York in northern England. He was also given a serious crime prevention order restricting his access to the internet and confiscating his computer equipment.

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Following the lead of Twitter and Google+, Facebook too will begin verifying accounts of celebrities and other public figures. After the account has been verified, Facebook will enable these users to have pseudonyms or use an “alternative name” or nicknames as their Facebook name, and will appear in lists of “People to Subscribe To.”

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After a huge wait, the Famous Angry Birds have finally landed on Facebook allowing over 800 million users to start hunting those pigs who stole the birds eggs.

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Last year Twitter implemented a security feature that allowed its users to browse the site via a secured HTTP connection (HTTPS). This feature was not enabled by default and users had to go to their Settings and enable the feature. However, Twitter now wants to secure user profiles and has made the feature enabled by default.

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Kasgari is a 23-year-old journalist and faces the death penalty for this deed. This matter proves once again that regional laws govern the use of Twitter. It is only time before someone points a finger at the things we tweet.

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