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January 2016

Friends Reunited becomes Friends Disconnected

One of the forerunners of social networking in the UK is finally closing its doors, with the news that Friends Reunited is soon to enter “the sunset of an era”. That is how Steve Pankhurst described the closure of the service in an email to users, which explained some of the reasons behind the decision…. more »

Microsoft ends support for Internet Explorer 8-10

Internet Explorer

As of Tuesday January 12th 2016, Microsoft no longer offers support for older versions of its Internet Explorer web browser – only the most recent version available on any given operating system will receive software patches, security updates and so on. This effectively means that the vast majority of computer owners should update to Internet… more »

More to say? Twitter may be moving to a 10,000-character limit

Twitter

The 140-character limit on tweets has been a fundamental feature of Twitter almost since its inception (although not quite, interestingly…) but it could soon be lifted, and dramatically so. Following rumours that the character count could be raised substantially, from 140 to 10,000, CEO and co-founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey took to his own profile… more »