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9 Etsy-Made Gifts That Keep Holiday Giving Weird

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Secret Sister Gift Exchange? Facebook Scam!

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Facebook users: Those posts about a Secret Sister Gift Exchange that have been popping up in your News Feeds are big-time hoaxes.

Forbes contributor Amit Chowdhry reported that the hoax—which promises Facebook users who buy gifts of $10 or more 36 gifts in return—provides the following instructions to victims (unedited):

  1. Send one gift value at least $10 to secret sister #1 below.
  2. Remove secret sister’s name from #1; then move secret sister #2 to that spot.
  3. Add your name to #2 with your info.
  4. Then send this info to 6 other ladies with the updated name info.
  5. Copy the secret sister request that I posted on my wall, to your own wall. If you cannot complete this within 1 week please notify me, as it isn’t fair to the ladies who have participated and are waiting for their own gifts to arrive. You might want to order directly from a web-based service (Amazon, or any other online shop) which saves a trip to the post office. Soon you should receive 36 gifts! What a deal, 36 gifts for giving just one! Be sure to include some information about yourself … some of your favorites. Seldom does anyone drop out because it’s so much fun to send a gift to someone you may or may not know … and of course it’s fun to receive. You should begin receiving gifts in about 2 weeks if you get your letters out to your 6 people right away.

Chowdhry reported that the U.S. Postal Inspection Service even addressed the Secret Sister Gift Exchange in a Facebook post earlier this week (embedded below), writing:

Consider a typical pyramid that involves six individuals in the chain. By the time you’ve reached the fourth level of participation, nearly 1,300 recruits must be onboard. Today, social media might make that a bit easier in than days past, which required chain-letter-type solicitations by mail. However, upon reaching the sixth level of participation, you’d have to attract more recruits than could be seated in Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

By the seventh level, you’d need more participants than folks living in Anchorage, Alaska. The ninth level requires you to recruit all of Houston and the Washington, D.C., metro area combined—and you still wouldn’t have enough participants. The 11th round requires everyone in the U.S. to join in if the promise is to be fulfilled. The odds are likely greater that Santa Claus himself would fly his sleigh into the middle of Times Square to personally distribute the gifts.

Readers: Have you seen Secret Sister Gift Exchange posts in your News Feeds?


Internet hoax image courtesy of Shutterstock. Secret Sister Gift Exchange image courtesy of Forbes.

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Facebook Adds Cake Icon in Chat Next to Friends with Birthdays

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ChatCakeIconFacebook’s latest way to remind users of friends’ birthdays is the addition of a cake icon in its chat interface.

Reader Matteo Gamba of TransferWise shared the screenshot above with SocialTimes, in which the cake icon appears next to the names of friends celebrating birthdays on the current date.

Facebook has emphasized birthdays in various ways over the past few years, including:

Readers: Are you seeing the new cake icon in your Facebook chat interfaces?

Article courtesy of SocialTimes Feed

Amazon Launches Surprise!, A Facebook-Powered App For Sending Personalized E-Cards

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Sesame Lets You Order Themed Gift Sets From Your iPad

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Top 25 Facebook apps: June 2014 — Introducing Trivia Crack

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There’s a game rocketing up the AppData charts — and leaving Facebook users addicted. Trivia Crack, a trivia game by Argentinan developer Etermax, is also known natively as Preguntados. Facebook users are getting increasingly hooked on Trivia Crack, which had 2.7 million daily active users (DAU) a month ago, but has more than doubled it since, clocking in at 6.5 DAU today.

Last month, Trivia Crack didn’t make the top 25 leaderboard, but it has jumped all the way to No. 9, in terms of Facebook DAU, as tracked by AppData. The game is also ranked No. 14 on the Facebook MAU chart.

Wondering what other games Facebook users play regularly? Check out our leaderboard below.

Rank App Category DAU Estimate
1  Candy Crush Saga Games 48,452,409
2  Farm Heroes Saga Games 20,093,917
3  Microsoft Live Utilities 14,649,732
4  Spotify EntertainmentMusic 12,672,059
5  Pet Rescue Saga Games 10,305,839
6  HTC Sense Utilities 8,602,608
7  Hay Day Games 7,864,055
8  Trivia Crack Games 6,507,731
9  Clash of Clans Games 6,459,588
10  Bing Utilities 5,546,328
11  Criminal Case Games 5,366,068
12  YouTube Video 4,880,411
13  Dragon City Games 4,822,376
14  Tinder Dating 4,758,870
15  Daily Horoscope Virtual Gifts 4,732,755
16  FarmVille 2 Games 4,576,720
17  Yahoo Misc 4,562,365
18  Top Eleven Be a Football Manager Games 4,331,848
19  Skype Utilities 4,153,203
20  Words With Friends GamesMisc 4,060,915
21  Flipboard UtilitiesNews / Social Reader 3,895,197
22  Birthday Cards Virtual Gifts 3,283,760
23  8 Ball Pool Games 3,234,063
24  Pinterest Social Network 3,227,394
25  Texas HoldEm Poker GamesGambling 3,159,762

Top 25 Facebook apps: April 2014 — YouTube gaining steam

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It’s no secret that Facebook users love watching videos on the site. YouTube’s app has grown considerably since we last measured AppData’s Facebook daily active user estimates in March.

YouTube wasn’t even on the top 25 leaderboard in March, but has vaulted all the way to 9th today, in terms of Facebook DAU. AppData’s estimates show that in the past month, YouTube’s Facebook DAU has grown 225.14 percent just in the past month.

Other than that, the chart hasn’t changed a whole lot, with King games Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga maintaining a stranglehold on the top.

Click below to find out which apps Facebook users are addicted to.

Rank App Category DAU_ESTIMATE
1  Candy Crush Saga Games 53,052,785
2  Farm Heroes Saga Games 18,559,115
3  Microsoft Live Utilities 15,530,298
4  Spotify EntertainmentMusic 12,557,717
5  Pet Rescue Saga Games 11,297,682
6  HTC Sense Utilities 8,853,716
7  Hay Day Games 7,028,354
8  Bing Utilities 6,129,149
9  YouTube Video 5,971,263
10  Astrology Novelty & Quizzes 5,942,400
11  Yahoo Misc 5,418,262
12  Skype Utilities 5,268,439
13  Criminal Case Games 5,087,988
14  Daily Horoscope Virtual Gifts 4,640,281
15  Top Eleven Be a Football Manager Games 4,562,956
16  Clash of Clans Games 4,486,118
17  Dragon City Games 4,276,951
18  FarmVille 2 Games 4,206,137
19  برجك مع مـاغـي فـرح Novelty & Quizzes 4,198,142
20  Words With Friends GamesMisc 4,164,955
21  Pinterest Social Network 4,123,547
22  Tinder Dating 4,102,136
23  Horóscopo Diário Novelty & Quizzes 3,932,836
24  Flipboard UtilitiesNews / Social Reader 3,770,694
25  Amazon E-Commerce 3,747,006

Image courtesy of bloomua / Shutterstock.com.

Article courtesy of Inside Facebook

Top 25 Facebook apps: April 2014 — Facebook users swipe right for Tinder

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One of the apps rocketing up the AppData leaderboard makes the world more open and connected, but maybe not in quite the way Mark Zuckerberg had hoped. Tinder, a popular dating app, has grown from No. 25 on the AppData’s March Facebook daily active user leaderboard, all the way to No. 17. Tinder is also the top dating app, in terms of both Facebook DAU and MAU (monthly active user) estimates.

Other than that, the chart hasn’t changed a whole lot, with King games Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga maintaining a stranglehold on the top.

Click below to find out which apps Facebook users are addicted to, as sorted by AppData’s daily active user estimates.

Rank App Category DAU_ESTIMATE
1  Candy Crush Saga Games 53,405,923
2  Farm Heroes Saga Games 18,876,066
3  Microsoft Live Utilities 13,598,526
4  Spotify EntertainmentMusic 11,502,631
5  Pet Rescue Saga Games 11,099,173
6  HTC Sense Utilities 8,859,923
7  Hay Day Games 7,085,165
8  Astrology Novelty & Quizzes 6,071,805
9  Bing Utilities 5,623,946
10  Yahoo Misc 5,293,892
11  Criminal Case Games 4,922,254
12  Skype Utilities 4,769,573
13  Clash of Clans Games 4,534,945
14  Top Eleven Be a Football Manager Games 4,403,853
15  Dragon City Games 4,353,373
16  برجك مع مـاغـي فـرح Novelty & Quizzes 4,296,764
17  Tinder Dating 4,218,671
18  Amazon E-Commerce 4,141,017
19  Pinterest Social Network 4,060,223
20  Words With Friends GamesMisc 4,030,175
21  FarmVille 2 Games 3,885,175
22  Horóscopo Diário Novelty & Quizzes 3,815,825
23  Daily Horoscope Virtual Gifts 3,803,449
24  Flipboard UtilitiesNews / Social Reader 3,736,797
25  8 Ball Pool Games 3,289,590

Image courtesy of Tinder’s Facebook page.

Article courtesy of Inside Facebook

Pinterest Debuts A “Gifts Feed” Featuring Only Things You Can Buy

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Pinterest publicly introduced a new Gifts feed on Wednesday that only displays “Product Pins” – pins that are enhanced with additional details, including pricing, availability and where the item can be purchased online. The announcement was made on Pinterest’s Business blog, aimed at advertisers, instead of on the company’s more widely read, consumer-facing main… Read More

Article courtesy of TechCrunch

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