Yahoo Reveals New Logo
After 30 days of teasing potential new logos, web giant Yahoo has finally released the winner. The Internet, predictably, is displeased. An overwhelming 79% of users prefer Yahoo’s old logo to the new, modernized take on Yahoo’s classic purple font and trademark exclamation point. Some attribute the new logo’s poor perception to the company’s less-than-stellar reputation; others are disappointed the company didn’t take the opportunity to create a new, stronger identity. But hey, people are talking.
Search For Any Tweet Ever
Thanks to social analytics service Topsy, you can now search for any tweet that’s ever been tweeted in the history of tweeting. On Wednesday, Topsy made Twitter’s entire history available to the public—an archive of more than 425 billion tweets, videos, images, blog posts, and location pins dating back to 2006, when Twitter founder Jack Dorsey first tweeted. The archive is accessible for free at Topsy.com; more advanced analytics tools are available to users who pay for Topsy Pro.
Path Introduces New Features
Path—the social network for close friends and family—introduced two new features this week to make the platform even more exclusive. Unlike rival network Facebook, Path limits the number of friends a user can have to 150; now, Path users can utilize the “Private Sharing” and “Inner Circle” features to target their posts to more specific groups of friends. With Private Sharing, users can choose to make any post private, then select which friends to share the post with. Inner Circle functions similarly, but with the ability to save one specific group of friends (e.g. close family members or a spouse) for repeated private sharing.