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Social Media Today: STD Network, Another IPO, ‘Dead’ Ratings

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By Melony Roy

There’s a new network to help users have “the talk”

screenshot from iTunes

screenshot from iTunes

There’s a new social network to share information about sexually transmitted diseases. Hula  says it wants to make that certain conversation between prospective romantic partners “less awkward.”

Hula helps users find nearby STD testing centers, get results back quickly, and share their status with “new” friends.

Similar to other social networks, Hula has various privacy settings to ensure only the people you want will see your results.

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The maker of a popular online game is going public…

(Photo credit:  GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

The maker of the popular online game “Candy Crush” has filed for an IPO.

King Media Entertainment’s  filing say it has an annual revenue of $1.9 billion and a profit of about $568 million, despite offering games like Candy Crush for free.

Candy Crush has about 93 million average daily players, who play the game more than 1 billion times a day.

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AMC show a hit on Twitter and TV

(photo credit: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

(photo credit: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” continues to dominate Nielsen’s weekly Twitter TV ratings. Its latest episode attracted 484,500 tweets.

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