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Social Media Today: Facebook CEO Birthday, Twitter Mutes, Yahoo Acquires

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By Melony Roy

Mark Zuckerberg turns 30

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (credit: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (credit: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Happy Birthday Mark Zuckerberg!

The Facebook founder and CEO turns 30 today. It’s the second milestone he’s celebrating this year as the social network turned 10 in February.

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Twitter rolls out new feature

Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images

Twitter has introduced a new featured called “mute“.

Muting a user on Twitter means their tweets and retweets will no longer be visible in your timeline, and you will no longer receive push or SMS notifications from that user.

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Yahoo buys mobile messaging app

Yahoo! (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Yahoo! (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Yahoo has acquired the mobile messaging app “Blink.” Similar to Snapchat, the app lets users send texts, pictures, and audio that self-destruct.

According to CNET Blink will shut down the app, move to Yahoo’s California headquarters and work on the company’s smart communication products.

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