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Facebook's No. 2 App Is a Surprise

Trailing Farmville is ... Microsoft's Live Messenger

(Newser) - The main finding of a recent survey of Facebook apps is not at all surprising: FarmVille remains the most popular application, with more than 16 million users logging in daily to tend their virtual crops. Plenty of other games populate the top 10. The occupant of the No. 2 slot,... More »

6 Degrees of Separation? New Study Says 6.6

Microsoft researcher seems to confirm that the world is a pretty small place

(Newser) - A huge Microsoft study of its Messenger records bolsters the oft-quoted, but never proven, theory of “six degrees of separation"—almost. The study puts the figure at 6.6, but that's still a pretty small world. A Microsoft researcher analyzed 30 billion messages sent among 180 million users... More »

Sex Talk Sinks Microsoft Santa Software

User claims raunchy elf crossed the line with underage girls

(Newser) - Microsoft got an early peek at Santa’s naughty list and found that it contained Old Saint Nick himself. The company pulled the plug on its automated Santa instant messaging program after a user claimed the elf brought up oral sex in a chat with his underage nieces when they... More »

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