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Why your smartphone battery hates Twitter and Facebook

Kevin Purdy | June 17, 2013
Twitter and Facebook are killing your phone battery, but you don't need a dedicated app for that.

I haven't had a Facebook app on my phone for more than two months now. If I really want to trawl baby photos and friends' jokes, or post my own little something, I can take a few extra seconds (if that) and load a nearly complete version in a browser. And I'm this close to making that switch with Twitter, too. It's not for everybody, and not everybody needs it. But the web can still be a really useful place, even when you use it like an app.


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