Social Networking

Pawsley: The Social Network for Dogs and Their Owners

As someone who is always trying to look for a recommended dog sitter or the cheapest place to buy dog food, Pawsley makes sense. The social networking site is like a Facebook for pet owners. Instead of annoying everyone on your News Feed about your desire to figure out why Bruno keeps peeing on the bed, you can just post your request to …

Man Arrested Over ‘Inciting’ Facebook Comment

Be careful what you post: A man from Zimbabwe was arrested for a comment he posted on Facebook. The offending remark?

I am overwhelmed, I don’t want to say Mr. or PM what happened in Egypt is sending shockwaves to dictators around the world. No weapon but unity of purpose worth emulating, hey.

Unfortunately Vikas Mavhudzi posted it …

Facebook Teams Up with Samaritans to Prevent Suicide

Facebook is stepping in to help users who post messages suggesting they want to hurt themselves. The social network has partnered up with with U.K.-based Samaritans, a group focused on suicide prevention, in order to make it easer to notify professionals if someone is showing worrisome behavior.

“Through the popularity of Facebook, …

Twitter Scam Hooks at Least 10,000

At least 10,000 Twitter users fell for a scam that spread like wildfire across the social networking site early today.

Quick action by link shortening service – as well as thousands of people retweeting warnings – brought the scam attack under control in a few hours.

Graham Cluley of security company Sophos raised the alarm

The U.S. Wants to Create a Political Geek Squad in Egypt

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Jerry Brito, a policy wonk and web developer based in Washington, D.C.

After what some are calling a “Facebook revolution” in Egypt, you’d think that the Egyptians would have something to teach us about digital civic activism, and not the other way around. But the State Department has …
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