Social Networking

Facebook Flub: Advertiser Accidentally Charged $8.8 Million

When Facebook advertiser Joshua Niamehr logged in to his ad campaign’s account, he knew he had an outstanding balance. He didn’t think, however, that he’d racked up a bill of $8.8 million.

Niamehr’s account, however, showed this statement:

There is an outstanding balance of $8,804,978.14 USD on your account. Your ads will not be …

China Blocks LinkedIn

Reports are coming in LinkedIn is now behind the Great Firewall of China. The social networking site for working professionals cannot be accessed within the country as of Thursday. A report on CNN said that the company is looking into situation and is “currently in the process of investigating the situation further.”

Many analysts …

‘American Idol’ Introduces Facebook Voting

Picking up your landline phone and dialing in to vote for Clay Aiken on American Idol is so 2003, and texting ‘VOTE’ over and over for the sake of David Archuleta is so 2008. The latest way to vote for your favorite Idol? Via Facebook.

Entertainment Weekly reports that ‘American Idol’ has finally decided to take advantage of social …

Is Your Facebook Profile As Socially Acceptable As You Think?

If you’re applying for a job or school, you’re always warned that your Facebook profile can be your demise. You try to block all unwanted people who might be taking a sneak peek into your private life, delete unflattering photos and try to clean up any references to fun times that might not be favorably looked at by a future employer or …

Twitter Reinstates UberMedia Apps

Yesterday, Twitter restored access to a few of UberMedia’s previously banned apps. UberSocial and Twidroyd for Blackberry were among two of UberMedia’s Twitter clients that were shut down Friday for policy violations.

“We’ve given the developers of twidroyd and UberSocial for Blackberry (formerly UberTwitter) access to the Twitter API …

Facebook Adds Civil Unions To Its Relationship Status Options

Today, Facebook relationship statuses made strides for gay rights by including civil union and domestic partnership as relationship status options.
Done with the consultation of national LGBT and human rights organizations, the changes are reflected in the profiles of users in North America, France, the U.K. and Australia – a …

Everloop: The Facebook for Tweens?

Plenty of parents worry about their kids’ online activities and their presence on social networks. Last week, the first lady even weighed in on the topic, saying that her daughters, ages 9 and 12, shouldn’t be on Facebook. But what’s a parent to do with their Internet-savvy tween who wants to stay connected with friends?

A new startup …

Social Networking Could Enhance Your Love Life

Before you bash your friends who go online to flirt with their crushes or those who send love notes to their significant other via social networking, a new study from Euro RSCG Wordwide is showing that online communication can actually help your relationship.

“We used to meet in bars, and restaurants, we now meet on Facebook and …

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