Social Networking

Facebook Forecast 2011: Mobile & E-Commerce, But What About China?

There’s no denying: Facebook had a hell of a year.

From a media standpoint, its copious (and sometimes scandalous) headlines were a dream – even Hollywood agreed. There have been few stories to match Facebook’s, and when they come along, the world seems to pounce. But mistaking the company (or its 26-year-old billionaire CEO) as …

Facebook Blocks j.mp Links Over Spam Concerns

Due to a tidal wave of spam-filled links from Bit.ly’s j.mp URL shortener, Facebook has temporarily blocked the links from the site. “As part of our effort to keep Facebook and the people who use our service secure, we closely monitor the content shared on the site for spam and malicious content,” Facebook said of the blockage. …

As Yahoo Crumbles, Delicious Will Be Sold … Or Donated?

Last night, it seemed as if social bookmarking site Delicious was to be shuttered by Yahoo, and the blogs lit up with the usual pomp and circumstance – but it wasn’t true. At least, not exactly. After a steep round of layoffs, Yahoo is looking to drop Delicious, but will cut it loose to stand alone instead, a stay of execution for …

Could Twitter Games Replicate Farmville-Sized Success?

Fledgling social gaming company play140 wants to make your microblogging habit into addictive game play.

No doubt attempting to recreate the success of social gaming giant Zynga, the creator of online juggernaut Farmville, play140 is trying to jumpstart gaming a la tweets. And the company will make its attempt with very little …

Facebook Photos: Now With Facial Recognition Tech

In a second phase of a photo tool overhaul, Facebook has added facial recognition technology in a new “Tag Suggestions” feature, the company announced on its blog Wednesday. The software, which will roll out to U.S. users next week, will identity familiar faces within a specific photo album, eliminating the need to tag each person …

The Tweets Of 2010: Brought To You By Corporate Sponsorship

Can we consider our conversations sponsored? It’s easy to argue that hot topics have always been spurred in one way or another by advertisers who attempt to bend public groupthink to their advantage, but in the past it’s been done by way of billboards, print advertisements or commercials. Now, a nice slice of our online banter has …

Acai Berry Twitter Spam Hijacks Thousands Of Feeds

In a morning swimming in cyber attacks, Twitter is now fending off one of its own. A new acai berry Twitter scheme has compromised thousands of accounts, spamming followers with dangerous links.

Mashable reported that the spam was spreading at a pace of 10,000 tweets per minute early this morning, with tweets linking to an …

1000Memories: Dealing with Death in the Digital Age

What happens to your digital presence when you die?  Companies like Facebook and Twitter have struggled to find good solutions to handling profiles of members who have passed away, but 1000memories.com has found a way to use the web to fill a void. 1000memories.com uses technology to help people come together when someone dies by …

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