Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Twitter index: references to new iPhone, iPad and Apple TV found in iOS 5.1 beta

Twitter users are abuzz with the news that the latest beta version of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system, 5.1, provides references to Apple’s next iPhone, a next generation Apple TV and a new iPad.
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Twitter Fights, Tea Cups, and Chia Pets

We respect and value the social media editors who share the links that make our job easier. But sometimes, we have no idea what they are talking about. After a long day spent staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorites.Related: Smooth Segues, Aggressive Kids, and Negotiating with Jerks
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EDITING Twitter Hardens Tweets With Android Security Acquisition

Twitter is showing its followers that it cares about security with its latest acquisition. The micro-blogging service just scooped up Whisper Systems, a small mobile-security software development start-up. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Twitter Hardens Tweets With Android Security Acquisition

Twitter is showing its followers that it cares about security with its latest acquisition. The micro-blogging service just scooped up Whisper Systems, a small mobile-security software development start-up. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Facebook IPO Before Christmas? Uh, I Don't Think So

One of the most popular posts on Forbes.com today asserts that Facebook could actually come public before Christmas. This is so wrong-headed I barely know where to begin. The piece, from the stock research service Trefis, is built on a ZDNet Asia story, which in turn was sourced to a Business Insider [...]
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Pro-net neutrality groups silent on Facebook smartphone

Rumors of a Facebook phone for U.S. consumers — codenamed “Buffy“ – has the tech blogosphere wondering whether it would like the new device, but pro-net neutrality groups remain silent on whether such devices violate the very principles of preserving an “open Internet” which they fought to uphold, pursued through the Federal Communications Commission’s “Open Internet” rules.
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Facebook gearing up for 2012 IPO: source

(Reuters) - Facebook, the world's largest Internet social network, is preparing for a initial public stock offering next year, according to a source familiar with the matter. Facebook is exploring raising $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday. It hopes the offering will value the company at more than $100 billion, according to WSJ, which first reported the story. ...
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Facebook gearing up for 2012 IPO: source

(Reuters) - Facebook, the world's largest Internet social network, is preparing for a initial public stock offering next year, according to a source familiar with the matter. Facebook is exploring raising $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal said on Monday. It hopes the offering will value the company at more than $100 billion, according to WSJ, which first reported the story. ...
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Federal judge orders Google, Facebook to "de-index" 700 domain names

Announced earlier today out of Nevada, Judge Kent Dawson ordered that luxury goods designer Chanel now has the legal right to seize domain names of over 700 sites that are attempting to sell counterfeit Chanel products. These domain names can be taken over by Chanel and transferred to domain registrar GoDaddy. All pages would then be redirected to an online notice of the seizure.  The federal judg
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Big Brother Arrives Via Facebook And He's Your Friend

Since Facebook's Open Graph was launched in their f8 developers’ conference, users are coping with the increasingly queasy feeling that all their movements on Facebook are being tracked.
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How to use social media and save on Small Business Saturday

Between Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the unending onslaught of online deals, there is another holiday shopping day that might get lost in the shuffle: Small Business Saturday. This year marks the second annual such event, a new tradition that tries to steal some addition from chain retailers and big e-commerce sites and give it to local vendors.

Shop Small: Small Business Saturday Takes to Twitter

Today is the second annual Small Business Saturday, an American Express initiative to "shop small" at local businesses, since America's 27 million small businesses comprise 99.7% of the country's employers. "Small Business Saturday" was a Promoted Trend on Twitter, which helped to fuel awareness, and American Express' social media campaign seems to be working -- there have been more than 30,000 tw

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Why a Facebook phone is doomed to be the next Zune

In the list of bad ideas, the rumored “Facebook phone” (which will apparently be built by HTC and may fork the Android code base) is arguably one of the worst ideas since… well, the Zune. Let’s explore that today by looking at some of Microsoft’s own missteps with the ill-fated PMP, and where Facebook and HTC seem to be repeating them.Zune

Kutcher, Moore tweet their thanks ... separately

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have broken their Twitter silence in the spirit of the holiday season. The estranged celebrity power-couple -- who announced their split after six years of marriage earlier this month, amid rumors of infidelity on Kutcher's part -- both reignited their social-media presence in recent days, to reflect on the Thanksgiving holiday. Twitter sup

Kansas governor tattles on teen's rude tweet

The governor of Kansas faced an online trashing Friday for tattling on a teenaged girl who sent out a critical tweet during a visit to the state capitol.

Facebook mum on whether anticipated smartphone violates net neutrality

Days after the FCC’s so-called “net neutrality” regulations took effect, Black Friday shoppers pepper-sprayed human obstacles in order to fill out their Christmas lists, which for at least some probably included this year’s tablets and smartphones. A Facebook smartphone, since at this point it is only a rumor, was not on among those items.

Twitter study reveals explosion in Arabic 'tweeting'

The popularity of Twitter has soared in the Arab world over the past year, a study published Thursday revealed, reflecting the key role of the social networking site in the "Arab Spring" revolutions.

Twitter, Live Streaming Create Alternative News Network for Occupy

"You can't evict an idea whose time has come," read one tweet carrying the hashtag #OWS this week.

Social Media Dashboard MarketMeSuite Helps Turn Followers Into Customers

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4 Ways Companies and Causes Can Partner for Good on Facebook

Facebook is a particularly appropriate medium for companies and causes to use when joining forces to engage consumers because "it's a prime mobilization platform" explains Marc Blinder, creative director for Context Optional, a social media marketing company. "People want their friends to see them doing something good -- those types of activities are very palatable in this medium."

Black Friday: Twitter Affirms Your Decision to Stay Home [PICS]

If you're staying well away from the retail madness that is a mall on Black Friday, then we salute you. The lure of bargains is too much for many though, with shops opening their doors at midnight as the Holiday spending season begins in earnest.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Foursquare visualizes users' Thanksgiving and holiday travels

An infographic released by location-based social network Foursquare paints a picture of where and how people in the US travel during the holiday season based on their same-day Foursquare check-ins.

Twitter index: Black Friday specials and in-store madness

Twitter is brimming with Black Friday tweets on the morning of November 25 as stores across the US announce “doorbuster” specials and online deals.

Twitter study reveals explosion in Arabic 'tweeting'

The popularity of Twitter has soared in the Arab world over the past year, a study has revealed, reflecting the key role of the social networking site in the "Arab Spring" revolutions.

iPad2, PS3 getting Twitter buzz in Black Friday build-up

Apple's iPad 2, Sony's PlayStation 3 and the iPhone 4S are some of the products with the biggest buzz on Twitter in the lead-up to Black Friday according to data released November 22 by social networking analysts Mashwork. 

Even Britney Spears Can't Help Google+ Catch Facebook

COMMENTARY | Two months after opening the flood gates for everybody to join Google+, the social networking youngling is still searching for a foothold in the social networking phenomenon. Facebook continues to be the runaway leader with more than 800 million users, while Google+ has upward of 40 million. While 40 million is nothing to sneeze at, it would seem at least for now that Facebook has not

Facebook's Increasingly Lenient Police Officer Guidelines

As Facebook has worked more with the police over the years, it's official officer guidelines have changed. An Anonymous hack revealed confidential law enforcement guidelines from 2006 and 2010, reports Talking Points Memo. Even back in 2006, when the social network was just two years old and still only open to college students, Facebook had guidelines for how the po could use its network to nab ba

What If Facebook's IPO Dreams Are Built On As Much Hype As Groupon's?

Bankers hyped up Groupon to get the deal done fast. Beware Facebook's banker who do the same for their IPO. Test the key assumptions built into the business model.

Facebook helps find missing Philippine grandfather

Tens of thousands of sympathetic Facebook users helped reunite a Philippine grandmother with her 78-year-old husband who went missing for two weeks, the family said Wednesday.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Walmart Uses Facebook to Divvy Up $1.5 Million in Holiday Grants

As Walmart looks to give out $1.5 million to nonprofit organizations this holiday season, it wants Facebook users to help decide to whom it should cut the checks.

The Industrial Internet: Like Facebook For Things

Guest post written by Bill Ruh Bill Ruh is VP and Global Technology Director for General Electric. Bill Ruh: Connecting everything to everything else. By now it’s likely that you’ve heard the term “Internet of things,” a catchy phrase that speaks to the broad notion that our world is becoming more and more [...]

Find a Job in Social Media, Communications or Design

If you're seeking a job in social media, we'd like to help. For starters, Mashable's Job Lists gather all our resource lists, how-tos and expert guides to help you get hired. In particular, you might want to see our articles, How to Leverage Social Media for Career Success and How to Find a Job on Twitter.

On Facebook and shopping? It's probably a Sunday says report

According to a November 22 report by analytics company Sociable Labs, a large percentage of internet shoppers log into the world's biggest social network while simultaneously browsing for goods. 

Twitter index: microbloggers rally against bullying

A series of posts by Twitter user @Enchancers_Sis (aka Ryan Hope) have sparked a hot debate about suicide and bullying on the microblogging site.

Foursquare Checkins Reveal Holiday Travel Patterns [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Facebook porn, animal-cruelty hacks spark parent concerns

Last week’s Facebook hack, which placed hardcore pornographic images and scenes of animal cruelty at the front and center of users’ news feeds, prompted outrage among users that reverberated throughout the blogosphere, raising the specter of a potential mass exodus from the social network.

Qantas draws backlash over Twitter hash

Embattled Australian airline Qantas was Wednesday facing a social media storm after a publicity exercise on Twitter dramatically backfired, prompting an outpouring of negative comments.

Long-Denied Facebook Phone Could Be Coming Soon

After years of denying rumors that it is out to create a Facebook-branded smartphone, the social-media kingpin is now reportedly admitting that an HTC-created handset is in the making -- though as much as 18 months from release.

Where in the World Are Your Twitter Followers? TweepsMap Knows

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A Facebook Phone?

Facebook might be developing a phone—but is it even worth buying, asks Dan Lyons.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Paramount offers "Mission Impossible" for rent on Facebook

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - With the release of "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" less than a month away, Paramount Pictures has accepted a new mission: to release the first three installments for rent via Facebook. By using 30 Facebook credits (which amounts to $2.99), U.S.-based fans of the Tom Cruise action series can view individual streams of the movies directly through its Facebook pag

Facebook, HTC building Android smartphone: report

Facebook has allied with Taiwan's HTC to build a customized smartphone powered by Google's Android mobile operating system, according to technology blog All Things Digital.

Six Degrees of Separation Now Five, Thanks To Facebook

Facebook and the University of Milan have determined that the social-networking giant has reduced the degrees of separation between any two people in the world from six to about less than five -- and even fewer when people live in the same nation. The research continues psychologist Stanley Milgram's "small world experiment" from the 1960s that explored the structure of social networks.

LeapFrog tablet computer for kids is top toy on Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - LeapFrog Enterprises' new learning tablet computer for kids is likely to be the hottest toy this holiday, according to new Facebook data released on Tuesday by online search firm TheFind. TheFind, a shopping search engine run by Siva Kumar, crunches data from social networks like Facebook and other sources online to help consumers track down products. The company is worki

Friday, 25 November 2011

Retailers, Foursquare Makes Every Day a Black Friday

Foursquare can help small business compete with the big guys.

About That Imminent $100B Facebook IPO

Facebook has been valued as high as $100 billion – a number that would make it the undisputed darling of the tech community, crushing more recent public offerings by LinkedIn and Groupon.

Facebook teaming up with HTC to release a social smartphone called Buffy: report

Facebook is working on an Android-based smartphone, dubbed "Buffy," that will put the social network at the forefront of users’ mobile experiences -- and the company has asked HTC to manufacture the device.

Facebook Brings Us Closer Together and Further Apart

Using algorithms, Facebook debunked the "six-degrees of separation" theory, determining that we are now a mere 4.74 degrees away from another human anywhere on the planet. The findings were in research Facebook released that suggests the social network is bringing people closer together. But is that really what the social network has done for us? Because while the social-network connections have i

Facebook Brings Us Closer Together and Farther Apart

Using algorithms, Facebook debunked the "six-degrees of separation" theory, determining that we are now a mere 4.74 degrees away from another human anywhere on the planet. The findings were in research Facebook released that suggests the social network is bringing people closer together. But is that really what the social network has done for us? Because while the social-network connections have i

Everything There Is to Know About That Facebook Phone

There's a little bit of new information and a lot of new misinformation about Facebook's super, top-secret phone project — her name is "Buffy." On Monday afternoon, AllThingsD's Liz Gannes and Ina Fried published "the first in a series of posts this week about the Facebook phone," revealing not only the headline-ready code name for the project but also a recently inked partnership between Facebook

Disobedient dog sparks worldwide Twitter trend, viral video, merchandise

A disobedient Labrador, called Benton, has become famous around the globe after a video of the dog chasing deer while pursued by his hapless owner went viral on YouTube.

Top Twitter users celebrate American Music Award wins

Twitter’s most popular users are celebrating their triumphs at the American Music Awards and congratulating fellow artists on their successes.

Facebook Makes the World Smaller, Shrinks 6 Degrees of Separation to 4 [STUDY]

A theory stemming from an experiment by social psychologist Stanley Milgram in the 1960s claims every living person is connected to any other through only six friends. According to a recent study, Facebook reduces the six degrees of separation to only four, meaning the world's largest social network makes the world even smaller (figuratively).

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Twitter index: Former French first lady Danielle Mitterrand dies

Danielle Mitterrand, the widow of former French president François Mitterand, died during the night aged 87, report Twitter users on the morning of November 22.

Facebook Introduces Sponsored Stories to Ticker

If you’re annoyed by the Facebook news ticker already, just you wait. Facebook confirmed today that it has introduced sponsored stories, or ads, to the ticker.

From Movable Type to Twitter, New Technology Benefits the First Campaign to Use It

Since the days of Benjamin Franklin and Poor Richard's Almanac, politicians of every stripe have looked to ever-advancing technology to get their message across to potential voters. During the time of the American Revolution, pamphlets by Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, John Dickinson and others were used to inform and inspire the public to one or the other point of view concerning colonial independen

Is Facebook ruining sharing?

While some find Facebook's new, automatic "Seamless Sharing" feature invasive and wrong, others consider it the wave of the digital future

20 TV Shows With the Most Social Media Buzz This Week [CHART]

OK, I admit. I had to do a little research to find out why the heck WWE Raw topped the cable social TV chart this week. Turns out, one of the most anticipated wrestling alliances happened right here in New York on Nov. 20 -- The Rock matched up for the first time with rival John Cena to fight The Miz and R-Truth at Madison Square Garden.

Facebook Canada Hosts Youth Focused Hack-a-thon

Hack-a-thons are becoming popular ways to get a massive group of hackers together for a manic, usually overnight blitz to code something cool. Hack for a Cause is one of the newest to apply that Red Bull-fueled creativity to social and charity causes.

How 5 Top Brands Crafted Their Social Media Voices

The Digital Marketing Series is supported by HubSpot, an inbound marketing software company based in Cambridge, MA, that makes a full platform of marketing software, including tools for better B2B lead nurturing.

Study: Half of Facebook Users Post Political Messages [INFOGRAPHIC]

Two-thirds (67%) of adult social media users in the U.S. voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race, although only a half (51%) would vote the same way if they knew what they know now. Market researcher Lab42 polled 500 social media users on all things politics.

4 Ways Brands Are Tapping the Power of Social Games on Facebook

The Facebook Marketing Series is supported by Buddy Media. Power your connections and turn fans into real connections with technology powered by Buddy Media. Download Buddy Media’s free guide for Successful Retail Social Posting to learn how to drive results with your social postings.

Inmates harass victims via Facebook

Lisa Gesik hesitates to log into her Facebook account nowadays because of unwanted "friend" requests, not from long-ago classmates but from the ex-husband now in prison for kidnapping her and her daughter.

The 'Freaky Line' And Where Facebook Is Headed

Robert Scoble kicked up a vigorous discussion with a long blog post about what he calls "the freaky line" — the limit beyond which people just don't like sharing information with others on the Internet. The line's moving.Related: The Winklevoss Twins Racked Up $13 Million in Legal Fees

How Social Media Revived The Muppets

The Muppets are back! On Nov. 23, Walt Disney Pictures is bringing its next live-action Muppet film, aptly-named The Muppets, to movie theatres across the country.

4 Tips to Optimize Your Resume with Social Media

Gerrit Hall is the CEO and co-founder of RezScore, a free web application that reads, analyzes and grades resumes instantly. Gerrit has successfully combined his passion for computer science and the careers space by helping job seekers write the best resume possible. You can connect with Gerrit and RezScore on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Social Media Plays Witness to Clash in Egypt's Capital [DEVELOPING]

Once again, citizens of Egypt flock to Twitter and YouTube to expose injustice in the ongoing protests against the newly instated military government.

NC sex offender gets prison for Facebook request

A convicted North Carolina sex offender is going back to jail after deputies say he sent a Facebook friend request to one of his victims.

Saved By the Facebook Timeline [CARTOON]

Ever since Facebook executives told me that they planned on using early adopters to train others how to implement and manage their Facebook Timelines, I've been imagining different scenarios where this might play out. Some, I realize, are more whimsical than others. I guess it's unlikely a potential Thanksgiving turkey would know more about Facebook and setting up a Facebook Timeline than Farmer B

How to Connect With Mashable via Email, RSS and Social Media

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Facebook's Real-Time Ticker to Show Sponsored Stories

Facebook will increase the distribution for Sponsored Stories by allowing them to run in the ticker across the site, ClickZ News has learned. Since the ticker -- a lightweight newsfeed seen on the upper right-hand part of Facebook.com -- was launched in August, the social context ads had been running only via the app ticker for Facebook games.

Florida Deputy Uses Facebook to Negotiate Standoff

A Florida deputy used an unusual tool to successfully negotiate a standoff on Wednesday: Facebook. Around 11:30 a.m., Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call from Sandy Lehrke saying her potentially suicidal husband, David Lehrke, 47, had barricaded himself in a shed after...

Why Brands Need Friends - Not Fans - on Facebook

Clyde McKendrick is founder and executive strategy director of innovations and insights lab Cultural Capital, an integrated advertising agency based within WDCW-LA. Clyde has spent the last 15 years guiding brands like Pepsi, Red Bull and T-Mobile to develop their brand strategies and communications.

Social media users show Guinness beer the love

A new report has found that beer enjoys a special reputation among social media users, who over the last 12 months have posted mostly positive sentiments about the amber brew, giving the most love to one Irish stout in particular.

Stars Says Goodbye To Regis Philbin On Twitter

Regis Philbin bid morning television farewell on Friday with last appearance on "Live! With Regis and Kelly." The 80-year-old TV icon has co-hosted the long-running morning chat show for 28 years.

Stars Wish Regis Philbin The Best On Twitter As He Leaves 'Live!'

Regis Philbin bid morning television farewell on Friday with last appearance on "Live! With Regis and Kelly." The 80-year-old TV icon has co-hosted the long-running morning chat show for 28 years.

Lululemon names Facebook exec Emily White to board

Lululemon Athletica Inc. named Facebook executive Emily White to its board, saying her social media and e-commerce experience complements the yoga-wear retailer's online efforts.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Simon Cowell now tweets his mind on Twitter

It's been some time coming, but sharp-tongued transatlantic music mogul Simon Cowell has made his debut on Twitter -- and he claims he loves it.

How Is Demi Moore Coping With Split?; Will She Change Twitter Name?

A day after Demi Moore announced that she's divorcing Ashton Kutcher after six years together, reports have surfaced about the state of the actress following the split.

How Is Demi Moore Coping With Split?; Will She Change Twitter Name?

A day after Demi Moore announced that she's divorcing Ashton Kutcher after six years together, reports have surfaced about the state of the actress following the split.

Simon Cowell now tweets his mind on Twitter

It's been some time coming, but sharp-tongued transatlantic music mogul Simon Cowell has made his debut on Twitter -- and he claims he loves it.

Facebook App Gives You Klout-Like Score for Your Social Life

How social is your social life outside of social media? A new Facebook app from Ultimat Vodka attempts to answer that question by measuring the frequency of your checkins and using facial-recognition technology that analyzes photos on your Page to see how happy your friends are to hang out with you.

PayPal lets Facebook friends send cash

Online financial transactions powerhouse PayPal released an application on Thursday that lets friends send one another cash at leading social network Facebook.

Skype software update adds Skype-to-Facebook calls

Announced on the official Skype blog earlier today, the communications company released new versions of Skype for both Mac and Windows that include the ability to connect to Facebook. After installing Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac or Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows, users can click the Facebook icon on the left side of the screen and authorize Skype to access Facebook data through the Facebook Connect button.

PayPal introduces app for sending money to Facebook friends

Launched earlier today, PayPal has launched a Facebook application that allows Facebook users to send money to other Facebook friends. Aptly called Send Money, users can attach a payment to an e-card along with a message to celebrate an event or simply send the money without a message. PayPal has included 22 different categories of e-card which includes major holidays such as Thanksgiving and Chri

Who Is an Average Facebook User? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What does it mean to be average on Facebook? On a given day, 26% of users "Like" a friend's status, 22% comment on a friend's status and 15% update their own status.

Facebook reveals how and what it tracks

In an exclusive interview with USA Today, Facebook has revealed some new insights into its tracking practices. The social network is constantly besieged by privacy complaints, and often enough rightly so. But for the first time, it’s revealing very specific details about how it gets your data and what it’s doing with it.

China's 'Twitter' Now Two Times Bigger Than Twitter

China's microblogging site more than two times the size of Twitter.

Monday, 21 November 2011

CBS head scolds Kutcher over Penn State tweet

Ashton Kutcher knows what a tough day is like. Demi Moore announced that she's ending their marriage, and Kutcher earned a slap from his top CBS boss for a controversial Twitter posting.

Facebook to help Congress expand online reach

Leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties in the US Congress are reaching out to Facebook to help develop online tools to connect with their constituents.

Who Should You Follow on Social Media? Proliphiq Knows The Answer

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No One's Noticing Twitter's New Ad Experiment, Which Is a Good Thing

Just over two weeks after announcing its intentions, Twitter is starting to drop ads — ahem, "promoted tweets" — into users' timelines. Despite months of hemming and hawing over the danger of polluting the sacred Twitter feed, the few people that have taken notice seem reasonably pleased by the hands-off approach. Faced with mounting concerns about their lack of a revenue model, Twitter really nee

Anonymous Says Facebook Spam Not Theirs

New spam on Facebook, which displays pornographic and violent imagery, is not the work of Anonymous. That's the word in a new posting from the political hacktivist group.

Anonymous Says Facebook Spam Not Theirs

New spam on Facebook, which displays pornographic and violent imagery, is not the work of Anonymous. That's the word in a new posting from the political hacktivist group.

Anonymous Says Facebook Spam Not Theirs

New spam on Facebook, which displays pornographic and violent imagery, is not the work of Anonymous. That's the word in a new posting from the political hacktivist group.

Anonymous Says Facebook Spam Not Theirs

New spam on Facebook, which displays pornographic and violent imagery, is not the work of Anonymous. That's the word in a new posting from the political hacktivist group.

Anonymous Says Facebook Spam Not Theirs

New spam on Facebook, which displays pornographic and violent imagery, is not the work of Anonymous. That's the word in a new posting from the political hacktivist group.

Twitter Delights at the Demi Moore-Ashton Kutcher Divorce

Steel yourselves for a rash of terrible Twitter jokes and commentary in the wake of Demi Moore's much expected but just announced divorce from Ashton Kutcher. The two celebrities have been rumored to be on the rocks for a while now with several reports that Kutcher was unfaithful. Moore's statement to the press vaguely hinted at that, declaring, "As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain v

Popular World War II Twitter Account Also Available in Two More Languages

This week in 1939, German authorities declared martial law in Prague, warning protesters they would be shot if they took to the streets. If you didn't already know this World War II history tidbit, you would have, if you were following @RealTimeWWII.

PayPal lets Facebook friends send cash

Online financial transactions powerhouse PayPal released an application on Thursday that lets friends send one another cash at leading social network Facebook.

The Best Time to Tweet Is 9 A.M. EST

On a chart designed by self-described "multidisciplinary artist" Bård Edlund, the time of day when the most people will be awake to read your pithy tweet (at least on the East Coast) is at 9 a.m. ...

@MrsKutcher Files For Divorce; @AplusK Turns to Chime.in Before Twitter

The world has watched the lives of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore unfold on Twitter every day since January 2009. The couple are among the microblogging service's most popular users; Kutcher's @AplusK account has more than 8.3 million followers, while Moore's account, @MrsKutcher, has more than 4.2 million.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Who Owns Employees' Twitter Accounts?

Companies need to be explicit about who owns their employees social media accounts when those accounts are part of their job.

Why Facebook's Timeline is taking so long

For nearly two months, we’ve been warned that Facebook’s new Timeline is coming. The profile page revamp changes everything about how we see and use our accounts, and of course integrates all of those Open Graph changes.

National 'Unfriend Day' a Chance to Clean the Facebook House

COMMENTARY | I have, at any given time, roughly 1,500 "friends" on Facebook. I don't even recall ever adding some of these people. There are a number whose names I can't even pronounce, and who, I'm pretty sure, have never commented on a single post, photo, or status update I've ever made. Others (whom I've only "met" through Facebook) are people I consider as dear as family.

Delete Your Fake Facebook Friends on National Unfriend Day [VIDEO]

Come on, everyone knows your hundreds (or tens, or maybe thousands) of Facebook friends aren't always the same as your real friends. ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel says you should start deleting those folks you barely know.

How to Build an Effective Facebook Landing Page

In social-media land, much like all aspects of business, getting the desired results takes time--especially if you want to build a community of advocates who love what you do. You have to start by building a solid foundation, sharing quality content, and engaging daily to create a quality Facebook page.

Skype adds Facebook video chatting to software

Internet phone service Skype said Thursday that it will let users of its software make video calls to their Facebook friends and receive them, too.

How Political Campaigns Can Turn Social Media Support Into Votes

During the last presidential election, the use of social media in political campaigns was revolutionized. The Obama campaign gathered followers through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Today, all candidates have learned the organizing power of social media. However, a “Like” on Facebook, a YouTube view or a re-blog on Tumblr may not directly affect the ballot box. Each campaign must answer an import

Facebook Fights Spam Attack

Facebook is investigating a rash of graphic images that spammed the site over the past week, adding to growing concern about the company's ability to prevent spam and privacy violations. Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes told Reuters the social networking site experienced "a coordinated spam attack that exploited a browser vulnerability," and [...]

The Week's Top 20 in Social Media

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Saved By the Facebook Timeline [CARTOON]

Ever since Facebook executives told me that they planned on using early adopters to train others how to implement and manage their Facebook Timelines, I've been imagining different scenarios where this might play out. Some, I realize, are more whimsical than others. I guess it's unlikely a potential Thanksgiving turkey would know more about Facebook and setting up a Facebook Timeline than Farmer B

Saturday, 19 November 2011