Archive: November 13th, 2012

Beware the tweeting crowds

Beware the tweeting crowds

IF YOU think money can’t buy you friends, think again. In the online world, it’s possible to purchase a crowd of fans. One thousand cost only $18 on average, according to estimates by Barracuda Networks, a network security company. Yet these friends won’t meet you for drinks after work. In fact, they don’t even exist. They are pixels on a screen.

SeatID Launches Service To Book A Flight Based On Your Social Network

SeatID Launches Service To Book A Flight Based On Your Social Network

A new startup, SeatID, wants to change the way you fly. Their service lets you use your social network to help pick your next flight and seat assignment. SeatID is available starting today on the Ukrainian airline AeroSvit and the company plans to sign up major international airlines and online travel services soon.

Hands-on with 5 promising private social networks

Hands-on with 5 promising private social networks

A couple of weeks ago, a PR contact emailed me about a private social network. But he wrote the email, he said, only because I didn’t reply to his initial tweet on Twitter.