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Hybrid social networks help users connect online, meet up offline

Hybrid social networks help users connect online, meet up offline

Not too long ago, friending someone involved more than just clicking a button on Facebook.

Social Analytics Isn’t Just For Social Networks

Social Analytics Isn’t Just For Social Networks

Broadly applied across all company functions, social analytics can focus attention on the most pressing internal performance issues.

As Recipe Sharing On Pinterest Explodes, Foodily Revamps To Focus On Social

As Recipe Sharing On Pinterest Explodes, Foodily Revamps To Focus On Social

Foodily, a startup that began as a recipe search site before arriving on iPhone in late 2011, is today rolling out a major revamp of its user interface that puts even more emphasis on social interactions.

5 Money-Saving Tools, Apps and Websites for Holiday Shopping

5 Money-Saving Tools, Apps and Websites for Holiday Shopping

Everyone loves a good bargain — and when you have a long list of people to buy gifts for this holiday season, it’ll feel even more rewarding to nab those amazing deals.

How social data is changing the way we do business

How social data is changing the way we do business

The vast global firehose of social media today, combined with the emerging big data revolution, is now helping organizations accomplish things that were previously prohibitively expensive or even impossible.

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.

This is What Social Media Sites Would Look Like in a High School Yearbook [INFOGRAPHIC]

This is What Social Media Sites Would Look Like in a High School Yearbook [INFOGRAPHIC]

We all remember the cliques that made up high school — the jocks, the brains, the cheerleaders and the marching band. Each had their own interests and personalities that set them apart.

How companies track you on the web [Infographics]

How companies track you on the web [Infographics]

Infographics on tracking users on the web by different companies.

Facebook makes you spend more, research shows

Facebook makes you spend more, research shows

Most of us use social media every day. Research shows this online networking makes people feel better about themselves. But could that positive feeling have a negative impact on behavior, making you spend more or even eat more?

What Enterprise Social Networks Lack: Purpose

What Enterprise Social Networks Lack: Purpose

Communities based on shared interests are fine for consumer social networks. At work, only a community of purpose is worth our time.

Many Americans Sharing Who They Voted for on Social Networks

Many Americans Sharing Who They Voted for on Social Networks

By law, U.S. citizens have a right to privacy about who they vote for. In the era of social networking, many choose not to keep it a secret.