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Who controls social networks?

Who controls social networks?

In the world of Facebook, users are either kings or lemmings. That’s the conclusion of a new study, the largest to analyse how information spreads across social networks-and who does the spreading.

Why Social Networks Won’t Kill the Blog

Why Social Networks Won’t Kill the Blog

In the last year, users have turned to social sharing platforms like Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram to share bite-sized snacks of content, while relying on blogs to enable longer forms of communication and self-expression.

Social media can link you to a job

Social media can link you to a job

Job hunters: If you’re not on LinkedIn, you’re not where three-fourths of U.S. job recruiters are posting jobs.

Facebook or Face-to-Face: The Real World Social Network Still Triumphs

Facebook or Face-to-Face: The Real World Social Network Still Triumphs

The run-up to the Facebook IPO and the unexpected drop-off in the stock’s value has put the spot light squarely on the huge social network.

API Integration: a World of Possibility, a World of Dependence

API Integration: a World of Possibility, a World of Dependence

A recent PC World article titled “As Facebook Service Goes, So Goes the Internet” scratched the surface of some inherent dangers of our increasingly interconnected Internet

40% of social network accounts are spammers

40% of social network accounts are spammers

Around 40 per cent of the accounts on Facebook and Twitter and eight per cent of messages are spam.

Private Social Networks Connect People With Personal Problems

Private Social Networks Connect People With Personal Problems

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are not built for discreet conversations.

News VMware’s Socialcast Is Reintroduced as Enterprise Social Networking Tool

News VMware’s Socialcast Is Reintroduced as Enterprise Social Networking Tool

Socialcast, which VMware acquired in 2011, is now a new social networking tool that the company is offering free for up to 50 users. VMware is hoping to distinguish itself by offering a free, full-service collaboration tool.

More Connected With Social Networks and Smart Phones But Less Sociable

More Connected With Social Networks and Smart Phones But Less Sociable

24/7 connectivity offered by social networks and smart phones has many looking for ways to retreat to a quiet place. Being anti-social should be an acceptable life choice says award-winning author Leigh K Cunningham.

From UseNet to Google+: A brief history of social networking

From UseNet to Google+: A brief history of social networking

While Facebook shares seem as volatile as anything, one is left questioning how valuable social networking really is. As the poet and philosopher George Santayana once said, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

The Future of Social Networks

The Future of Social Networks

Lots of changes going on in social networks — the Facebook IPO on Friday (and subsequent 11% drop in share price on Monday), Lawsuits filed against Google (Antitrust) and Facebook (Privacy).

Microsoft Launches New Social Network To Compete With Google

Microsoft Launches New Social Network To Compete With Google

In the shadow of a week (and weekend) filled with Facebook-related news,Microsoft has quietly launched its own social network that has been in development for almost a year.