Tag: top social networks

Ho, Ho, Ho: Track St. Nick On Google’s Santa Tracker

Ho, Ho, Ho: Track St. Nick On Google’s Santa Tracker

The Google Santa Tracker lets you follow Santa Claus as he delivers presents in real time.

Facebook And Snapchat Go Toe To Toe: Why It’s Good For Both Companies

Facebook And Snapchat Go Toe To Toe: Why It’s Good For Both Companies

Facebook is building a standalone app to compete with the red-hot impermanent photo-messaging app Snapchat.

Twitter May Help Fight Obesity in Kids

Twitter May Help Fight Obesity in Kids

In a scientific statement published last week in the journal Circulation, the American Heart Association suggested that Facebook and Twitter hold promise in the fight against childhood obesity.

Mobile Drives Adoption Of Social Media In 2012: Apps & Mobile Web Account For Majority Of Growth; Nearly Half Of Social Media Users Access Sites On Smartphones

Mobile Drives Adoption Of Social Media In 2012: Apps & Mobile Web Account For Majority Of Growth; Nearly Half Of Social Media Users Access Sites On Smartphones

Consumers now spend around 20 percent of their total time online using social networks via their personal computers, and 30 percent of their time online visiting social networks on mobile.

Hackers attack Tumblr with worm

Hackers attack Tumblr with worm

A group of Internet trolls called the GNAA took credit for the worm, which filled infected Tumblrs with racist spam.

Instagram Launches Embeddable “Badges” To Help You Promote Your Beautiful Profile On The Web

Instagram Launches Embeddable “Badges” To Help You Promote Your Beautiful Profile On The Web

Instagram is definitely not taking its foot off the gas, even after being acquired successfully by Facebook. Today, the team is introducing a widget to help you spread the word about all of your great random Instagram photos, wherever you live on the web.

You Absolutely Need Social Media in Crowdfunding

You Absolutely Need Social Media in Crowdfunding

Chances are if you’re crowdfunding, it’s because you don’t have that kind of money to play spendthrift with. With social networking, the campaign itself becomes the cocktail party; the pitch video is your opening speech; your perks the hors d’oeuvres; an email blast, a few Tweets throughout the day.

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.

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?