Tag: web 2.0 software

Samsung Planning Its Own Social Network To Compete With Facebook

Samsung Planning Its Own Social Network To Compete With Facebook

Just as we thought we couldn’t handle any more social networks, Samsung is planning its own which will eventually compete with Facebook — so the company hopes — according to information received and printed by the Korea Times.

Facebook Launches WordPress Tool, Makes Blogging More Social

Facebook Launches WordPress Tool, Makes Blogging More Social

Facebook announced sweeping integrations for WordPress.org and WordPress.com VIP users on Tuesday morning — allowing you to add your blog content to the social network in one click.

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.

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.

How to Check If Your LinkedIn Password Was Stolen

How to Check If Your LinkedIn Password Was Stolen

Worried that your LinkedIn password may be a part of the nearly 6.5 million compromised on Wednesday? Password management firm LastPass has released a secure tool to see if your password was among the stolen.

Too Funny: Google wants .LOL Domain

Too Funny: Google wants .LOL Domain

Google has applied to control a slew of domain names that are not only related to its core business but have “interesting and creative potential.”

As Traditional Web Site Adoption Slows, Facebook and Other Social Networks Become Key Platforms

As Traditional Web Site Adoption Slows, Facebook and Other Social Networks Become Key Platforms

Since the 1990s, Web sites have provided a relatively inexpensive way for businesses to efficiently reach local and international prospects. Still, this basic form of online promotion continues to be perceived by many as difficult and costly to set up and maintain, and less than half of home-based businesses currently have a Web site.

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.

The Upside of Peer Pressure: Social Networks Help Kids Exercise More

The Upside of Peer Pressure: Social Networks Help Kids Exercise More

A new study found that the single biggest influence on kids’ physical activity levels was the exercise habits of their six closest friends.

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.”

Can social networks predict the winner of 2012 Eurovision song contest?

Can social networks predict the winner of 2012 Eurovision song contest?

Can we predict the winner of 2012 Eurovision song contest by taking into account the rating of contest participants on social networking sites?

Interpol targets 55 suspects using social network sites for child sex abuse images

Interpol targets 55 suspects using social network sites for child sex abuse images

An Interpol investigation into social networking groups exchanging child abuse material has targeted 55 key suspects in 20 countries, including the United States, and 12 children have been identified and removed from harm, the agency said Tuesday.