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  • Does Facebook's Newsfeed Patent Threaten Social Media?

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 6:24 pm

    Facebook has been awarded a patent for "dynamically providing a news feed about a user of a social network." In the most basic terms, this means Facebook has patented technology that delivers the stuff filling up your newsfeed like shared links, videos and Wall posts. All Facebook, the blog that originally uncovered the patent, says the patent does not apply to status updates, but only to "implicit feed stories."
  • Facebook's news feed patent may be 'game changer'

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 5:55 pm

    Facebook received a patent for streaming social network news feed technology, raising questions over how the company will wield this new power.
  • Analysis: Yahoo rejoins the cool kids with Twitter deal

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    Yahoo's agreement with Twitter that opens its sites to users of the microblogging service could help the Internet pioneer more attractive to users of social networks, analysts say.
  • Yahoo Competes for Social Web with Twitter Tab

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 1:38 pm

    Yahoo has joined the fray of integrating social networking with search results. With a bit of dramatic flourish--tweeting out Da Vinci Code-style hints throughout the day and teasing users to break the code and figure out the big news, Yahoo announced a new partnership with Twitter.
  • How to Alert Connections of a Social Network Hack

    Posted February 23, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    You've been hit by a social network scam on Twitter and don't know how to warn your contacts? Mary Landesman of ScanSafe offers four simple, clear steps to help protect your contacts.
  • Twitter Use Explodes, Hits 50 Million Tweets Per Day

    Posted February 23, 2010 - 2:52 pm

    Recent reports saying Twitter's popularity is declining might not be very accurate. Users of the micro-blogging social network are posting more messages than ever -- as many as 50 million 140 character-long messages every day, the company on Monday announced in a blog post.
  • Credit CARD Act -- Social Media Impact at Citi and USAA

    Posted February 23, 2010 - 2:51 pm

    Citi is taking a beating in the social media world from consumers upset with new fees for no additional value added.
  • After Numerous Shake-Ups, is MySpace Dying?

    Posted February 23, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    It's almost hard to believe, but MySpace used to be the most popular social networking site in the world. After internal shake-ups and faltering popularity, the site seems, now more than ever, to be headed straight for the pavement, face-first. Its latest attempt at reinvention, called "Discover and be Discovered," might be MySpace's last-ditch shot at recapturing the public's wavering attention.
  • How Buzz, Facebook, Twitter create 'social insecurity'

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 6:04 pm

    An insurance expert told the Britain's Telegraph newspaper that using location-centric mobile social services like Google Buzz, Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare could raise your home insurance premiums, or even result in the denial of insurance claims.
  • Facebook now second most popular site on Web, beating out Yahoo

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    Facebook is now the second most popular Web site in the United States, passing Yahoo with 133 million unique visitors in January.
  • 25% of women would dump partner for Facebook flirting

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 1:46 pm

    A quarter of women would dump their boyfriend for flirting with other web users of social networks such as Facebook, says MyVoucherCodes.
  • Review

    Outlook Social Connector a worthwhile add-on

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 1:42 pm

    Microsoft's just-released beta of the Outlook Social Connector aims to solve a formidable problem: How to retain Outlook's centrality when social networking sites and services such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have become increasingly important. It largely succeeds.
  • Do we need a social media 'operating system'?

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 10:05 am

    A start-up called Pip.io argues that social media requires a new type of operating system for browsing sites such as Facebook, Twitter.
  • Social networking unveils tacit knowledge: PwC

    Posted February 19, 2010 - 5:27 pm

    Social networking is providing new ways for businesses to unlock tacit knowledge within their organizations, according to Dr. David Jacobson, director of emerging technologies at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Canada.
  • Social media marketing strategies that work

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 8:39 am

    When getting started with social networking, think like a party guest and act like an ambassador, says Julie Szabo, co-author of "Friends with Benefits: A Social Media Marketing Handbook". Sure, flame wars and nerd fights are fun, says Szabo, but comments on the Internet stay there forever.
  • Google Buzz: Then and Now

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 10:57 pm

    As the initial excitement over Google Buzz turned to fears of poor privacy safeguards, Google scrambled to tweak the social networking service and satisfy its users. The result is a Google Buzz that's fundamentally different than the one Google unveiled at its Mountain View headquarters last week.
  • Goodbye, Google Buzz

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 10:51 pm

    It's tough to avoid all the buzz over Google Buzz these days. Since introducing the new social networking tool last week, Google has come under fire for everything from privacy concerns to feelings of information overload.
  • White House press secretary joins Twitter

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 5:50 pm

    Robert Gibbs has become the first White House press secretary to join the ranks of the Twitterverse.
  • Spammers already targeting Google Buzz

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 3:15 pm

    Websense said its security analysts found that spam had started spreading through the new Google Buzz social network just two days after its unveiling.
  • Google Buzz: 10 Changes I'd Like to See

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 2:23 pm

    Google Buzz has generated a lot of controversy since its launch last week. Privacy concerns continue to dog the new social networking experiment, spammers are starting to move in on Buzz, and Google has rushed out several Buzz revisions in reaction to privacy concerns. Google is also considering other tweaks to make the site more usable, according to The Wall Street Journal. With that in mind, here are ten things Google could do to make Buzz a better experience for everyone:
  • Google Buzz vs. Outlook 2010 Social Connectors

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 8:46 pm

    Google Buzz integrates social networking and traditional e-mail, but Microsoft has an entirely different approach in mind.
  • Buzz: Google Needs Better 'People Skills'

    Posted February 14, 2010 - 10:34 pm

    Google's inability to deal with people issues--like Buzz privacy and Nexus One customer support--makes the company look technically sophisticated but socially inept.
  • Google Buzz: 5 Tips for Power Users

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 10:31 pm

    So you've had Google Buzz for a few days, and you're starting to figure out how you can fit Google's latest social media venture into your digital life. Well now it's time to take your Buzz experience to the next level, with a few power user tips that will let you some add pizzazz to your text, give you greater flexibility in how you send out buzzes, and take control of those annoying Buzz notifications hitting your inbox.
  • Review

    The full buzz on Google Buzz

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    This week Google whisked back the curtain on Buzz, its dive into the world of social-networking technology.
  • Twitter for BlackBerry: Current & Missing Keyboard Shortcuts

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 10:05 pm

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) yesterday unveiled its first attempt at a mobile Twitter application: Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones. The app's currently only available to beta-testers, including yours truly--unless of course you seek it out via "unofficial" channels.
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