09/21/2012, Search histories are perhaps the most incriminating tracks we leave on the internet. Google’s allowed its users to delete search data for a while, and although few choose to, it makes a lot of people feel better. Facebook’s search history may be even more incriminating than Google’s history. Have you ever searched for a ex? Facebook today allowed users to delete their search histories. To take a look, go under the Activity Log […]
09/07/2012, President Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention has set a new record on the social media. During his speech, Twitter witnessed a massive number of tweets, officially declaring that it was an all-new record of the most tweets per minute. To be specific, 52,757 tweets per minute were sent during his speech with some of his lines reaching as many retweets and quotes as 43,000! Clearly, the hype […]
08/22/2012, The Pentagon has just updated their latest set of rules for service members when it comes to using popular social media outlets, and of course, you would expect the big guns such as Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest to rank amongst the list. This new directive on social media is meant to replace the old rules (issued in 2010) that expired on July 15th, where the expiration date was extended last […]
10/21/2011, It seems like Microsoft is doing everything in their power to try and increase the adoption of Windows Phone devices, even if that means giving them away free. In this case, Microsoft has partnered up with Klout, which is a service that uses social media analytics in an attempt to weigh the influence you have on your social network.
09/29/2011, While the internet is great for helping you keep in touch with the people you care about, it’s also a good way for strangers to find out everything about you. One thing people seem to ignore nowadays is the privacy settings on their social networks – where they are, where they live, where they hang out – all their location data is visible for everyone to see.
09/07/2011, The dream wedding is often something that most little girls have in their mind when growing up, as they wait for Prince Charming to drive up in a Lamborghini (sorry, no more of that shining armor crap in this day and age), ready to whisk her off to a destination holiday for their honeymooon after all the necessary is done. Social networking has also helped made weddings more accessible to […]
08/17/2011, StumbleUpon (SU), a site that millions use to discover web content has just launched Explore Box, a new feature that lets users discover web sites in a more focused, and arguably, efficient, way. Previously, StumbleUpon did let users discover sites based on a limited list of categories. Now, StumbleUpon has increased the number of categories by a thousand-fold. Users can enter topics of interest in the Explore Box to define […]
08/12/2011, Love all things computers, and you live, breathe and eat social networking? Then the NYPD might be your future workplace if you’re still studying, as the New York Police Department (NYPD) gets on with the times by forking a spanking new social media unit that has its work cut out for them. This new unit intends to track potential troublemakers who actually are silly enough to announce plans or brag […]
08/11/2011, Facebook has been known to “go Rambo” on user privacy, but it seems that LinkedIn may just be following the same path. It seems that by default, accounts are setup to agree to this: “LinkedIn my use my name, photo in social advertising”. I just checked my account (opened a long time ago), and that’s true (at least, in my case). To be honest, I’m not quite sure when this […]
08/08/2011, The Facebook Safety Team has just announced that Facebook is adding new security features to the Facebook apps, and Facebook for mobile sites. Facebook’s social reporting is now available from mobile devices, so you can act quicker on content that is associated to you. For example, you can ask Facebook to take action if you don’t like a Facebook photo of you that was uploaded by a third party. This […]
04/14/2011, Reebok has just launched a new app that attempts to help you stay fit through the power of social networks – and peer pressure. Called The Promise Keeper, you use the app to schedule when you plan to have your next run. The app will then inform all your friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter about when it will take place. When it comes to the day of your […]
12/09/2010, After 77 years of sponsoring the daytime television genre of soap opera that helped the company with product placement in advertising to women, Proctor & Gamble is quickly turning to social media venues such as Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook to re-align its marking campaigns in the new age of connectivity. The company is exiting the daytime soap business after having produced 20 soap operas for radio and TV had seen […]
11/30/2010, Flock has just announced the latest version of its social web browser, bumping the version to 3.5, offering greater speed and added functionality. One of the main features of the browser is its social integration, mainly through a sidebar that allows users to update their Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn statuses. Link-sharing and grouping friends across multiple services are also included features. The major change in this version is that Flock […]
10/19/2010, NetVibes is a free service that lets people build a personalized web page (“dashboard”) by aggregating content from multiple sources via widgets, like iGoogle or My Yahoo, and unlike them, Netvibes features an elegant look and feel. Users can easily customize their page with Netvibes modules, that include an RSS/Atom feed reader, local weather forecasts, a calendar, bookmarks, notes, to-do lists, multiple searches, support for POP3, IMAP4 email as well […]