01/20/2012, The White House is a symbol of power, and is the official residence of the most powerful man in the world. Well, it seems that keeping in touch with a nation of 300 million or so people is important, so what better way to reach out to them than through the Internet – a social network, in this case? The White House has its own Google+ page that opened to […]
12/28/2011, Facebook might have 800 million plus users, but their growth has certainly stopped being as fast as they were in the beginning. Google+ is the latest boy on the block, where they have already gone past 62 million users – still, Facebook should not have that much to worry about since 62 million is still very far from where Facebook is at the moment. Ancestry.com co-founder and Google+ unofficial statistician […]
12/26/2011, Google’s Google+ did take off at a rather explosive pace, but it seems that the momentum has slowed down now, so much so that Google might have another social networking card up their sleeves – with Google Circles being another cog in the larger social initiative machine. There are reasons to believe that Google would have previewed a major new social service known as Google Circles at South by Southwest […]
12/07/2011, Some time earlier this year, Nokia unveiled their Nokia Maps 3D which in a way is sort of like Google Earth and lets you view various locations around the world in detailed format. The good news is that if you particularly enjoyed Nokia Maps 3D, the company has decided to take it one step further by updating it and include several new features that may appeal to more users.
12/06/2011, Secure.me is a free web service that aims at monitoring your privacy and reputation in Facebook. Although most of us have not had a Facebook horror story to share, we have probably heard quite a few. Whether it is to monitor one’s reputation, or protect kids from bullies or predators, it can be very challenging to detect and take action early enough… before the damage is done. Once a Facebook […]
12/02/2011, Alibaba has often been referred to as China’s answer to Google, and rightfully so. They are one of the country’s largest (if not the largest) search engine and have even services and products that mirror Google’s own, so it’s really not surprising that the company now has plans to launch a social network of their own called Laiwang.
11/30/2011, If you’ve ever wondered what people look at when they visit your profile on social networks like Facebook, we’ve got some answers for you. The folks over at the EyeTrackShop recently performed an interesting study on a group of 30 participants. Using webcams that were set up to monitor the eye movements of the people in front of the computers, they recorded what each user was looking at every 10 […]
11/17/2011, Although none of the social-phones optimized for social network usage has been a huge commercial success (yet), companies are pressing on and are trying different form-factor. The Motokey has been spotted several times in the past few weeks, but today’s news is that it is set to launch in Canada next week. A closer look at the specifications reveal that this is not a phone for power users: it has […]
11/16/2011, Quite a few months ago, Tulalip (Microsoft’s social network) leaked online and was taken offline quickly, but not before people caught a glimpse of it. Well, this week the folks over at The Verge managed to get an early look at the service and it looks like it’s not going to be a typical social network ala Facebook/MySpace. It is now called Socl (no more Tulalip) and mixes search, discovery, […]
11/02/2011, If you spend 24/7 of your life on social networks like Facebook or Twitter and you own a Panasonic smart TV with VIERA Connect, you’re in luck. Panasonic has released a bunch of new apps for its VIERA Connect-equipped 2011 VIERA HDTVs, with one of them being the Internet Social Network app. The app allows users to watch their content they would normally watch on the TV i.e. their favorite […]
10/21/2011, Anyone out there a Twitter addict? Well, if you have tweeted at least 230 tweets, Firebox, an online gadget retailer, will be able to turn all those tweets into a portrait poster that comprises of all your tweet. The poster will measure 24” x 24” and uses 18pt font size. As we had mentioned earlier, it would take roughly 230 tweets to make this poster using those dimensions, although it […]
10/19/2011, Verizon subscribers, if you own the Blackberry Curve 3G and you think your base data plan of $29.99 a month is too expensive, especially since all you do is send instant messages and browse Facebook, Verizon has a new plan for you in the form of a “social” data plan that will only cost you $10 a month.
10/10/2011, Advertising network Chitika has released internal data suggesting that Google+ has lost momentum shortly after its public availability. After a spike on September 23 and 23, Chitika shows that the Google+ traffic dropped back to previous levels. While this is interesting, Chitika doesn’t provide much information about its data-gathering technique. Because it is an ad-network, one may suspect that it can see the referrer (Google+) to sites using its ad […]
10/06/2011, Some of us have too many contacts saved in our phones from people we meet on an everyday basis, so it’s understandably hard to put a face to the name some times, but it looks like Verizon has the answer for you in their new service called Facetones.