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.
09/26/2011, In just less than a week after Google opened up the doors of their own social network, Google+, to the world, it seems that the growth has proved to be phenomenal. According to Paul Allen (unofficial statistician for Google+), Google+ has already achieved the 50 million user mark. Sure, it might pale in comparison to Facebook’s figure that stands more than 15 times the number, but see how fast it […]
09/20/2011, After introducing the “subscribe” button that makes Facebook more like Twitter or Google+, the world’s largest social network takes things one step further by introducing two new features today. 1/Top Stories The news feed is going to get an upgrade with “top stories”. Today, the news feed is sorted by date, so you may miss something really cool if you have been away for days as updates are simply pushed […]
09/16/2011, For those unfamiliar with the HTC ChaCha, it is an Android handset that is reminiscent of the Blackberry’s design, featuring a QWERTY keyboard and more importantly – Facebook integration. It is the first HTC handset that has been touted as a “Facebook phone” which seems to be targeted at those who can’t get themselves off the social networking website.
09/15/2011, Facebook Subscribe Button - How it works: Now, users can subscribe to the Facebook feeds of people that they are not "friends" with. However, each user can control if their feed is public or private
09/12/2011, If you’re thinking “oh no, we already have the king of social networks, Facebook – why do we need one more?” Firstly, MyMicrobes works differently – very differently. In addition to storing details about your name and email address, MyMicrobes takes a bit more information from you. To be specific – the social network wants to know what kind of bacteria you have in your stomach.
09/08/2011, The HTC ChaCha is an Android device that made its way onto AT&T’s network. Given how big social networking is at the moment, it was probably understandable for HTC to push out a Facebook specific device, and now it looks like Motorola has decided to enter the fray with their EX225 Facebook handset.
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 […]
09/06/2011, Viadeo is a business social network similar to LinkedIn and very popular outside the USA, the service is number one in China and number two in India, with a global user-base of over 35 million members. Since the re-design of its brand and website, Viadeo growth rate has soared: one million new members are joining each month. Today, Viadeo launched its public API in the US, providing a Viadeo Connect […]
09/02/2011, Just when you thought that things could not heat up further where the world of social networks are concerned, along comes UmeNow that wants to annihilate Facebook’s lead in the market (which is an extremely tall order, and some say impossible, I might add) while dismissing Google+ as being inconsequential to the big picture. It seems that this new service is proud to be known as “the first and only […]
08/31/2011, Looking forward to Microsoft’s latest update for Windows Phone 7? Today Microsoft just unveiled more details regarding their Mango update and some of these features will be very applicable especially to those who enjoy taking photographs and participating frequently in social networks.
08/24/2011, It looks like last week’s rumors turned out to be true. RIM is launching BBM Music (beta), a new social music service that lets users setup a musical profile of 50 songs (I think of it as your musical “DNA”) that can be streamed or downloaded to their Blackberry device. Users can then invite BBM (Blackberry Messenger) friends to join them and share their own favorite songs. Once connected every […]
08/23/2011, Google intends to make their +1 Button more social by introducing friend annotations to it, and for those who are eagle-eyed, they would surely have noticed that the faces and names of your mates will appear whenever your cursor hovers over a +1 button. This particular change was introduced late last week, and the main idea of this change would be to make recommendations all the more visible to users. […]
08/22/2011, You know that celebrities too, are social creatures – and they tend to have a larger than life following in the cyberworld. Take Ashton Kutcher for example with his horde of Twitter followers, not to mention Lady GaGa’s monsters, so when the possible next big thing arrives in the form of Google+, it goes without saying that the search for actual celebrities signing up have started with earnest interest, and […]