Formula car racing is about to get a bit more interactive this year as the all-electric Formula E lets fans give an extra boost to their favorite teams through social media interaction.
Twitter is moving well beyond being a text-based microblogging service, having launched support for photo tagging, as well as increased number of photos per tweet.
Amid stiff competition with fast-growing social networks, Twitter needs to address spam and user-retention problems.
If you’re not satisfied with the photos included in your Facebook Lookback video, fret not. Facebook now allows users to edit photos that will be included and highlighted in Lookback.
In Twitter-dense Indonesia “Buzzers”, or folks who have at least 2,000 followers, can earn at least $21 per tweet, particularly during peak hours.
Twitter is bringing the look and feel of its own Android and iOS app to twitter.com on the web, in the aim of making the app’s look and feel more consistent across platforms.
Financing companies are now looking to social networks as part of their credit checking mechanisms with some lenders are even focusing on social networks to help finance underbanked clients.
Researchers from Michigan Technological University have released a paper detailing their failure to find evidence of time travel on search engines and social media sites.
Facebook is testing the waters for auto-playing promoted videos. Advertiser videos will automatically pre-load via WiFi and play even without interaction, but will only output sound when clicked.
Building a good credit standing is now possible through social networks, which means posts and friends on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks might influence your credit score.
Apple has acquired social media analytics firm Topsy for at least $200 million, signaling that Apple sees a big future in big data in the social sphere.
Media startups like Upworthy are attracting tens of millions of monthly readers, mostly from Facebook referrals and the trend has spawned a handful of similar websites, which are banking on creative headlines and viral videos and photos.
Vint Cerf, Internet innovator and chief Internet evangelist for Google, says there is a need to develop better social conventions that respect privacy amid today’s increasingly connected world.
Big Brother is not the only one watching online activities, students are warned. Future employers and college admission officers might be looking into one’s social media profiles and making admission decisions based on what they see.
Twitter has launched the ability to schedule tweets up to one year in advance, in support of its advertisers and commercial users that might want to schedule tweets ahead in time for their promotional campaigns.
Social media services are as prevalent as mobile devices today that practically everyone has access from anywhere and at any time. Why are TV networks and show producers are scrambling to grab user attention through social media as a new extension of the TV screen?
Social media use is on the rise, and authorities are becoming better at keeping track of conversations to fight crime. But are bots the best tools for keeping track of threats to safety and security, or do they invade user privacy?
Twitter has made public its S-1 filing with the SEC, formalizing its planned IPO. The company has opted to be more conservative in its valuation, however, in an effort to ensure investor and consumer confidence.
Smule, the maker of the popular Magic Piano and Sing Karaoke mobile apps has launched a new web-based social network that lets music lovers connect and collaborate through their songs. Will this be the next big social media hit?
Qwiki, a mobile application that turns photos and video clips into a slideshow for sharing social media, has been acquired by Yahoo for an estimated $50 million.