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.
An assembly 26 Republican and Democrat senators are asking for more information from the National Intelligence director, James Clapper, on the NSA’s PRISM program. These Senators are not happy with Clapper’s testimony from back in March of this year where he said that the NSA didn’t collect any data on Americans. Since that time more
The South American nation of Ecuador has its own Internet surveillance program much like the NSA’s PRISM. This system called a “GSM interceptor” was purchased for SENAIN, which is Ecuador’s intelligence agency. The system said to be able to monitor and manipulate Internet data in real time.
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated publicly on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 that Edward Snowden was indeed present in Russia but that Russia would not be arresting him, nor would they detain him for extradition as per request of the United States.
Popular Hollywood actress Ellen Page (Inception, X-Men, Hard Candy) is upset about the character ‘Ellie’ from Naughty Dog’s, The Last of Us because it looks like an unsanctioned likeness of herself.
Social media is a gold mine for many military organizations, but at the same time they’re considered as a threat. This is the reason why military personnel are often limited in what they are allowed to post, with some cut off from social networking altogether. The Israel Defense Forces, though a bit more flexible than
Many people used TweetAdder, which was a third party marketing and promotion application, in an effort to gain more followers, or to organize their contacts with a single interface Basically TweetAdder operated like an automatic search tool that scoured Twitter to find users to follow, block users or send messages to multiple accounts
Pinterest has opened up to nude photographs, reverting a previous ban and offering a potentially very different service to rival social image networks, which restrict nudity.
Media giant Rupert Murdoch has warned that Facebook's reign may go the way of MySpace as people spend less time on the social network.
A Facebook app called Social Roulette, which has a one in six chance of deleting your Facebook account, was just killed by the social networking giant.