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Will Facebook Be Destroyed on November 5th? Will Facebook Be Destroyed on November 5th?
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What would you do if Facebook was no more? Tweet more? I bet Google+ would open up invites even more in the event of a total Facebook collapse. We all might be faced with that reality, says hacktivist group Anonymous. …

Facebook Messenger App Launches with Group Chat Facebook Messenger App Launches with Group Chat
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Facebook has announced a new mobile app called Messenger. The app, which the company says will be available today for iPhone and Android, is a standalone app – separate from Facebook’s regular mobile app. It would appear that the app …

Publishers Are Information Marketers Publishers Are Information Marketers
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The trend towards “brands as publishers” over the past year has an increasing number of businesses entering the world of content in ways that are creating new opportunities for online marketing. The notion of brands publishing editorial is nothing new …

Google+ Account Name Guidelines Updated Google+ Account Name Guidelines Updated
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Google has updated its Profile Name Policy, which has been the cause of some controversy in the beginning weeks of Google+. In a nutshell, Google’s guidelines for Your Name and Google+ Profiles are as follows: Use your full first and …

QR Codes and Mammograms: Better Health Through Technology QR Codes and Mammograms: Better Health Through Technology

If you ask most people, I’m sure that they would tell you that the health care field can greatly benefit from the rapidly growing tech sector. Whether it is better machinery, more organized record keeping or doctors having accessibility to …

Google Launches New Series of Matt Cutts Webmaster Tutorials Google Launches New Series of Matt Cutts Webmaster Tutorials
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Google’s head of web spam, Matt Cutts, has been answering webmaster questions in short videos for quite some time now. The videos have often been quite informative, and have tackled numerous issues that common webmasters face on a day-to-day basis. …

LinkedIn Profiles Get Update, Users Get to Help LinkedIn Profiles Get Update, Users Get to Help

LinkedIn has launched a new “Improve Your Profile” tool, aimed at allowing members to optimize their presence. “Think of it as a virtual profile adviser – just for you,” says LinkedIn’s Aaron Bronzan. “The Improve Your Profile Tool analyzes your …

England Riots Consume The Internet England Riots Consume The Internet

Everywhere you turn, at least on the Internet, content from the misguided riots going on across the pond are flooding outlets of every kind. Whether it’s a site like Reddit or an actual news outlet like CNN.com, the English riots …

Dirty Dancing Remake Quite Unpopular on Twitter Dirty Dancing Remake Quite Unpopular on Twitter
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C’mon, people – at least it will probably end up better than Havana Nights. Late last night the news broke that Lionsgate studios had given the green light to a remake of the 1987 Patrick Swayze / Jennifer Grey film …

Twitter Takes Next Step with Advertising Twitter Takes Next Step with Advertising
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Twitter recently introduced the latest aspect of its advertising plan called Promoted Tweets to Followers. The move allows companies to put tweets that include special announcements, offers, and more into their followers’ streams. These paid posts are inserted near the top of users’ streams to ensure that they will be seen even if users are not online when they are published.

Your iPhone Apps Are Leaving You Vulnerable To Identity Theft Your iPhone Apps Are Leaving You Vulnerable To Identity Theft

It’s always something when it comes to mobile devices, privacy and security. Along with geo-tracking and the fear that your phones might be logging your every move, you can add this tech-worry to your list of concerns: Your smartphone apps …

BlackBerry Blog Hacked After RIM Cooperates with Authorities BlackBerry Blog Hacked After RIM Cooperates with Authorities
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RIM’s official BlackBerry blog Inside Blackberry is currently down, after being hacked by a group going by the name TeaMp0isoN. The reason? Well, BlackBerry Messenger, was interestingly the communication channel of choice among rioters, apparently, and RIM indicated that it …

The Power of The Internet Brings Us The People of Burning Man The Power of The Internet Brings Us The People of Burning Man

Be it crowd funding or crowdsourcing or anything else of a successful viral nature, the Internet is an incredibly powerful tool when it comes to organizing a movement or getting like-minded individuals together for a common cause and/or purpose. The …

Boxee for iPad Released Boxee for iPad Released

Boxee announced today that it has released its long-awaited iPad app. The app comes with the Boxee Media Manager, which allows it to stream videos from your PC to the iPad, as well as a “Watch Later” bookmarklet and firmware …

Do These Vile Facebook Comments Deserve Free Speech Protection? [UPDATED] Do These Vile Facebook Comments Deserve Free Speech Protection? [UPDATED]
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Last week, we asked you whether or not social media sites should censor offensive content. The issue that spawned that debate was the possible removal of certain trending topics by the folks at Twitter. After a certain hashtag (#reasonstobeatyourgirlfriend) gained …

Twitterfeed Acquired by Bitly Twitterfeed Acquired by Bitly
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Bitly, once Twitter’s favorite URL shortening service before Twitter decided to go with its own service, announced that it has acquired Twitterfeed. Twitterfeed allows bloggers to “feed their blogs to Twitter,” Facebook and other services. Two weeks ago, Twitterfeed announced …

More Friend Filtering from Facebook More Friend Filtering from Facebook

Facebook recently rolled out a new home page interface that displays a select list of the user’s friends along the vertical length of the right side of the screen. It makes it easy to see when these friends are available …

In The Browser Race, Google Chrome Is The Fastest In The Browser Race, Google Chrome Is The Fastest
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Take that, Mozilla, Microsoft, Opera, and Apple. Google’s kicking your butt when it comes to making the fastest browser in terms of real-world use. OK, now that that’s out of the way, here’s the gist: Over at Compuware, the benchmark …

“I’m Gonna Be Your Friend” Social Media Campaign Targets East African Poverty “I’m Gonna Be Your Friend” Social Media Campaign Targets East African Poverty
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The Save The Children organization is hoping to raise both awareness and funds to help the “devastating food crisis affecting millions of children and their families across East Africa.” Today they announced the launch of I’m Gonna Be Your Friend, …

Facebook Adds Mobile Reporting, Password Reset Facebook Adds Mobile Reporting, Password Reset

Facebook said it will start extending two new safety features to its mobile site and native apps. These are mobile social reporting and mobile password reset. The former, Facebook says, “provides a social flow where you can let your friends …

AOL Earnings Report Released AOL Earnings Report Released

AOL released its earnings report for the second quarter this morning. Included was strong advertising growth, particularly in display. Global ad revenue grew $14.3 million from Q2 2010, though it was negatively impacted by $11.8 million related to $5.9 million …

Spotify Hits 175,000 Paid Members Says Source Spotify Hits 175,000 Paid Members Says Source

Two things have launched in the past month or so that sent people into a frenzy to acquire invites. First, Google+‘s invite system had the internet community in a virtual freakout with people finding ways to game the system as …

“New Twitter” is Now Just “Twitter” “New Twitter” is Now Just “Twitter”

Last week, Twitter tweeted, “If you’re currently using Old Twitter, we want to let you know that you’ll be upgraded to New Twitter this week.” Well, here it is Monday, and the roll-out has been completed. Twitter announced as much …

Google+ to Be Second Largest Social Network in US Within a Year, Survey Says Google+ to Be Second Largest Social Network in US Within a Year, Survey Says
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YouGov has put out some survey results about Google+, and says that Google’s social network is “well positioned” to become the second largest social networking site in the U.S. within a year. That means surpassing MySpace, LinkedIn, and Twitter. The …