All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘MySpace’
New York lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at protecting minors from sexual predators on social networking sites.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, State Sen. Joseph Bruno and Assemblyman Sheldon Silver released details of the Electronic Security and Targeting of Online Predators Act (E-Stop), which would prohibit convicted sex offenders from accessing social networking sites like MySpace or Facebook.
The year 2008 brings the Superbowl commercials of about 40 advertisers, running about 60 ads (Anheuser Busch has booked 10 slots and several others have more than one).
An on-campus police officer for a Florida middle school is under a criminal investigation because of his MySpace account.
One of the people on his friends list had a link on their profile that led to an Internet porn site. Gulf Middle School resource officer John Nohejl is being investigated by the New Port Richey Police Department and the Florida attorney general’s cyber crimes unit for making the site available to underage children.
The Nielsen Company will use its social networking platform HeyNielsen to measure the appeal of this years Super Bowl ads as they air during the game broadcast on Fox February 3.
Nielsen launched Hey!Nielsen in September 2007 as a forum for pop culture fans to exchange their views with each other. The site currently has 32,000 members.
This is an exciting development . Google is testing a new feature to allow you to target ads to specific demographics on MySpace and other web sites. So it your web site sells NY Yankee tickets and your main demographic is men aged 30-45. Your ads can show up just on profiles of men who are in that age group.
Cato the Elder once said, "I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue, than why I have one." But Cato the Elder died over 2,000 years ago, and somewhere along the way, a few kids seem to have gotten the idea that Bebo and MySpace pages are desirable memorials.
MySpace has formed a partnership with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC to bring short video clips of BBC content to MySpaceTV.
The partnership will allow MySpaceTV users to subscribe to a BBC channel, then view and share clips from new and archived content. Clips will be made available to all MySpaceTV users worldwide.
On my personal calendar, I’ve got Wednesday, January 30th more or less open – nothing of importance is happening. But for one social network, Wednesday might get a little interesting, as a user has decided to make it International Delete Your MySpace Account Day.
A certain group of people must have been half asleep when it watched "Field of Dreams"; with their plan to create and fund friendly companies, MySpace’s executives seem to have garbled the movie’s most quoted message into "if they don’t come, build it."
All the press and the industry observers talked about last year was Facebook, which made it seem like MySpace was soooo 2006. Social networkers, though, must not have been paying too much attention.
According to data from Hitwise, MySpace pulled in 76 percent of US visits to social networking websites in 2007, and 95 percent of them were return visitors in December. This can be interpreted that not only is MySpace commanding the vast majority of the social networking market, but also inspires some pretty fierce loyalty.
For someone who isn’t 17, I have to admit that I spend a fair amount of time digging around in MySpace and trying to understand how all the pieces fit together. Indeed, MySpace help is an an important element of my tech Q&A blog too (where I offer tech support and, specifically myspace help).
As promised, MySpace makes a big announcement today about “Internet safety.” And no, it has nothing to do with not tripping over your power cord.
Naturally, MySpace’s Internet safety announcement is about increasing privacy and safety for its minor members. ReadWriteWeb reports that the updated features will include:
MySpace and 49 attorneys general from across the United States have agreed to a joint effort to promote safety principles to increase teen’s online safety.
The Joint Statement on Key Principles of Social Networking Sites Safety include tools, technology education and law enforcement cooperation. The attorneys general called on other social networking sites to adopt the principles regarding online safety.
Security Watch is reporting a new MySpace security issue that could reasonably make someone’s day unhappy. The idea behind the hack is to send an authentic looking patch from Microsoft to a person’s computer, once they have clicked on a link to view a person’s profile.
Logged in to my MySpace account and was rather surprised to be greeted with this:
Ah, okay, I thought to myself. I knew it was coming and that MySpace wouldn’t be able to resist ripping off one of the core features of the Facebook world, but it was a bit of a surprise because I haven’t seen anyone mention it as of yet.
MySpace has launched MySpace Celebrity, a channel focused on entertainment culture, news, blogs, videos, and events.
The social networking site wants MySpace Celebrity to be a popular online destination for celebrities to communicate directly with their fans in the MySpace community. The site has 300 official celebrity MySpace profiles on the new channel, including actors, musicians, athletes, comedians and socialites.
Close to half (45%) of 18- to 24-year olds prefer spending 15 minutes of free time on social networking sites instead of watching TV, reading, talking on the phone or playing video games according to a new survey from Future Laboratory commissioned by MySpace.
This article talks about how social networks can make a post go viral – or spread like crazy.
It focuses specifically on the biggest social networks – MySpace and Facebook. Facebook tends to be a bit more technical – allowing you to utilize apps to spread the word. They also attract different types of people.
HarperCollins Publishers is partnering with MySpace to launch MySpace/HarperTeen.
Harper says it is an interactive community for teen readers to read authors blogs, connect with each other, post photos, communicate on message boards and participate in HarperTeen contests, programs and online polls. Starting in January 2008, HarperTeen authors will regularly interact with readers on MySpace through chats.
If we’re to compare news stories to Christmas presents, then this is not the biggest one under the tree. It’s probably, at best, something rather small in a stocking. Nonetheless: MySpace has added a Photobucket-related option to its Comments Editor.
Christmas isn’t even here yet and the social networking giants Facebook and MySpace are already focusing on Valentine’s Day. MySpace will introduce members to a pickup artist, while Facebookers get access Match.com’s Little Black Book, both in efforts to help members’ love lives.
You remember in college when you had a large circle of male and female buddies and everything was awesome until two of the buddies started dating and then it just got weird? Well, Facebook and MySpace are looking to mimic that phenomenon online.