All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘social network’

NSA Built Secret Social Network To Spy On Americans

How many social networks do you use today? If you’re like most Internet users, you at least have a Facebook and Twitter account. After that, you might also hop onto Google+, Instagram, Vine or Pinterest. If you really want to push your social hipster cred, you might even still rock a MySpace profile. Regardless of your social network allegiances, you …

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LinkedIn Updates its Privacy Policy

LinkedIn, the social network for professional networking, announced this weekend that it will be updating its privacy policy. Starting on Thursday June 7, the company’s Privacy Policy and User Agreement will be updated for clarity and to provide LinkedIn members more control over where their data can be viewed. Eric Heath, the director of legal for product at LinkedIn, announced …

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LinkedIn India Reaches 15 Million Members

LinkedIn’s India division has reached a new milestone: 15 million Indian professionals now use the social network. Over on the LinkedIn Blog, Hari Krishnan, country manager at LinkedIn India, described the company’s excitement at how quickly India has embraced LinkedIn. He states that LinkedIn India’s member base has grown 300% since the beginning of its operations. According to Krishnan, LinkedIn …

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Friends of Wikileaks Social Network Launched

A new social network has popped up, and its mission is to support Wikileaks. The website Friends of Wikileaks (FoWL) will not connect members with friends, but will connect them with like-minded individuals. The goal of the site is to connect people who support Wikileaks and its mission. From the website: Friends of WikiLeaks is a network of people from …

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LinkedIn Today Gets a Redesigned Interface

LinkedIn Today, LinkedIn’s social news feed, has just debuted a new, redesigned interface. The new, blocky style seems to take its cue from the new LinkedIn iPad app, and makes it easy to scan through stories and see who shared them. Joann Wu, the senior designer of user experience at LinkedIn, detailed the interface changes over on the LinkedIn Blog. …

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Not on LinkedIn? Here’s How to Start. [Infographic]

It may sound trite, but if you want to be hired in 2012, you are going to need a LinkedIn profile. The website tops all other social networks when it comes to finding jobs, and adoption of the site is still growing. The site itself has made some recent improvements, releasing a well-designed iPad app and purchasing online slide presentation …

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LinkedIn Opens New Hong Kong Office

LinkedIn, the social network for business professionals, has just announced on its blog that it’s opened an office in Hong Kong, the 9th of which lies in the Asia-Pacific region. Linkedin presently has roughly 25 million members in the region, including Japan, where it also recently opened an office in Tokyo. Hubs were also set up in Bangalore, India and …

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LinkedIn Making It Easier To Find People You Know

LinkedIn, like the best social networking sites out there, includes a feature that makes it easy to find people that you may know. These are usually based off of either mutual friends, past schools or past employment. This works reasonably well, but it could always be made better to make the experience more visual. LinkedIn seems to have had those …

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Facebook Features No Women on Its Board

Facebook features more than 800 million users, most of which are female, but it seems it’s female dominated network isn’t represented in its board of directors. The board is comprised of seven white men. Face to face, Facebook is dwarfed by other companies similar, who all have at least one female board member; LinkedIn and Google are among these companies. …

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Social Network Star Busted With Pot Brownies

Armie Hammer, who played the Winklevii in “The Social Network”, was busted for possession of 3 pot cookies and a brownie in Texas back in November. No word yet on how the case is proceeding, and Hammer doesn’t want to talk about it. He’s hoping to get off with community service time only. Hammer’s other roles has also appeared in …

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Study Shows Texting, Social Media Popular Worldwide

Pew Research Center has released the results of a 21-country survey on mobile phone usage. The study cast a wide net, covering countries of widely varying economic status – from the United States and Japan to Indonesia and Kenya. In almost every country surveyed the majority of the population owned a mobile phone – the lone exception was Pakistan, where …

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Twitter’s Fail Whale Makes An Unceremonious Return

For those of you making you way to work or school this morning, you might be greeted with an old friend while checking your Twitter stream: The Fail Whale. What could be the most loathed mascot on the Internet, Twitter’s Fail Whale has been popping up and ruining the start of the morning for many across the Internet. It’s unclear …

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President Barack Obama Is Now On Google+

It’s still unclear if Google+ can ever catch up to Facebook, but they did just gain a very prominent user, the President of the United States, Barack Obama. The President joined Google+ on Wednesday, and quickly gained a “verified account” notifier. As you might suspect the account isn’t being ran by the President himself, but by his reelection effort. The …

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Google+ Gets Its Own Television Commercial

On Thanksgiving Day, during the Lions vs. Packers game, Google aired a commercial for their Google+ social network. The title of the commercial was “Google+: Sharing but like real life”. The advertisement plays up that it’s different from Facebook, allowing you to organize your family, friends, and random people you know into various Circles. You can check it out below. …

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Co-Founder of Diaspora, Ilya Zhitomirskiy, has passed away

A bit of sad news came out of the tech industry today, Ilya Zhitomirskiy has passed away. If you’re unfamiliar with Zhitomirskiy, he was one of the four co-founders of Diaspora, a free personal web server that implements a distributed social networking service. It’s been rumored that Diaspora could eventually become a direct competitor to Facebook. The death of Zhitomirskiy …

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Social Network Retail, NFS-Enabled iPhone 5 & iPad 3

Today’s infographic round-up features the increase of importance for social networks in retail, and the prospect of a NFC-enabled iPhone 5 and iPad 3. View more infographic round-ups here. The Importance of Social Networks in Retail: ++ Click Image to Enlarge ++ Will Apple Release a NFC-Enabled iPhone 5 or iPad 3? via

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Google Has Begun Deleting Private Google+ Profiles

Earlier this month we told you about Google’s plan to delete private profiles, starting on July 31, 2011. Well my friends today is the fateful day, and Google isn’t wasting anytime with the deletion. They recently updated their help section post to include the following: “If you have a private profile, you will see the following message at the top …

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iOS App Coming for Google+?

For those of you wondering where the iOS app is for Google+ is, you may finally have an answer, albeit a vague one. It appears as though the Google+ iOS app has been submitted to the App Store, sometime prior to yesterday, and is currently awaiting approval, according to a Mountain View employee via her own Google+ account. This should …

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Call of Duty Elite: Social Gaming Comes To…Gaming

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 doesn’t come out until November 8th, but the buzz surrounding the new shooter from Activision has already begun. The reveal trailer was just released last week to controversy surrounding some Brits’ fears that the gameplay may hit a little too close to home. And now we’ve been given a sneak peek at the upcoming …

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Facebook COO: Facebook More Valuable When You’re Older

While Facebook may have half a billion users, there’s a good chance you’ve had some experience with someone from an older generation dismissing it as something for the young. While there are plenty of older people using the service, middle aged is a demographic Facebook would like to get more engaged with its offerings. 

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Movie Trailer For ‘The Social Network’ Releases

Justin Timberlake posted a trailer to the new Facebook movie (The Social Network) on his blog in which he plays Napster’s founder Sean Parker. In the "Social Network" Parker gives advice to the young entrepreneur, Mark Zuckerberg – played by Jesse Eisenberg.

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Facebook’s Guide to the World Cup

Facebook has posted the Facebook Guide to the World Cup, which shows soccer/football fans how to get the most out of the World Cup experience on the social network. "Facebook is helping football fans make the World Cup a more social experience, a Facebook representative tells WebProNews. "Fans around the world can take part in the World Cup action by joining the more than 2.5 million Facebook users who have liked and supported their favorite teams on the Goal! Leaderboard."

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Use Social Network Services To Send Gift Cards

If you are like me and you spend quite a bit of time hanging out on social networks and social media websites online, then you know that your friends’ and family members’ birthdays and other special occasions tend to pop up out of nowhere, and you are left to scramble and purchase something online and send it to them. We are internet power users, and tend to make most of our purchases now online rather than rely on the old antiquated snail mail system.

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