All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘social networks’

“Ghost Town” Google+ Boasts 135 Million Active Users

Today Google launched Google+ Communities, which allows users of the social network to create and join large common interest groups complete with discussion, hangouts, and seamless sharing across the web. They also announced that former iPad app of the year Snapseed, which Google acquired back in September, is now available for Android. But inside those announcements, Google Senior VP Vic …

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Your Instagram Photos Look Terrible on Twitter Because Instagram Wants You to Use Instagram

Instagram has always wanted to be more than a place to filter your photos. That’s why your Instagram app has a news stream. That’s why you have the ability to like and comment on other users’ photos. Instagram is its own social network – not just a service to make your posts on other social networks more interesting. That’s why …

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LinkedIn Looks At The Professional Vs. Personal Social Network Mindset [Infographic]

LinkedIn and TNS teamed up to release a study called The Mindset Divide, looking at the mindset of global social network users. “On professional networks, the consumer mindset revolves around ‘investing time,” a LinkedIn spokesperson tells WebProNews. “For example, they are three times more likely to use such networks to keep up to date with their career over personal networks. …

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Winklevoss Twins Pump $1 Million into Divya Narendra’s SumZero

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have put their hands into another social network, but this one doesn’t involve likes, pokes, or any photos of obscure friends’ babies. The Winklevii, best known for the part they played in the creation of Facebook and the years-long lawsuit that followed, have just invested $1 million into a four-year-old startup, SumZero. SumZero bills itself as …

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Google+ Is Getting A Lot Bigger In Brazil

It wasn’t that long ago that Google ruled social media in Brazil with Orkut. Recently, Facebook overtook Orkut in the country, and dominated the landscape there like it does in most places. Don’t count Google out just yet, however. New data from Experian Marketing Services shows some pretty impressive growth for Google+ in Brazil. According to the firm, Google+ saw …

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Samsung Social Network to Launch Next Year

Samsung is expected to launch a social network by early next year, according to a report from The Korea Times, which cites unnamed Samsung officials as its source. According to the report, Samsung is internally calling the project “Samsung Facebook,” and is hoping that its social network will eventually compete with Facebook. Samsung is reportedly using its Family Story software …

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Shared Photo Streams: Apple’s Little Social Network Inside iOS 6

One of Apple’s more impressive uses of their iCloud is the Photo Stream, unveiled with iOS 5 last fall. Simply, if enabled, any photo you take on one device is automatically pushed to all your other Apple devices – no syncing necessary. Not only is the photo stream useful because it cuts the cord, but it can be a lifesaver …

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Facebook’s Dominance Makes For A Big, Blue World

Although Facebook’s foray into the public market has left many with quite the bitter taste in their mouth, the company can take comfort in the fact that at least for now, they are without question dominating the world’s social media market. Vincenzo Cosenza has just put out the June version of his “World Map of Social Networks,” (he does two …

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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 CEO Talks Social Network Success and the Future

After warming up the crowd at D10 with a funny video making fun of modern brand marketing, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and LinkedIn Chairman Reid Hoffman sat down with All Things Digital’s Kara Swisher for an interview about where LinkedIn fits into the social landscape. Weiner responded in his normal way – by throwing out quotable slogans and business-speak faster …

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LinkedIn Parodies Commercials in its D10 Interview

Kara Swisher’s interview with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and LinkedIn Chairman Reid Hoffman detailed LinkedIn’s very stable roadmap for building its social network while also making it profitable for investors. There were no surprises or big LinkedIn announcements, but the heads of LinkedIn did bring a parody video that shows the social network for professional networking actually has a pretty …

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