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Topic: Social Networks

Here's Why Facebook Never Created a 'Dislike' Button Liking is universal, but negativity takes many forms, creator explains

As anyone who's posted something ostensibly insightful on Reddit knows, watching your comment get downvoted into a negative abyss can leave you feeling stung and downright pissed off. That's exactly the…

October 20, 2014, 11:26 AM EDT

Ello Can't Keep Up With the 45,000 Hourly Requests to Join Anti-tracking manifesto has led to massive growth

Say hello to Ello, the sleek anti-tracking social network that's making headlines. The company claims that it's now receiving 45,000 requests to join per hour—far more than its beta platform…

September 26, 2014, 3:06 PM EDT

Ashley Madison Draws Complaints Over Profile Deletion Fee Hookup site says it covers administrative costs

Ashley Madison has aroused yet another controversy. The online hookup site, which enables married and partnered men and women to connect on the sly for illicit rendezvous, has apparently made it…

August 26, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

Lovely Ad for Pinterest Shows How It Can Inspire Collaborative Brilliance (or at Least Dinner) Messaging opens up new possibilities

Pinterest touts its newly unveiled messaging feature in this handsomely shot two-and-a-half minute video from production house Strike Anywhere. The clip is Apple-esque, as are so many personal-tech ads these days,…

August 19, 2014, 3:39 PM EDT

How Are Social Networks Evolving? Join Us for #AdweekChat to Weigh In With Experts Twitter chat begins at 2 p.m. Eastern today

Sometimes it can feel like the world of social media marketing has grown stagnant, with Facebook holding the throne since 2008 and Twitter long dominating real-time discussion. But as Adweek staff…

July 29, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

Facebook Claims Baby-Faced Fraudster Used All The Click Tricks Marketing underworld exposed

His tabloid name is the Baby-Faced Wolf of Wall Street, and now Facebook wants to paint him as the face of ad fraud. Martin Grunin, a 22-year-old New Yorker, was…

May 23, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT

LinkedIn Opens Ad Platform Launches API for new marketing partners

LinkedIn is opening its ad business with two new offerings. One plugs advertising partners directly into the platform so they can sell ads in users' feeds, and the other helps…

April 24, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

Google Plus Just as Popular as Twitter in U.S., Study Says And has more visitors than Instagram, Pinterest

Google Plus has the same number of U.S. users as Twitter and more opportunity for brands, according to a new survey from Forrester Research. Google Plus, the 2-year-old network that…

March 31, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

Student Announces New App by Sending Out a Fake Campus Shooting Alert UNC is not amused

File this one under "unwise ways to announce your startup." UNC student Taylor Robinette recently launched his new social networking app, Bevii, via email blast to his fellow students. Which might…

October 18, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

Even Millennials Worry About Their Online Past Their friends are spilling secrets

With social networking on the rise, people have quickly come to realize that keeping their private lives private is increasingly out of their hands. A survey by JWT found that…

March 19, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

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