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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…

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,…

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…

Samsung shows you who's still on MySpace

Ever feel distrustful of someone whose social-network profile-pic pose is exaggerated or contrived? Well, your skepticism is justified, according to this Samsung promotional video, in which monsters work…

Geico's Kash joins Twitter, says very little

In a move that ranks among the gravest misuses of social media of all time, Kash, the unspeaking, inanimate, googly-eyed wad of bank notes who stumps for Geico, has…

Barbarian fighting the good fight on Twitter

It's not hard to find bad news about the media industry, whether it's the plummeting ad revenues for newspapers, the layoffs at magazines or the full-blown ad recession. It…

Late to Twitter? Brands may be out of luck

A few months back, I made a pleasant discovery: The popular social site Twitter would release inactive user names if you asked them to. This was great news for…

David Armano makes his social network pay

Critical Mass vp of experiential design David Armano is a certified social-network celebrity, with a well-read blog and popular Twitter feed. This week, he decided to put his network…

Twitter, now with 100 percent more Jesus

Do you love Twitter but hate how you have to read all those awful anti-Christian messages on it? Then you need Gospelr, the new Twitter-like service for "ministry microblogging." Gospelr…

A brand's friends: the best money can buy

A group called the Social Media Advertising Council is trying to determine how much a "friend" is worth to brands online (in measurement terms, of course). The group's acronym,…

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