Topic: Social Networks

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

LinkedIn Refreshes Profile Pages 25 million profiles viewed daily, says company

LinkedIn is revamping its core profile pages. Starting Tuesday (Oct. 16) the company's 175 million users will see a host of new tools and user options on their Linkedin profile pages,…

October 16, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

Data Points: Men and Tech A look at guys' attitudes toward the Internet, social media and technology, by demo

Everyone knows that men like their gadgets, but when it comes to attitudes towards technology and its offspring, gender can make all the difference. According to DDB Worldwide Communications Group's…

September 27, 2012, 11:22 AM EDT

Facebook Rolls Out Timeline to Brand Pages All will be automatically updated on March 30

The day has come. Facebook’s Timeline profile format is finally available for brand pages after rolling out to consumers in waves since Timeline was announced in September. The new page layout…

February 29, 2012, 12:34 PM EST

Google+ Now Open to All Social network to challenge Facebook

Google has opened its social networking site, Google+, to the public, after three months as an invite-only service. The search company has updated features for Google+, including video “hangouts," where…

September 21, 2011, 7:29 AM EDT

Facebook Rolls Out Facial Recognition Feature EU worries about privacy violations

Facebook has a new feature that’s either really cool—or kind of creepy. The social network has released a facial recognition feature that "recognizes" Facebook friends for photo tagging, and it’s…

June 8, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

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In Case You Missed It on… Digital stories dominate this week’s most popular list

Digital stories dominate this week’s most popular list. Here’s a recap: Captcha Ads: Awesome for Brands, Awkward for Users? leads the pack with 215 tweets, more than 100 Facebook “likes” and…

June 3, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

Blockbuster LinkedIn IPO Draws Google Comparisons First day trading sees 140% spike

Reid Hoffman can rest easy tonight. As the founder of the first U.S.-based social network to go public, he’s just become an overnight gazillionaire. Or billionaire, at least. His 19…

May 19, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

Facebook Admits It Hired PR Firm to Smear Google The social networking site had Burson plant negative stories

On Tuesday, USA Today reported that two reps for PR firm Burson-Marsteller were attempting to plant negative stories about Google, claiming that its Social Circle feature violates privacy and FTC…

May 12, 2011, 7:33 AM EDT