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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…

March 22, 2010, 6:59 AM EDT

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…

February 17, 2009, 7:26 AM EST

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…

January 29, 2009, 1:40 PM EST

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…

January 29, 2009, 9:30 AM EST

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…

January 7, 2009, 12:55 PM EST

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…

September 22, 2008, 7:28 AM EDT

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,…

September 18, 2008, 9:20 AM EDT

Stop wasting your life online, says Dentyne

Can you surf the Web and chew gum at the same time? Perhaps, but you'll be wasting your time. That's according to Dentyne, which has a bunch of posters up…

September 17, 2008, 12:18 PM EDT

I see dead people ... all over the Internet

A social network for the dead? Why do we need one of those when we've got Friendster? Actually, two such venues are going live (pun intended) online:, from…

September 16, 2008, 7:53 AM EDT

James Bond has changed his profile picture

A social network for secret agents? Sounds like a contradiction in terms. But A-Space, a forum for U.S. personnel working for agencies like the CIA, FBI and NSA, goes…

September 8, 2008, 9:49 AM EDT