Arguing against the claims made by Iran, a 'New Yorker' writer expressed that social media would never give birth to social revolution.
Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker writes that as per the social networking evangelists, Twitter and Facebook will escort a new age of global civil rights engagement. Giving instances to add to the facts, they talk about last year's protests in Moldova and Iran, which they blamed was triggered by flammable tweets.
After hitting the United States and the United Kingdom, Facebook’s controversial location-sharing service Facebook Places is now available in Australia.
Social networking site’s new service, which was rolled out in the United Kingdom earlier this month, allows users to check-in at shops, bars and restaurants. Users can share their location their facebook friends via mobile devices such as iPhone. They can keep tabs on movements of Facebook friends.
The number of unique people visiting the social networking site, Twitter every month, has finally been able to exceed MySpace’s, in the month of August.
Marketing research Company, comScore extracted the information that even though Twitter came at the third place amongst the social networking site’s group, on the overall top 50 properties’ list, it held the bottommost rank.
The lead taken by Twitter outdoing MySpace was by marginal level, which was 96 million versus 95 million.
The Social Network, a film that discloses the undisclosed fact about the development of Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, hits cinemas on Friday, October 1.
The upcoming film, written by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin and directed by Academic Award Best Director nominated David Fincher, depicts the black side of the popular social networking site’s founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’ rise.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder & chief executive of Facebook, announced a donation of $100 million to schools in Newark.
The 26-year-old billionaire called the donation an investment in leaders he trusted to create a national symbol of educational excellence. He said he donated to help improving public education in Newark.
Commenting on his generous move, Zuckerberg said, "I've had a lot of opportunities in my life, and a lot of that comes from, you know, having gone to really good schools. And I just want to do what I can to make sure that everyone has those same opportunities."
A 14-year-old girl from Hertfordshire, who included her address on a Facebook birthday party invitation, was shocked when 21, 000 people said they would attend the party.
Rebecca Javeleau mistakenly made her address public on social networking platform Facebook while inviting her close friends to her birthday party on October 7. She received more than 2,000 responses within jus 30 minutes of posting the invitation.
Twitter that allows users to send and receive messages of up to 140 characters has announced that it was testing a new targeting technology that would help brands target users more efficiently.
The micro-blogging site explained that it was preparing an “interest graph” that would, on the one had, help brands target people via Promoted Tweets, and other hand would generate more income for the company.
Twitter’s product manager Shiva Rajaraman said that who someone follows provides a good indication about what one is interested in.
A security flaw in micro-blogging service Twitter allowed hackers to wreck havoc on Tuesday by redirecting thousands of users to third-party sites, including hardcore pornography.
Lord Sugar and Sarah Brown were among thousands of Twitter users who found themselves redirecting other users to pornographic sites. Twitter users complained that when the moused over posted links on Twitter.com, third-party websites would pop up on the page even if they didn’t click on them.
Reports that Facebook is working on a social-networking phone has already been denied by a spokesperson for the company, but question is still there why the social networking giant enter the mobile phone arena.
To join the growing mobile market is becoming more and more important for any company whose business is based on the Internet because that is where the eyeballs are. As per the International Telecommunications Union’s estimates there are as many as five billion mobile phone subscribers in the world.
Popular, but controversial social networking platform Facebook curtly denied reports that claim the company is working on a mobile phone.
The social-networking giant responded after reports started emerging that the company had hit an agreement with hardware manufacturers and network providers to launch a Facebook-branded phone.
After launching location-sharing service, Facebook Places, in the United States last month, the controversial networking site has rolled the new service in the UK also.
However, experts are of the view that it will take time for Facebook Places, which allows users to check-in at shops, hotels, restaurants and bars, to get popular in the UK as Brits will likely take time to adopt the new location tool due to privacy concerns.
Brits will likely take time to adopt social networking platform Facebook’s new location tool, Facebook Places, digital experts predicted.
Facebook Places lets users to check-in at shops, bars and restaurants. The service was released in the United States last month, but it was launched in the UK only yesterday.
General manager Martin McNulty at search marketing specialist Forward 3D said that Facebook Places could experience a slow rate of adoption in the UK as people would like first to estimate the potential benefits of the ‘checking-in’ service.
The recent most war of words can easily be fought with what is called as the latest weapon in the name of social networking termed as the 'attack tweet’.
It is claimed that political insurgents are making news about the happenings at the "tea party" that also roll over GOP regulars from New York to Colorado all with one tool, the ‘attack tweet’ campaign.
It has been said by the comScore that 41.1 million minutes have been spent by the U. S. Web users on Facebook and 39.8 million minutes on all the Websites of Google, including Gmail, YouTube and other properties.
Facebook's position at the top in terms of minutes logged to the Website shows that it has become very important for Google to start working on its pending social network.
The reason that the Facebook has exceeded its search portal giants is extensive sharing of photos, video, links and content on the Website, which led to the dramatic increase in the number of users.
Yahoo Inc. is giving a face-lift to its email service to prevent its dwindling user base from further decline and compete with rivals such as Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
Apart from search giants, Yahoo Inc. has also been facing cut-throat competition from social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
The changes to Yahoo Mail, which are a part of project Minty, are intended to increase the speed of the service in countries where Internet connections are comparatively slower.