Pinterest: An image-sharing Internet sensation

Pinterest: An image-sharing Internet sensation

Review: Pinterest, reportedly the fastest-growing website ever, combines the best parts of several social networks.


Britons ‘bored by social networks’


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Increasing numbers of Britons are becoming bored with social media, a new YouGov study has found.

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March 5, 2012

10 Facebook Tips For Not Annoying Friends


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An unusual decree by a judge in a divorce case raises the issue about what’s appropriate, and what’s not, on social networks.



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February 26, 2012

iPad 3 Announcement, FBI Wants Data From Social Network, and Google-Motorola Deal is Approved


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On World Tech Update this week, Apple announces when they will debut the next iPad, the FBI wants to mine data from social networks, a Yahoo shareholder challenges board picks, US and Europe approve Google-Motorola deal, and President Obama launches marshmallows.



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February 17, 2012

Facebook and Twitter: the anti-social networks that bring out the worst in us all


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Facebook and similar sites encourage banality, boasting and boring banter, says Bryony Gordon.

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February 9, 2012

Social networks fail to dictate Christmas shopping behaviour


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Social media sites such as Facebook did not revolutionise the way Americans shopped over Christmas, a major annual study has found.

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January 15, 2012

It’s the Google-Microsoft snow ball fight!


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This holiday, Google has delighted searchers with Easter Egg “let it snow”, which spread virally across blogs and social networks over the weekend. Type “let it snow” into a Google search box and watch the flakes fall. It’s a wonderful HTML5 demo.

Snow ball fight! Microsoft couldn’t let Google’s demo go unanswered, offering its own, which is best for the minority of people running Windows 8 Developer Preview on a PC with touchscreen display. Rob Mauceri, Internet Explorer group product manager explains in post “Let it snow.. faster!” Say, Google, are you going to let Microsoft throw more snow?

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December 22, 2011

eBay buys Hunch to better guess what you will buy

eBay buys Hunch to better guess what you will buy

In an effort the provide better personalized recommendations, eBay has acquired privately-held Hunch, a two-year-old service that suggests content on the Internet based on personal tastes. The auction service expects Hunch to integrate into a variety of its offerings beyond recommendations.

Hunch founder Chris Dixon will lead eBay’s existing recommendations team, reports indicate. “We’ll be tackling all kinds of interesting challenges as part of eBay including predictive merchandising, interpreting unstructured data and creating merchant insights”, he writes in a blog post announcing the acquisition. “We can’t wait to get started”.

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November 21, 2011

Taptu ties together professional and social news feeds

Taptu ties together professional and social news feeds

With a range of social networks to choose from, each with their own timeline or news feed available, coupled with blogs and news websites, many Internet users have a huge amount of information to wade through each day. If you don’t fancy the idea of visiting each of your preferred news websites and blogs individually, or cluttering up your phone or tablet’s home screen with endless social networking apps, Taptu may be of interest as it makes it possible to access all of your social network and news feeds in one place.

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October 15, 2011

During the next natural disaster, don’t even bother calling

During the next natural disaster, don't even bother calling

Two days ago, the state of Virginia experienced the largest earthquake it had felt since 1944, and the entire Northeastern region of the U.S. shook.

Millions took to posting on social networks in the moments that followed the tremor, and an untold number of people began making mobile phone calls to check in or check up, promptly overloading the networks, forcing many to use the web as their fallback method of communication.

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August 26, 2011