First Look at the Google+ social network: The Top Secret Demo

June 28, 2011

One thing that’s clear about Google is that they’ve mastered the art of subterfuge.

Mashable Follow feature picks up traction

June 1, 2011

The technology and culture oriented website Mashable has met a new milestone, netting some 100,000 users as participants for its new “Follow” feature. Launched in April, Follow lets readers keep tabs on topics of interest and share news with others in their social network.  Readers can tailor the subject matter they are interested in by clicking on the Follow button alongside an article or by hitting the Follow button on a list of topics. The green button also lets readers share content with their Twitter, Facebook and others in additional social networks in one fell swoop.

Tencent, De Wolfe among interested buyers for Myspace

April 7, 2011
De Wolfe and Murdoch in happier times (Photo: Reuters)

De Wolfe and Murdoch in happier times (Photo: Reuters)

Chinese Internet holding company Tencent, Myspace founder Chris De Wolfe and Myspace’s current management team are among the 20 odd names kicking the tires at the once might social network to see whether it’s worth buying outright or partnering in some sort of spin-out with current owner News Corp.

from Reuters Investigates:

Myspace and Facebook: the numbers tell it all

April 7, 2011

Yinka Adegoke delves into what happened at Myspace in his special report today: "How News Corp got lost in Myspace."

Google sprinkles search results with social networking, but leaves out Facebook

February 17, 2011

GOOGSocSearch1Google is turning up the volume on social networking content within its Internet search results.

Social networking’s next frontier: the Boob Tube

January 31, 2011

IntoNowScreenYou already tell your friends which bars and restaurants you’re hanging out at, thanks to social networking tools like Facebook Places and Foursquare.

For Rent: Office space with the Friendster founder

January 10, 2011

FoundersDenJonathan Abrams ignited the social networking craze by making it easy for people to connect with groups of acquaintances on Friendster, the first successful social networking Web site launched in 2002.

Should you trust Facebook with your email?

By Michael Fertik
November 19, 2010

INTERNET-SOCIALMEDIA/PRIVACY- Michael Fertik is the CEO and Founder of ReputationDefender, the online privacy and reputation company. The views expressed are his own. -

LinkedIn’s secret anti-Facebook weapon: Keg Stands

November 17, 2010

BeerKeg LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has two words that reassure him that his professional social network is not threatened by Facebook: Keg stands.

Nielsen Says – In: social networking; Out: email

August 2, 2010

INTERNET-SOCIALMEDIA/PRIVACYAnyone with a Facebook account knows how addictive social networking can be. But a new report by analytics firm Nielsen illustrates just how central social networking has become in the Average Joe’s day-to-day life.