Posts tagged “Social Media”
An overview of surveys about location-based services shows that the use of them is growing, especially among young men.
"Facebook is for every person you've met or have come across,"says co-founder of the new social networking website. "Shizzlr is for your actual 20 friends and the people you hang out with."
The talks have valued Twitter at $8 billion to $10 billion, according to unnamed sources cited by The Wall Street Journal. The sources said the company had 2010 revenue of $45 million but lost money as it hired and invested in data centers.
EmergingMedia Research Council, which is based in the Triangle, says 76% of ads included online presence; eight touted Facebook; and Audi became the first Super Bowl advertiser to use a Twitter hashtag.
Involving users in advertisements without their consent has been a thorny issue for Facebook. Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said in this case the company is making money off a person's name or likeness without their consent. He calls it "subtle and misleading" and says users should object.
A variety of reports find that online communities designed for women are more trustworthy and meet needs better, eMarketer reports.
Opinion from Vivek Wadhwa: Is Quora a trend or a fad? Likely, the latter. What is more likely to happen and makes far more sense is that a new generation of private, gated communities will grow and evolve. This is where people with common interests will gather and exchange ideas.
In its new cybersecurity report, the networking giant says spam declined for the first time in 2010. Cybercriminals also are targeting non-Windows operating systems and mobile applications. Plus, "money mules" are trafficking looted funds.
The words you write on Twitter can tell people more than just the status of your relationship or how you like the latest Bon Jovi CD. It may just indicate not only how you're living, but where you're living in the U.S., study finds.