Facebook Facial Recognition Backlash: European Union Opens Investigation

With Facebook automatically turning on automated facial recognition photo-tagging we knew it was only a matter of time before governmental investigations were launched and now we have learned that the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party in the European Union have launched an inquiry to determine if the social networks new feature goes against current […]

Twitter Reveals Automatic Link Shortening For Twitter.com

t.co links on Twitter have been showing up for a while now, however the company has never implemented automatic link shortening, at least they hadn’t before today. According to Twitter: Just paste a link of any length into the Tweet box on Twitter.com. After you’ve composed your Tweet and you hit the “Tweet” button, we’ll […]

WordPress.com Integrates Twitter and Facebook Commenting With Traditional System

WordPress.com blogs are now offering visitors the option to sign in with their Facebook and Twitter account to leave comments. Users still also have the option to leave a “Guest” comment without logging in or to leave comments as a WordPress user. The new option is meant to provide a much more robust commenting system […]

Facebook Changes Privacy Policy, Turns On Facial Recognition For Millions Of Visitors

Facebook facial recognition technology was revealed towards the end of 2010 and offers users the option to have photographs automatically tagged, at the time of the announcement the program was not made available so users couldn’t choose to turn it on or off at will, however many users are not reporting that the program is […]

[Infographic] Airlines and Social Media Today, At a Glance

Simpliflying did a study about the use of social media by airlines- and they’ve compiled the results into a handy infographic. The infographic is just an overview, but fascinating. It will be interesting to see the more detailed information when it’s released. Do you follow any airlines on social media? Which sites and which airlines? […]

Foodspotting Offers Trip to Ireland to One Lucky User

Sharing pictures of food on social networks is a kind of “love it or hate it” activity. As an early food-pic-sharer, I happen to be quite fond of the practice. (Which leads to several “WTF?” comments on Facebook when I post a new pic of my disco fries.) Which is why I was so impressed […]