Zurb Announces FlickrBomb For Developers

Web development company ZURB has released a new program called flickrBomb which allows web designers to create dynamic placeholders for their HTML mockups by performing a simple Flickr search using the HTML based <img> tag. The program is the first to allow for searchable flickr images as placeholders, while creating a dynamic ever changing rotation […]

Report: Facebook to Release Long Awaited iPad App

Using Facebook on an iPad is a bit awkward right now, as you know if you’ve attempted it. Currently, all that’s available in Apple’s App Store is the iPhone version of Facebook, which is frustrating to use on the iPad. The mobile site is also an option, but the lack of a dedicated iPad app […]

[Social Journalism] Is Social Media the Bong of Bad Reporting?

Late last month, reports swirled of a large number of bodies uncovered at a Texas home, several of the deceased being children. As the old saying goes, a lie can run halfway across the world before the truth gets its boots on, and such was the case here- I first heard the sordid story from […]

Twitter News Aggregator Paper.li Gets Optimized For Mobile Use

Paper.li has done a great job since it’s launch to bring aggregated stories from around the web to their interface via Tweets and now the company has announced fully optimized versions of their daily newspaper program for iPhones, iPods and Android phones. According to Kelly at Paper.li: Our new mobile site will make users’ content […]

Facebook Users Are More “Socially” Aware Than Offline Friends [Social Psych]

Facebook users are more “socially aware” of their environment, at least that’s what a new survey found for Pew Research Centers Internet American Life Project. The survey phoned 2,225 American adults and found that Facebook users tend to be more trusting of other people, have a larger group of friends and on average they tend […]

[Infographic] If Twitter Users Renamed American Cities

Those who tweet don’t always give up their real location in their profile, but inboxQ culled location data from the 66% of users who are coy about where they Twitter from. The map that resulted shows some common aliases for American cities, and is pretty interesting. Where do you say you tweet at? [via TNW]

Social Media Sites See Record Number Of Visitors And Engagement In May

We hear all the time about Facebook and their 700 million users and massive number of pageviews, however it’s not just Facebook that has received massive visitor increases over the last 12 months, in May Linkedin, Twitter and Tumbler all witnessed record months in terms of visitors. Check out the newest comScore report based on […]

[Social Precedent] Juror Faces Jail For Facebooking Defendant

One of the interesting aspects of social media moving into every area of our lives is the setting of legal precedent based on social media interaction. Social media has opened the proverbial can of worms when it comes to the law. Are social network activities legally protected under the First Amendment? The Fourth Amendment? In […]