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 […]

German Teenager Accidentally Invites 15,000 Facebook Users To Birthday Party

When you accidentally invite 15,000 Facebook users to your 16th birthday party you probably worry and when 1,500 actually show up it’s still not the best of circumstances, but that’s exactly what happened to a girl in Germany. Users of Facebook quickly received word of the party which was happening at the girls grandparents “undisclosed […]

Twitter.com Now Offering Gowalla, Foursquare, Meetup and Other Social Integrations

Head on over to the new Twitter.com and you’ll not only find new photo sharing and hosting capabilities, you’ll also discover closer integration with Amazon, Gowalla, Foursquare, AOL Video, Meetup, Plantcast and numerous other social platforms as part of the company’s new strategy to offer more features for their users to interact with. The move […]

Google Snaps Up PostRank, Part of Social Strategy Penance?

Earlier this week, we posted about Google’s regrets in parlaying its search engine prowess into social media power. (We will refrain from the obligatory rehash of the massive, flaming disaster that was Google Buzz.) Google’s fortunes in the social media realm could be set to change, with the announcement today that the company has acquired […]

[Women in Social Media] Are Females Afraid of Location Based Apps?

Obviously, I am female. (Well, I hope that’s obvious.) And I clearly have a vested interest in the study of social media, as evidenced by my role in editing this site. Ahem. Personally, I’ve used and written about social media for quite awhile. To say I was unaware of some concerns (ones I personally feel […]

Facebook Wins Big In Court: Social Networking Privacy Bill Shot Down, Ceglia Under Fire

On Thursday, Facebook and several of their large social networking competitors stomped out the social networking privacy bill known as SB 242 which would have required all social networking sites to default personal information to private while forcing users to set their own privacy settings before being allowed to use such sites. The bill, which […]