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 […]

France Outlaws “Facebook” and “Twitter” Mentions On TV

In what can only be described as one of the dumbest network broadcasting rules we have ever heard, officials in France this week banned the words “Facebook” and “Twitter” from the television. Under the strange law newscasters may only refer to both social networks if the networks themselves make the news, while they can not […]

Twitter Photo Hosting: Don’t Worry You Own Your Photos

If you heard news today that Twitter will own your photos it’s time to take a deep breath and relax, it turns out that information is 100% false. Rumors of Twitter photo ownership started today when Courtney Boyd Myers at The Next Web asked Photobucket CEO Tom Munro who owned the users work, to which […]

[Experience] Intel’s ‘Museum of Me’ Makes Your Facebook Account an Exhibit

It’s been proven that looking at our own Facebook profiles gives us a little ego-massage, with the carefully curated collection of individual content providing sometimes much-needed positive reinforcement. Intel has a new “Museum of Me” web feature that pulls your data and creates a cute little distraction based on your friends, likes and information stored […]

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: I Screwed Up Against Facebook

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt came out and told his audience at the Wall Street Journal‘s D: All Things Digital conference on Wednesday that when it came to taking Facebook head on he screwed up. As Facebook crosses the 700 million member mark and Google spends billions to catch up the company’s heavy hitter said: “Three […]