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…Continue Reading ›
If you’ve just moved the rock, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is currently at the center of an ugly scandal that centers around the use of social media for private, adult conversations. Those of us that rely on social media to conduct a large number of our interactions- professional and personal- have probably felt a…Continue Reading ›
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…Continue Reading ›
Just spotted this video on Mashable– it hasn’t been verified as legit yet, but what do you think of the concept? How awkward will it be when one of the 152 people- amusingly close to Dunbar’s Number– inevitably defriends her?
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?…Continue Reading ›
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…Continue Reading ›
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…Continue Reading ›
Social media has changed the way we communicate with our friends, families, co-workers and even strangers, but could it also change the way we eat or at least give insight into what type of users consume what they do? That appears to be the goal for the team at Lab 42 who interviewed using social…Continue Reading ›
Via AllFacebook comes this infographic about common Facebook profile photo practices. How many times have you updated your profile pic this year?
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…Continue Reading ›