In 1984, singer-songwriter Tina Turner asked “What’s Love Got to Do with It” in her breakthrough solo album. This year, political observers find themselves asking the same thing about the massive infiltration of social media into political campaigns—“What’s Social Campaigning Got to Do with It?” As we see it, the answer is pretty simple for candidates running for the U.S. Senate: the difference between winning and losing.
Facebook's patent could feed resentment - TECHNEWSWORLD
Facebook last week won the right to call the news feed its very own. Patent 7,699,123 was issued by the U.S. Patent Office last Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg and seven other Facebook executives; it’s described as a method for displaying a news feed in a social network environment
When Ryan Wilson started getting text messages from a teenage girl a few months ago, he thought nothing of it. After all, the Hernando County teacher often communicated that way with students on the athletic teams he coaches
Social networking sites even sketchier than you thought - INFOSECURITY
Researchers have combined stolen web browser history data with membership of social networking groups to identify large numbers of users who would otherwise be anonymous, it was revealed this week
Millions of Gmail users opened their inboxes today to find a new — and mysterious — feature waiting for them (aside from the Daily Caller Daily Email Report, which is just freaky): Google Buzz
‘Google Buzz’ is a tool that tightly integrates the best features of the popular services into the company’s e-mail, maps and mobile products
Google this week is upgrading its gmail program to add social media tools similar to those found on Facebook
Facebook is redesigning its site yet again, this time to better emphasize applications, games and search
When I logged in to Facebook this week, I was greeted with updates from such friends as Mariah Carey, Natalie Portman and Ryan Gosling. Exciting, right? Except that when I clicked through, it was clear that these posts were from my same, lame no-name friends who were simply jumping on the latest Facebook bandwagon
Online predators purged - The Village Voice
Having gotten MySpace and Facebook to remove 3,533 members with a record of sexual predation in 2009, attorney general Andrew Cuomo has facilitated another sweep of other social networking sites and gotten 803 other registered sex offenders removed from their buddy lists
Fake fundraising efforts for the Haiti disaster are spreading like wildfire on Facebook. Dozens of fan pages have been set up, urging users to join and promising a $1 donation for each member. One group this weekend attracted 1.5 million members before it was disabled.