24-year-old David Haskin, of Grand Junction, Colorado, has been arrested for allegedly ‘having sex’ (child rape) with a 12-year-old girl that he met on social networking site MeetMe. Before you ask, because I know you will, the terms of service for MeetMe, like most social sites, state that the minimum age for users is 13. […]
Snapchat has hired a new growth lead from Facebook as it continues its trek to being one of the most valuable social networking companies in the world. Anthony Pompliano, a product manager that led growth and engagement for Facebook pages, has joined the company to lead Snapchat’s growth team, he said in a Tweet earlier today. Show More Summary
The Internet provides Baby Boomers with the most potent medium in history to effect change, nearby and far away. Social networks are no longer merely local and temporal but rather global and eternal. We have daily opportunities to influence hundreds, thousands or even millions with a single Tweet, Facebook post, YouTube, or Linked-In update. Show More Summary
Lately social networks like Twitter and Reddit have put restrictions in place to combat pernicious trolling on their sites. Still, some users are just, well, a little annoying, and not worthy of being banned. And, maybe one type of troll requires different action than another. You might be wondering, should you respond, ignore, or boot?
Guess No. 1? Remember when Facebook forced you to download its standalone messaging app, Messenger, by revoking access to messages from within its flagship app? Turns out that strategy worked swimmingly for the social network: A new report by app analytics firm App Annie says Messenger is one of the most downloaded iOS apps of all time. Read Full Story
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. If you ask people which social networking sites your business should be on, these are the names you'll hear. That makes sense, since these unofficial "big three" have a combined 2.8 billion accounts. Beyond them, you might toss Google Plus, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Snapchat into the mix. Show More Summary
It isn’t often that a master’s thesis has the makings of a bestseller but after Leanne Brown’s student project appeared on the social networking site Reddit, traffic to her own website jumped from 80 to...
Facebook reached a new milestone earlier this week as the social network saw one-seventh of the world's population (aka 1 billion people) logged into the service in a single day. The…
LinkedIn’s old message service on its professional social networking site had always been terribly clunky. It looked ugly, had very little functionality and it was difficult to follow conversations. The company has heard the collective cries of users and has introduced a new and improved messaging service. More »
Both social networks update their messaging platforms to allow for more casual back-and-forth conversations -- complete with emojis.
In marketing we often use personas to help frame our strategy and tactics. We create human profiles and ascribe real attributes, sometimes even real names, to them as a way to understand our target audiences and what make them tick.Show More Summary
Job-based social network LinkedIn began rolling out a redesigned messaging service on Tuesday, incorporating the look and features of popular chat apps like Facebook Messenger. Instagram, meanwhile, made several upgrades to its Direct messaging and sharing functions.
HTC has teased a new device on Sina Weibo, a Chinese social network/microblogging site. The device, due to launch on September 6, is a mystery. There is no detail in the photo that could tell us what the device is, other than the words” Meng Yao,” which mean “superior handsomeness.” RELATED ►POST PROFILESHARE ►
Remember Foundbite? The social network app created around sounds that we profiled a while ago? It’s just received a massive update, adding a more modern UI and extending its reach to Android, Foundbite is an even better app than it was before. The major change here is the user interface. While Foundbite previously featured an […]
Photo-sharing service Instagram takes another step closer to becoming its own self-contained social network today with features aimed at the 85 million folks using Instagram Direct, which lets you send direct messages to individual users or groups of up to 15 people. The new features include threaded messaging and a new way to share Instagram […]
Instagram is making improvements to the way its users share photos and videos with each other. Today’s updates makes the visual social network’s messaging capabilities more conversational, letting you send hashtag and location pages just by tapping on an icon. Launched in 2013, Instagram Direct started off as a way for people to share moments […]
Today, Allrecipes.com unveils its redesigned site, which has become a search-influenced social network focused on connecting users based on their cooking and eating habits.
As I've explained before, in general I’m a big fan of location based social networking applications. In many ways they sum up the worst of technology/the era we live in (minimizing someone to the point that they’re nothing more thanShow More Summary
The professional social network is moving away from its old-school, email-style messages. Professional networking site LinkedIn gave its formerly clunky messaging service a sleek revamp—which means it is no longer modeled after your black hole of an email inbox. Read Full Story
LinkedIn, the popular social network for connecting business people, has announced that its messaging experience is getting a serious design overhaul from today. Unlike the previous inbox, messages will no longer follow a traditional email format. Show More Summary