Facebook Could Be Fined $139K For Retaining Data Users Have Deleted

facebook Facebook may face a fine of €100,000 ($138,845 U.S.) after a student claimed that the social network has retained data he thought he had deleted from his profile. Austrian law student Max Schrems asked Facebook for a copy of the data the company holds on him in June after attending a lecture by a Facebook executive while on an exchange program in California. The... Read more »

Digg Brings Social Newsrooms Feature To iPhone, iPod Touch App

digg featured Digg has rolled an update to its iOS app, in which it brings its Newsrooms feature to iPhone and iPod touch devices. Other new features include commenting, social sharing and the ability to log out faster. Digg launched the Newsrooms feature last month to help you find the most meaningful and relevant news. When you visit a specific newsroom, you'll find the best... Read more »

Man Quits Job With Some Help From His Friends In Cool YouTube Video

YouTube If you've ever thought about quitting a job you don't like while making a statement on your way out, you might like this YouTube video, in which a man named Joey quits his job in a dramatic way. In the video, he says he has been working at a hotel, the Providence Renaissance (which appears to be in Providence, R.I.), for 3 and a half years and that he had not been... Read more »

Facebook Teams Up With Department Of Labor, Nonprofit Groups To Launch Social Jobs Partnership

job interview featured Facebook has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association (DE) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) to create the Social Jobs Partnership. The main aim of the initiative is to get unemployed Americans back to work by harnessing the power of social... Read more »

French Minister Asks His Wife To Come To Bed In Public Tweet

Flickr Eric Besson, the industry minister for France, has become the latest high-profile politician to fall victim to a social networking slip-up after he publicly shared a tweet where he asked his wife to go to bed with him. Oops. It appears that Besson, who tweets as @Eric_Besson, had intended to send a Direct Message to his wife Yasmine Tordjman. However, he made an... Read more »

STUDY: Facebook Has 57M US Mobile Users, Mobile Social Media Audience Grows 37% In Past Year

businessman smartphone The results of a new study into mobile Internet usage shows that the number of Americans who are accessing social networking services and blogs using their mobile device has risen by 37 percent over a 1-year period. It was also discovered that Facebook has 57.3 million mobile users in the U.S. According to comScore, which carried out a study on data from the... Read more »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tops Fortune 40 Under 40 List

mark zuckerberg featured Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has risen to the top of yet another major list as he has been named the hottest young business star on the Fortune 40 Under 40 list for 2011. Zuckerberg has moved up one place to take over the top spot from Marc Andreessen of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. As Andreessen is now 40, he is no longer eligible... Read more »

LinkedIn Launches Japanese Support, Opens Tokyo Office

linkedin developer featured LinkedIn's international expansion has reached a new market as the professional social network is now available in Japanese, while it has opened its new office in Tokyo. This is the 4th country where LinkedIn has opened offices in the region. According to Arvind Rajan, managing director and vice president of Asia-Pacific and Japan at LinkedIn, Japan has one of the... Read more »

Google+ Will Soon Allow You To Use A Pseudonym Instead Of Your Real Name

google plus badges featured Following months of discussions over the issue of identity on Google+, you will soon be allowed to use a pseudonym instead of your real name on the social network. Google's Senior Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundotra revealed the plan at the Web 2.0 summit, which is being held in San Francisco this week. In July, we reported that Google had been deleting... Read more »

Adam Levine Slams FOX News On Twitter, Followers Have Mixed Reactions

adam levine featured Adam Levine has again spoken his mind on Twitter. This time around, FOX News is the subject of the Maroon 5 singer's anger as he asked the cable news network not to use his band's music in the future -- in a rather blunt way. He tweeted, "Dear Fox News, don't play our music on your evil f***ing channel ever again. Thank you." Back in August, Levine hit out at the... Read more »

Facebook Updates Messenger Mobile App, Launches BlackBerry Version

Flickr Facebook has rolled out an update for its Messenger app on iPhone and Android devices. The app offers several new features including the ability to see which of your friends are online. The social network has also launched a BlackBerry version of the app. In addition to seeing which of your friends are online and which are using their mobile devices, the updated... Read more »

Detective Banned From Sharing Work Life On Twitter After Tweeting Photo Of Murder Victim

Flickr A Los Angeles detective says that he was banned from sharing details about his work on Twitter after tweeting a photo of a murder victim. Sal LaBarbera, who has served on gang and homicide squads for 24 years, shared a photo of Oscar Arevalo lying dead on a curb after he was fatally shot during a gang dispute. Arvelo's body was covered in a blanket and was... Read more »

STUDY: The Number Of Facebook Friends You Have Is Reflected In Your Brain Structure

Flickr Scientists from University College London (UCL) have revealed the results of a fascinating study in which it is suggested that people with lots of Facebook friends have a slightly different brain structure than those with fewer friends on the social network. The researchers claimed that those with the highest number of friends have more gray matter in the regions... Read more »

Angry Mob Shows Up At Animal Abuser’s House After Cruel Video Hits Facebook

The Grimsby Telegraph Animal abuse is absolutely horrific – and luckily for this dog who was abused by his owner, the social media world agrees. A man has been arrested on animal abuse charges after a video of himself beating a dog with a pole was filmed and put on Facebook. The video was shot from a neighbor’s house and shows the man kicking a white Staffordshire bull terrier and... Read more »

LinkedIn Launches New Classmates Feature To Help You Connect With Fellow Alumni

linkedin featured LinkedIn has launched a new feature that aims to help you keep in touch with your friends from college or university. The Classmates feature provides insights and networking for alumni of colleges and universities all over the world. The tool offers insights about fellow alumni from your school, whether or not they were in the same graduating class as you. It... Read more »
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