Zynga’s Shares To Be Listed On NASDAQ, Chooses ‘ZNGA’ As Stock Symbol

Flickr Social gaming company Zynga has decided to list its shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol “ZNGA” when it holds its IPO. The decision was revealed in an updated filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In the filing, Zynga says, "We intend to apply to have our common stock approved for listing on the NASDAQ Global Select... Read more »

Teacher Under Investigation After Calling Students Inbred On Facebook

Flickr Whether or not teachers should have public Facebook accounts is a much debated subject and many teachers are forbidden to become friends with students, which makes a lot of sense in certain cases but not in others. For every teacher who uses the service to benefit and help their students, there are handfuls that abuse it. Recently, a governing body of a primary... Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg, Sean Parker Get Into Screaming Match Over Spotify, Facebook Partnership

zuckerberg beer featured Apparently not all is well in the world of Facebook and Spotify’s seemingly awesome partnership. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Napster co-founder Sean Parker, who launched Spotify, had a huge public argument in a Hollywood nightclub about their new joint venture. According to the New York Post, the pair got into a drunken argument about Facebook’s... Read more »

Boy Arrested After Friend Posts On Facebook Wall Looking For Drugs

Flickr Police monitor Facebook – that’s just something that every drug wielding, underage partygoer needs to know. Sadly, they don’t. Teens are constantly putting way, way too much information on the social networking site and are completely shocked when they actually get in trouble. Part of the reason many people hide Wall posts from the public is because you can... Read more »

Bit.ly Launches Social Search Platform, Reputation Monitoring Feature

bitly logo featured URL shortening service Bit.ly has launched 2 brand new products: social search and reputation monitoring. The reputation monitoring system has been built on top of the social search platform. Bit.ly has been analyzing all of the URLs it has shortened to discover the most viral content on the Web -- pages that are shared and clicked on by a large number of people... Read more »

INFOGRAPHIC: How College Students Use Social Networking

fb-university Social networking is extremely popular in colleges across the country. After all, Facebook started at one, right? Social networking has changed everything from the way students learn to how they meet new people and even date. While studies are mixed on the benefits of using social networks in an educational setting, we can all agree that students will not be stopping... Read more »

Facebook Sued Over Tracking Cookies

facebook A woman from Louisiana is suing Facebook over claims that the social network uses tracking cookies to collect and store information about users' Web browsing habits. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Mississippi on behalf of Brooke Rutledge, a resident of Layfayette County. The lawsuit -- which is seeking class-action status for millions of Facebook... Read more »

Official: Google+ Has More Than 40 Million Users

google plus icons featured In Google's quarterly earnings statement, the company's CEO Larry Page has revealed that Google+ now has more than 40 million users. It was estimated at the end of last month that the social network had 50 million users. "We had a great quarter,” said Page. “Revenue was up 33% year on year and our quarterly revenue was just short of $10 billion. Google+ is now... Read more »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Top Nonprofits Are Using Social Networking Services

nonprofit-ig-featured In recent years, social networking services have enabled many organizations, including nonprofits, to gain a level of visibility they may not have had before. Indeed, back in May, we brought you an infographic which shows the impact that Facebook and Twitter are having on social fundraising. It was revealed that nonprofits who use Twitter consistently beat their... Read more »

Google Lets You Link Google+ And YouTube Accounts, Rolls Out New Related Videos View On YouTube

Google has started to roll out the ability to connect your YouTube account with Google+ in order to discover videos that your friends are sharing on the social network on the YouTube home page. The feature was revealed in a Google+ post by Nirav Mehta, a product manager at Google. You can connect your YouTube account to Google+ from your settings page on the... Read more »

UK Politicians Vote Against Ban On Tweeting From Parliament

house of commons featured Politicians in the U.K. will be allowed to continue tweeting during parliamentary debates after voting against a proposal to ban the use of Twitter in the House of Commons. Members of Parliament can use smartphones and tablets inside the chamber as long as the devices are set to silent mode and are used with “decorum," according to the BBC. Several politicians... Read more »

Crime Analyst Who Posed As Chief Inspector Exposed After Facebook Photos Surface

Isle of Man Newspapers Facebook gives away a whole lot of criminals, but none more bizarre than this fake cop, who really should have known better. Paul Hodgson was employed under contract by the Manx police as a crime analyst when he posed as a chief inspector. He didn’t use his fake position for power or authority; instead he borrowed a marked car from the Ramsey police station,... Read more »

Victim Uses GPS Tracking And Facebook To Catch Laptop Thief

Flickr Modern technology makes it much easier to find people who are lost. We have GPS on our phones and use geo-tagging services on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. We even check in to places using Foursquare. Needless to say, our digital footprint is probably much larger than we imagine, which is why it’s not completely surprising that this laptop thief from... Read more »

GameFly Brings Social Network To Android App, Lets You Connect With Other Gamers

Flickr Game rental service GameFly has rolled out an update for its Android app. The new version of the app has access to GameFly's social network, where you can connect with other gamers across various platforms. The app now lets you create a profile page and browse others' profiles; follow friends and other gamers to find out what they're playing; and post updates and... Read more »

INFOGRAPHIC: Southwest Airlines Responsible For 13.6% Of Airline Twitter Activity, Delta Falls Behind

eezeer Service industries have been utilizing Twitter to connect with their customers almost since Twitter’s inception. Airlines have adopted the microblogging platform quicker than many other service industries and it’s not surprising considering it’s a necessary mode of transportation for some people. Eezeer, which releases monthly stats on airlines that utilize... Read more »