INFOGRAPHIC: Websites Struggling To Block Social Spam

Flickr For almost as long as Facebook and other social networking services have been around, spam has been a problem for them. There are more than a few reasons why spammers prefer to target Facebook users than email accounts, as one piece of spam sent through social networking services is 250 times as impactful as a piece of spam that's sent via email. That's just one... Read more »

Facebook Now Lets You Add Past Dates To Timeline Posts

Flickr Facebook has quietly rolled out a feature on Timeline that lets you add a timestamp with a past date to your status updates and photos. This will help you fill in the blanks on your Timeline as you add statuses about events you may have attended in the past. When you click the option to update your status or add a photo in Timeline, a clock icon now appears in the... Read more »

STUDY: 38% Of Teens Not Happy With Facebook Changes, Many Plan Switch To Google+

Flickr Facebook has rolled out several major updates lately, including the Subscribe button, a new-look News Feed, the ticker and the ability for apps to passively share your activity through the latest version of Open Graph. However, many teens, who use the social network more than any other demographic at 90 minutes per day, are getting upset with the changes, with a... Read more »

Facebook-owned Group Messaging App Beluga To Close Next Month

beluga-featured Beluga, the group messaging app that Facebook acquired earlier this year, will cease operations next month. From Nov. 11, you'll no longer be able to send messages through Beluga. While Beluga's key functionality will end on Nov. 11, you'll still be able to access your old messages through the Beluga app and website. If you choose, you can download an archive of... Read more »

Robber Arrested After Checking Facebook During Break-in, Then Going Back To Steal Computer

Flickr We've reported on many, many instances where people have been arrested after bragging about their crimes on social networking services. Back in March, a couple was charged with a series of crimes after posting a photo of a stolen ring on Facebook, while earlier this month, two men were arrested after one of them shared a photo of himself with a stolen car on the... Read more »

REPORT: Klout Raises $30M At $200M Valuation

klout featured It seems that a change in how Klout determines your social influence score has not dampened investors' enthusiasm for the social influence measurement service, as it is said to have raised $30 million at a $200 million valuation. Kleiner Perkins has led the funding round, according to Business Insider, with participation from Institutional Venture Partners. In... Read more »

Facebook Unveils New Security Measures, Details Security Features In Infographic

vault people Facebook has announced several new security features that aim to keep you and your Facebook account safe. The social network is testing the Trusted Friends and App Passwords tools, while it has published an infographic which details some of the many security features that you can take advantage of on Facebook. The Trusted Friends tool will help you out if you ever... Read more »

Gnip Adds Google+ To Suite Of Social Media Sources

Social media data provider Gnip has added Google+ to its suite of data sources. The integration was built using the Google+ search API to help you find relevant social data in real-time from Google+ using Gnip. You'll be able to find public Google+ posts and comments related to keywords and phrases that are relevant to your needs. Using Google+ data, Gnip claims... Read more »

China Set To Tighten Social Media Censorship

China is preparing to establish stricter rules for the use of social media and instant messaging services following a surge in microblogging popularity in the world's most populous country. An official response to the increase in microblogging usage was issued by the Communist party central committee after citizens started to discuss sensitive issues, attack... Read more »

INFOGRAPHIC: How UK Politicians Use Twitter, Facebook And Other Social Media Services

Flickr As you may or may not know, over 40 percent of British Members of Parliament are on Twitter. They seem to enjoy the power of sharing their thoughts quickly with a global audience as they recently voted against a motion that would have banned the use of Twitter during debates. Of course, having an active social media presence might help them out during elections, so... Read more »
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