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More Social Networks Opinion

  • Opinion: Nextdoor Aims to Create Neighborhood Social Networks

    Does the world need another online social network? The founders of Nextdoor think so.

  • Opinion: Internet Trolls: The Psychology Behind the Rants

    The Internet has long been a virtual playground for exercising anger, especially when it comes to consumers' relationships with businesses. Now, a psychology professor at University of the Rockies has examined the motivations of these chronic Web complainers and found a loophole in social media for companies looking to minimize damage and explore business opportunities.

  • Opinion: Tips for Reaching Out to Twitter's 50 Million Daily Users

    Web designers, advertising agencies, and people with a firm grip on the online world have known for years that Twitter is indispensable. The trick has always been how to communicate that to the business owners who were their clients.

  • Opinion: How to Stop Facebook from Sharing Your Location When You Update Your Status

    Oh, Facebook. Always with the weird, unwanted, hard-to-undo changes. Like a couple weeks ago, I noticed that all of a sudden, every status update I posted included my location!

  • Opinion: Walmart Launches Local Deals Facebook Page

    Walmart is taking advantage of the local deals fad by launching its own Groupon-clone. However, Walmart's service has a few distinguishing traits that set it apart from the throngs of other daily deals services.

  • Opinion: Hands-On With Facebook's 'Get Friend Map'

    If your Facebook feed has been flooded with mentions of the Get Friend Map, an app that visualizes the locations of your Facebook friends on a world map, you're not alone. As of this writing, the Get Friend Map--which sounds like you'll be buying Facebook friends--has 580,767 monthly active users and over 60,000 "likes" on its page. So what is the Get Friend Map? And how useful (or harmful) is it?

  • Opinion: Kobo Pulse: eReading is Sharing

    If you're afraid you're not sharing enough of your daily activities with your online friends, here's another chance to get social...with books.

  • Opinion: New Facebook Features: 4 Privacy Concerns

    With Facebook's new Timelines and Open Graph apps, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has advanced his vision of a world that loves to share. Profile pages will soon summarize your life's history, and apps are now able to feed a steady stream of activity to friends and followers automatically.

  • Opinion: In Defense of the New Facebook

    Shortly after Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a major overhaul to Facebook at the company's f8 conference last week, some informal surveys and Facebook chatter found many users are not fans of the changes. But are Timeline, media integration, and the introduction of Open Graph apps really that bad?

  • Opinion: Hack Your Way Into Facebook's New Timeline Feature

    Most users will have to wait a few weeks before they get to see Facebook's most drastic changes to the service since the company was founded, but you can use a developers workaround to gain access to the Timeline feature right now.

  • Opinion: SNL's Andy Samberg Opens F8 Keynote with 'Zuck Dawg'

    Wearing the requisite hoodie and sandals, Saturday Night Live comedian Andy Samberg opened the F8 developer's conference Thursday by impersonating Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a 7-minute comedy bit that preceded the actual one-hour keynote.

  • Opinion: Hate The New Facebook? Here's How to Change It

    If there is one thing Facebook users love to, it's to complain about design changes on the social network. Over the years the site has undergone several user interface tweaks, and each and every time the changes are introduced a large portion of the site's 750 million users rage. As one tweeter said, it's the 'Facebook cycle'--things change, people complain, they get over it and carry on.

  • Opinion: Google+ Social Networking Now Open to Everyone

    Google opened the gates to its social network, Google+, to everyone today and rolled out more than a dozen new features to the service, many of them aimed at mobile phone users.

  • Opinion: Will Facebook Deliver a Knockout Punch to Google+?

    Can Facebook rest on its 750 million user-base laurels? We'll find out this week at the social network's F8 Developer Conference, which takes place in San Franciscoon September 22. Buzz on what's expected ranges from new Read, Listened, Watched, And Want Facebook Buttons to a first-ever Facebook iPad app.

  • Opinion: How to Enable Facebook's 'Pirate' Mode!

    Yar! Today be international (!) Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day, and that means an insufferable day o' funny talkin' from yer Hassle-Free captain. Aye!

  • Opinion: Is Facebook Experiencing An Identity Crisis?

    Facebook is quickly pushing out a selection of features borrowed from competing social networks Twitter and Google+. In the past week, Facebook introduced smart friend lists, akin to Circles on Google+; a subscribe feature which allows you to have Twitter-style followers on your profile; and is expected to soon allow its users to update their Twitter feeds via their Facebook accounts.

  • Opinion: Facebook Could Be Eyeing Deeper TV, Music Partnerships

    Facebook appears to be eyeing new partnerships to integrate music and television with its service in its continuing effort to be a one-stop shop for everything in the social media landscape and conquer growing rival Google+.

  • Opinion: Google Reportedly Working on Flipboard App Rival

    Google will soon launch a social news magazine for iPads and Android tablets called Propeller, according to reports. The app would compete with the popular Flipboard app on the iPad, which Google tried to buy but its offer was refused.

  • Opinion: How Twitter Web Analytics Will Help Your Business

    Twitter announced its new Web Analytics service at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference on Tuesday. The product is poised to roll out to a wider audience over the next few weeks. Here's a look at what analytics for Twitter are supposed to do, and how they can benefit your company.

  • Opinion: My Circles for iPhone

    If you’re one of those “power” iPhone users who likes to send text messages and emails in bulk, the free my Circles offering from Vine Creative is a handy tool.



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