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More Social Networks Opinion

  • Opinion: Facebook Changes Aimed at Improved Privacy

    Facebook Tuesday announced changes to its user interface that are designed to improve user privacy and make the social network's privacy options easier to find.

  • Opinion: Virginia Quake Sends Social Networks Into Overdrive

    "I feel the earth... move.. under my feet... I feel the sky tumbling down, a-tumbling down.."

  • Opinion: Google+ Mimics Twitter with Celebrity Verification

    Google’s growing social networking service is taking a page from Twitter by verifying accounts belonging to public figures and celebrities.

  • Opinion: Facebook, Yahoo to Test Six Degrees of Separation

    Yahoo is tapping Facebook's massive social network to test the old "six degrees of separation" theory. It's about time.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 12: Following People in Google+

    I have already discussed Circles, the pros and cons of Circles, and why I am not a huge fan of the Circle interface. One aspect that hasn't yet been discussed, though, during this 30 Days With Google+ is the fact that I can follow other Google+ users who I am fairly sure have no intention of adding me to a Circle to read anything I might share.

  • Opinion: Heello: Another Microblog to Join, then Abandon

    You know what the world needs now? No, it's not love, sweet love. We need another social network. And that's what TwitPic founder Noah Everett wants to give us -- but with a twist. Everett's idea for a new social network is Twitter -- TwitPic's raison d'être -- but slightly repackaged and going under the name Heello.

  • Opinion: LinkedIn Changes Social Ads in Response to Gripes

    LinkedIn fired back today after a few days of heavy criticism for its new "social ads" that use information from users' profiles in the ads. LinkedIn Director of Product Management Ryan Roslansky posted a blog entry to clarify issues that had arisen over the newly launched social ads.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 7: Nobody Wants to Claim These Invitations

    Google+ has quickly skyrocketed to 25 million plus users, and invitations to join the coveted limited "Field Trial" of the Google social network are in high demand... or so I thought. They used to be at least. I expected a mad rush to take advantage of my repeated offers to invite readers, but demand has been tepid at best.

  • Opinion: The web ties that bind

    We’re moving inexorably towards an ever-more web-centric way of working and accessing entertainment, but in return we’re giving up more and more of ourselves. It’s free to join, but you may never fully escape Google’s web.

  • Opinion: Facebook Messenger Has Hidden Video Chat Feature

    Facebook Messenger, the social network's new messaging app for iPhone and Android, may soon have a video chat component. Hackers rummaging around in the new smartphone app have discovered traces of a video chat feature that appears to be under development. The hidden service was first reported by 9-to-5 Mac and How To Arena later confirmed similar video chat remnants were in the Android version.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 6: Anatomy of a Google+ Post

    Now that I've got my Circles set up, and I've started to figure out the pros and cons of the Circles concept, and we've already covered the "real names" controversy, it is time to move on in the 30 Days With Google+journey. Today, I will take a look at posting on Google+.

  • Opinion: Why Facebook Facial Recognition is Creepy: Redux

    Several months ago I wrote an article called "Why Facebook Facial Recognition is Creepy." It was sparked by a feature Facebook had just rolled out to people--facial recognition, or the ability to identify people in photos.

  • Opinion: Zuckerberg's Sister Exits Facebook to Start Own Business

    After six years as Facebook's director of marketing, Randi Zuckerberg -- the sister of the social networking giant's CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg -- is leaving the company to start a business of her own.

  • Opinion: Would you announce your pregnancy on Facebook?

    It used to be that you could guess someone's age by the music they liked, or the clothes they wore. These days, its their approach to sharing information on Facebook.

  • Opinion: Google+ Usage Declines: 5 Reasons Why

    The time people spend on Google+ is declining as well as traffic to the site, if we are to believe the latest third-party usage numbers on the nascent social network. Accurate or not, for me the statistics ring true as I examine my own arc of interest in Google+.

  • Opinion: Nine Creepy Apps

    There was an old Andy Griffith episode involving a stranger who arrived in Mayberry and knew so much about the townspeople and the goings-on of the town that it was as if he’d lived there for years. Everyone was mystified, but it turned out that the stranger was getting his information from the local paper, which he’d been receiving in the mail.

  • Opinion: How To Unlock the Hidden Facebook iPad App (Again)

    Yesterday, after Facebook accidentally leaked their long-overdue official iPad app, the blogosphere erupted with instructions on how to unlock the hidden app. Facebook quickly responded by blocking Facebook for iPad. Clearly there is a lot of interest in the app, because today hacker chpwn released a tool called FaceForward that re-enables the hidden feature.

  • Opinion: How to Protect Your Privacy on Google+

    The founder of the social network decided to get a little antisocial on another service. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin all elected to up their privacy settings on Google+.

  • Opinion: Netflix Users Protest Proposed Price Increases

    Netflix users stormed the streaming video and DVD rental services' blog and Facebook page by the thousands on Tuesday to criticize a new pricing structure that will raise some users' monthly bill by 60 percent.

  • Opinion: 20 Million Google+ Users May Exist by the Weekend

    Most critics believe Google+ is gaining popularity online, but at least one study figures Google's latest social experiment is growing at rates that rival Facebook's. The search giant's two-week-old social network, currently in a limited field test, reportedly grew by 350 percent between July 4 and July 10 from 1.7 million users to 7.3 million. Google+ is also set to hit 10 million by Tuesday and 20 million by the weekend, according to one study.


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