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More Social Networks Opinion

  • Opinion: 5 Ways Google+ Could Fall Flat

    Google+ is still the darling of the tech world nearly two weeks deep into its field test. The social network has attracted the likes of Digg Founder Kevin Rose, MySpace's Tom Anderson, and even Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come by to take a peek.

  • Opinion: Groupon Privacy Changes Reveal More About You

    Groupon's made some changes to its privacy policy that give the company broader latitude with users' personal information.

  • Opinion: Google+: 5 Big Developments

    Google+ is not even two weeks old yet and is already becoming a social networking favorite among early adopters.

  • Opinion: Should Facebook Add a Music Service?

    A software engineer on Thursday uncovered references to a music download service called "Vibes" in Facebook's new video chat desktop software.

  • Opinion: 9 Things Google+ Needs for Me to Ditch Facebook

    This week I've noticed the honeymoon with Google+ start to wane ever so slightly. Myself and others who were first enamored with the bright, shiny new social network Google+ have drifted back to check in on Facebook, to see what's going on back in the "real world," in a sense.

  • Opinion: Facebook's 'Awesome' Video Chat -- Yawn

    Facebook unveiled a Skype-powered video calling service on Wednesday along with a few upgrades to the website's chat client. The feature is certainly a welcome update, but will it be enough to help the social network stay competitive with Google+?

  • Opinion: Former England footballer turns to YouTube to prove his fitness

    Former England footballer Owen Hargreaves has been forced to turn to YouTube in a bid to prove that he remains fit enough to play top-level football.

  • Opinion: Google+ tips and tricks Facebook should use

    I have been using Google+ for a few days now, and so far I have had had a few complaints about the new Google social network. Google+ is not without its merits, though, and there are some hints and tips Facebook could pick up from Google+ that might improve the user experience.

  • Opinion: Facebook User Allegedly Takes Hostage, Updates Status

    OK, so you've got a handgun and you've barricaded yourself inside a hotel room with a female hostage. What do you do next?

  • Opinion: Lady Gaga-Backed Bre.ad Service Is a Half-Baked Idea

    Lady Gaga and 50 Cent are throwing their considerable promotional weight behind a new link-shortening-and-sharing service that could take the online world by storm. There's just one problem--it's a totally terrible idea.

  • Opinion: Juror, Defendant Face Jail for Facebook Exchanges

    A juror and an defendant who was acquitted in a drug case have been found guilty of contempt of court after they contacted each other via Facebook, yet another example of people who share too much over the world's largest social network. The Guardian reports this may be the UK's first prosecution for contempt of court involving the Internet.

  • Opinion: Facebook's Twitter-like Feature Could Help Your Business

    Facebook confirmed last week that it was developing and testing a new feature called Happening Now, as it told the Next Web. The feature would allow users to see in real time what their friends are commenting on and "liking." Happening Now was rolled out to a "small percent" of Facebook users.

  • Opinion: Woman Fired Over Totally Tame Tweet

    Compared to the Weinergate scandal, Pennsylvania's Vanessa Williams Twitter missive doesn't seem like a fire-able offense -- not by a long shot. The social media specialist at the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation was sent packing for what many consider to be an innocuous 140 characters tweeted on June 3.

  • Opinion: Facebook Tattoo Woman is a Hoax

    So that crazy lady who let a tattoo artist ink 152 of her Facebook friends on her arm isn't so crazy after all because the entire thing was just an advertising stunt.

  • Opinion: Twitter to Launch Photo-Sharing Service, Reports Say

    Twitter is set to launch its own photo-sharing service this week, according to reports. Twitter has been slowly invading the territory of third-party developers who built on their platform, and the release of its own image-sharing service will endanger popular services such as Twitpic and Yfrog.

  • Opinion: Study: Friends Hard to Keep Up with on Twitter, Facebook

    Finding all those friends on your social networks is easy, but keeping up with them can be tough.

  • Opinion: Zuckerberg's New Diet: Kill Your Own

    Mark Zuckerberg has conquered the world and made half a billion friends along the way, and now he wants to conquer his own dinner. The Facebook founder recently made the bizarre declaration that he plans to only eat meat he kills himself for the time being.

  • Opinion: Should Young Kids be on Facebook? Experts Are Skeptical

    Over the weekend Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made comments suggesting he wants to get younger kids using the social networking site. Zuckerberg framed Facebook as a tool to help educate children about using the internet before suggested that COPPA, a federal law designed to protect the online privacy of children under the age of 13, is standing in the way of that goal.

  • Opinion: The footballer, the mistress, and the social network

    What does the case of the super-injunction-toting, Twitter-baiting footballer mean for freedom of expression on the internet?

  • Opinion: Getting the nation online

    500,000 web newbies have logged on since August last year – giving hope to the national campaign fighting to get everyone online by 2012.



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