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More Social Networks Opinion

  • Opinion: How to Cancel a Google+ Account

    Right from the get-go, I didn't care for Google+. Maybe it was the relentless media fawning over what seemed a tepid Facebook clone, or maybe it was because the service just seemed kind of pointless. Whatever the case, I've barely looked at Google+ since signing up for it.

  • Opinion: Five Ways You Should Be Using LinkedIn

    With 120 million users, LinkedIn has become for business professionals what Facebook has long been for everyday consumers. It's increasingly rare, in fact, to meet a professional contact who isn't on the site.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 25: Another Look at Google+ Privacy

    Back on Day 15 I examined Google+ privacy and found a couple things that seemed to be suspicious or give me some reason for concern. I spoke with someone at Google, though, to clear up a few things about Google+ privacy, so for today's 30 Days With Google+ post I want to clarify my understanding of Google+ privacy.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 24: A More Engaging Social Network?

    30 Days With Google+: Day 24

  • Opinion: Why Google+ Really Wants You to Use Your Real Name

    A lot has been made of Google's so-called "real-name" policy when it comes to Google+, and recent comments from Google Chair Eric Schmidt seem to indicate the search giant has no intentions on softening its stance.

  • Opinion: Caution: Should You Share Your Location on Facebook?

    Facebook recently rolled out a number of changes to the social networking site. One of the changes eliminates the concept of Facebook Places, but instead incorporates location-aware updates at virtually every level of Facebook. You might want to think twice, though, before broadcasting your location to the anonymous masses online.

  • Opinion: Facebook Kills Test of Its Deals Groupon-Clone

    After a mere four months of testing, Facebook confirms that in the coming weeks, it will end Deals on Facebook, the social network's Groupon clone. This is not to be confused with location-sharing feature Places, which Facebook just revamped, or Facebook's mobile check-in deals, which will stick around for the time being.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 21: The New and Improved +1 Button

    30 Days With Google+: Day 21

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 20: Google+ Makes 'Unfriending' More Polite

    30 Days With Google+: Day 20

  • Opinion: Go Ahead, Tweet About Your Bromance, says Merriam-Webster

    The English language is forever changing, and it's a challenge to keep up with the latest buzzwords and slang. The task is even more daunting for the gatekeepers of English, such as the harried folks who create dictionaries. Which popular expressions -- including the never-ending parade of new tech terms -- should be allowed in the hallowed Book of Words?

  • Opinion: Twitter Missives Stalking or Free Speech?

    Twitter messages are the subject of a legal case that raises the question of whether public postings on the social networking service can amount to stalking if they are deemed threatening to another person.

  • Opinion: Half of American Adults Use Social Networks, says Pew

    Nearly two-thirds of online adults in the U.S. use social networking sites, and they're generally pleased with the experience, according to a new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. And perhaps more telling of just how pervasive Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ (and, OK, Myspace too) have become in our day-to-day lives, half of all U.S. adults now use social networks.

  • Opinion: Google+ Policy on Names Runs Afoul of Tech Writer

    Google+ is taking its "real names" policy seriously. So seriously, in fact, that it threatened to suspend sex and tech writer Violet Blue's account. Google’s only problem is that Blue’s real name is Violet Blue.

  • 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.


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