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More Social Networks Opinion

  • Opinion: Facebook Facial Recognition: A New Take on it Via the Klik App

    Just when you thought you were safe from Facebook's facial recognition software, there's a new app in town using the social networking site to tag photos automatically. It's called Klik, and is every bit as creepy as the facial recognition software that Facebook tried to use.

  • Opinion: Make Your Workout Social (And Maybe a Little Too Public) With Dailymile

    If you took a little bit of Twitter and added in a big scoop of enthusiasm for running, you'd end up with something a whole lot like dailymile. This is a workout planning and tracking service that's heavy on social networking features.

  • Opinion: Facebook's Social Reader Users are Fleeing in Droves

    The Washington Post’s Social Reader app on Facebook is losing members in droves, a fate that seems to have befallen other “frictionless” apps that share pretty much whatever you’re doing on the Internet, whether you like it or not.

  • Opinion: Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Offers Live Broadcasting for All

    Google+ is enabling live Hangouts broadcasting for all its users after the feature was available to a limited number of professional broadcasters. With Hangouts On Air, you can broadcast live video publicly from a Google+ stream, a YouTube channel or embed it on a website.

  • Opinion: Facebook Gets Fashionable: Like Counters Placed on Clothing Hangers

    By now we're all pretty much used to seeing social media buttons (shameless plug: look above the headline) for every frivolous thing on the Web, from hot dogs to Cat Fancy. The Brazilian branch of the fashion retailer C&A is going one step further into real-world sharing by adding real-time Facebook "like" counters to its individual clothing items.

  • Opinion: Facebook Messenger Gets More Transparent

    Facebook Messenger is increasing transparency and at the same time making it harder to ignore someone's text message without the other person knowing.

  • Opinion: Twitter Tools: 11 Free Apps and Services You Need Now

    Twitter is all about keeping things brief. It is, after all, a microblogging service, one that limits you to 140 characters per post. But while Twitter promotes a less-is-more approach, the same can't be said of the market for Twitter apps and services. You can barely turn a corner on the Web these days without finding one, whether it's a desktop program aimed at organizing your social media life or a search engine claiming to offer the next best way to cull the tweets you want to read. Of course, not all of those apps are equal--but we've found 11 free tools and services that mostly improve on the Twitter experience.

  • Opinion: Facebook Adds Organ Donor Status To Timeline

    Facebook is hoping to use peer pressure to convince users of the social network to become registered organ donors. Starting Tuesday, Facebook users living in the U.S. and U.K. can add an organ donor status to their Facebook profile and post it publicly to their Timeline. Users living in the two countries that want to become donors can use the new feature to sign-up with their respective organ donor registries. Facebook's announcement follows reports from late Monday that the social network was getting ready to release a new life-saving tool.

  • Opinion: Facebook To Release Tool To 'Save Lives'

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will make an appearance on network television Tuesday to flog a new tool his company is introducing that it says "has the power to save lives."

  • Opinion: Proposed Bill Would Protect Employees' Facebook Passwords

    A bill that would stop employers from requesting future hires' social networking passwords has been filed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Opinion: Facebook Teams Up With Security Vendors, Offers Free Antivirus Software

    Facebook has partnered with several antivirus software companies to launch a special page devoted to keeping users safe on social networks. The new Facebook Security page features tips, information on threats, a security quiz, and free antivirus software downloads.

  • Opinion: Google+ Gets a Share Button

    Google+ now has a Share button, a less confusing and more straightforward version of its +1 sibling. Overshadowed by the launch of Google Drive, the Google+ Share button works like the Facebook and Twitter share buttons, so that you can post links directly to your feed.

  • Opinion: Draw Something Finally Gets Facebook and Twitter Support, 'Save' Feature

    Raise your hand (or your phone) if you've ever lost a particularly lovely Draw Something sketch — a pocket-sized pièce de résistance — to the digital void. Now put down those hands, then bring them together for a round of applause: The game's creators just added several new long-awaited features, including one that finally lets you save your favorite finger-sketched roughs.

  • Opinion: Music Artists Get 'Listen' Button on Facebook

    Facebook added a "Listen' button Tuesday to the pages of music artists on the social network.

  • Opinion: Coming Soon: Ad Offers in Your Facebook News Feed

    Get ready for advertising in your Facebook news feed. The company has launched Facebook Offers, which aims to bring Groupon-like deals to users of the social networking site. Facebook will roll out the functionality to page owners gradually over the next few months.

  • Opinion: Facebook's Instagram Acquisition: Putting it All into Perspective

    The $1 billion that Facebook will spend to buy Instagram seems like an insane amount of money at first glance, but it's not unbelievable compared to what other tech companies have spent to acquire hot software and services over the years.

  • Opinion: Google+ Gets a Complete Overhaul

    Thought Google+ was getting stale? Think again. Google announced a complete redesign for its social network, which now boasts more than 170 million users. The new interface improves on the photo and video experiences and there's also a new hangouts page among other changes. The new Google+ look has not rolled out to everyone just yet, but it should be in the next few days.

  • Opinion: Google+ Numbers Show Social Network is Growing

    Google+, the smaller rival to Facebook, shows signs of gaining traction by exceeding 100 million users, but when those users log on to the social networking service they are spending less time at the site than previously.

  • Opinion: Skype: Voice Trumps Facebook, Twitter, SMS

    What's the best way to reach out and touch someone? According to a new Skype ad campaign in the U.K., not through Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, or hastily typed text messages, but through voice and video calls.

  • Opinion: Poll: Social Media Has Mixed Impact on Elections

    Social media buzz can influence who wins elections, but it doesn't appear to impact voter turnout, according to a Nielsen McKinsey incite poll released Wednesday.

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