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More Social Networks Opinion

  • 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.

  • Opinion: For a Truly Private Social Network, Try RetroShare

    It's a rare week indeed that doesn't bring forth some fresh privacy scandal, and creepy apps like Girls Around Me are only one small part of the problem.

  • Opinion: 4 Ways to Become a True Social Business

    You and I may be fully participating in popular social media like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, but I'll bet your company isn't -- at least as well as it could be. While these networks have exploded over the last few years for personal use (Facebook with 800 million users, Twitter with 175 million, and LinkedIn with 115 million), most businesses are at a loss for effective ways to engage with customers in this brave new world. And social media growth is showing no signs of slowing; newer networks such as Google+, Pinterest and Instagram have seen incredible growth in a matter of weeks.

  • Opinion: Girls Around Me App Voluntarily Pulled After Privacy Backlash

    The company behind Girls Around Me, a controversial geo-location iPhone app, has voluntarily removed the application from the App Store. Girls Around Me allowed you to identify girls who have checked into venues near your location, based on publicly available data from Facebook and Foursquare.

  • Opinion: Facebook App Lets You Declare Enemies, Not Friends

    Facebook may not offer a dislike button, but a new app on the social network called EnemyGraph lets you publicly pour some hate on anything that raises your ire.

  • Opinion: Facebook Password Amendment Rejected by Congress

    The House of Representatives has rejected an effort to give the Federal Communications Commission the power to stop employers from asking job applicants for their password to Facebook and other social networking sites.

  • Opinion: Facebook Foul-Ups: Consumer Complaints About Businesses Get Slow or No Responses

    When you walk into a store to ask a question, you don’t expect the clerk to ignore you (though, admittedly, it happens). When you interact with a company online, you don’t expect them to ignore you either. But boy, does it happen--especially on what is perhaps the most engaged online community, Facebook.

  • Opinion: Cut Down Your Social-Network Notification E-Mails

    Just the other day, Mrs. Hassle-Free PC was bemoaning the flood of notification e-mails she gets from Facebook. "Every time someone mentions me or shares a photo of me, I hear about it in my inbox!"

  • Opinion: Use Facebook's Acquaintance List Suggestions to Simplify Your Antisocial Friend-Sorting

    Facebook introduced a new friend management feature Wednesday that may help you Spring clean your News Feed by banishing more people to the quiet corner of space where no one can hear them scream. This also is known as the Acquaintance List, a Google+ inspired cataloging option that Facebook added last September.

  • Opinion: Manage All Your Social Network Settings with BlissControl

    Social networks are great--except when you need to make a change to one of your settings. Then it's a veritable click-fest of wading through menus in search of just the right option. Hassle city.

  • Opinion: Facebook Changes Privacy Policy Again

    Under the guise of creating greater clarity--sound familiar?--Facebook continues its data-grabbing ways under a revision of its rights and responsibilities policy set to take effect after close of business on Friday, according to one privacy advocate.

  • Opinion: Facebook Tips: Change Profile Picture, Zoom Photos

    I've made no secret of my distaste for Facebook's interface, which is equal parts messy, confusing, and outright maddening. For example, suppose you want to change your profile photo. This is yet another of Facebook's ridiculously obscure settings that's actually hiding in plain sight. (Previous offender: location sharing.)

  • Opinion: CanvasPop Integrates With Facebook

    CanvasPop, which boasts that it can turn low-resolution images into quality canvas prints as large as two by six feet in size, announced this week that it's making it easier than ever for Facebook shutter buffs to use its online service.

  • Opinion: Pinterest Plans Profile Redesign, iPad App

    Pinterest, the popular pinboard site, will be getting redesigned profile pages and an iPad app in the near future, the company's cofounder and chief executive, Ben Silbermann, announced at SXSW.

  • Opinion: Seesmic Desktop Manages More Social Networks Than You Knew Existed

    If you're a social networker who's really, really social, you'll appreciate Seesmic Desktop 2. This social media manager offers support for more than 90 services, including everything from the basics like Facebook and Twitter to lesser-known offerings like Yammer and Stocktwits.

  • Opinion: Facebook's Timeline Embraced by Obama

    Facebook's Timeline feature is getting a plug from President Barack Obama.

  • Opinion: FaceTime Facelift Makes You Sexier in Video Chats

    Is your unsightly double chin keeping you from video chatting on your iPhone? Well, never fear! There's a…plastic surgery procedure for that, apparently.



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