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  • Opinion: How to Enable Facebook's 'Pirate' Mode!

    Yar! Today be international (!) Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day, and that means an insufferable day o' funny talkin' from yer Hassle-Free captain. Aye!

  • Opinion: Is Facebook Experiencing An Identity Crisis?

    Facebook is quickly pushing out a selection of features borrowed from competing social networks Twitter and Google+. In the past week, Facebook introduced smart friend lists, akin to Circles on Google+; a subscribe feature which allows you to have Twitter-style followers on your profile; and is expected to soon allow its users to update their Twitter feeds via their Facebook accounts.

  • Opinion: Facebook Could Be Eyeing Deeper TV, Music Partnerships

    Facebook appears to be eyeing new partnerships to integrate music and television with its service in its continuing effort to be a one-stop shop for everything in the social media landscape and conquer growing rival Google+.

  • Opinion: Google Reportedly Working on Flipboard App Rival

    Google will soon launch a social news magazine for iPads and Android tablets called Propeller, according to reports. The app would compete with the popular Flipboard app on the iPad, which Google tried to buy but its offer was refused.

  • Opinion: How Twitter Web Analytics Will Help Your Business

    Twitter announced its new Web Analytics service at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference on Tuesday. The product is poised to roll out to a wider audience over the next few weeks. Here's a look at what analytics for Twitter are supposed to do, and how they can benefit your company.

  • Opinion: My Circles for iPhone

    If you’re one of those “power” iPhone users who likes to send text messages and emails in bulk, the free my Circles offering from Vine Creative is a handy tool.

  • 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.



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