Web 2.0 / Social Networking
Every year around the holidays, I start to get an anxious feeling. My mind and body instinctively know deep down what’s coming shortly after New Year’s Day: another grueling trek to (and, shudder, within) Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
Earlier this year, I wrote a post on how Google Search for iOS (which includes Google Now features) ran Location Services constantly, even when the app wasn’t running. My fellow bloggers took to the Internet in droves to protest. Google fired back that it wasn’t an issue and wasn’t greatly impacting battery life. Legions of more »
Well, we knew they were coming for some time now. Instagram will soon work ads into their network, appearing in the feeds of users. In order to keep IG fans informed (perhaps a precautionary move after the backlash they received concerning ‘s terms of service earlier this year,) on Friday the company posted an notice more »
The practice of automatically blocking ads on the internet tends to lead to conflicting opinions. Sometimes ads are presented so aggressively, it gets in the way of actually consuming content. On the other hand, blocking non-intrusive ads results in loss revenue for otherwise hardworking content creators. It’s not too hard to get sentimental for the more »
Microsoft’s vice president revealed recently that Facebook and Flipboard are finally coming to Microsoft 8 and in the process of launching Metro style apps for the OS. Panos Panay made note of the impeding launches when talking about the company’s new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. “Last year we launched this product more »
The government shutdown is heading into week 2 and as expected, spammers and hoaxers are rushing to take advantage. The latest internet hoax is using the crisis in Washington to resurrect an old hoax urging people to support a proposed 28th amendment. In case you’re a little rusty on your American history, the Constitution more »
Do you have a few Facebook friends you really don’t like but just can’t bring yourself to unfriend? According to a newly released British study, you’re not alone. The study surveyed 2,683 people and found that 34-percent said they had friends they really don’t like but are reluctant to unfriend. Why? 58-percent said because of more »
Instagram announced on Thursday that ads are finally coming to the image sharing network. Last year, the company was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion in cash and stock. This is one big amount and many analysts thought how Facebook is going to profit from this venture. The answer to this question is quite simple: more »
Say what you will about Facebook’s Graph Search, but over the weekend, it just got a little bit better. Announced on Monday, now users can search for posts and status updates through the native search bar. Other search content will now include photo captions, check-ins and comments. If that seems a bit intrusive, don’t fret. more »
A Step Above the Rest: A Look at the Sensoria Smart Sock Fitness Tracker System with CTO Mario Esposito (Video Loops)
Editor’s note: This video interview was recorded with an original intent of publishing in full. However, due to unforeseen issues concerning audio playback (or the lack thereof,) we had to get creative. Enjoy.
A study conducted by Slate found the most common profanity used on Facebook. Thanks to the keyword insights application programming interface, a benefit of using Facebook’s open API, their results were repurposed on Facebook-centric blog, AllFacebook. Needless to say, Slate’s findings were not shocking and again, they’re NSFW (not safe for work.)
Facebook pages are always looking for likes. The more the better, many page admins say. Turning your page into an active, thriving community takes work and time. Unfortunately some page owners are being lazy and scamming for them by posting fake events and photos. One recent example comes from the Facebook page Proud Single Mother, more »