• Yahoo unveils new look

    Yahoo unveils new look

    Just months after Marissa Mayer assumed her role as the new CEO in July, Yahoo decided the time was right to make a big change in the form of a completely new look. Yahoo now sports a new homepage that gives users a more personal and intuitive feel.

  • The MySpace Hack Attack That Wasn’t

    The MySpace Hack Attack That Wasn’t

    Most people will be aware that MySpace used to be a giant in the world of social networking.  Now it is limping into the sunset and not a lot of people are actually around to watch it go. But despite that it is still able to make headlines occasionally, as it did the other day. 
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  • New Law in Missouri Bans Teachers from ‘Friending’ Their Pupils

    New Law in Missouri Bans Teachers from ‘Friending’ Their Pupils

    It would never have been thought of a few years ago.  But now the state of Missouri in America has a new law that focuses on the rise of social media – and the relationship between teachers and their students. The law does not come into action until the end of this month, but it
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  • Is Facebook About to Get into E-Book Publishing?

    Is Facebook About to Get into E-Book Publishing?

    It is certainly a question worth pondering after the social media giant bought the e-book publisher Push Pop Press.  The acquisition by Facebook has led many people to wonder whether Facebook will start publishing its own e-books, or at least venturing into this market in some way.  The About page on the Push Pop Press
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  • Harvard’s New Twitter Research

    Harvard’s New Twitter Research

    Bill Heil, a graduating MBA student at Harvard, and Professor Mikolaj Jan Pikorski have published results from their research on Twitter user behavior.  Through a random sampling of 300,000 Twitter users in May, they compiled data to see how people use Twitter and to gain statistics on user activity. Men and women tend to follow
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  • Real-time Online Activity Sharing with Slifeshare

    Real-time Online Activity Sharing with Slifeshare

    Do you really want to know what your friends are doing online right now? Do you fancy a bit of online friend espionage? What article they are reading in the New York Times online or what iTunes track they are listening to in real-time? If so, Slifeshare is the new social network for you. It’s
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