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Is Netflix More Popular Than Cable?
April 15, 2013 – 10:03 am | No Comment
Is Netflix More Popular Than Cable?

One industry analyst says that Netflix Instant streaming service is more popular than any cable channel in the US. However, the conclusion is based on a lot of guesswork and self-reported facts. Whatever the online …

Facebook Home Gets Mediocre Reviews On Debut
April 14, 2013 – 7:18 am | No Comment
Facebook Home Gets Mediocre Reviews On Debut

The Facebook Home “mobile experience” became available to select Android users this week- and initial reviews are decidedly mixed. Reviewers seem particularly upset about the loss of their customized launch pages when using Home.
At the …

UK Facebook Charging To Send Messages Outside Your Network
April 8, 2013 – 8:54 am | One Comment
UK Facebook Charging To Send Messages Outside Your Network

Users of Facebook in the United Kingdom who want to send a message to a non-friend will soon have to pay up to 10£ ($15). The move represents an expansion of a plan tested in …

#Rude: Facebook To Introduce Hashtags
March 17, 2013 – 10:19 am | One Comment
#Rude: Facebook To Introduce Hashtags

Now it’s getting personal. Facebook is reportedly launching another assault on social media rival Twitter, this time aimed at one of Twitter’s most identifiable features: the hashtag.
The Wall Street Journal writes:
Facebook is working on incorporating …

Professional Boxer Becomes Latest Person To Confront Online Troll
March 13, 2013 – 5:05 pm | No Comment
Professional Boxer Becomes Latest Person To Confront Online Troll

Twitter user James O’Brien experienced every online trolls worst nightmare this week when his internet insults suddenly provoked a reaction AFK- away from keyboard. Worse still for the 24-year-old resident of Driffield, England, was the …

Is Facebook Suppressing Non-Paid Posts?
March 4, 2013 – 4:03 pm | No Comment
Is Facebook Suppressing Non-Paid Posts?

New York Times tech writer Nick Bilton discovered an odd trend recently: the articles he shares on Facebook started receiving hundreds less likes and reshares. But when he paid to have another post “promoted” in …

How Did Facebook Make $1 Billion In 2012 But Pay No Taxes?
February 20, 2013 – 11:26 am | 5 Comments
How Did Facebook Make $1 Billion In 2012 But Pay No Taxes?

Did you file your federal and state taxes yet this year? If not, you might want to get on it. Technically, you’ve still got a couple months left before they have to be done. But, …

Using Disco To Displace A Hate Group On Google
February 3, 2013 – 12:05 pm | 3 Comments
Using Disco To Displace A Hate Group On Google

A group of equality-loving (and mischievous) friends in England are turning an inside joke into a real campaign to knock a hate group out of the top Google Search results. The English Disco Lovers are seeking …

Facebook Gets Rid Of 37% Of “Undesirable Accounts”
January 31, 2013 – 9:26 am | No Comment
Facebook Gets Rid Of 37% Of “Undesirable Accounts”

You might be getting fewer suspicious friend requests from bikini-clad babes in the future. In their latest quarterly earnings release, Facebook disclosed recently that they rid the social network of an estimated 37% of spammer …

Facebook And Twitter Clash Over Vine
January 27, 2013 – 9:54 am | No Comment
Facebook And Twitter Clash Over Vine

The battle for social media supremacy gained a new front this week when Twitter unveiled its new video-sharing feature, Vine. Just hours later, Facebook cut off the apps “friend finding” capability, continuing a trend of …

Facebook Introduces Graph Search
January 16, 2013 – 12:48 pm | No Comment
Facebook Introduces Graph Search

Facebook’s big announcement on Tuesday wasn’t a Facebook phone, as many expected. Instead, the social networking giant unveiled a new feature that could make their less-than-stellar search capabilities a real competitor for internet review and …

Facebook Charging $100 To Send Mark Zuckerberg A Message
January 13, 2013 – 12:07 pm | 3 Comments
Facebook Charging $100 To Send Mark Zuckerberg A Message

Either Facebook is really desperate to monetize, or Mark Zuckerberg is getting really aggressive with Spam in his Inbox. Mashable reports that as of this week, users who want to send a message to the …

Michigan Bans Employers From Requesting Facebook Password
December 31, 2012 – 12:25 pm | One Comment
Michigan Bans Employers From Requesting Facebook Password

Michigan recently became the latest state to protect employees’ social media presence. This week, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill forbidding employers from requesting passwords to social media accounts, or for penalizing employees for not …

Private Zuckerberg Facebook Pic Goes Public
December 27, 2012 – 11:36 am | 2 Comments
Private Zuckerberg Facebook Pic Goes Public

Randi Zuckerberg, former Facebook executive and sister of Mark, seems to have fallen victim to the loopholes and uncertainties of the social network’s privacy policy. And when a Zuckerberg herself is stung by the controversial …

German Archbishop: “Jesus Would Be On Facebook”
December 26, 2012 – 11:21 am | 2 Comments
German Archbishop: “Jesus Would Be On Facebook”

And you thought being Facebook friends with your parents was bad. The head of the Catholic Church in Germany said this week that the Son of God would be scrolling through your party photos on …

Instagram Responds To Backlash Over New TOS, Privacy Policy
December 19, 2012 – 10:23 am | No Comment
Instagram Responds To Backlash Over New TOS, Privacy Policy

When we reported last week that executives were planning to “monetize” Instagram, this is not what we expected. The site unveiled an updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy on Monday that left many furious …

Where Did People “Check-In” On Facebook Most Often In 2012?
December 17, 2012 – 12:14 pm | No Comment
Where Did People “Check-In” On Facebook Most Often In 2012?

2012 was another big year for Facebook. So, although you might have been upset about one or two of the moves that the social network made this year—privacy continues to be a big issue—there’s a …

Facebook To “Monetize” Instagram
December 12, 2012 – 7:11 pm | 3 Comments
Facebook To “Monetize” Instagram

To paraphrase Sean Parker in The Social Network, Facebook may not know what this thing is yet, but they’re taking their chips down soon. After acquiring photosharing site Instagram in April, Facebook confirmed this week …

Mark Zuckerberg Made $3.5 Billion In November
December 3, 2012 – 4:54 pm | No Comment
Mark Zuckerberg Made $3.5 Billion In November

Mark Zuckerberg probably had a better November than you. The co-founder and CEO of Facebook increased his personal wealth by $3.5 billion thanks to his stock in the website, putting his net worth at about …

Facebook Censors A Woman’s Elbow That Looks Like A Nipple
November 29, 2012 – 8:25 pm | No Comment
Facebook Censors A Woman’s Elbow That Looks Like A Nipple

With around one billion active users, Facebook has struggled mightily throughout its young life to keep everyone happy, and to make it’s tent always bigger and more welcoming. But this week, a prankster’s experiment once …

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