Could Facebook be bluffing on search-engine plans?

Facebook this week announced a major partnership with Bing. Your Facebook connections now affect the search results delivered by Microsoft’s search engine. The update means that a box will be added to Bing search results showing relevant Web links that have been “liked” by your Facebook friends. What’s more, when you search for a name, […]

Branch Network

The phenomenal growth of Facebook and other social media has been seen by many companies as a great marketing tool. But could their impact be even more profound, shifting for ever the traditional hierarchical organization of business? A partner in Deloitte’s technology integration practice, says: “There are now many companies that are looking at taking […]

A Better Twitter

Twitter is the best way to discover what’s new in your world. From football to film to philanthropy, people are using Twitter to discover what’s new about what they find interesting. There is now a new, re-engineered Twitter.com that provides an easier, faster, and richer experience. More Information For more information go to: http://blog.twitter.com/2010/09/better-twitter.html

Twitter revamps website as usage soars

Twitter executives unveiled a dramatic redesign of its website Tuesday to simplify use and add major new functions, including the ability to embed videos and music into the short messages, or “tweets,” that the service allows people to broadcast across the Internet. More Information For more information go to: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100915/tc_afp/usitinternetsoftwaretelecomtwitter

A Labor Day Gift: Unplug!

There’s been a huge shift in the sheer volume of information consumed (an increase of 350% in the amount of information consumed daily between 1980 and 2008), and then a shift to pervasive interfaces (cell phones, smartphones, remote working, social networks, etc.) All this makes us all too available, all the time. That’s why disciplined […]

Older Adults’ Use of Social Networks Growing Fast

A growing number of adults are logging onto social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to stay connected, according to a study released recently by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and America Life Project. In fact, for adults 50-64 years old, the use of social networking sites have jumped by 88% in the past year, […]

Bogus

Facebook users are on the horns of a dilemma: Blindly give away their personal information to any third-party app that interests them, or hoard their personal information and steer clear of all third-party apps. Facebook either can’t or won’t tell users which apps are safe and which are scams, so it’s apparently a case of […]

Feeling a Bit Overconnected? Join the Crowd…

Young people have done a good job of integrating technology into their lives, but they are also the ones who are most concerned about being over-connected. This finding is part a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, The Mobile Difference, which discusses how different groups of American adults treat the latest […]