Facebook Blocks Path’s Access to Find Friends

Monday, May 6th, 2013
In reaction to Path’s latest privacy issue, Facebook has announced it blocked access for rival social networking app Path. Users who have installed Path will no longer be able to utilize its “Find Friends” feature, the culprit of the app’s alleged spamming to their Facebook friends through SMS and phone calls. Path users, however, will still be able to log in through Facebook and be able to

Facebook May Introduce Hashtags

Friday, March 15th, 2013
People find it odd seeing their friends post hashtags on Facebook. Although hashtags (keywords preceded with a pound sign, like #hashtag) do not work in Facebook, they actually work if their FB account is connected to Twitter. But a report from Wall Street Journal suggests that Facebook may make those pounded words functional within the social network. Hashtags are currently incorporated on Twitter, Google+, and

Study: Your Facebook Likes Reveal So Much About You

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
A recent study suggests that Facebook users may reveal more about themselves than what they intend to judging by the “Likes” they put. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have conducted their study using the Likes of 58,000 Facebook users and have concluded that, with an accuracy of 80 percent, a person’s Likes may reveal personal details such as sexual orientation, personality traits, pol

Social Networks Unite Against Google’s G Plus-Integrated Search

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Fearing that Google is veering away from its mission of being a neutral Internet directory, engineers from Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace created an open-source plug-in to alter Google’s “Search Plus Your World” that prioritizes data collected from its social network Google+ in its search engine results. This plug-in would include social media results from other social networks apart from G+ such

Zynga In Talks To Possibly Become A $10 Billion Company

Friday, February 18th, 2011
According to NYTimes financial news source Dealbook, online social games giant Zynga may be on the way of becoming another giant in the tech industry. It is currently in talks with mutual fund companies T. Rowe Price and Fidelity Investments for conducting a round of financing that will allow the company to get around $500 million worth of fresh capital. Although the discussions is currently ongoing and may possib

CityVille Gets 100 Million Users

Friday, January 14th, 2011
It is not only social networking that has been getting hot online these days. The success of Facebook also helped other online companies along the way. Accompanying Facebook in this surge in popularity is social gaming. In fact, both seem to have become ideal partners enjoying some good fortune. Social gaming has taken great strides especially when Zynga partnered up with Facebook to bring social games such as Far

Twitter Overtakes MySpace

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Twitter has become quite popular nowadays. And its popularity is even increasing now that more and more people are coming on board and join in the “Tweeting” habit. It has become so popular that it has even recently overtaken MySpace in terms of users. According to numbers from Comscore for last month, the four-year old micro blogging site has overtaken MySpace with 96 million unique visitors in August

Facebook Phone In The Works?

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
|There has recently been stories and reports over the Web about Facebook planning to make its own mobile phone or a similar device. It seems quite an odd bit of partnership for a popular social networking site to suddenly have plans to come up with its own mobile phone. Google did it with the Nexus One but somehow was met with low demand and was discontinued just this year. But will Facebook try to face the same r

Facebook And Its Privacy Control Issues

Friday, May 28th, 2010
Facebook, currently the world’s most popular social networking site has recently been plagued by serious privacy issues. Being a social networking site certainly requires its users to share information among other users of the site. In this case, not many of its online users would argue the fact. But the problem of privacy concerning Facebook today may be between the information shared between its users and