Tag: Online social networking

3
Aug

Pinterest: A new social media platform to promote business

Pinterest is one of the newest social media sites that have managed to gain an immense popularity within a very short since its launch and now it is considered as a gem among all social media sites. This is an intuitive site that allows the users to upload and share images, videos or links that…

28
Jul

Microsoft acquires Yammer for 1.2 billion; what’s coming next?

After a long period of speculation, Microsoft has finally committed 1.2 billion dollars to acquire Yammer, a social network service enterprise for businesses in USA, UK and Canada. This is indeed a great deal for Yammer which was just launched in 2008 and has around 4 to 5 million users.  However, it is actually the…

12
Jul

Facebook Opens App Centre to Canadian Users

In June 2012, Facebook introduced its App Centre in the United States. Since then, the company has been rolling out the App Centre to other countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom and – as of July 9, 2012 — Canada. According to a post on the company’s Developer Blog, Facebook decided to expand…

10
Jul

Twitter Cuts Off LinkedIn

Convenience is the name of the game in the business world. People love it when they can synchronize different online accounts and save themselves a little bit of time. This is especially true for those who regularly publish posts on LinkedIn and Twitter. Well, it’s time to kiss some of that convenience good-bye. According to…

3
Jul

What is going on with Facebook?

Once again, Facebook has made a change, which directly affects users, without letting anyone know about it. The latest change is to users’ email addresses. For some strange reason, the powers that be at Facebook thought it would be a good idea to give all users an @facebook.com email address. If you haven’t already seen…

5
Jun

European Commission Wants to Give Internet Users the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

We all make mistakes. We all do and say things that we wish we could take back. But in today’s world, instead of maybe a few dozen people being privy to a particular faux pas, it could be a few hundred or a few thousand. In the case of celebrities, like Ashton Kutcher and Spike…

25
May

How to Maximize Your Use of LinkedIn

Of all the social networking sites that people frequent, LinkedIn is possibly the most under-appreciated and misunderstood. That might be because it’s considered to be a strictly professional site where people go to network with other professionals and post or find jobs. While all of that is true, there is so much more to LinkedIn…

22
May

New York Department of Education Says No To Facebook

Accepting a friend request from a teacher is similar to accepting a friend request from a boss, and both are bad ideas. Becoming Facebook friends with a boss opens an employee up to all kinds of problems if he doesn’t immediately limit what gets shared with said boss. But for a student – even a…

25
Apr

Billion-Dollar Baby: Instagram Acquired by Facebook

First the introduction of Timeline, then the announcement of an IPO, and now, Facebook is acquiring another startup.  On Apr. 9, 2012, in a post on his Facebook page, company co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would acquire Instagram, a photo-sharing app company, for $1 billion. This acquisition is Facebook’s largest to date….

24
Apr

Facebook IPO scheduled in May

Facebook’s been getting a lot of face time in the news lately, not only because it introduced its new Timeline feature but also because it announced it would be going public in late spring 2012. Shortly before celebrating its eight-year anniversary on Feb. 4, 2012, Facebook announced its plans for an IPO. The Menlo Park,…

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