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1: new post   100 Million Facebook Users' Data Published
"People who use Facebook own their information and have the right to share only what they want, with whom they want, and when they want,"
July 29, 2010
2: new post   A Newbie's Week on Twitter
"I put in a few hours most days for more than a week, and built up around 360 followers. So far so good. I put out around 200 messages."
July 27, 2009
3: new post   AOL Buys Social Networking Site BEBO for $850 Million
"In an unexpected move, AOL has acquired social-networking site Bebo. The price tag: $850 million in cash."
Mar 13, 2008
4: new post   AOL May Sell or Close Bebo
"AOL is committed to working quickly to determine if there are any interested parties for Bebo."
Apr 7, 2010
5: new post   AOL Sells Social Networking Site, Bebo, To Private Investment Firm
"Criterion Capital Partners, a small private investment firm, announced that it had bought the business, but did not disclose the amount paid."
June 17, 2010
6: new post   AOL to Acquire Socialthing
"Socialthing, based in Boulder, Colorado, aggregates friends' photos, text messages and music preferences from different social networks."
Aug 15, 2008
7: new post   Advertising May Not Be The Saviour For Social Networking
Jan 2, 2008
8: new post   Analyst: MySpace Value Could Be $15 billion
One Wall Street analyst says MySpace could be worth $10 to $20 billion in three years, based on its unprecedented growth rate and international appeal.
Sept 28, 2006
9: new post   Andreessen: Facebook Revenue Expected to be "Billions" In 5 Years
July 6, 2009
10: new post   Answers.com Acquired for $127 Million in Cash
today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by AFCV Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of growth equity investor Summit Partners, for a total cash consideration of approximately $127 million.[br][br]"This is a great outcome for our shareholders," said Bob Rosenschein, Founder, Chairman and CEO. "After an exciting six years as a public company, we are very pleased to achieve considerable value for our investors."
Feb 3, 2011
11: new post   Are blogs a 'parasitic' medium?
"Over the past months, I've heard several journalists make the same comment at various industry forums: That blogs are a "parasitic" medium that wouldn't be able to exist without the reporting done at newspapers."
Mar 3, 2007
12: new post   Bad Forum Design
What forum design elements will annoy your visitors?
May 14, 2004
13: new post   Blogger Not Covered By Journalists' Legal Protection: Fined $2.5 Million
A blogger in the US state of Oregon has just been ordered by a court to pay $2.5m to an investment company because of a defamatory posting.
Dec 7, 2011
14: new post   Building Communities: Critical for Online Business?
At first glance who would connect community to classifieds? How critical do you think building community is to an Internet endeavor?"
May 12, 2008
15: new post   COPA is finally dead
The Child Online Protection Act seems to be finally and irreversibly dead following another rejection by the US Supreme Court.
Jan 21, 2009
16: new post   Cellphone Social Networking On The Move
Mar 7, 2008
17: new post   Checking Job Applicants on Social Sites a Legal Danger?
In the U.S., ethnic minorities and other protected groups could allege discrimination if employers use Facebook, MySpace, etc. to access information they could not legally ask in the hiring process.
June 20, 2008
18: new post   ComScore Figues Show Huge Growth In Social Networking
"During the past year, the total North American audience of social networkers has grown 9 percent compared to a much larger 25 percent growth for the world at large."
Aug 12, 2008
19: new post   Congress to Ban Social Network Sites from Schools, Libraries
U. S. politicians approved a bill that would make chat rooms and social networking sites inaccessible to minors in federally funded schools and libraries.
July 28, 2006
20: new post   Corporate Blogs, Personal Opinions, and Bad PR
Google's recent problem in which an employee blog post created a public backlash is just one example of how companies must balance benefits and risks associated with open communication.
July 5, 2007
21: new post   Court Says Bloggers, Forum Participants Can't Be Sued
California Supreme Court extends ISP legal protections to users of their services.
Nov 21, 2006
22: new post   Defamatory Internet Posts:Jury awards $11.3M
"A Florida woman has been awarded $11.3 million in a defamation lawsuit against a Louisiana woman who posted messages on the Internet accusing her of being a "crook," a "con artist" and a "fraud.""
Oct 12, 2006
23: new post   Dentist Who Sued Yelp Must Pay Court Costs
Under California law, a dentist who sued both review site Yelp and the individual reviewers had her suit rejected and was required to pay the defendants' court costs.
May 18, 2011
24: new post   Developer Release Of Diaspora
"From now on we will be working closely with the community on improving and solidifying Diaspora."
Sept 16, 2010
25: new post   Digg Clone News Site Sphinn Kills Voting
"Even as many sites seek to give their users more input, Sphinn is eliminating voting on stories and will use an editorial selection process instead."
Sept 2, 2010
26: new post   Digg In Fight With Its Community Leaders
Remember when Sergey said Google was Spam proof? Kevin Rose of Digg said near the same thing about 9 months ago about Digg. Now Digg finds itself in a click spam fight for it's life.
Sept 11, 2006
27: new post   Digg Makes Changes To DiggBar, And UnBans Domains
"Rose criticized the DiggBar's user experience as "inconsistent" and "wonky," and called the feature "bad for the Internet."
Apr 7, 2010
28: new post   Digg Raises More Cash: $28.7 million
Sept 25, 2008
29: new post   Digg Recommendation Engine (Beta) Launching This Week
"The Recommendation Engine is a cool way to discover new content on Digg."
June 30, 2008
30: new post   Digg's Kevin Rose Is Critical Of Own Status: "We have to do better"
"Why click a button and make the number go up by one? Why does that matter?"
Oct 9, 2008
31: new post   Drawing traffic from your forum to the real content?
Lots of people visit the forum - how do you get them to leave the forum and visit the rest of the site?
Aug 2, 2005
32: new post   European Regulators Investigate Facebook Over Picture Privacy
"Swiss and Germany regulators are investigating whether the practice of posting photos, videos and other information about people on sites such as Facebook without their consent is a breach of privacy laws."
Mar 24, 2010
33: new post   Evan Williams, Twitter Co Founder: Twitter Fundamental To Democracy
In areas where censorship hinders freedom of speech, he hopes the "open exchange of information will prevail.
Mar 14, 2010
34: new post   Evan Williams, Twitter's Co Founder: Twitter Fundamental To Democracy
"In areas where censorship hinders freedom of speech, he hopes the "open exchange of information will prevail"."
Mar 14, 2010
35: new post   F.T.C. Proposes To Fine Bloggers Not Disclosing Payments For Reviews
"Penalties include up to $11,000 in fines per violation."
Oct 5, 2009
36: new post   FaceBook Gift Shop To Shut Down
"Facebook Gifts, the virtual shop born out of a 2007 "hackathon" by FB staffers, will close on August 1, even as the social networking giant looks for other ways to make money."
July 14, 2010
37: new post   Facebook & Google 'Friend Connect' Venture Hit By Competing Interests
"...a dispute erupted between Google and Facebook, its largest partner in the new service, that reflected the fact that for Web companies there is nothing casual about the business of Internet socializing: There's too much money, maybe billions, at stake."
June 3, 2008
38: new post   Facebook - Too Creepy, Childish for Business?
WIRED article title "Facebook: Too Creepy, Childish for the Workplace" suggests that people who do too much social networking aren't serious about business.
July 18, 2008
39: new post   Facebook About to Allow URL Usernames
"...you'll be able to choose a username on a first-come, first-serve basis for your profile..."
June 10, 2009
40: new post   Facebook Accuses German Social Networking Site of Copying
"Facebook's complaint, filed in a California federal court, accuses Studivz of copying the look, feel, features and services of Facebook."
July 21, 2008
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