Following a successful trial in the US last year, photo-sharing network Instagram has announced that uses in the UK, Canada and Australia will all be seeing adverts appearing in the app "later this year".
Canadian police departments have been sharing mental health information of Canadians by uploading it to a database that the FBI and U.S. Customs has access to, which has been used to deny entry by border control agents.
Which will go viral – a news article on an intriguing Mars discovery or one on a divorce between two actors? Some might think celebrity news will be shared by readers more often than the space report, but it's the opposite, says author Jonah Berger.
In another example of the avenues the internet is providing the rank amateur, a NYT report extols the rise of video sharing. Instructional videos, do-it-yourself, how-to clips have found a burgeoning niche.
Docstoc is a new community based site in which the users share their documents to others via the widely accepted and embeddable Flash interface. So users can get the codes and embed in their sites like the YouTube videos.