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LinkedIn wants your contacts to be more than just names

The new app, LinkedIn Connected, aims to turn contacts into connections and give users what they want on their mobile devices.
In the Media by Jen C Crompton

Op-Ed: Digital marketing strategists converge at DX3 in Toronto Special

Toronto - Ever wondered what happens inside Dx3? On March 5 and 6, Canada’s largest digital media conference filled the Toronto Metro Convention Centre with people eager to glimpse the future of online advertising.
Digital Journal Report by Rob Campbell - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Making good use of a conference hashtag on social media

Years ago when you attended a conference or event, your networking was limited to your confidence level, the number of hands you shook and business cards you exchanged. Not the case anymore with the use of hashtags.
In the Media by Anne Marie Marais - 1 comment

Three German women found dead in Internet suicide pact

After an online suicide pact on a social networking site, the bodies of three women were discovered in a cabin in a popular beauty spot in western Germany on Wednesday afternoon.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Our social networks remain very ‘small’

Despite the range of different media and opportunities for social networking, the typical person has a social network equivalent to the number of people that they would be in regular contact with if social networks did not exist.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Latest data released on Internet dating, digital relationships Special

New study findings released about online dating and relationships show that not only are social networking sites the place to find your next date, check up on past partners and but also that attitudes towards internet dating are becoming more positive.
Digital Journal Report by Lesley Lanir

SEO secrets shared at Search and Social Rank Symposium 5 Special

Toronto - Search and Social Rank Symposiums are web marketing secret sharing groups; the fifth event just happened on October 15, 2013, in the Distillery District of Toronto. It was remarkable event thanks to its charismatic and knowledgeable speakers.
Digital Journal Report by Rob Campbell

Teens hate Facebook but can't leave

While the number of Facebook accounts continues to grow, interest continues to decline among teens who have started turning to Twitter and Instagram.
In the Media by Tyler Loveless - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Social media of the future Special

Austin - As news continues to transition away from traditional paper platforms, different age groups continue to turn to social media for news.
Digital Journal Report by Nicolle Hiddleston - 2 comments

Social TV use increases as Facebook follows Twitter's lead

Facebook released the hashtag feature to make live TV interaction easier, Twitter announced Twitter Amplify, and Nielsen reports that social TV use is growing.
In the Media by Jessica Zuzierla

Study links social media to narcissistic personality Special

Social media is everywhere, and a new study shows a link between it and narcissistic personality in both adults and college students. A social media marketing professional and study details help shed some light on the issue.
Digital Journal Report by Jessica Zuzierla - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Americans spend 58 minutes on a smartphone — this is a good thing

A recent study from Experion Marketing Services reported that Americans spend on average 58 minutes a day on their smartphones, but television viewing habits remain the larger concern.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Study: Facebook can induce psychosis and delusional states

A new study by researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel, based on case studies of individuals, says Facebook and other social media can induce psychotic symptoms and delusional states in vulnerable lonely individuals.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 6 comments

Twitter may launch music site

The social networking site Twitter could be about to launch a music site. Twitter has been reported as buying the music discovery site We Are Hunted.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Facebook planning its own smartphone

Tech sites are reporting that Facebook will soon be announcing its own branded smartphone, to be launched in 2013 to stake a challenge in the crowded mobile market.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

LinkedIn sees a large rise in profits

LinkedIn, the social networking site for 'professionals', has seen a 10% rise in profits for the last quarter of 2012. This has led to an increase in its share price.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New MySpace opens to public, timed with new Timberlake song

Previously limited to invite only last month, now the newly revamped MySpace is open for all to join. The website's open membership launch coincides with the release of Justin Timberlake's new song. Timberlake is a financial backer of MySpace.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Teen posts about drunk driving on Facebook and gets arrested

Astoria - A teen who was out drinking and driving on New Year's Eve found himself in trouble after he posted about his evening on Facebook. He was subsequently arrested by local police after Facebook friends turned him in.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 10 comments

Parents concerns about their teens' online privacy

Are parents bothered about their teens online activity and privacy? Do they keep tabs on their kids’ online? New research from Pew says yes.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 3 comments

Facebook testing project that gives shoppers free Wi-Fi

Menlo Park - Facebook is currently testing a new project that would give shoppers free wireless Internet access. If successful, it might not be long before Facebook Wi-Fi comes to a store near you.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl

Facebook admits it's as unhealthy as eating birthday cake

In a public post on their official Facebook page the social network states that spending too much time on Facebook is as bad for you as eating too much birthday cake.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Facebook deletes thousands of 'fake' accounts

Facebook has begun the process of deleting numerous "fake" user accounts in order to increase transparency and authenticity of the network.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Twitter to allow users to download old tweets

No longer will Twitter users have to turn to third party applications in order to save their best or funniest tweets for posterity.
In the Media by Oliver VanDervoort

Facebook vigilantes name alleged paedophiles

Limavady - A Facebook page with over 1000 followers has published pictures, names and addresses of alleged paedophiles living in the Limavady area of Northern Ireland.
In the Media by Steve Hayes - 2 comments

Social media battle — Obama campaign tweets zoom past Romney's

The Obama campaign seems to have understood the power of social networking over traditional media. They are tweeting away over the network at almost four times the rate of the Romney campaign.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Does staying off Facebook make you a suspicious person?

A psychologist in Germany has suggested people that do not have Facebook accounts are "suspicious" individuals. And the psychologist may not be alone in his thinking.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 24 comments

Pinterest now open to all

The social media and image based networking site Pinterest has changed its policy and has moved from being an invitation only service to being open to all.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Review: FlipToast the social networking app to aggregate them all Special

Minneapolis - FlipToast is a social app that enables users to connect to their preferred social network (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest) without the use of a browser.
Digital Journal Report by Anthony Carranza - 4 comments

Twitter tirade lands American soccer star in trouble

USA soccer star loses hope after Twitter rants land her in trouble with Olympic Games officials as her tweets from Twitter was directed towards Brandi Chastain.
In the Media by Anthony Sicilia - 2 comments

Facebook introduces new user edit feature

On Friday, Facebook announced it would be unveiling a new feature to allow users to have a permanent option to edit comments made.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments
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