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Myspace is using old photos in an attempt to re-engage users

Remember all of those embarrassing photos that you uploaded to Myspace nearly a decade ago? No? Well, Myspace hasn’t forgotten and they’re now using them in an attempt to lure users back to the service according to a report from Mashable. …

SmugMug follows Flickr's lead, launches major site redesign

It can be argued that social networking and sharing has reshaped the web in more ways that we could have ever imagined. Along with a few other catalysts, its impact continues to create a ripple effect that’s prompting change is…

Twitter awarded patent for... Twitter

Twitter founders Jack Dorsey and Christopher "Biz" Stone have been awarded a patent which describes a platform agnostic, multi-point message broadcast system and methods. When all said and done, USPTO application 60951415 essentially describes the core of the Twitter's microblogging service…

Majority of webpages can be connected in just 19 clicks

A new report published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society says that most websites are connected in 19 clicks or less. Hungarian physicist Albert-László Barabási says the “close” connections are possible thanks to search engines, large aggregators and…

Facebook glitch temporarily breaks the web

Yesterday, an untold number of Internet surfers experienced a glitch which abruptly redirected them from the sanctuary of their favorite websites to a Facebook error page. Websites essentially taken down by this snafu included Hulu, Lifehacker, Washington Post, ESPN, CNN,…

Path ordered to pay $800,000 to settle FTC privacy charges

Social networking startup Path has been ordered to pay an $800,000 fine to the Federal Trade Commission in addition to other measures to settle a controversial privacy issue. The service was accused of using deceitful tactics to collect personal information…

New Myspace goes live, focuses on social music

After several months in beta, Myspace has once again opened its doors to the public. Formerly the most prolific name in social networking, stakeholders are hoping the site's daring revamp, Justin Timberlake's involvement and its newly found focus on music…

Weekend tech reading: Google's lost social network

Last October, while hundreds of protesters were encamped in Zuccotti Park, a handful of people occupied a glass building in downtown Washington, D.C. Wearing sheepish grins and business-casual attire, the 99% they were not; one demonstrator said he worked for Grover Norquist...