social networking articles

Search and email remain the top online activities

The Internet has evolved in ways that most of us would never have conceived a decade ago, but the most popular online activities for adults have remained unchanged for years. A new study by Pew Internet & American Life Project…

Google+ pulls in 20 million users in three weeks

The social network scene became even more diversified a couple of weeks ago when Google launched their new Google+ service on an invite-only basis. Just three weeks later, digital marketing monitor comScore Inc. estimates that Google+ had more than 20…

Facebook announces Skype video calling, group chats

Facebook announced its answer to Google+ Hangouts Wednesday afternoon in the form of a video calling feature powered by Skype. The social network's new offering will allow users to call online contacts directly through the chat tab, without leaving the…

Google takes aim at Facebook with Google+

Google hasn't had much luck with its social networking efforts in the past, but the company is ready to give it another go with an ambitious project that brings together some good ideas from the reigning king of social networks…

News Corp. wants to sell Myspace for $100 million

News Corp. is looking to sell the struggling social network Myspace, previously called MySpace but now stylized as My_____, for $100 million. That's less than 20 percent of what the company originally paid for the website.

The Social Network filmmakers praise Facebook CEO

The Social Network won Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Score, and Best Picture at the Golden Globes. Interestingly, the movie's film filmmakers made a point to acknowledge the real Mark Zuckerberg in their acceptance speeches.