Firms' own social networks better for business than Facebook
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using Facebook and Twitter may be good for a company's bottom line, but firms can rake in even bigger profits if they have their own virtual brand community, says a University of Michigan ...
Google to allow some nicknames on Plus service
Google is relaxing a requirement that real names be used on its Plus social network.
The positive effects of negative blogs
(PhysOrg.com) -- When it comes to online word-of-mouth about companies, what is bad, is good. At least, in moderation.
Google top US Web destination in 2011: Nielsen
Google was the most-visited Web destination in the United States in 2011, followed by Facebook and Yahoo!, industry tracker Nielsen said Thursday.
Team infiltrates paid 'army' of interest posters
You've studied the blogs and the consumer comments online, and you're ready to hit the mall for that special holiday gift. Youre about to make a major investment based on bullet-proof online research -- right? Think ...
Spread the word: Expert says blogs help land-grant universities strengthen connection with public
Blogs and other forms of social media are ideal tools to further the goals of academic institutions, especially the research, education and extension activities of land-grant universities like Kansas State.
eBay buys recommendation service Hunch
Internet auction giant eBay said Monday it has bought Hunch, an online service which provides users with personalized recommendations for products and services.
Taiwan to fine bloggers for false advertising
Taiwan on Tuesday passed a law which will fine bloggers who make false claims or exaggerate on behalf of products and companies as the number of consumer disputes soars.
Digital media a factor in ferocity of political campaigns
A University of Missouri study of recent political blogs indicates politics are getting nastier due to digital media, which are segmenting people into polarized interest groups. The researcher recommends a balanced approach ...
Hackers promise AFP photos in 'email scam'
A computer security firm warned on Friday that cybercriminals were attempting to exploit Agence France-Presse photos of slain Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi in an email scam.
UK lawmakers vote to allow Twitter in Commons
(AP) -- Things will still be Twittering in the Houses of Parliament.
Brazilian president's blog hacked
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's official blog website was hacked briefly Thursday by someone who posted an anti-corruption message, officials said.
Hong Kong Apple tribute designer denies plagiarism
A Hong Kong design student whose sombre tribute to Steve Jobs became an overnight Internet sensation denied Tuesday that he had copied another artist's work. ...
Facebook buys question-and-answer friend.ly
Facebook said Monday it has acquired friend.ly, a firm behind a Facebook social question-and-answer service.