Social networks act as political rallying sites, report says
A Pew Research Center report indicated that online social networks have become political hotspots in the United States.
German privacy watchdog loses Facebook appeal
A German privacy watchdog has failed in its bid to stop Facebook from forcing users to register with their real names.
What drives activity on Pinterest? First study on popular social network site
Researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Minnesota have released a new study that uses statistical data to help understand the motivations behind Pinterest activity, the roles gender plays among users and the factors ...
Twitter can give power to the people
(Phys.org) —Twitter can easily teach people about social movements such as Occupy Wall Street and even entice them to participate, according to a new study by a Michigan State University education researcher.
Alcohol use, anxiety predict Facebook use by college students
With nearly one billion users worldwide, Facebook has become a daily activity for hundreds of millions of people. Because so many people engage with the website daily, researchers are interested in how emotionally involved ...
Art exhibit pushes boundaries of online privacy
Image after image splashes on the wall of the art exhibit—a snapshot of young people laughing and drinking, a picture of an elephant, an exposed belly of a woman barely covering her breasts with one arm. ...
Flamboyant former Japanese Internet tycoon leaves jail
Japan's one-time maverick Internet tycoon Takafumi Horie used Twitter Wednesday to announce his release from prison after serving nearly two years for accounting fraud.
Study explores gang activity on the internet
Gangs are not using the Internet to recruit new members or commit complex cybercrimes, according to a new study funded by Google Ideas.
Artifacts shed light on social networks of the past
(Phys.org) —Researchers studied thousands of ceramic and obsidian artifacts from A.D. 1200-1450 to learn about the growth, collapse and change of social networks in the late pre-Hispanic Southwest.
Google chief says Internet freedom key for Myanmar
Google chairman Eric Schmidt has some advice for Myanmar's budding web community—don't let the government control the Internet.
Web revolution awaits Google chief in Myanmar
For years Myanmar's paranoid junta blocked websites such as Gmail and YouTube. However, when Google chairman Eric Schmidt visits this week, he will find a small but flourishing Internet community.
French workers waste an hour a day on surfing, study finds
French workers spend nearly one hour a day at the office surfing the Internet for non-professional uses, with Facebook and YouTube their favourite sites, according to a study published Wednesday.
Monitoring your kids on Facebook? That's so 2009
(AP)—Relieved your kids aren't posting embarrassing messages and goofy self-portraits on Facebook? They're probably doing it on Instagram and Snapchat instead.
Facebook co-founder Saverin says Asia is the place to be
Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin said on Thursday the success of the social networking site would be hard to match but he hoped to make an impact as an Asia-based technology investor.