Pope on social networking: the virtual is real
(AP)—Pope Benedict XVI put church leaders on notice Thursday, saying social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter aren't a virtual world they can ignore, but rather a very real world they must engage if they want to ...
In your face: Near-infrared glasses thwart face recognition
Intel's Perceptual Computing marks neo-desktop era
Lack of guidelines create ethical dilemmas in social network-based research
With millions of adolescent users, social network sites (SNSs) are a rich data source for academic research studies. But ethical guidelines governing how researchers should obtain and use this data is seriously lacking, says ...
Iran designing software for controlled social media access (Update)
Iran is designing "intelligent software" that would give citizens restricted and controlled access to banned social networking sites, local media on Sunday quoted police chief Esmaeil Ahmadi Moghadam as saying.
UK teenagers without the internet are 'educationally disadvantaged'
(Phys.org)—A major in-depth study examining how teenagers in the UK are using the internet and other mobile devices says the benefits of using such technologies far outweigh any perceived risks.
Tajikistan orders Twitter ban
Tajikistan has ordered local Internet providers to block Twitter, one of more than 100 sites including popular Russian-language social networks starting next week, an industry representative told AFP Saturday.
Facebook rejects German demand to allow fake names
Facebook says it won't comply with a German privacy watchdog's demand to let users register with fake names.
Social networks grow in global political debate
Social media like Facebook and Twitter have become important elements in political and social discourse in a number of countries, particularly in the Arab world, a survey showed Wednesday.
Social ties help drive user content generation that leads to online ad revenue growth
A research study on online social networks reveals that networking sites can drive advertising revenue by encouraging the density of social ties, or boosting the level of friendship or social connections between users. According ...
Just 28 percent of young people in Spain read either online or conventional newspapers each day
A study at the Jaume I University in Castellón has verified the decrease in press consumption among young people between the ages of 16 and 30 years, which now stands at 28.8%. What is more, three out of ...
Study finds social networking taking up toilet time
Blame social media the next time it feels like forever for your turn to use the toilet.
Tajikistan blocks US-funded news website
(AP)—Tajikistan has blocked a popular U.S.-funded news website, only days after barring access to social networking site Facebook for featuring content allegedly insulting to the Central Asian nation's president.
Japan mobile phone will monitor skin condition
A mobile phone that monitors the user's skin condition, checking for blemishes and colour, was unveiled in beauty-conscious Japan on Thursday.