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Twitter says it was blocked in Egypt

Jan 26, 2011
There are anti-government protests happening in Egypt, as you know. People protesting the Mubarak regime, which has been in power for 30 years,...
Posted In: Egypt, government, social media, Twitter, world

Facebook to leverage "likes" into ads

Jan 25, 2011
Advertising Age reports that the next generation of Facebook ads will be based on what pages you say you like (the modern version of the old fan...
Posted In: advertising, business, Facebook, social media

Details on New York Times paywall emerge

Jan 24, 2011
The Wall Street Journal has some leaked information on what the upcoming paywall for the New York Times might look like. The Times model is being ...
Posted In: business, news, newspapers, paywalls, social media, Web Culture

California city thinking of putting DUI offenders on Facebook

Jan 18, 2011
Huntington Beach, California is ranked first in the state for alcohol-related driving deaths. Now councilman Devin Dwyer wants to take a bold step:...
Posted In: Facebook, government, Law, privacy, social media

Facebook backtracks on data sharing

Jan 18, 2011
Just before the weekend, Facebook rolled out new functionality that allowed third party app developers to ask users for their address and mobile...
Posted In: business, Facebook, privacy, social media

Myspace, which is no longer myspace or yourspace, could be someoneelsesspace

Jan 13, 2011
After slashing the company's work force by half, executives at parent company News Corp said they are exploring possibilities to merge the over-the...
Posted In: business, MySpace, social media

Facebook offers AMBER alerts

Jan 12, 2011
AMBER alerts, the notifications about missing children, are now available on Facebook. The company set up pages for all 50 states plus DC, Puerto...
Posted In: Facebook, government, Law, social media

Myspace hammer comes down

Jan 11, 2011
As expected, 500 people get laid off. That's 47% of their work force. I actually was putting this in the show, this little item, and I struggled...
Posted In: business, MySpace, social media, Web Culture

Groupon gets a bunch of money, goes on a buying spree

Jan 11, 2011
The shopping site Groupon is getting big. They received nearly a billion dollars in new investment and promptly bought up three companies in India,...
Posted In: business, groupon, social media, Web Culture, world

Return of the Winkelvii

Jan 11, 2011
There is a hearing in a San Francisco court today regarding the long-running dispute between Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss and Facebook founder Mark...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Law, social media

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