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Whither Flickr

Jan 31, 2011
The New York Times has a think piece about the possibly bleak future of the Yahoo-Flickr partnership. Traffic on the site is down, which, combined...
Posted In: Facebook, flickr, photography, social media, someone's grandma's got a gun, Web Culture, Yahoo

New Hulu?

Jan 27, 2011
Hulu is jointly owned by News Corp (which runs Fox), NBC Universal, and Disney (which runs ABC). The fact that it even exists is a miracle of...
Posted In: business, Entertainment, hulu, netflix, social media, Web Culture

Netflix embraces Facebook

Jan 27, 2011
In a shareholder letter that accompanied its quarterly report, Netflix gave some details on how they plan to make the service more social. The idea...
Posted In: Entertainment, Facebook, netflix, social media, Web Culture

You may be about to become an unpaid spokesperson on Facebook

Jan 26, 2011
If you're on Facebook, that is. Facebook has rolled out a new feature called Sponsored Stories. If a brand name comes up in your activity, say you...
Posted In: advertising, business, Facebook, privacy, social media

Zuckerberg fan page on Facebook hacked

Jan 26, 2011
Someone seized control of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook fan page last night and used the platform to propose a funding model similar to microfinancing...
Posted In: Facebook, hacking, privacy, security, social media

Facebook offers app developers a choice: "my way" or "highway"

Jan 26, 2011
Facebook is now mandating that all app developers use Facebook's own "credits" system for any purchasing done within an app. So if you want to get...
Posted In: apps, business, Facebook, social media

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

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