Sharon GaudinSenior Writer, Computerworld

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Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet, social media, cloud computing and emerging technologies for Computerworld.

Most Social Network Users Are Kind, Pew Survey Finds

A majority of U.S. social networking users say their fellow users mostly kind, and that the sites make them feel good about themselves.

Online Shoppers Push 2011 Holiday Spending Up 14 Percent

A lot of Americans took their holiday shopping online last year, which helped push e-commerce spending up 14% in the last quarter.

Wi-Fi in Flight Has Yet to Soar

Launched four years ago, the use of Wi-Fi on U.S. airlines has yet to catch on, with estimates that the wireless technology is still used by only 7% of the flying public.

Will Facebook's IPO Help it Beat Google?

A huge influx of cash could enable the social networking site to topple the search giant, industry and financial analysts say.

Social Media Takes Over the Super Bowl

Remember the days when watching the Super Bowl meant eating lots of chips, hanging out with friends and, most importantly, being glued to the TV?

Social Media Fuels Planned Parenthood Backers in Komen Protest

Fueled by a firestorm of outrage on Twitter and Facebook, the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation has announced it will not cut funding for Planned Parenthood.

Twitter's Time: Campaign Season?

Political candidates who want traction in this year's election had better use Twitter, says the microblog's CEO.

Obama to Do YouTube, Google+ Hangout Interview

Continuing his longstanding use of social networks, President Barack Obama is set to do an interview in a Google+ Hangout on Jan. 30.

Senator Grassley's Twitter Account Hacked

Twitter and federal law enforcement are investigating the hacking of a U.S. Senator's Twitter account Monday afternoon.