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Obama Campaign Dominates Social Media

The incumbent's online campaign far exceeds that of GOP challenger Mitt Romney, posting nearly four times the content and staying active on more platforms, a study reveals.

Facebook's IPO Disaster Raises Speculation About Zuckerberg's Future

Talk has turned to whether a seasoned business person could better lead Facebook, while 28-year-old Zuckerberg, with his gray t-shirts and hoodies, could focus on the technology.


U.S. Judge Rejects Settlement in Facebook Sponsored Stories Case

A U.S. District Court judge has rejected a proposed settlement in a lawsuit that alleges Facebook violated users' rights by using their names and recommendations...

Twitter's API Changes: What's In It for You

Third-party developers must rework their apps to take advantage of faster refresh -- and comply with policies restricting the number of customers.

Twitter Clamps Down on Developers With Restrictive API Rules

Changes to Twitter's upcoming API release are aimed at restricting consumer-focused client applications in favor of business-oriented ones, according to the...

Going Social: Fight for the Users

Engagement is the number one challenge in a social enterprise initiative.

Pinterest Goes All-in With Mobile: Releases Android, iPad Apps

Looking to get in on the booming mobile market, social network Pinterest has unveiled mobile apps for its pinboard service.

Twitter Co-founders Seek to Shake up Web Publishing With Medium

Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, who were also leaders at Blogger, have unveiled a preview of Medium, which they describe as a new Web publishing...

Klout Now Wants To Measure Your Real-World Influence

Klout updates the way it computes your Klout score, which will bring your score more in line with real-world influence versus social networking prowess.


Inside the Real Economy Behind Fake Twitter Accounts

How online merchants are building armies of fake Twitter accounts to sell to users, businesses, and maybe even presidential candidates.

8 IT Lessons Learned From the 2012 Summer Olympics

The 2012 London Olympics weren't just about athletic prowess. This year's games saw more data leave Olympic Park and move around the world than ever before.

Facebook Lets Users Announce Pregnancies in Timeline

Pregnancy announcements will show up on Facebook users' Timeline pages, and they'll also appear under 'Celebrations' on users' home pages,

Google to Buy Travel Brand Frommer's

Google plans to buy the travel guide publisher Frommer's, as well as other travel publishing assets, from John Wiley & Sons, as the search company continues...

How to Protect Your Social Network Accounts from Hackers

A tech journalist learned a tough lesson recently. But using two-factor log-ons help guard your Google, Facebook, and Twitter accounts from being hijacked.

Buy Your Way to a Flock of Twitter Followers

Mitt Romney's Twitter account is among those filled with apparently fake followers, an analysis reveals.