social networks

  • Don’t Just Post, Create: Irrive Debuts Collaborative Social Scrapbooks

    Don’t Just Post, Create: Irrive Debuts Collaborative Social Scrapbooks

    Joining a new group of companies looking to build services on the backs of users’ social networks, Irrive is debuting its social scrapbooking website, soon to be followed by its mobile apps. The company was founded by Steven Cohn, whose previous startup BuyYourFriendADrink was acquired by LivingSocial back in 2009, helping LivingSocial to enter the daily deals market. Irrive’s… Read More

  • Facebook Saturation?: Twitter, Skype, Instagram & Other Apps Downloaded More In July

    Facebook Saturation?: Twitter, Skype, Instagram & Other Apps Downloaded More In July

    Based on downloads, Facebook’s iPhone app was no longer the most popular mobile social networking app in many Asian countries and elsewhere from July 2011 to June 2012. This, according to the latest report from app store analytics firm Distimo, which took a look at trends surrounding mobile social networking applications over the past two years. Distimo found that apps like LINE, WeChat… Read More

  • India’s SMS Hoax Panic: Could It Happen In The U.S.?

    India’s SMS Hoax Panic: Could It Happen In The U.S.?

    Last week tens of thousands of migrants from India’s northeast region fled urban areas as rumor ricocheted through text messages and social media that Muslims would attack them after Ramadan. Fake photos added to the rumors’ credibility. Given how forward button happy we can be in the U.S., I can’t help but wonder if a similar panic could happen here. I spoke with Shlok Vaidya… Read More

  • ‘Anonymous’ Social Network Anybeat Is Getting Bought And Shut Down. Dmitry Shapiro Going To Google+?

    ‘Anonymous’ Social Network Anybeat Is Getting Bought And Shut Down. Dmitry Shapiro Going To Google+?

    Anybeat, a social network that launched last year as a kind of “anti-Facebook” to meet people you don’t already know, is getting bought by another company and is shutting down. The company posted a message to its users a few hours ago noting that it would be closing up operations in two weeks. The service, which launched as a beta in September 2011 (we offered invites here)… Read More

  • With $3M In Hand, Gopogo Launches To Let You Create, Share & Discover Location-Based Stories

    With $3M In Hand, Gopogo Launches To Let You Create, Share & Discover Location-Based Stories

    With the rise of social networks, people are now sharing more information about themselves online than ever before. Sharing is happening at an unprecedented volume, with some calling it … “The Sharepocalypse”. Social feeds now disseminate content in realtime, but the problem of course is that a lot of this sharing gets lost in the noise — and with content piling up… Read More

  • Path For Families? Kidfolio Brings Private Social Networking For Parents To iPhone

    Path For Families? Kidfolio Brings Private Social Networking For Parents To iPhone

    Hey look: another private, micro social networking service has just launched. From Alt12 Apps, which moms know better as the maker of the BabyBump app, there now comes a new mobile-only private social networking service for parents called Kidfolio. The app, which is celebrating its public release today, offers parents tools for private sharing – mainly photos of children – which can… Read More

  • Love Social Media? Chances Are You’re Also A Fan of Chipotle, Saab and Victoria’s Secret

    Love Social Media? Chances Are You’re Also A Fan of Chipotle, Saab and Victoria’s Secret

    According to a new report by Experian, 91% of online adults now regularly use social media in some form or another. This makes social networking the top online activity in the U.S. today, with 15% of all U.S. Internet visits going to a social networking site. Experian’s report also found that Pinterest is now the third most popular social network in the U.S., right behind Facebook… Read More

  • Social Networks, How Do They Work? JuggaloBook Brings The Clowns To Town

    Social Networks, How Do They Work? JuggaloBook Brings The Clowns To Town

    True social networks bring multiple birds of a feather together across vast expanses of time and space. Look at Facebook – it’s mostly for finding bullies you went to grade school with, allowing you to gloat over their misfortune. Now there’s another, decidedly more positive social network: JuggaloBook, a social network for those down with the clown. The site is… Read More

  • Beyond Facebook: The Rise Of Interest-Based Social Networks

    Beyond Facebook: The Rise Of Interest-Based Social Networks

    With the pending public offering of Facebook anticipated to be the largest tech IPO in history, it’s an interesting time to think about where we go from here. Some say “social is done,” Facebook is all the social media anyone would ever want or need. Unquestionably, as it nears one billion accounts, in the solar system of social media, Facebook is the Sun — the… Read More

  • The Social Network Paradox

    The Social Network Paradox

    Over the years, there’s been a radical change in the way we interact with our networks of friends online. It used to be that we had a few of our friends (online or offline friends) on a service, allowing us to connect to friends through the Internet and see what their activities were. Where the Internet used to be a somewhat scary world full of strangers, we suddenly had friendly anchors… Read More

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