Social Networking

Is Facebook moving away from a mainly private social network?  Until now, there wasn’t an easy way to embed Facebook status updates, posts, or your favorite photo/video of the moment into other news websites or blogs.  Well, today that all changed.  Facebook wants to branch out into more “live” web events – think Twitter-esque.  Only a handful of… Read More

When you have unwanted items, you can always list them on Craigslist or eBay, but there’s always an element of uncertainty when dealing with absolute strangers.  With the Bondsy app, you can list your things so only your friends or friends of friends can see your listings.  You can choose to sell or trade your… Read More

American Express recently announced that consumers who use Twitter will be able to pay for items using a special hashtag for certain products and websites.  After tweeting them what you want, you get a confirmation hashtag.  You then need to tweet back the confirmation hashtag, an email will be sent to you, then you need to confirm… Read More

Good bye, sayonara, far well, adiós, nice knowing ya Kin.  The tween/teen generation for which the Kin was targeted has spoken and they did not embrace the Kin as Microsoft had hoped.  The socially included phone is being rolled off due to lack luster sales, which may be due to the fact that it was… Read More

Farmville and YoVille are coming to a 7-11 near you.   For those of you who play Facebook Application Games such as Farmville, My Farm, FarmTown, YoVille and etc ( and you KNOW who you are), 7-11 has just made your addiction harder to break.    Introducing “Specially Marked Packages”!!   You know these things…in days of old… Read More

Microsoft recently announced the launch of two devices from their new “Kin” line (aptly titled Kin One and Kin Two) with a hearty emphasis on social networking/sharing. Both phones are touch-screen/slider models and contain cameras (Kin One – 5 megapixel / Kin Two – 8 megapixel).  Microsoft also touts the Kin as the first in-phone… Read More

Despite their stronghold in the world of email, mapping, photo-sharing, etc., Google has decided to up the ante and delve into the craze that is social-networking. Enter Google Buzz. Rather than operating as a stand-alone website, Buzz is streamlined into Gmail’s web interface.  Status updates, Picasa albums, Google Reader pages, and links to sites like… Read More

Poken was created to solve one simple problem: how do you remember the email addresses and screen names of everyone you meet? You Poken, of course. A Poken is a cutesy little dongle thingy with a flip out hand. When you meet other Poken owners in the real world, you can quickly swap information with… Read More