Social Networking

Facebook public post embedding announced

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 …

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Trade or sell unwanted items with Bondsy

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 …

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American Express and Twitter let you pay with #AmexSync

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 …

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What Is This World Coming To?

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, …

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Can Microsoft’s “Kin” Win?

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 …

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The Next Step in Global Domination: Google Buzz

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 …

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