SOCIAL NETWORKS

Pinterest Copyright, TOS: To Agree or Not To Agree

Pinterest, the social media pin-board site that recently became one of the top five social networks in the U.S., is receiving flak from enthusiasts for its complicated terms of service (TOS). One of the first criticisms came from Boston Business Journal (BJJ), which temporarily used Pinterest to pin renderings of startup workplaces created by architects.

Internet Again Disrupted in Iran Ahead of Election

Iranians faced a second and more extensive disruption of Internet access Monday, just a week after email and social networking sites were blocked, raising concerns about state censorship ahead of parliamentary elections.

Venture Capital Sees Big Returns in Big Data

When Jason Goldberg set out to raise a new round of funding for his flash sales site Fab.com, he dispensed with the usual PowerPoint presentations and instead gave potential investors a look at the crown jewels: the dashboard of real-time analytics that can instantly spot trends and enable the site to tweak its offerings on the fly.

EU Court: Social Networks Can't Be Piracy Brakes

Online social networks cannot be forced to block users from downloading songs illegally, as this would push up their costs and infringe privacy, Europe's highest court said on Thursday, adding to a worldwide debate on internet policing.

Plenty find love online, where lies abound

Half of American adults know someone who found love online, and while the Internet plays a more important role than before in starting relationships it is also a forum for cheating and lies that ends them, according to a survey released on Monday.

Plenty Find Love Online, Where Lies Abound: Study

Half of American adults know someone who found love online, and while the Internet plays a more important role than before in starting relationships it is also a forum for cheating and lies that ends them, according to a survey released on Monday.

LinkedIn vs. Facebook: Which Attracts More Job Recruiters?

Facebook may have created a buzz with its public offering, but professionals in the Internet sphere shouldn’t forget about LinkedIn. Referred to as the “professional network,” a new study from Bullhorn Reach shows that 48 percent of job recruiters are using LinkedIn exclusively. Although 21 percent are present on all three major social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), only one percent are using the other two social media sites exclusively.

Top Pinterest Users: Celebrities, Brands, and other Pinners You Must Follow

Pinterest--the new social network based off of photo-sharing--recently became one of the top five social networks on the Internet. As it continues to close in on the type of traffic that brands such as Twitter and Facebook have, Pinterest is becoming popular among celebrities and large companies. With that in mind, we've created a list of the most important celebrities, brands and other pinners on Pinterest that you must follow:

Pinterest: 5 Things to Know about the New Social-Media Platform

Pinterest recently became one of the top five social networks on the Web in terms of weekly visits. For a quick rundown of all the things you need to know about Pinterest, we've gathered the most pertinent information about the hottest new social-media platform on the Web.

Path Fumble Highlights Internet Privacy Concerns

A privacy debate surrounding fledgling social network Path went viral this week, triggering discussions on blogs and on Twitter about how far social networks can go in using members' private data.

Why LinkedIn Needs Rapportive

Business networking site LinkedIn will reportedly acquire Rapportive, a Gmail add-on that provides information about your social contacts as you e-mail them. Sources close to the situation say LinkedIn offered the browser plug-in a figure in the low teens in millions of dollars.

Analysis: More than Just Great Firewall Awaits Facebook in China

When it comes to China, Facebook should consider itself forewarned. Cracking the world's biggest Internet population might seem an obvious ambition for the social networking giant as it trumpets its global growth before a $5 billion initial public offering, but the chances it will succeed look slim.

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The Super Bowl may be known as the biggest sporting event of the year, but last night's match up also shattered social media statistics. According to PC Mag, the televised event set two new records on Twitter for the number of tweets per second. After the

Super Bowl 2012 Twitter Statistics: Two New Records Set After Giants vs. Patriots

The Super Bowl may be known as the biggest sporting event of the year, but last night’s match up also shattered social media statistics. According to PC Mag, the televised event set two new records on Twitter for the number of tweets per second. After the Giants’ victory, Twitter traffic reached 12,233 tweets per second and 10,245 during Madonna’s half-time performance.
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As Facebook Grows up, It Courts Madison Avenue

About a year ago, when it became clear that taking Facebook Inc public was a matter of when not if, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg went out and poached Caroline Everson, then global advertising head at Microsoft Corp.
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As Facebook Grows up, It Courts Madison Avenue

About a year ago, when it became clear that taking Facebook Inc public was a matter of when not if, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg went out and poached Caroline Everson, then global advertising head at Microsoft Corp.
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Facebook IPO: Clients Turn Sober

It's the year's hottest initial public offering, but some wealth managers find themselves having a hard time recommending Facebook to their clients.
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Facebook IPO Fraud: Woman Caught Selling Fake Shares

Only a day old, it didn't take long for imposters to attempt to scam shares of the social network's stock. According to The Northwestern, a woman from Oshkosh, Wis., was caught selling fake Facebook shares the same day the company officially filed its IPO.
A Facebook logo is displayed on Kodak photo kiosk during the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

Facebook Faces Daunting Challenge in Asia

Facebook aims to connect all two billion Internet users. So far it has captured 845 million of them. Of the rest, nearly 60 percent live in Asia and hooking them is going to be a daunting challenge.
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