Faster Forward: Social Media


Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 06/24/2011

How effective are Facebook likes?

Inside Facebook reports that the social network is testing a new homepage that will make ads visible at all times.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:50 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Chinese politician caught in social media scandal

Chinese politician sets up liaison with mistress on Chinese Twitter, doesn’t realize it’s public.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:15 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, International

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 06/21/2011

How could music change Facebook’s game?

Would social music make Facebook the “one-stop” music destination?

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:20 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Music

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Sean Bean is Twitter’s folk hero du jour

The British actor is trending big after news about a bar brawl goes viral on Twitter

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:55 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media, digital culture

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Apple plans new ‘spaceship’ headquarters

Steve Jobs pitched the headquarters’ plans to the Cupertino City Council

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:13 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Facebook’s facial recognition: How to check your settings

Facebook is testing a new feature called “Tag Suggestions” to some users, which uses facial recognition to recommend people to tag in new user photos.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:26 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 06/07/2011

IPv6 Day: What’s going on tomorrow?

Don’t panic about IPv6 Day, it’s not the end of the (online) world.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:44 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital Culture, Google, Social Media

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Shaq retires via Twitter

O’Neal announced he was ending his 19-season NBA career.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:58 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Digital Culture

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Twitter snatches up AdGrok

Twitter makes its second major acquisition this month, with AdGrok.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:51 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Twitter to launch photo-sharing service, reports say

Twitter is expected to l take on Twitpic and yfrog with a new photo-sharing service.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:44 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Facebook poised to hit 700 million users

The social networking site has gotten a boost in Brazil, Indonesia

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:06 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Twitter acquires TweetDeck

Twitter formally announced that it has acquired TweetDeck, a popular Twitter client.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:07 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Twitter acquisition of TweetDeck pops up again in reports

For the third time, reports that Twitter has bought TweetDeck make the rounds with no announcement from the companies.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:12 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Ashton Kutcher and UberMedia launch a Twitter app

Ashton Kutcher and UberMedia launch a Twitter app, A.Plus

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:43 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Twitter changes third-party apps privacy policy

Twitter changes third-party apps privacy policy to show more information on outside clients

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:13 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Bing, Facebook want you to ‘like’ your search results

Bing and Facebook announced that the social media site’s “like” button can be integrated into search results.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:32 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Social Media, Google, Facebook

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Lady Gaga hits 10 million Twitter followers

Lady Gaga became the first person on Twitter to hit a whopping 10 million followers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:03 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 05/13/2011

Facebook restores other Mark Zuckerberg’s profile

Having a famous name left Mark Zuckerberg, a lawyer from Indiana, without a Facebook profile.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:20 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Twitter for Mac gets a new look

Twitter for Mac gets a new look, with multiple windows and auto-complete options

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:30 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Mac

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Facebook lets you tag Pages in photos

A minor tweak on Facebook now lets users tag Pages in photos on the site.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:15 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Facebook acknowledges anti-Google campaign

Facebook admits that it paid a PR firm to highlight privacy concerns in “Social Circle” feature.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:23 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Google, Facebook

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Facebook says it fixed leak that opened info to third-parties

Facebook says it fixed a leak on its network that could share information with third parties without users’ knowledge.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:29 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Everest climber tweets from the top of the world

Kenton Cool, a British mountaineer, became the first person to send a Twitter message from the top of Mount Everest on Thursday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:58 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Report: Twitter buys TweetDeck

TechCrunch reports that the social network bought TweetDeck for $40 to $50 million.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:47 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 05/02/2011

How the Web found out about Osama bin Laden’s death

News of bin Laden’s death broke first on Twitter.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:11 AM ET, 05/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media, digital culture

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 04/29/2011

The royal wedding, as seen from Facebook

Facebook loved Prince Harry, David Beckham, Princess Beatrice’s hat as top celebs

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:21 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media, Digital Culture

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/27/2011

YouTube founders buy Delicious from Yahoo

Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the brains behind YouTube, have acquired the social bookmarking site Delicious from Yahoo, a Yahoo spokeswoman confirmed.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Under Armour asks for 140-character cover letters via Facebook

The sports apparel company wants its summer internship hopefuls to apply via Facebook.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital Culture, social media

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Greenpeace gives Apple low marks on green tech

Just in time for Earth Day, Greenpeace published a report Thursday on cloud computing that asserts Apple is the company with the dirtiest data.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:50 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Google, Social Media, Digital Culture

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Harrison Ford, Conservation International team up for eco-game

Play Ecotopia, a Facebook game designed in collaboration with actor Harrison Ford.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:50 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Social Media

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Facebook and free speech: it’s complicated

A Facebook lobbyist’s comments on free speech have touched a nerve with many.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:37 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Facebook rolls out new security features, answers Sophos letter

Facebook announced new security and privacy features for its site

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, Social media

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Report: Twitter in talks to buy TweetDeck

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Twitter may buy TweetDeck.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:22 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Does Twitter affect how you watch TV?

An AdAge report highlights the phenomenon of live-tweeting television

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:54 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital Culture, Social Media

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Interfaith group calls for a week of media fasting

An analysis from Christianity Today showed that Twitter, Facebook and chocolate topped the list of things people announced — sometimes sarcastically — that they were giving up for Lent on Twitter.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Digital Culture

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Mapping Facebook relationships

When Facebook data intern Paul Butler released his map of the world as seen through the social network, it not only showed where people had Facebook — note the hole where China should be — but also gave a unique visual of the thousands of relationships maintained online.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:21 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Digital Culture

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Twitter’s Biz Stone shrugs off bad press

Biz Stone responded to an article from Fortune titled “Trouble@Twitter”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Report: Ubermedia planning a Twitter rival

CNN reported today that Bill Gross’s Ubermedia may be planning a service to take on Twitter

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Nielsen releases top web, online video brands

A new report from Nielsen, released monthly, lists the top ten web brands and online video brands in the U.S. and is a good indicator of how Americans spend their time online.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:29 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Search, Apple

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 04/11/2011

‘Twilight’ game scam spreading on Facebook

‘Twilight’ fans should be on the lookout for ‘Twilight’-themed Facebook scam

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:15 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Report says Facebook signed China deal

A report from an Ogilvy official suggests Facebook has signed an agreement to enter China.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:48 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media, International

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Facebook opens up its data center

CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the Open Compute Project, which makes its server designs open source.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:17 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Digital Culture

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Government may use Facebook, Twitter for terror alerts

The federal government to tap social networks for new alerts, the Associated Press reports.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:40 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media, Politics and policy

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Report: Facebook may launch Deals product today

Many are expecting the social network to launch its own coupon service, Facebook Deals. 

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:03 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Online Shopping

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Twitter launches new home page

Twitter has launched a new home page, showing up on some users’ computers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Report: Twitter may launch branded pages

Twitter may follow in the footsteps of Facebook and begin offering branded pages

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Facebook profile-to-page converter feature needs some work

The profile-to-page converter, which launched earlier this week, has had some problems

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:12 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 04/01/2011

UberSocial fixes privacy bug

The Twitter app UberSocial reported Thursday that is has fixed a bug that compromised the privacy of some direct messages on Twitter.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:01 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Bye-bye, quickbar

Twitter dumps its unpopular mobile app feature, the quickbar

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Facebook fixes auto-post worm

Facebook has fixed a worm that was auto-posting messages to some users’ walls.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:19 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 03/24/2011

Facebook tests quicker, conversation-based ads

A report in AdAge says Facebook is taking a huge step toward real-time advertising. The social network has been testing real-time ads with 1 percent of its users, totalling about 6 million people.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:25 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Shopping, Social Media

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Twitter turns 5

Five years ago today, Twitter was born.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:27 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media, Digital Culture

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Japan’s prime minister starts English Twitter account

The Japanese Prime Minister’s office has launched an English Twitter account

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Facebook loses comment button, just hit enter

Facebook has changed the way users comment on each others’ posts.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media, Digital Culture, Facebook

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, raises $42 million from investors

The minds behind Angry Birds have raise $42 million from investors

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:50 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gaming, social media

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 03/08/2011

Facebook, Warner Brothers team up for in-network movie rentals

The Dark Knight may be a few years old now but it’s getting new life today as the first title offered up for rent through a partnership between Warner Brothers and Facebook. For 30 Facebook credits, which converts to around $3, you can watch the movie in your browser. Warner Brothers plans to expand the titles available for rent and purchase in the coming months.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:56 AM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  social media

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 03/07/2011

Angry Birds coming to Facebook

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:44 AM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gaming, social media