Faster Forward: Social Networking


Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Share your ‘circles’ with other Google Plus users

Google Plus users will be able to share “circles” with others (but without names).

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:19 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/22/2011

f8: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg introduces Timeline

Facebook is revamping the user profile in a complete “Timeline,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg says, and The Post has an app.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  social networking

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/22/2011

f8: Facebook redesign, new features expected

Facebook is expected to have a few more features up its sleeve.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking, Facebook

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Google Plus, now for everyone

Google is throwing open the G+ doors as it moves into beta

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Twitter hits 100 million active users

Twitter says it has 100 million active users and about about 50 million log in every day.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  07:22 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Schmidt: Google Plus is for those who want to use their real names

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said Google Plus is an “identity service”.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:36 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking, Privacy

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Google links up “plus-one” button with Google Plus

Google explains the “plus-one” button, which has perplexed users since March.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:48 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Google Plus launches verified accounts

The new feature is meant to let people become more comfortable including people in their Circles, the company said.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:22 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/17/2011

StumbleUpon takes a more targeted approach

StumbleUpon is launching the “Explore Box” to let users better tailor their Web wanderings.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital culture, social networking

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Google Plus members value their privacy

A selling point of Google Plus proves to be true — 48 percent of users reportedly haven’t made a public post

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:05 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 08/16/2011

President Obama can now be ‘mayor’ on Foursquare, too

The White House announced on its blog Monday night that it has joined the check-in service Foursquare.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:58 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking, Politics and policy

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Google Plus adds games

Google announced that it’s adding games to its Google Plus social network

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:54 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Social Networking, Google, Facebook

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Facebook faces down phone number rumors

Facebook had to address user worry about how the site displays phone numbers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:53 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking, Privacy

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Twitter makes photo-sharing a snap

Twitter has launched its own photo-sharing tool, now available to everyone on the site.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:42 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Social Networking

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Facebook ‘operation’ shows off Anonymous’s cracks

The mainstream Anonymous Twitter said that ‘OpFacebook’ comes from a smaller group.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:06 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking, Security

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Facebook messaging goes mobile (with a hidden surprise?)

Facebook Messenger, an app to let you chat with FB friends on the go is available for Android and iOS

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Anonymous says it will take down Facebook on Nov. 5

Hacktivist group Anonymous says it will target Facebook on Guy Fawkes Day on Nov. 5.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking, Privacy

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Tottenham MP calls for suspension of BlackBerry Messenger

David Lammy, who represents Tottenham, has called on RIM to suspend its messaging service, which has been used by rioters.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:42 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International, RIM, Mobile, Social Networking

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Facebook adds mobile security features

Facebook has added a couple of key security features to its mobile app.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  07:21 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 08/08/2011

New social network deals with cancer through digital connections

I Had Cancer, a new social network for cancer fighters, survivors and those who support them, lets users search for people by location, age and type of cancer.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:42 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Google Plus could be the fastest-growing site in history

A new report from comScore indicates that Google+ now has 25 million users

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:50 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Twitter getting rid of old format

Twitter is ditching its old format, months after giving users the option to switch

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:57 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Newt Gingrich’s Twitter follower count under scrutiny

An anonymous source says that the presidential hopeful has paid for his Twitter followers, but others — and Gingrich -- disagree

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:58 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and policy, Twitter, Social networking

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Twitter rolls out promoted tweets

Twitter announced that promoted tweets will appear in user timelines soon.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:59 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Social Networking

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Report: Google Plus seeing a traffic slump

Google Plus traffic appears to have dropped a month after the social network’s launch

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:44 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Google Plus purging some accounts

Google Plus is deleting some accounts, focusing on those with pseudonyms

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:24 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking, Privacy

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Google Plus has 20 million users, report says

A recent report from ComScore finds Google+ has doubled its membership in the past week

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:51 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/18/2011

HTC Status: For the young and social

The ‘Facebook phone’ is great for social networking, but not for work

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Social Networking, Mobile

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Rihanna passes Gaga as Facebook’s most popular lady

Lady Gaga was unseated by Rihanna as Facebook’s most popular woman.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:27 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital Culture, Social Networking

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Microsoft ‘accidentally leaked’ its own social search tool

Microsoft says it let a social tool it’s been developing slip on to the open Web.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Social networking

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Google Plus could hit 10 million users today

Entrepreneur Paul Allen estimates Google Plus membership to hit 10 million by the end of today

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:57 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, social networking

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Facebook phone HTC Status to launch July 17

The HTC Status, the phone with a baked-in Facebook button will launch July 17.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:12 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Social networking

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Google Plus lingo: What are you using?

To friend, to like, to follow: Google + is making it’s own vocab.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:19 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking, Google, Facebook

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Google Plus: Sorry for the spam

A technical hiccup led to multiple notifications for some Google Plus users.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:11 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Spotify launches U.S. home page

The European music service Spotify appears one step closer to a U.S. launch.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:36 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online music, Social networking

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Facebook announces video calling

Facebook announced a partnership with Skype to bring video calling to the social network

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:10 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Skype, Microsoft, Social networking

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Twitter acquires data analytics firm, BackType

Twitter has acquired BackType, a data analytics firm, the companies announced today.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:49 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Social Networking

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Report: Google to rebrand Picasa, Blogger

Google is reportedly set to rebrand Picasa and Blogger as Google Photos and Google Blogs

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:41 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 07/05/2011

How to deal with a Twitter account hack

Fox News suffered a very public breach over the weekend, but this kind of attack happens to Twitter users all the time. If your account is hacked, here are the steps to follow first.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:24 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Facebook’s Zuckerberg is the most popular person on Google Plus

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has more Google Plus connections than Google CEO Larry Page

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:26 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Google tweaking privacy on social network

Google software engineer Kelly Ellis announced a couple changes to Google + privacy features on the network today.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:04 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Zynga IPO lists Facebook Credits, privacy issues as possible risks

Social gaming company Zynga filed to go public Friday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:26 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Social networking

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Facebook promises ‘awesome’ announcement

Facing Google +, Facebook’s Zuckerberg says it’s planning something awesome.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:28 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Tablets, Facebook, Social Networking

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Google Plus Review: Fun, interesting and totally empty

Google’s social network is a blast to use, but needs to open up

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:42 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Google Plus opens, then shuts down invites

The network was open to everyone for a few hours last night, then got overwhelmed

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:04 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Twitter releases data from Japan Earthquake

Twitter infographics show how information spread after the March quake in Japan.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:01 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Social networking

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 06/29/2011

MySpace sold to Specific Media

News Corp. has closed a deal for its shrinking social network, MySpace

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:10 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Facebook Credits draws criticism, inspires competition

AdKnowledge has launched a product to let developers skirt Facebook Credits.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:43 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Social networking, Gaming

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Google social network designed by former Apple employee

Google search pages get a new look , too, as company gets high marks for Google + design

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:20 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Twitter’s Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Jason Goldman relaunch Obvious Corp.

The former Twitter execs are relaunching Obvious Corp., which gave birth to Twitter

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:42 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking, Twitter

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Google Plus takes aim at Facebook

Google’s social network, Google +, has many of Facebook’s features.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:49 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Social networking

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Winklevoss twins will not appeal in Facebook case

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have dropped their case against Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:10 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Apple iPad Facebook app on its way?

A report says that Facebook is in the final stages of testing its iPad app

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:38 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Social Networking, Tablets, Mobile

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Security firm calls on Facebook to step up its game

Sophos, a leading Internet security company, called on Facebook to step up its security.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:27 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking, Security