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2008-08-07 15:00:26

SCOTS parents have admitted to snooping on their kids after new figures revealed more than 750,000 youngsters broke rules for social networking sites. Youngsters under 13 aren't allowed to use any of the main sites - Facebook, Myspace and Bebo. However, a study by online identity experts Garlik suggested children between eight and 12 used them. The research also indicated that parents in Scotland were taking matters into their own hands to protect their children, with 72-per cent snooping...

2008-08-06 15:00:21

By SHARPE, Marty A YOUNG woman is facing a criminal charge for allegedly hacking into a schoolgirl's Bebo page -- an offence punishable by a maximum of seven years in jail. Police say the prosecution serves as a warning to others who may not realise that tampering with an Internet social networking page carries a stiff penalty. A woman, 19, will appear in Hastings District Court next month, charged under the Crimes Act. The prosecution comes after Rachel Boyte, 16, tried to log on...

2008-08-06 09:00:24

By Lindy McDowell Bebo, a favourite social networking website of teenage internet users, is allowing people to send messages into space in the hope that aliens will read them. Judging by the standard of literacy of many of the youthful posters, this is likely to raise the inevitable question among visiting spacers. Is there intelligent life on earth? Originally published by Lindy McDowell LMCDOWELL@BELFASTTELEGRAPH.CO.IK. (c) 2008 Belfast Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest Information...

2008-08-05 03:00:20

By Jakes, Stephen Orange is launching a mobile social networking service that will allow advertisers to target users of Facebook, MySpace and Bebo via a single platform. The mobile network operator is bringing together the most popular functions from Europe's leading social networks into its Orange World portal. Orange has signed revenue share partnerships with Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and Flirtomatic in the UK to allow mobile users to view profile updates, emails and recently uploaded...

2008-08-05 03:00:20

By Anonymous Bebo chief executive Joanna Shields has turned to her exGoogle colleague Kate Burns to run the social network's UK and European operations. Burns, currently UK managing director of video site Dailymotion, will join Bebo in August as vice-president and managing director across Europe, to lead the social network's expansion strategy. She will report to Shields, who, in her dual role as Bebo chief executive and president of AOL People Networks, will turn her attention to Bebo's...

2008-08-05 03:00:20

By Anonymous This month Advertisers are failing to take advantage of social networking sites to promote their brands, according to a report from JuplterResearch. The study shows that half of all sponsored groups on web 2.0 sites such as Facebook, Bebo and MySpace have fewer than 1,000 members across Europe. Dozens of big-name brands including Adidas, Coca-Cola and Vodafone have invested heavily in developing branded social networking pages to communicate with consumers. However,...

2008-08-04 03:00:12

SOCIAL networking website Bebo are offering members the chance to send a message to ET in a "digital time capsule". They've teamed up with Russian space radio expert Dr Alexander Zaitsev for the Message From Earth project. Bebo plan to send 500 user generated messages into the cosmos on October 9 using the Ukraine Space Agency's radio telescope. The messages will travel at the speed of light to the planet Gliese 581c and should reach their target in 2029. The planet was discovered in...

2008-07-23 09:00:33

AOL's Platform-A announced that it will offer Goowy's widget creation and management services as part of its widget distribution offering for advertisers. Goowy enables the creation, syndication and measurement of widget-based campaigns as a free, value-added service across Platform-A's properties and networks. Platform-A, www.platform-a.com, is AOL's digital advertising business. Goowy forms part of AOL's People Networks business and was acquired by AOL in February 2008. Advertisers can...

2008-07-23 00:00:26

Adknowledge's Social Advertising division, Cubics.com, has announced that it is now serving more than 10 billion ad impressions per month on social networks such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. The majority of these impressions are generated by social applications. This volume, now more than five times as large as Social Media, its next largest competitor in the space, makes Adknowledge the unrivaled leader in social network advertising. "Our massive reach allows advertisers to get their...

2008-07-21 21:00:22

DALLAS, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Today MyStore.com confirmed Michael Birch, who just sold his company Bebo to AOL, has joined the group of private investors including Gordon Crawford (Capital Research & Management) and Julian Lennon (son of the late John Lennon) behind yourStore, LLC. The company owns and operates http://www.mystore.com/, an online marketplace. "In addition to his monetary investment, Michael has joined our board of directors and has contributed some great ideas to help...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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