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2008-06-23 00:00:09

By Craig McDonald EIGHT million Britons lie on social networking sites. Almost one in three people admit to telling porkies on their profile page, with personal interests the main area of fiction. More than one in six say they have exaggerated their job title to sound more successful. Almost one in five have even put up fake photos of themselves to impress the opposite sex. While a minority claim they lie to keep their personal details private, more than one in five do it simply to...

2008-06-18 09:00:27

By Rhodri Marsden Social networking is a minefield for manners - should you poke your boss? Can you have too many friends? Rhodri Marsden shares his golden rules A recent survey revealed that almost two thirds of people using social networking websites feel frustrated and confused by the unwritten etiquette. That reliable source of taste and decency, Debrett's, leapt to our aid last week, issuing five golden rules on how to behave online - but the venerable publisher left several...

2008-06-16 06:00:13

By Brian Stelter When News Corp. added MySpace to its portfolio nearly three years ago, it expected that if its base of 20 million users kept growing - and kept each interested by adding friends, sharing photos and swapping flirty messages - the advertising dollars would roll in. The social networking site has indeed grown - to 118 million registered users - and the flirty messages have not stopped. But the cash is not coming quite as quickly as the company had hoped. In the fiscal...

2008-06-16 03:00:11

NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- 123Greetings.com announces the launch of a new application for Orkut.com, a social networking site. The new application "123Greetings Cards" provides access to 20,000 free ecards that are available for over 3,000 everyday, special occasions and events. Users will be able to see what cards other people in their network have sent, understand what cards are most popular now, review the highest ranked cards by other Orkut users, and send as many ecards as they...

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2008-03-13 09:04:20

AOL said Thursday it will pay $850 million to acquire the online hangout Bebo, giving the struggling Internet company a foothold in an expanding business. Bebo is one of the largest social networks in Britain, is ranked No. 1 in Ireland and New Zealand and has a global membership of more than 40 million, according to AOL. In the United States, however, it ranks third behind MySpace and Facebook. Ron Grant, AOL's president and chief operating officer, said the deal should help AOL expand...

2008-02-12 06:00:00

An American insurance company, in defending its refusal to pay out a claim, is seeking to call in evidence personal online postings, including the contents of any MySpace or Facebook pages the litigants may have, to see if their eating disorders might have "emotional causes". And the case is far from a lone one. Suddenly, those saucy pictures and intimate confessions on social networking sites can be taken down and used in evidence against you in ways never dreamed of. In the US, a sex...

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2008-01-31 08:53:34

Following in the footsteps of Facebook and other rival social networking sites, Myspace plans to formally initiate its "Developer Platform" next Tuesday.BBC News reported that the applications have been developed with Google's OpenSocial platform, which is designed to allow development of applications that will function on any web site. Fellow social networking site, Facebook, whose 63 million users are still drastically overshadowed by Myspace's 200 million, began allowing outside...

2008-01-25 00:00:00

Millions of teenagers see it as a harmless internet meeting place.But as our disturbing investigation reveals,this social phenomenon has been hijacked by ruthless crooks stealing their identities in an epidemic of fraud ... ONE MORNING last November, a letter drops on the doormat of Victoria Sennitts family home. Its addressed to the 24-year-old university graduate and is from a mobile-phone company welcoming her to a new contract and explaining the ins and outs of the deal she has just...

2007-08-17 18:03:39

By MAEVE QUIGLEY AN internet weirdo is stalking Charity You're A Star host Brian Ormond, the Irish Daily Mirror can reveal. The star yesterday hit out at the person who has tried to steal his identity with a fake Bebo site. And now the television presenter is worried fans might be lured into a trap, believing the impostor is really him. Brian, 27, said: "There is someone on Bebo pretending to be me. "This has been going on for a few months now and I have been getting increasingly...

2006-07-28 08:54:34

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Music television is the endangered species of the pop world, and is learning the hard way that it must adapt to the Internet age, or die. Britain's "Top of the Pops," the world's longest running weekly music show, will be declared extinct on Sunday when it is broadcast for the last time on BBC. Two days later MTV, one reason for the demise of Top of the Pops and at the cutting edge of music for so long, begins to reinvent itself with a new...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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