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2012-06-26 06:29:43

HOUSTON, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- My Virtual Neighbor with over 1700 communities nationwide is launching new privacy features, making it safer than ever to interact and exchange information on the private online community. With privacy concerns on social networking sites increasing to an all-time high, the features provide My Virtual Neighbor users with an enhanced level of security. One new feature even gives users the option to remain completely anonymous to individuals they select....

Facebook Looks To Find Friends
2012-06-26 07:17:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com Finding friends on Facebook may have a new twist. While the idea of “friending” someone is nothing new, Facebook users can now find new friends not online but in the real world through the Find Friends Nearby feature. The social network, which could use a friend in the stock markets and has seen its stock actually slide since its mid-May IPO, continues to look to increase its mobile offerings. The latest, which was reported by TechCrunch on...

What Are Teens Really Up To Online?
2012-06-26 07:06:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Here´s another story for the “obvious” file: Teens are better at the Internet than their parents and hide their behavior from them. At least, that´s the conclusion of a study from McAfee. According to the study, parents only think they´re in control of their kids´ online usage while the kids think their parents are clueless. No matter how much things change, the more they will inevitably stay the same. “This is a...

Facebook Trades The Arcade For The Shopping Mall
2012-06-20 15:03:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Until now, the only way to purchase things through Facebook´s site was by using “Credits,” the official currency of Facebook-Land. However, yesterday Facebook showed some maturity and announced they would accept actual currency as a form of payment, letting the video-game-inspired “Credits” go by the wayside. Elsewhere in the announcement, the recently public social networking site also said they would begin a subscription...

How Does Facebook Handle Those Inappropriate Content Reports?
2012-06-20 07:35:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Facebook on Tuesday released a handy little infographic detailing how inappropriate, rude or spammy Facebook posts are handled. As the service grew, so too did the level of inappropriate and generally troubling content (pictures of adolescent girls chunking the deuce and sporting a duck-face notwithstanding). As such, Facebook began offering users a “report” button in which to call attention to sexually explicit content, hate speech or cries...

Facebook VP Envisions Location-based Mobile Advertising
2012-06-19 11:54:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Social networking giant Facebook may soon delve into location-based mobile advertising, but the company´s vice president of global marketing solutions stopped short of saying that it is in fact working on such a system, according to media reports. VP Carolyn Everson said in an interview with Bloomberg that the social network could one day allow advertisers to target mobile users based on their exact location. However, Bloomberg misinterpreted that...

2012-06-18 18:22:52

SINGAPORE, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Among the top 25 social utility apps worldwide - Going live in over 45 countries, users have easy access to their Facebook accounts without a data plan Already live in Asia, Africa and Latin America, Facebook by Fonetwish, a first in the world service that allows users to access their Facebook accounts without a data plan, has one billion transactions per month within few months of its launch....

Facebook Gets All Up In Your Face.com With Acquisition
2012-06-18 13:23:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Facebook has bought Israel-based facial recognition start-up website Face.com, resolving rumors that have been circulating around for weeks. Face.com was founded in 2007, and the site offers both desktop and mobile products that scan a user's photos to identify faces, making tagging photos on Facebook more efficient. The acquisition will allow the world's largest social networking site to make it possible for faster tagging from mobile devices. The...

2012-06-17 23:02:04

LinkedIn is not just another online location to post a resume and provide status updates. Horton Group explains how companies can use LinkedIn to build business, resulting in more clients and more revenue. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 16, 2012 Many business owners are not fully aware of LinkedIn´s potential as a marketing tool or feel they do not have enough time to explore the professional networking website in-depth. On the surface, LinkedIn might seem like a simple social networking...

Facebook Tech Chief Leaving Company
2012-06-17 05:55:23

Bret Taylor, who has been the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Facebook since August of 2009, announced on Friday that he would be leaving the popular social network later on this summer in order to start his own company. Taylor, who according to the Wall Street Journal was in charge of Facebook's platform and mobile endeavors, was the CEO of the social network website FriendFeed until it was acquired by Facebook nearly three years ago. Mike Vernal will take over his platform duties,...