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2008-07-31 21:00:20

By LAVANYA RAO MySpace and Facebook social networking sites have gained an enormous amount of fame over the past few years. MySpace, now with more than 300 million users, receives more daily hits than Google. Facebook, a site that started as a 19-year-old Harvard student's project dedicated just to students of Harvard, has turned into a site with 64 million users all over the world. For teenagers, social networking is a way to keep in touch with friends. It's a way to know what is...

2008-07-28 09:00:48

Blog and social networking sites continue to rise in popularity as today's tech-savvy professionals stay connected with friends, family and colleagues around the world. But, have business owners considered the impact to their company reputation when employees blur the lines between personal and professional fodder? TriNet, a leader in providing HR outsourcing, consulting and compliance support to small and medium-sized businesses globally, says more companies are seeking advice on...

2008-07-21 12:00:40

By Jhilmil Motihar Vikas Verma reads the newspaper everyday. Along with the news he also flips through the events in town and the best shopping deals. But if it wouldnt have been for ilaaka, a social networking website meant only for Indian net users, this Pune-based software professional would have lost out on a fantastic offer. Hes now glad that along with his Orkut profile, he also logged on to its Indian peer. A travel website on ilaaka had listed an offer of a free digital camera...

2008-07-18 03:00:00

By Julie Forster, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 18--The rise of social networking Web sites has some employers asking a sensitive question: Should workers be allowed to poke their friends in the office? Sites like Facebook and MySpace have become as common as cell phones for a growing number of workers, many of whom use the sites to post photos and shoot a cyber-hi to friends -- Facebook calls this a "poke" -- during working hours. While many companies look the other way, a...

2008-07-14 09:00:29

By Robert Verkaik Law Editor It read like the teenage party from hell: a riot of sex and wanton damage fuelled by under-age drinking that only ended when the police arrived. According to media reports, the mother of the teenage hostess was so angry with her daughter that she punched her. But Jodie Hudson's lurid description of the party on the social networking website Bebo, subsequently carried in a number of national newspapers, turned out to be fantasy. The media stories, and the...

2008-07-14 09:00:28

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated , a global leader in Internet content security, reported today an increase in the number of employees who admit to visiting social networking sites on the Internet while connected to the corporate network, according to the results of a Trend Micro study that explores corporate computer users' perceptions of and experiences with security threats. The study, which surveyed 1600 corporate end users in the U.S.,...

2008-06-30 09:02:35

By Liz Farmer Do you know what a widget is? How about a wiki? If you're trying to market your product in today's Internet-savvy society, you'd better hope your advertising agency knows what they are. Those in the industry say that Internet search marketing -- helping a client's Web site get more hits via Web search engines -- and using social networking sites as marketing tools have become increasingly popular in recent years. "With search marketing, everything is very trackable, and you...

2008-06-24 02:29:37

NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Lotame Solutions, Inc., a leader in online advertising within social media, announced today that it now reaches over 52 million U.S. users across dozens of social networks. The company has also been accepted as a member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), an organization comprised of leading interactive companies in the online arena. "Lotame is proud that our partners have both increased performance and maximized returns from social media," said...

2008-06-21 00:00:00

University of Minnesota researchers say they have discovered educational benefits of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. The study also found that low-income students often are just as technologically savvy as their wealthier counterparts. The university says this contradicts results that previous studies suggested. The information was collected over six months this year from students, ages 16 to 18, in 13 urban high schools in the Midwest and released today by the...

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2008-06-20 12:00:00

University of Minnesota researchers say they have discovered educational benefits of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. The same study also found that low-income students are in many ways just as technologically savvy as their counterparts. The university says this goes against what results from previous studies have suggested. The information was collected over six months this year from students, ages 16 to 18, in 13 urban high schools in the Midwest and released today...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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