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2010-05-05 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights/Key Facts: Gov 2.0 Expo will gather technology leaders and visionaries from government and industry to share the latest innovations, lessons learned and best practices shaping social networking and collaboration in government. Co-produced by O'Reilly Media, Inc. and UBM TechWeb, Gov 2.0 Expo will be held on May 25-27, 2010 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Under the theme "Participation, Collaboration, and...

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2010-04-25 08:32:27

MU Researchers Find Facebook Users Enjoy Searching for Friends the Most The popularity of social networking websites has grown dramatically in recent years. One of the most popular sites, Facebook.com, now boasts more than 350 million users worldwide. With so many people interacting with each other online daily, an MU researcher is interested in the cognitive and emotional implications of social browsing versus social searching. Kevin Wise, an assistant professor of strategic communication at...

2010-04-20 13:00:00

BEDFORD, Mass., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite being aware of security threats, the risky online behavior of young adults can negatively affect their future career prospects and financial standings, while leaving them vulnerable to identity theft and fraud, according to a new survey commissioned by RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC). "The irony of these findings is that the generation that has grown up with the greatest percentage of its life knowing technology and the...

2009-12-23 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With the National Retail Federation forecasting a 1 percent drop in holiday sales this year, one bright spot has emerged from the otherwise bleak retail landscape. Companies, like Cellufun the world's largest mobile and social gaming community, sold more than $1 billion in virtual goods in the United States in 2009. Analysts say that number will likely double in 2010 as the country scrambles to catch up with an industry that is valued at $5 billion...

2009-12-09 22:30:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- MOL Global Pte. Ltd. ("MOL Global"), an affiliate of leading online payment solutions provider MOL AccessPortal Berhad ("MOL"), and Friendster, Inc. ("Friendster"), the operator of a top global web site based on traffic and a leading social network in Asia, announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement under which MOL Global will acquire 100% of Friendster. The principal shareholder of MOL is Tan Sri Vincent Tan, the Chairman...

2009-12-09 08:00:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Online social networks have become so central to teens' lifestyles that they would consider their ability to access them during working hours when weighing a job offer. This is according to the seventh annual Junior Achievement/Deloitte Teen Ethics Survey, which focused on the ethical implications of the popularity of social networking. Nearly nine-in-10 (88 percent) teens surveyed use social networks every day, with 70 percent saying they...

2009-12-03 20:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top global web site based on traffic, today announced a new brand and web site packed with new features representing a significant milestone in the company's history and further signifying the company's evolution to focus on the Asian youth market. The notable changes include a new fun-centric brand, and a redesigned web site with an emphasis on local relevance, enhancing the overall user experience. The new direction and...

2009-11-16 09:11:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- During the past year when tweeting on Twitter has become all the rage, programmers have been hard at work developing ways to take social networking to the next level. The result is Sokule, a new social networking site offering all the features of Twitter plus many important innovations. Most notably, Sokule gives users a way to earn commissions by leading followers to upgrade their memberships. "Sokule is Twitter monetized. We've taken the best...

2009-11-11 06:45:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- During the past year when tweeting on Twitter has become all the rage, programmers have been hard at work developing ways to take social networking to the next level. The result is SOKULE, a new social networking site offering all the features of Twitter plus many important innovations. Most notably, SOKULE gives users a way to earn commissions by leading followers to upgrade their memberships. "SOKULE is Twitter monetized. We've taken the best features...

2009-10-05 19:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Friendster, Inc., a top global web site based on traffic, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the social networking pioneer a new U.S. Patent, titled "Method for Sharing Relationship Information Stored in a Social Network Database with Third Party Databases" (U.S. Patent No. 7,478,078). Friendster has been granted five patents since July 2006, validating the company's early and continual innovation in...


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Social Networking Service
2013-01-27 09:02:30

A social networking service is an online service provided to the public for social interaction between families, friends, and also for gaining new friends over the internet. These networks often include such services as e-mail and instant messaging. Social networks are found worldwide and used by half of the world’s population in some form or another. In 2011 a survey revealed 47 percent of adults and 73 percent of teens use a social networking service. You can use these services to...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'