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Social network holdouts say "friends" and "tweets" not for themupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 11:35:00

Mark McSherry won't "friend" you and he does not "tweet."

Won't join Facebook?updated: Fri Jul 10 2009 11:35:00

Who refuses to join sites like Twitter and Facebook? CNN's Christine Romans finds out.

Fortune: Is Digg the Jan Brady of Web 2.0?updated: Tue Jul 07 2009 15:03:00

Digg, the once-hot social news website, has become the middle child of the premiere web 2.0 companies.

CNNMoney: Twitter whacks 'Mafia' opportunityupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 16:53:00

A new Mafia video game has presented Twitter with an offer, but it's one that Twitter thinks it can refuse.

Fortune: Yes, MySpace can be savedupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 10:47:00

Things are grim at MySpace. The number of U.S. visitors has dropped off to just 70.24 million in May. Rival Facebook has finally surpassed MySpace, logging 70.28 million visitors. The site is bleeding cash -- News Corp reported an $89 million loss in the unit that includes MySpace in its most recent quarterly report. And on June 16, MySpace laid off 420 employees, roughly 30% of the staff.

CNNMoney: MySpace to cut 30% of workforceupdated: Tue Jun 16 2009 14:18:00

Social networking site MySpace said Tuesday that it plans to slash nearly 30% of its workforce, leaving it with 1,000 employees.

Fortune: Facebook borrows from Twitter's playbookupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 16:55:00

Heads up, Facebook-users: in just a few hours (midnight in your local time zone), you'll have the chance to choose a user name and corresponding URL for your profile.

Can once-cool MySpace stage a comeback?updated: Thu Jun 11 2009 17:57:00

In the brief history of Web sites, there are few if any second chances. Remember Friendster?

CNNMoney: Facebook is king but Twitter makes wavesupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 11:51:00

Users spend more time on Facebook than any other social network site. Much more. But other sites are growing quickly, and experts say no social network is safely on top of the market.

People.com: MySpace Suicide Victim's Mom Urges Parental Actionupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 14:41:00

Tina Meier, whose daughter was a cyberbully's target, sees new hope online

Fortune: How Facebook is taking over our livesupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 09:39:00

Facebook held no appeal for Peter Lichtenstein. The New Paltz, N.Y., resident had checked out so-called social networking sites before, and he wasn't impressed. ("MySpace," he recalls, "was ridiculous.")

N.C. officials: 2,116 of state's sex offenders found on MySpaceupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 15:06:00

More than 2,100 registered North Carolina sex offenders were found on the social networking site MySpace, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday.

Adoption seekers using YouTube, Facebook to find birth momsupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 08:04:00

Their paths crossed on YouTube on an August night last year.

Can happiness be found online?updated: Thu Feb 19 2009 19:23:00

The question means little to millions living in poverty with neither electricity nor electronics. But there are also millions now weaving the Web 2.0 ever more tightly into their social fabric -- witness the booming popularity of Facebook and other social networking sites -- so the question seems worth asking.

Easier to mess up love life on social networksupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 11:03:00

Shayna Hefner never expected MySpace to turn her life upside down.

MySpace kicks out 90,000 sex offenders, Connecticut AG saysupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 15:38:00

MySpace.com has identified and removed 90,000 convicted sex offenders from its popular social-networking site, according to one of the dozens of state attorneys general who pressured the site to beef up its safety standards.

Web networkers tap into 'pulse' at Davosupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 10:22:00

David Cameron, the leader of the UK's opposition Conservative Party, is discussing whether economic growth should be pursued at the expense of the environment.

Obama poised to be first 'wired' presidentupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 12:43:00

As the first president-elect with a Facebook page and a YouTube channel, Barack Obama is poised to use the Internet to communicate directly with Americans in a way unknown to previous presidents.

Fortune: Web 2.0 is so over. Welcome to Web 3.0updated: Thu Jan 08 2009 15:13:00

Financially speaking, Web 2.0 has been a total bust.

Study: Teens on MySpace mention sex, violenceupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 16:05:00

A new study finds that 54 percent of teens talk about behaviors such as sex, alcohol use, and violence on the social networking giant MySpace -- presenting potential risks even if all they're doing is talking, researchers said Monday.

Activists take the 'revolution' onlineupdated: Thu Nov 27 2008 09:13:00

The singer Gil Scott Heron once declared that "the revolution will not be televised."

Online student-teacher friendships can be trickyupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 19:12:00

Randy Turner knows there's a huge gap in age and technology between him and his adolescent students.

Time.com: At Doggyspace, Social Networking Goes to the Dogs updated: Wed Aug 06 2008 11:00:00

A crossbreed between MySpace and YouTube, Doggyspace allows dog owners from all over the world to come together, create profiles, and share photos and videos of their pups

Fortune: Kleiner bets the farmupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 18:11:00

In the past decade Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has doled out $10 billion to its major investors, all of which are university endowments, philanthropic foundations, or public pension funds. Silicon Valley's top venture capital firms never divulge their actual performance. Yet this tidbit comes directly from John Doerr, Kleiner's preeminent partner, who is so intent on ensuring that I'm correctly processing the significance of that figure that he helps me with the math. "That's $1 billion a year on average," he says. "Those are great gains. That's not a couple university chairs, and it's not a building or two. That's whole quadrants of a campus."

Fortune: How eMusic hopes to keep Its grooveupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 14:06:00

When eMusic launched 10 years ago, the online music subscription service faced some long odds. It refused to protect songs from illegal copying, which ruled out major label acts like Britney Spears.

Time.com: Taking Aim at Craigslistupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 17:00:00

Craigslist is the online classifieds behemoth in the U.S., but there's some other savvy companies circling these listings

Fortune: Why Microsoft isn't buying Facebookupdated: Fri May 09 2008 11:26:00

When Microsoft walked away from its blockbuster bid for Yahoo, the media sought desperately to keep the news coming even when there wasn't much left to say. That seems to be how The Wall Street Journal came up with the notion that Microsoft had approached Facebook about an acquisition. It's not true.

Time.com: Facebook Sets Predator Safeguardsupdated: Thu May 08 2008 16:00:00

Facebook, the world's second-largest social networking Web site, will add more than 40 new safeguards to protect young users from sexual predators and cyberbullies

Colbert wins 'Webby Person of the Year'updated: Wed May 07 2008 02:34:00

Stephen Colbert may have already earned the title of "Greatest Living American" but now he can add "Webby Person of the Year."

The revolution will be mobilizedupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 00:00:00

First it was instant messaging during office hours that gave us the thrill of passing notes in class. Then it was ogling ourselves on Web cams, ranting our minds on blogs, uploading our baby photos on Flickr and poking each other on Facebook. These days, as corporate records show, we choose to spend our lunch breaks watching YouTube, if not chatting over Skype.

FSB: Should your business be on Facebook?updated: Tue Mar 18 2008 09:41:00

Dear FSB: Is it wise for a small business to have a corporate homepage on Facebook? One of our employees mentioned it. Some say it's good marketing; others say it's not. What are the pros and cons of doing it?

Who is the governor's gal?updated: Fri Mar 14 2008 13:19:00

The woman reported to be New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's hooker is smart, her brother says. CNN's Allan Chernoff reports

Dupre's MySpace page evolves with scandalupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 13:19:00

In three days, Ashley Alexandra Dupre went from being an unknown 22-year-old aspiring musician to the fifth most-searched subject on Google because of her alleged sexual encounters with New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

Fortune: Welcome to Conference 2.0updated: Tue Mar 11 2008 15:24:00

We've all been there: the dull business conference. A half-empty room of half-asleep attendees answer their e-mail on laptops and BlackBerries, while some hapless speaker lumbers through a PowerPoint speech.

How to run an online campaignupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 09:58:00

So you want to change the world -- or at least a little part of it -- using the power of the Internet? Here are some tips to help get you started.

Will the 2008 USA election be won on Facebook?updated: Tue Mar 11 2008 09:18:00

MySpace galvanizes protestors to attend mass demonstrations; 1.8 million Britons sign an online petition, leading to widespread press coverage and government embarrassment; and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are fighting it out for the Democratic nomination on Facebook.

CNNMoney: MySpace seeks online music serviceupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 10:21:00

Online social networking site MySpace has been talking with major record labels in an effort to allow users to listen to copyrighted music for free on the Web site, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Time.com: Friendster Moves to Asia updated: Tue Jan 29 2008 06:50:00

The social networking site lost out to MySpace and Facebook in the U.S., but it's found a new life across the Pacific

Lost for words: Facebook may lose Scrabulousupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 12:26:00

Popular social networking site Facebook has been asked to remove the Scrabulous game from its Web site by the makers of Scrabble, agencies have reported.

Fortune: New effort to protect kids onlineupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 13:23:00

MySpace has long been under fire by parents and politicians alike for exposing children to online sexual predators. Now, the industry's largest teen social networking site is calling on the industry to make kids safer.

Some digital neighborhoods better for dating updated: Mon Nov 19 2007 11:45:00

With social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace now in the digital dating mix, there are plenty of new chances to meet the right -- and wrong -- people online.

Teens and the Internetupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 18:22:00

Author Anastasia Goodstein talks about the social habits of young people online and offers advice to parents.

How to tune in to your wired teenupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 18:22:00

Meet the "digital natives." They are the teens and tweens who flock to MySpace, Facebook and other social networking sites.

Time.com: MySpace v. Facebook: Competing Addictionsupdated: Wed Oct 24 2007 17:35:00

With Facebook slowly creeping up on MySpace, is there room for two social networking sites?

Facebook adds safety measuresupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 22:41:00

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo talks about Facebook's new procedures to protect its users from online predators.

Facebook to improve predator reporting systemupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 22:41:00

The popular social networking Web site Facebook says it is taking new steps to protect its users from online predators.

Fortune: Facebook's got Google running scaredupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 06:59:00

Google is the elephant in nearly every corner of the Internet, from search and advertising to web-based e-mail, online mapping, and home-brewed video. With its share price setting new highs this fall, its market cap ($188 billion) is now large enough to buy the New York Times, the Washington Post, Gannett, and Time Warner - twice. Or Facebook many, many times over.

Virtual Newt Gingrichupdated: Sun Sep 30 2007 12:48:00

CNN's Abbi Tatton reports on the former Republican House Speaker's foray into the 3-D online world Second Life.

Fortune: New ad outfit targets social-networking sitesupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 02:19:00

Figuring out how to sort through personal profile pages to target ads has become a top priority for both MySpace and Facebook. But in the new California gold rush to turn valuable information that people reveal about themselves into advertising dollars, lesser-known social networking sites are getting left behind.

Real friends and virtual strangers updated: Mon Sep 24 2007 06:55:00

Been poked by anyone recently? Or maybe you've been turned into a zombie, or perhaps you've added Scrabulous to your applications?

Fortune: Where MySpace and Facebook are headedupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 06:36:00

For all of Facebook's recent successes, MySpace continues to thrive. That's the theme of my recent big Fortune story on the MySpace/Facebook battle, "As Facebook takes off, MySpace strikes back." Meanwhile, innumerable permutations of the seductive social networking model continue to arise, because this is increasingly the kind of Internet that users are showing, with their behavior, that they want.

Time.com: Ron Paul for President 2.0?updated: Wed Sep 12 2007 16:00:00

The Republican candidate is finding new ways of engaging voters online. But will those results translate into votes?

CNNMoney: The social networking electionupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 02:47:00

Consider the Web site LinkedIn a late entry into the already crowded 2008 presidential race.

The sinister side of social networkingupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 21:57:00

More and more of us are sharing our personal details and chatting about our private lives on social networking Web sites, but what if these "chats" are not as private as we thought?

Virtual worlds: The next Facebook?updated: Wed Aug 08 2007 06:25:00

It's 2020. You get home from work, kick off your shoes and relax -- on your very own tropical island. That night, your friends teleport over with other glamorous guests, all nipped, tucked and primped to perfection, for a hedonistic cocktail party at your five-star beach house, decked out in expensively understated chrome, crystal and fine Italian furniture.

Time.com: MySpace, Others Hacker Vulnerableupdated: Mon Aug 06 2007 10:00:00

Social networking Web sites are increasingly juicy targets for computer hackers, who are demonstrating a pair of vulnerabilities they claim expose sensitive personal information

Time.com: Online Snooping Gets Creepyupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 11:25:00

New search sites make it easier than ever to dig up information on people, without their permission

Time.com: Could a Lawsuit Shut Down Facebook?updated: Wed Jul 25 2007 12:15:00

The owners of a rival social networking Web site are trying to shut down Facebook.com, charging in a federal lawsuit that Facebook's founder stole their ideas while they were students at Harvard

Time.com: 5 Worst Websitesupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 09:25:00

MySpace and Second Life get two thumbs down

CNNMoney: Facebook nabs start-up Parakeyupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 07:45:00

Facebook Inc., the fast-growing Silicon Valley social networking site, said Thursday it has acquired Internet start-up Parakey, which is run by two of the co-creators of the popular Web browser Mozilla Firefox.

Fortune: What has been the most infectious idea lately?updated: Mon Jul 09 2007 22:23:00

In preparation for the iMeme: The Thinkers of Tech conference, Fortune asked dozens of technology gurus the following question: What, for you, has been the most surprising infectious idea of the past year? Click on the names to read how Esther Dyson, Bill Joy, Jonathan Schwartz, among others, answered, or simply scroll down.

Business 2.0: The 50 Who Matter Nowupdated: Thu Jun 21 2007 04:58:00

In our second annual ranking, Business 2.0 has compiled an unabashedly subjective list of people, products, trends, and ideas that are transforming the world of business.

Fortune: Facebook's plan to hook up the worldupdated: Thu May 24 2007 16:14:00

Imagine that when you shopped online for a digital camera, you could see whether anyone you knew already owned it and ask them what they thought. Imagine that when you searched for a concert ticket you could learn if friends were headed to the same show. Or that you knew which sites - or what news stories - people you trust found useful and which they disliked. Or maybe you could find out where all your friends and relatives are, right now (at least those who want to be found).

Interactive CVs offer good news and bad newsupdated: Sat Apr 07 2007 22:50:00

The art of the job search has undergone seismic changes in the digital economy.

Business 2.0: The Wales Rules for Web 2.0updated: Wed Apr 04 2007 14:30:00

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales was in the Web 2.0 business before there was such a term. He has five rules for tapping the enthusiasm of users.

Business 2.0: Building a Wiki Worldupdated: Tue Apr 03 2007 10:00:00

Jimmy Wales may have created the world's largest encyclopedia, but he can't keep his inbox in order. In the back of a black London cab, careening from one high-powered meeting to the next, Wales si...

Students give up social networks for Lentupdated: Thu Mar 29 2007 09:07:00

For some, it's chocolate. For others, it's coffee or cigarettes. But as this Easter approaches, some young and devout Christians are anxious to return to what they gave up for Lent: Internet sites Facebook and MySpace.

Fortune: The biggest Web site you've never heard ofupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 11:48:00

Photobucket is the most important site on the Internet that hardly anybody understands. Unpretentiously, it has built an essential service that didn't need to shout out for attention, the way MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, or other related sites have. Yet it's built an audience of 38 million members, a figure now growing more than 80,000 per day. That's up from just 50,000 members at the end of 2003.

Fortune: NEW 'KINZ ON THE BLOCKupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 00:01:00

MEET WEBKINZ, the hottest property at your nearest playground. It's a cult toy in the grand tradition of the Cabbage Patch Kids and My Little Pony—only this version is tailored to a generation grow...

Business 2.0: Startups to watchupdated: Fri Mar 02 2007 12:47:00

It's getting crowded on the Web 2.0 frontier, but there are still some startups that truly stand out. Business 2.0 Magazine identifies the ones most likely to strike gold in 2007.

Business 2.0: The Missing Linkupdated: Wed Feb 28 2007 18:05:00

At a Starbucks in downtown Mountain View, Calif., two 30-something men anxiously await the arrival of Reid Hoffman, one of Silicon Valley's most sought-after angel investors. It's 4:30 on a Sunday ...

Business 2.0: Why commercial Wikis don't workupdated: Wed Feb 21 2007 09:46:00

Nowadays, the all-powerful Web user, recently anointed as Time's Person of the Year, is both creator and consumer of every last bit of content at some of the Web's fastest-growing destinations. Witness the success of Flickr (the photo-sharing site), YouTube (the video-sharing site), Deli.cio.us (the bookmark-sharing site) and Wikipedia (the knowledge-sharing site).

Fortune: The Net and children: still scaryupdated: Mon Feb 12 2007 17:11:00

Despite all its virtues, the Internet has created a raft of new threats to our children. Sexual predators and abusive pedophiles are newly empowered by the Net, and neither parents nor society have yet figured out how to respond. However bad you think the problems are, they're probably worse.

Bubble or bonanza for Web's new age?updated: Thu Jan 18 2007 06:47:00

Barely out of the shadows of 2000's dot-com downturn, Internet mania is back.

Beginner's guide to living a Web 2.0 lifeupdated: Wed Jan 17 2007 11:42:00

You've bought the odd thing on eBay, watched the Dove Beauty model get a quick fire makeover on YouTube and the verb "to Google" is part of your everyday speech -- but how do you take your Internet usage to the next level and become a fully-fledged member of the Web 2.0 digerati?

Business 2.0: Web 2.0 Around the Worldupdated: Mon Oct 02 2006 11:06:00

IDEA NO. 29 Online businesses can easily--and cheaply--target international markets from anywhere.

Fortune: MySpace cowboysupdated: Tue Aug 29 2006 09:20:00

One night this past April, Tom Anderson was surfing MySpace.com, as he does for hours every night, when he spotted a link to something called kSolo on another member's profile page. The service, An...

Fortune: Will Fox change MySpace?updated: Thu Aug 24 2006 10:29:00

Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe founded Myspace on the principles of user control, grass-roots growth, and authenticity. "The users govern the site," DeWolfe says adamantly. But now he and Anderson have News Corp.'s financial targets to hit, a "chief revenue officer" to contend with, and serious pressure to make MySpace safe for advertisers.

Business 2.0: Where to find the world's hottest startupsupdated: Wed Aug 09 2006 09:37:00

The editors have identified the Best business ideas in the world, which will appear here in a series throughout the next month. Check back daily for updates.

Business 2.0: The 50 Who Matter Nowupdated: Fri Jul 28 2006 11:55:00

Any list of the most important people in business has to start with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and a bunch of folks named Walton, right? They're the richest people on the planet, for Pete's sake. ...

Fortune: The boom is backupdated: Wed Apr 19 2006 10:56:00

Back when the Internet bubble was deflating disastrously, the fashionable view was that we'd never see its like again -- and thank goodness.

Fortune: News Corp. (hearts) MySpaceupdated: Wed Mar 29 2006 10:53:00

When News Corp. paid $580 million for MySpace, an Internet site for teens and young adults, some people figured that Rupert Murdoch's fascination with all things digital had once again led him to overpay for a new-media property.

Business 2.0: But is it del.ove.ly?updated: Mon Dec 12 2005 14:01:00

Joshua Schachter is surrounded by lawyers and his phone is ringing off the hook. He just sold his two-year-old company, Del.icio.us, to Yahoo!Friday for an undisclosed sum (estimated to be in the range of $15 million to $20 million).

Fortune: SEARCHING FOR THE FUTURE OF SEARCHupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 00:01:00

WHEN YAHOO SPENT A REPORTED $20 million to $30 million in March to buy Flickr--a photo-sharing website run by a husband-and-wife team in British Columbia--two aspects of the tiny deal raised eyebro...

Business 2.0: The Flickrization of Yahoo!updated: Thu Dec 01 2005 00:01:00

"I have never seen so many people with cameras," says Jerry Yang. "It is kind of scary." It's a perfect September evening at Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yang, co-founder and chief Yahoo...

Fortune: Getting Started WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BEGIN USING THE INTERNET.updated: Mon Dec 01 1997 00:01:00

If you haven't gone online yet, you might think that you are the very last person in the United States to find your way onto the Internet. Presidential candidate Bob Dole announced his World Wide W...

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