Texting Fundraiser Raises Over $10 Million for Haiti Relief Effort

Sign of the times – in what is being called a historical mobile fundraising campaign, US cell phone users have given over $10 million to Haitian earthquake relief efforts through text messages. The Mobile Giving Foundation is calling the outpouring of support a “mobile-giving record” for money raised for a single natural disaster. The foundation […]

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Business Use of Social Networks Explodes

The 2009 Application Usage and Risk Report from Palo Alto Networks that analyzed web use and traffic patterns on over 200 networks globally showed that business use of social networks, social media and collaborative software exploded over the last six months. Findings from the report include: – Twitter use grew by 250 percent from the […]

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Social Media & The Death Of Privacy

Pete Cashmore, founder and CEO of Mashable.com, has written an interesting opinion piece on social media and the death of privacy for CNN.com. Cashmore lists and discusses numerous developments in social media that threaten to blow away the idea of personal privacy, including the SenseCam – a personal camera worn around your neck that will […]

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Social Networking Criminals Go Phishing

Tech savvy crooks and criminals are increasingly using popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace as tools for their latest phishing schemes. Cybercrooks realize that popular social networks contain a wealth of personal information contributed by their growing user base. Over the past 3 years almost 3,200 account hijacking cases on social networks were […]

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LinkedIn Reaches 50 Million Registered Business People

The LinkedIn social network, popular among business people and professionals, has reportedly reached the 50 million member mark. LinkedIn grew from 45 million registered people in August to 50 million by mid October. According to recent traffic statistics from comScore , LinkedIn continues to grow consistently in unique visitors. In September, LinkedIn attracted 9 million […]

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