Six Degrees Of Separation With Microsoft Messenger

The ’six degrees of separation’ notion states that every person on the planet is only six contacts away from every other person on Earth. A new study from Microsoft’s Research Redmond Lab studied the six degrees of separation using instant messaging information gathered from Microsoft Messenger users. The information gathered from people who use Microsoft […]

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Is Facebook Better Than LinkedIn For Business

ComputerWorld.com has published an interesting test of two popular social networking sites Facebook.com and LinkedIn.com to find out how they rank against each other for business-related purposes. They compared the two social networks on 6 different measurements. Here is a summary of the areas tested and results: 1. The ability to look for a job […]

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Buddhist Monks Warned Not to Flirt on Social Networks

In a story that shows the widespread use of social networks around the globe, the Thailand Prime Minister’s Office has requested that the government ministry of Information, Communications and Technology monitor the use of the Hi5 social networking site by Buddhist monks. The request came after allegations that a monk used the internet to lure […]

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WikiLeaks.org Whistle-Blower Site Still Available Online

According to a recent BBC article, the infamous whistle-blower website known as WikiLeaks.org has been ordered by a California court to be removed in the US. WikiLeaks.org allowed whistle-blowers to post private and classified government and corporate documents online for public view. The case that brought about the court-ordered removal of the WikiLeaks.org website was […]

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Terrorism in the Virtual World of SecondLife.com

The US intelligence arm Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is warning that terrorist groups may be using the online social networks of virtual worlds like SecondLife.com to recruit, meet, plan and exchange strategic information. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is a division of the US Intelligence Community that studies developing technologies. The IARPA […]

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