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We cover social networks, big and small. Learn surprising uses for social media, the privacy risks of sharing, and generally stay in the loop of what’s buzzing on the social media world.

Circumvent Social Reader Applications With Unsocialize [Chrome & Firefox]

Browsers

Circumvent Social Reader Applications With Unsocialize [Chrome & Firefox]

In the beginning, Facebook integration was bliss. It allowed you to skip the often tedious sign up process by pressing that single blue button. But like almost every other interesting invention to date, there’s potential for misuse and abuse. Mind you, it’s nothing that should keep you up at night. Rather, the abuse I’m talking about comes in alternating doses of annoyance and discomfort.

25-06-2012
Circumvent Social Reader Applications With Unsocialize [Chrome & Firefox]
Get Awesome Twitter Features On Facebook With This Neat Trick

Internet

Get Awesome Twitter Features On Facebook With This Neat Trick

In the world of social networks, there are two really big players: Facebook and Twitter. These are not the only players, not by a long shot, but with almost 150 million users on Twitter, and an estimated 900 million on Facebook, these are two giants that cannot be ignored. In the spirit of not ignoring each other, Twitter and Facebook have recently tightened their mutual integration.

25-06-2012
Get Awesome Twitter Features On Facebook With This Neat Trick
How To Integrate Facebook Into Your Jailbroken Device Before iOS 6 Launches [Cydia]

iPhone and iPad

How To Integrate Facebook Into Your Jailbroken Device Before iOS 6 Launches [Cydia]

One of the coolest features of iOS 6 is the Facebook integration. The iPhone and iPad is fully loaded with features that benefit Twitter users, but for people who only use Facebook, they are kind of out of luck. Once iOS 6 rolls around, that will be solved, but if you have a jailbroken iOS device, you can have some awesome Facebook integration right now.

21-06-2012
How To Integrate Facebook Into Your Jailbroken Device Before iOS 6 Launches [Cydia]
10 Tips to Help You Use TweetDeck and Twitter More Efficiently

Internet

10 Tips to Help You Use TweetDeck and Twitter More Efficiently

If we have to actively use social networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+, we have to be efficient at them. We have to streamline them so that we can mine a blink-and-you-miss source like Twitter for information.There are little things you can do around Tweetdeck to make it more efficient for you.

21-06-2012
10 Tips to Help You Use TweetDeck and Twitter More Efficiently
How To Get Kids To Use Facebook Responsibly

Internet

How To Get Kids To Use Facebook Responsibly

Over the last few weeks, news hit the Internet that Facebook is looking at ways to allow kids under 13 to use Facebook under parental supervision. For quite some time now, Facebook has required all registered users to be over 13 years old. Because of this limitation, there are now many children on Facebook that have lied about their age during the signup process – with their parents blessing.

20-06-2012
How To Get Kids To Use Facebook Responsibly
How Twitter Was Born [Geek History Lessons]

Internet

How Twitter Was Born [Geek History Lessons]

Originally created in 2006 as a short messaging system for small groups, Twitter has since evolved into a powerful communication tool that has dramatically changed how information is shared and spread online. Twitter functions as a crowd-driven trend barometer, an information hub that is breaking news faster than news agencies.

19-06-2012
How Twitter Was Born [Geek History Lessons]
3 Things You Need To Know About Photo Tagging In Facebook

Internet

3 Things You Need To Know About Photo Tagging In Facebook

When you are being tagged in a photo, the tag not only reveals that you are in the photo, it also links to your Facebook profile and, if done well, is positioned across your face. This means everyone who has access to the photo can see who you are and learn more about you via your profile. This can be fun, but it also raises privacy concerns. This article provides an overview of who can tag what and how you can control tags to guard your privacy.

13-06-2012
3 Things You Need To Know About Photo Tagging In Facebook
How To Create A Google+ Page For A Business, Club, Or Yourself

Internet

How To Create A Google+ Page For A Business, Club, Or Yourself

It should be clear by now that Google+ is definitely not going anywhere. It’s gaining in popularity and is a great complement or alternative to Facebook. If you’re already set up on Google+, you might want to look into adding a Google+ page for your business, organization, club, or just good old personal self-promotion. Setting up one or more pages is easy, but you should of course put some thought into how to make it distinctive.

13-06-2012
How To Create A Google+ Page For A Business, Club, Or Yourself
Get Inspired With These 6 Pinterest Contests And Craft Your Own

Internet

Get Inspired With These 6 Pinterest Contests And Craft Your Own

The best thing about Pinterest contests is that the social network itself is so visually attractive. The second best thing is that lots of famous brands are hopping on the Pinterest wagon. The third good thing is that you can easily follow the ones that have come before you, or take a pinprick of inspiration and craft your own Pinterest contest.

13-06-2012
Get Inspired With These 6 Pinterest Contests And Craft Your Own
Why The World Doesn’t Need A Facebook Phone [Opinion]

Internet

Why The World Doesn’t Need A Facebook Phone [Opinion]

Over the past year or so, rumours have continued to surface concerning the idea of a Facebook phone, a portable handset that will give the user direct mobile access to the popular social network. The idea is simple – from the comfort of your Facebook phone you’ll be able to upload photos, send messages, and even play games.

08-06-2012
Why The World Doesn’t Need A Facebook Phone [Opinion]
Track & Manage Your Pinterest Account With Pinerly [200 Invites For MUO Readers]

Internet

Track & Manage Your Pinterest Account With Pinerly [200 Invites For MUO Readers]

Statistics are an integral part of any service we use regularly. How many followers did we gain today? How many people liked our album? How many e-mails passed through our inbox? Around every popular service we use, stats services sprout like mushrooms after the rain. And things are no different with the latest in social networking – Pinterest.

08-06-2012
Track & Manage Your Pinterest Account With Pinerly [200 Invites For MUO Readers]
The Top 6 Jobs Being Driven Into Extinction By The Internet

Internet

The Top 6 Jobs Being Driven Into Extinction By The Internet

The Internet was the last revolutionary technology of the 20th century. It rapidly changed the way people across the world do business, and while many jobs were not impacted, some were brushed aside as the Internet muscled its way in. Some of these jobs were ones already having trouble. Change is hard when you’re on the wrong side of the revolution.

05-06-2012
The Top 6 Jobs Being Driven Into Extinction By The Internet
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