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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.

10 Websites Where Cool Computer Geeks Reside

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10 Websites Where Cool Computer Geeks Reside

Geeks were once ridiculed and reviled. Or perhaps that was just at my school. Either way, as first computers hit the mainstream, and then the Internet entered into our lives in a big way, geeks became the people to know. In fact, they started being considered cool. The Internet is now awash with places for these geeks to hang out, and they do so in increasing numbers.

08-02-2012
10 Websites Where Cool Computer Geeks Reside
Why Twitter’s TweetDeck Is Worth A Second Look

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Why Twitter’s TweetDeck Is Worth A Second Look

In the last few months, Twitter has become my favorite social networking hangout, mainly because I find it less time consuming than Facebook and Tumblr, and I can certainly update it quicker than I can any of my typically abandoned blog sites. Most of last year I have been using YoruFukurou and a few iPhone apps as my Twitter clients, but now I’m giving the multi-platform TweetDeck a try again.

04-02-2012
Why Twitter’s TweetDeck Is Worth A Second Look
7 Twitter Photo Sharing Tips to Spread Your Photographic Masterpieces

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7 Twitter Photo Sharing Tips to Spread Your Photographic Masterpieces

In mid-2011, Twitter announced its photo sharing feature. It was major news because it put Twitter at loggerheads with the existing third-party Twitter photo sharing services like TwitPic , yfrog, and Instagram. But we users weren’t really bothered about the behind the scenes bad blood for it gave us a more convenient way of sharing photos from within Twitter itself.

31-01-2012
7 Twitter Photo Sharing Tips to Spread Your Photographic Masterpieces
6 Fun Fake Facebook Walls & How to Create Your Own

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6 Fun Fake Facebook Walls & How to Create Your Own

Facebook is the leading social network. As such it is a prime target for practical jokes and pranks. However, creating fake profiles and conversations on Facebook is rather tedious. With a bit of skill, imagination and the right tools, you can easily create your own custom wall posts and fake profiles. Have a look at what is possible and how to make it happen.

31-01-2012
6 Fun Fake Facebook Walls & How to Create Your Own
3 Social Media Campaigns That Worked Their Magic On Me

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3 Social Media Campaigns That Worked Their Magic On Me

What kind of socially devoid person Facebook-likes Nike or Coca Cola just to get some marketing spiel pseudo-status messages fill up their Facebook homepage? Surely this new social marketing fad is just a bunch of stale baloney? Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is some merit to it after all, so I present to you 3 social media campaigns that got me, hook, line and sinker.

29-01-2012
3 Social Media Campaigns That Worked Their Magic On Me
The 5 Most Popular Stand-Up Comedians On Facebook

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The 5 Most Popular Stand-Up Comedians On Facebook

It’s easy to find yourself aimlessly browsing Facebook looking for ex-lovers and long-lost school friends or former work colleagues, when really you should be telling the world about the stuff you really like. Facebook features fan pages – official and fan-run – for many entertainers. Among the most popular are stand-up comedians, some of whom have over 6 million fans on the social networking site alone.

27-01-2012
The 5 Most Popular Stand-Up Comedians On Facebook
Try Free Group Texting and Events With Capsule

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Try Free Group Texting and Events With Capsule

What do you do when you want to invite a decent amount of people to a private event? Do you post out invites? Ring everyone? Probably not. Most people these days would probably say they used Facebook. But what if your friends include people who hate Facebook or just don’t use it? Or what if you’re that person? What do you use then? Well, we have a solution for you.

27-01-2012
Try Free Group Texting and Events With Capsule
The Top 5 Privacy Tips For Facebook Timeline Applications

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The Top 5 Privacy Tips For Facebook Timeline Applications

If you’re a Facebook user, you’ve probably recently started to use the Facebook timeline on your user page. You’ve probably also noticed changes such as the ticker feed and new behaviours of open graph applications like Spotify. Well, Facebook has very recently opened up their timeline applications so that many more applications can do the things Spotify can do, such as sending data to your timeline, news feed and ticker.

26-01-2012
The Top 5 Privacy Tips For Facebook Timeline Applications
Klout – Networking To Increase Your Online “Influence” Score

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Klout – Networking To Increase Your Online “Influence” Score

I wasn’t a fan of Klout when I first heard about it. Even after I signed up and actively started to delve through what Klout is and does, I was underwhelmed. Actually, I’d go as far as to say I hated Klout and all it stood for. And hate is a very strong word that I use sparingly in my life. However, months later, I find myself drawn in to using (or at least checking) Klout on a regular basis.

26-01-2012
Klout – Networking To Increase Your Online “Influence” Score
Create Your Own Unique & Personal Timeline Covers For Facebook With CoverCanvas

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Create Your Own Unique & Personal Timeline Covers For Facebook With CoverCanvas

A lot of bad things have been said about Facebook over the years, many of them justified. But there is one thing about Facebook that even the most zealous critic can’t ignore – it makes people more creative. What do I mean by that? Well, can you imagine yourself designing something like your Timeline page just right before Facebook came along?

24-01-2012
Create Your Own Unique & Personal Timeline Covers For Facebook With CoverCanvas
The Secret And Time Saving Benefits Of Using Twitterfeed

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The Secret And Time Saving Benefits Of Using Twitterfeed

With social networking services threatening to eat up all of our time, finding a solution that can help to manage all of your vital announcements and updates without overwhelming your time (and perhaps your state of mind) seems to be increasingly important.
Over the past couple of years the free TwitterFeed service has been developed to allow users the ability to automatically update Twitter, Statusnet, Hellotxt, Facebook, and LinkedIn

18-01-2012
The Secret And Time Saving Benefits Of Using Twitterfeed
Facebook’s New Service Lets You Listen To Music With Friends [News]

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Facebook’s New Service Lets You Listen To Music With Friends [News]

Music is becoming more and more social, right? Well, the folks at Facebook obviously think so. Facebook has just announced a new service which allows users to listen to music with your friends and do so in perfect synchronization. For now, the service only works with Spotify and Rdio, but more services should be added soon. So how does it work?

18-01-2012
Facebook’s New Service Lets You Listen To Music With Friends [News]
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