Social Networking

Who you spend your time with matters. There’s a saying, “show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” That’s not trite, or egotistical, nor it is social climbing, it’s meaningful – not because it matters who your friends actually are, but who they are and what they have to contribute to the world […]

NEW YORK  — President Barack Obama joined the location-based social network Foursquare this week, adding to his other hip, online destinations that include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Obama is also on the professional social networking service LinkedIn, which suggests the president is hedging his bets, in case he’s looking for work after the 2012 election. […]

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. sold social-networking site MySpace yesterday for $35 million. The sale was a disappointing one for Murdoch who bought the company at $580 million years ago when it was at its most popular peak. With the decrease in users and popularity over at MySpace, we wanted to ask you our audience, your […]

A mobile app called Foursquare, which notifies users of your location has been used as a tool for home burglars. A site named “Please Rob Me” is attempting to inform those of apps likes these, which provide information which puts them in danger of being burglarized.

Bill Cosby goes on TV and says he’s not dead. Larry King Live may be the go-to destination for coverage of celebrity deaths, but last night, Bill Cosby called in to confirm that he is quite alive. This, in contradiction to the Trending Topics list on Twitter—the list of most-mentioned subjects on the social-networking service—which […]

On Tuesday, Writer Farhad Manjoo posted a controversial article titled, “How Black People Use Twitter” on Slate.com. The writer attempted to expose Black people's behavior on Twitter, describing popular Trending Topics like "Black Ghetto Baby Names" or "If Santa Were Black", as a game of racial insults and buffoonery which involves a large sector of Black Twitter users. The article holds a hint of validity, in recognizing the presence of a personal connection between users which extends outside the limits of each user’s friends list. On the other hand, the article offends in it's inability to recognize Black trends as an extension of Black creativity, rather than attributing these trends as an intellectual flaw and lack of morals.

As far as I can tell, the Twitter hashtag #wordsthatleadtotrouble got started at about 11 a.m. Pacific Time on Sunday morning, when a user named Kookeyy posted this short message: “#wordsthatleadtotrouble ‘Don’t Worry I gotchu.” A couple minutes later, Kookeyy posted another take on the same theme: “#wordsthatleadtotrouble – I Love Yuh *kiss teeth*.” On […]

Movie Trailer: From Wikipedia The Social Network is an upcoming 2010 drama film directed by David Fincher about the founding of the social networking website Facebook. The film features an ensemble cast which consists of Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Max Minghella, Rooney Mara, Malese Jow, and Joseph Mazzello.

From MSN.com: The personal details of 100 million Facebook users have been collected and published online in a downloadable file, meaning they will now be unable to make their publicly available information private.

From Time: In an age of perpetual digital connectedness, why do people seem so disconnected? In a Duke University study, researchers found that from 1985 to 2004, the percentage of people who said there was no one with whom they discussed important matters tripled, to 25%; the same study found that overall, Americans had one-third […]

Fast, overwhelming, decisive: It's a case study in how tightly connected 21st-century media can whip a story into a full-on tsunami, with startling consequences for individual careers and national policy.

Social networks can be a great way to get the word out about events you’re planning, from house parties and get-togethers with friends, but also to rallies, marches, and civil protests.