500 Million Facebook Friends to Sina Weibo [VIDEO]

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The movie, The Social Network, a.k.a Facebook movie has a lot of spoofs. If you thought you have seen it all, wait till you see this video which is spreading virally on Sina […] Related posts: Sina Weibo Hits 140 Million Users In its Q1 2011 financial results announcement, Sina revealed that… China’s Microblog, Sina Weibo is Approaching 100 million …

Facebook Chat In Hotmail Goes Live Worldwide

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Five months ago, Microsoft announced that Hotmail users in Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S. could begin to chat with their Facebook friends while checking their email.  Now the integration of Hotmail and Facebook Chat is complete in every place where Facebook is available. We’ll admit: this may not sound like a big deal insofar as it’s …

Too Many Facebook Friends Causes Stress

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The more Facebook friends people have , the more likely they are to feel stressed out by the site, according to a new study by Scottish researchers. Psychologists from Edinburgh Napier University surveyed 200 students on their use of Facebook, and found that a for a significant number of users the negative effect of the social network outweighed the benefits …

Justin Bieber, Facebook and MTV Partner on Cyberbullying Initiative

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Pop superstar (and Grammy nominated) Justin Bieber is partnering with Facebook and MTV’s A Thin Line to help stop digital abuse – things like cyberbullying, online stalking, and "textual harassment." If anyone has the power to do so, it would be Bieber, who has a ridiculous amount of influence over the young’ns. Facebook and MTV are pretty big too.  "Bieber …

Facebook Gets New Instant Personalization Partner in TripAdvisor

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Facebook announced today that it has partnered with TripAdvisor to bring "Instant Personalization" to the travel site. The integration will allow TripAdvisor users to tap into their friends’ travel experiences while planning their own trips.  If a user is logged into Facebook, they can see friends’ reviews and access a map showing places where friends have visited, as well as …

If TEDTalks Ran Out of Smart People [COMIC]

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With so many talks and ideas spread, there is a small possibility that TED might run out of smart people. That could happen if the number of talks conducted outweighs the number of smart people produced and identified. It is hard to imagine but The Joy of Tech has illustrated a hilarious comic of what […] Related posts: 27 People …

Mark Zuckerberg Shares Philosophy Behind New Facebook Messaging System

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke at the Web 2.0 Summit and faced an interrogation from Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle. He spent a good portion of the discussion talking about the new messaging system announced this week.  He said that Facebook was not looking to build an email product, but more what a "modern messaging system" would be if they …

27 People you’ll Meet on Facebook

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Have you ever tried categorizing your Facebook friends? Artists from the Joy of Tech have some suggestions for you. From the PR people to the narcissists, the comic has captured it all. I particularly like the one on the right. Being in that same age group, I realized many peers aren’t aware about the dark side of […] Related posts: …

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Launches Spy-Themed Facebook Game “The Agency: Covert Ops”

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Fans of James Bond and the world of jet-setting super spies, take note: in Sony Online Entertainment’s newest Facebook game, you’ll be able to live the life of an elite agent navigating the world of international espionage. A project of the SOE Tucson development team, The Agency: Covert Ops also has the unique distinction of tying in to a forthcoming …

See What Your Facebook Friends “Like” On Any Site

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A new website called Likebutton.me uses Facebook’s just-launched Social Plugins features to show you a list of all the items your Facebook friends “Liked” across several websites like YouTube, Pandora, Hulu, Flickr, The Wall Street Journal, IMDB and numerous others. It basically just splashes the Activity Feed Social Plugins for each website all up onto one page. You can view …

Even Tiger Woods is Hopping on the Virtual Currency Bandwagon

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The promise of virtual currency has proved an effective way to get users to engage with their friends in social games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars. Now, Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online – the web-based version of the popular console game from Electronic Arts – is giving this concept a shot, offering users $10,000 of in-game currency for each of …

Glee Gets an Addictive iPhone and iPad App

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Calling all Gleeks! Fox Interactive has partnered with Smule – the team that brought us Magic Piano and I Am T-Pain – to bring the Glee experience to the iPhone and iPad. The app [iTunes link], priced at $2.99 and available in the App Store, takes the best elements of Glee, I Am T-Pain, Rock Band Karaoke and Chatroulette and …

Now You Can Update Your Facebook Status via Yahoo Mail

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Yahoo’s social media strategy of lots and lots of Facebook is coming to fruition in a big way today, with the web portal rolling out deeper integration of Facebook within Yahoo Mail. Last month, Yahoo started with its first Yahoo Mail/Facebook integration: importing Facebook friends’ e-mail addresses into their Yahoo contacts. Today’s two new features make Yahoo Mail a lot …