When considering the behavior of bacteria, the word "social" doesn't often come to mind. Yet some bacteria are quite social, chief among them Myxococcus xanthus, a soil-dwelling bacterium that organizes itself into multi-cellular, three-dimensional structures made up of thousands of cells that work together to hunt for food and survive under harsh conditions.
Social news site Digg has been sold to tech development firm Betaworks for a price rumored to be just $500,000 - despite once having been valued at more than $160 million.
Zynga's announced that it's creating its own gaming social network, and launching a sequel to the ever-popular Farmville.
Microsoft's rolling out its first big update to Bing since the search engine first launched three years ago.
An Italian professor whose research inspired the creators of Google now reckons he can go one better.
Social networking has officially gone mainstream in the corporate world, with at least 80% of companies using the medium for marketing purposes.
The anti-porn group Fight The New Drug is trying to use scientific claims to get people to stop watching porn. Good luck guys.
Apple looks set to introduce social media features in the next release of the iPhone operating system, iOS 4.3.
Trawling through an early developer build, Apple Insider says it's noticed a 'Media Stream' folder which contains another folder titled 'Photo Streaming'. The implication is that Apple plans to allow users to share their photos with friends.
We all know that hardcore gamers are serious about their rigs and dedication to the geek genre. But are they also a snobby and elitist bunch with little tolerance for social or casual gamers?
Corporate American drones may become slightly more sociable with a new Microsoft Outlook update that offers seamless integration with Facebook and Windows Live Messenger.
Facebook and social game developer CrowdStar have signed a potentially lucrative deal for the exclusive use of Credits as a virtual currency.
Amazon has confirmed that its upcoming Kindle software update will allow users to share book passages with friends on Facebook and Twitter "directly" from the device.
Google has kicked off a campaign to promote its redesigned Buzz social networking platform, which now boasts improved privacy features such as auto-following.
With the show floor now open at GDC 2010, it's game on for show attendees.
Corporate drones rejoice! You will soon be able to use Microsoft Outlook to view Facebook and MySpace status updates from the privacy of your dreary cubicles!