Report: Social networking use linked to infidelity and divorce

Twitter and other social networking services have revolutionized the way people create and maintain relationships. However, new research shows that Twitter use could actually be damaging to users’ romantic relationships.

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Skype

How is it that the SEA is soooo good at this hacking thing? And why are they trying to help Steve Ballmer find a new job?

The Story of Twitter is Heading to TV

The Social Network, the story of Facebook, was a hit film for David Fincher, and at one point it even inspired Brett Ratner to try and make a movie about the development of MTV using the same template. Now the story of Twitter may be using the same formula as well, this time as a television series.

2M Passwords For Facebook, Twitter And Others Stolen In Massive Data Breach

According to a report in ReadWrite: Have a Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Yahoo account?  If so, you might want to change your password, stat. According to cybersecurity firm Trustwave, hackers using a nasty piece of work called the Pony Botnet Controller have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts. The firm determined that a malicious keylogger installed on users’ computers was to blame.  In addition, CNN reported that the accounts hacked were:

Twitter Considered Buying Topsy, Too — Here’s Why It Didn’t Happen

Apple just spent a bunch of money on social analytics company Topsy. And while everyone has good guesses on what Apple wants from Topsy, no one seems to know for sure. According to sources familiar with the matter, Twitter considered buying Topsy a number of times throughout the company’s six-year history.

Twitter quitters: We don't get it

36% of Twitter users don't use their account and 7% have shut down their account according to a recent poll. Doesn't bode well for upcoming IPO.

Report: Suicidal talk on Twitter mirrors suicide rates

Heart-breaking accounts of cyber bullying and suicide seem all too common, but a new study offers hope that social media can become an early warning system to help prevent such tragedies.

Twitter Releases Tablet-optimized App, Currently Only Available for One Device

Today, Twitter announced a brand new tablet-optimized application for Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition tablet owners. Yes, you read that right, it’s a complete overhaul of the tablet app for a single device. The Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition hit the shelves in the U.S. starting today,

Facebook and Twitter may yield clues to preventing the spread of disease

Facebook and Twitter could provide vital clues to control infectious diseases by using mathematical models to understand how we respond socially to biological contagions.

Tweets Are The Fruit Flies Of Consumer-Facing Data Science—For Better and Worse

Businesses are plunging headlong into the age of social listening analytics without fully thinking through the many issues surrounding the quality of this intelligence. There is plenty of valuable customer intelligence to be had from filtering the social firehose. However, the overwhelming volume, velocity and variety of noise ...

1-in-5 tweets divulge user location

#doyouknowwhoswatchingyou? A new study from USC researchers sampled more than 15 million tweets, showing that some Twitter users may be inadvertently revealing their location through updates on the social media channel.

Australian site at center of hacking attack: takes down New York Times and Twitter

Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hackers "broke into" Melbourne IT, an Australian Internet services company that claims Twitter and the New York Times as its customers.

Facebook, PayPal like service, Internet quakes, Doomsday clock at 1 second to midnight

It looks like every day Facebook is pushing out something to make sure that everyone is doing everything on Facebook. It's hard to argue the point because the Facebook juggernaut has so much momentum and if you try and stand in front of it you will get crushed. Internets be warned!  

The rise of phubbing - aka phone snubbing

When it comes to smartphones, tablets and other mobile delights, many of us have the unfortunate tendency to behave like teenagers: prodding and poking our shiny toy to the exclusion of anyone and anything else. 

Twitter transparency report shows growing government demand for data

Twitter said that the U.S. government continues to make the most requests for information about the social network’s subscribers in a growing pursuit of data that has sparked protest by Internet firms. In the first six months of the year, Twitter said federal authorities made 902 requests for ...

Will Twitter become a big TV screen?

New research from scholars at Columbia Business School and the University of Pittsburgh questions the sustainability of Twitter, the social network that has more than 500 million registered users. The research was recently published in the journal Marketing Science.

Oops: Twitter caught faking users' tweets to promo new ad product

Claim: Twitter can't replaces newswires

News agencies continue to have an edge over Twitter in being first with the news, a study found.

Measuring the narcissism of Facebook and Twitter users

A new study out of the University of Michigan measures the connection between narcissism and social networking site use. Guess what? it is growing.

Will Twitter become less interactive?

Popular social media site Twitter may eventually resemble a broadcast medium like television or radio, with users reading messages written by celebrities and corporations rather than writing their own "tweet" messages of up to 140 characters.