You may be slightly concerned by the results.
You may be slightly concerned by the results.
A new site, GromSocial, wants to be a Facebook for kids. But is a childproof social network a social network at all?
It’s called So.cl and it’s borrowing from Google Plus, Facebook, Pinterest, Flipboard, and many other successful social and sharing sites. Microsoft says it’s primarily for students (as Facebook once was), but it’s open to all. I decided to check it out for myself…
Most people aren’t even aware that Twitter has a speed limit. But a handful of extraordinary tweeters exceed it almost every single day.
The gorgeous new Google+ app is just missing one thing: anyone you care about.
The social network gets a massive redesign. It’s equal parts Facebook circa 2009 and Twitter circa, well, now.
Like mah status if you like mah snoring! Here’s Croation designer Tomislav Zvonarić’s concept for the Facebook-integrated FBed, which will allow you to “always to be up to date and close to your online friends even when you sleep.” Discuss. (via The Daily What)
It’s as easy as pee! A clever explanation for how we use the various social networks we’re addicted to surged on Reddit today in the form of this old image, made from an even older tweet. I decided to expand on the topic by updating the original and making a bit pretty, too. Add your own suggestions in the comments!
Sandee didn’t Like being unfriended. This is social networking taken very, very, very seriously. Watch Video ›
Based on his old MySpace, Tom Hardy used to be kind of douchey? THE INTERNET NEVER FORGETS. I love how every time he tries to act like a gansgta, something in the background ruins the effect. (More pics here.) View List ›
A meditation on Facebook ennui. In reality, most of those 852 friends only want you for your FarmVille supplies anyhow. Watch Video ›
If you think Facebook is taking over the world… you are correct. In a nifty map, Vincenzo Cosenza has displayed the trends of social networking around the world. In the US we use Facebook. In (Soviet) Russia V Kontakte use you! View List ›
Come on, don’t tell me you’ve never wondered what would happen to your Tumblr if you were to suddenly die. View Image ›
This map, created by XKCD artist Randall Munroe, uses size to represent total social activity in a community. It’s a scary world out there. View Image ›
Hey friends - will you take just a second to do us a quick favor? If you haven’t already, please take a moment to follow BuzzFeed on the new Digg. We have a chance to be one of the top sites on the newly launched Digg, but we can’t do it without your help. Thank you very much in advance!
Moma, an ad agency based in Sau Paulo went back in time to create these pretty cool posters for Facebook, Skype and YouTube. I can’t wait to team up socially with you, if you know what I mean. [ via Geekosystem ] View List ›
True. Well, truer for MySpace than Facebook. But still. View Image ›
Well, at least she’s close…kind of like how New York and Los Angeles are close. View Image ›
Here’s a tweet from the future: “Hey, remember Google Wave?” View Image ›
French Illustrator Stéphane Massa-Bidal aka Retrofuturs has released a series of printed posters called “WEBSITE COLLECTION | web services covers therapy” where he evidences his graphical philosophy: “mix the past, the present, the future and shake it!” (via la76 strategic design) View List ›
According to TechCrunch (and now confirmed via press release) Facebook has purchased the social media aggregation site FriendFeed, although the terms of the deal are not yet public.
OMG, Trent Reznor is leaving social networking for good! He says he is tired of all the haterz. :( You can read his full rant about why social networking is bringing him down on his website. Then leave him a comment saying why you love him and that you want him back! Read More ›
A social-networking site that calls itself “Facebook meets Jackass” is made up of a community daring each other to do wild stuff. It’s mainly a British site, so there’s less low-brow fratboy stuff than you might think.
This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. View Image ›
The Twittersphere is excited today that Jon Stewart did a whole segment on trying to make sense of Twitter last night. It’s definitely funny, but it doesn’t really seem like the coming out party everyone’s saying it is. Like, when John McCain is happily tweeting from his Blackberry, it seems like the service has got to be pretty mainstream already. Read More ›
You thought you knew what Facebook was for, but you didn’t. This awesome, greyish guy lays it out for you. Watch Video ›