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 ›
This morning Pope Benedict gave a qualified blessing to social networking. Thank God. View Image ›
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 ›
Finally, a website that uses social networking for it’s intended purpose: Evil. PleaseRobMe.com looks for keywords in tweets to see when people are out, and how long ago they left, making it easier for tech-savvy burglars to rob them. View Image ›
What were Twitter and Facebook’s top 2009 trends? What do they tell us about ourselves? And does anyone even really care? The answers to these, and other geektastic social networking conundrums over at Mashable. Plus, charts! Don’t hurt yourself over there.
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.
New stats from Nielsen Online show that by the end of 2008, social networking had overtaken email in terms of worldwide reach. Cue old person rant: don’t people even have the time to write emails anymore? I remember when you had to go to the post office and buy a stamp to mail the letter you had written with a typewriter! None of this “poking” nonsense!