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“Having a really hard time at the office today.” What can you believe in social media? “Having a really hard time at the office today.” What can you believe in social media? Apuch

Study shows concern over use of social media data in research

For researchers, social media is a veritable goldmine of opportunity. Every day, reams and reams of naturally occurring data are produced by users of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. At any given moment…
LinkedIn is focusing on a younger audience, targeting high school students. LinkedIn is focusing on a younger audience, targeting high school students. A Name Like Shields Can Make You Defensive/Flickr

LinkedIn for teens: how young is too young for a personal brand?

Despite recording revenue of US$1.5 billion last year, professional social networking site LinkedIn saw its shares take a 7% hit on Friday night, after its growth forecast disappointed the market. Since…
Happy decade, Facebook. You’ve come a long way. Happy decade, Facebook. You’ve come a long way. Creative Cakes by KeeKee

Write on Facebook’s timeline for its birthday – you’re still friends

When we think of tenth birthdays, we associate them with youth and the cusp of tweenhood, a life only just begun and about to get more exciting. But it’s different in the technology industry and, as it…
Despite the shutdown of anonymous illegal goods market Silk Road, its currency - the Bitcoin - recovered its losses. Despite the shutdown of anonymous illegal goods market Silk Road, its currency - the Bitcoin - recovered its losses. Flickr/Zach Copley

Bitcoin shakes off Silk Road shutdown; so what now for the Deep Web?

In a blow for the burgeoning economy of black markets on the Internet’s so-called “Deep Web”, trading site the Silk Road has been shut down by US law enforcement agencies and its alleged owner 29-year…
The reputation economy is growing - and it may not even need you to do it. The reputation economy is growing - and it may not even need you to do it. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

It’s the next Facebook and it doesn’t even need you

At first it was organising and selling user-generated content and data, now it seems “they” don’t even need you. What if there was a company that scraped the web and mapped your connections, showing you…
It’s getting harder to know where home starts and the office ends. It’s getting harder to know where home starts and the office ends. webtreats

LinkedIn, Twittered out – the business and pleasure of social media

This week, the American National Labour Review Board ruled to reinstate five workers fired for complaining about a co-worker on Facebook. The board decided writing about work on Facebook was equivalent…
Is LinkIn’s successful float a harbinger of a looming tech bubble? Is LinkIn’s successful float a harbinger of a looming tech bubble? AAP

LinkedIn is floating on air… or is that a bubble?

LinkedIn’s highly successful share market debut on Wall Street overnight will have no doubt delighted the social networking site’s founders and investors, with the stock’s price more than doubling during…