Google+ now hosts more user accounts than Twitter, according to a survey [pdf] conducted in March by Burst Media.
Millennials, or young people who have never known a world without Internet technology, have already begun to see how online social networking behavior can come home to roost during a job search. Some behaviors are beginning to shift as a result, but some users still fail to take necessary precautions, according to a McAfee infographic.
We all have one or two friends who have used Facebook and left the site. Do those people share some fundamental trait? Not according to a new study from Cornell University, which found various, often overlapping reasons for leaving Facebook.
Four in five people believe that incivility on social media is on the rise, according to an online survey conducted by VitalSmarts. Out of 2,698 respondents, 76 percent said they have witnessed an argument over social media, while 88 percent believe people are less polite on social networks than they are in person.
Where are all the cool kids from the Netherlands hanging out online? Hint: it’s not Facebook. This snack-size infographic shows which regional social networks are popular in different parts of the world.
Remote wedding planners will have one more tool for keeping all their tulle (and lace and beads) on one page: David’s Bridal today announced a social network for brides called My Event.
Have you ever stopped to think about the differences in ways that people with different personality types interact with social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn? CPP, the exclusive publisher of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment (MBTI) has put together a great infographic revealing what your favorite social networks may say about your personality.
Wondering if you should get your roof replaced? On Hometalk, you can take a picture of your damaged shingles and get feedback from other people, including professional contractors who can give you a quote. Launched in 2011, the online home improvement community recently did a little housework of its own, with a slick new interface and a few new tools.
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New Facebook Tool Helps Organ Donors ‘Share Life’ (ABC News/Good Morning America) In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today the addition of a new tool on Facebook that will allow users to share their organ donor status with their friends. Users can add that they are organ donors to their Facebook timeline, and share their story about when, where or why they decided to become donors. ABC News Conversations over the dinner table with his med-student girlfriend helped Zuckerberg formulate this big idea. And it was his friendship with Apple founder Steve Jobs, whose life was extended by years following a liver transplant, in part, that spurred the 27-year-old Facebook founder and CEO to help put that idea into practice. The New York Times It is a rare foray by Facebook into social engineering from social networking, and one with a potentially profound effect, according to experts in the field of organ donation. Read more
Renren, after a pretty tough couple of months that’s seen the stock come down from an IPO of between $12 and $14 to around $5 today, has joined other Chinese stocks in some of their best rallies of the year. Renren CEO Joseph Chen pointed out that mobile demand is boosting the user numbers. This could mark a revolution in the way Chinese users use the social network — mobile has always been a popular form of networking in the East, as proved by the Japanese social networks GREE and DeNa.