Clearly, mobile phones are a growing sector of the social Web. More and more people are accessing social sites with their phones. Here – from social-media research firm Flowtown – are graphical, at-a-glance views of the growth of phone-based access; what portion of Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter users use the sites with their phones; and what activities engage them while in the sites on their … [Read more...] about Snapshot of how mobile the social Web is
It's hard to tell how far-reaching the current social-Web privacy flap will be, but Facebook is certainly working on damage control. In a commentary in today's Washington Post, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said FB has is responding to calls for simpler privacy controls: "In the coming weeks, we will add privacy controls that are much simpler to use. We will also give you an easy way to … [Read more...] about Facebook privacy flap: Some upsides
Hemanshu Nigam, better known as Hemu, helped MySpace weather some serious Net-safety storms since shortly after News Corp. acquired the social network site. I'm telling you this because today he launched his own company, SSP Blue, about four years to the day he became MySpace's chief security officer. I remember that time well. It was at the height of the US's predator panic, when... MySpace … [Read more...] about Milestone for Net safety: Hemu moves on
In "Cyber-bullying cases put heat on Google, Facebook," Reuters points to increasing signs around the world that people want to hold social-media companies responsible for their users' behavior. "The Internet was built on freedom of expression. Society wants someone held accountable when that freedom is abused. And major Internet companies like Google and Facebook are finding themselves caught … [Read more...] about Can the social Web be policed?
The state of New York has made it easier for social network sites that work with it to deleted sex offenders registered in that state. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo this week announced that two sites that do use the state's database to check for predators, MySpace and Facebook, have purged the profiles of more than 3,500 sex offenders - "Facebook was able to identify and disable the … [Read more...] about NY predators deleted from Facebook, MySpace