Facebook just caught up with Google+, Dropbox, and its own little sib Instagram (which it acquired last spring) where photo-uploading convenience is concerned. [I've found photo-sharing much easier and more fun since my kid introduced me to Instagram last summer.] My ConnectSafely co-director Larry Magid explains here how to use the new Photo Sync feature in your Facebook app to upload photos from … [Read more...] about Facebook’s new photo-syncing tool
If there were no Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, teens would be safer in social media, a new study from researchers at New York University indicates (pdf). Without COPPA, children under 13 would have little to no reason to lie about their age to set up a Facebook account, for example (this would be true of any COPPA-compliant site U13s want to join). We all know that, right? We also … [Read more...] about COPPA has likely increased minors’ risk: Study
It's not quite live yet, but the marketing campaign has quietly begun, CNET reports. And it's true to the core interest group of its earliest, pre-News Corp.-acquisition days: Before Facebook seriously began replacing it for teens in 2008, MySpace "had become a powerful music platform. If you were in the music business in whatever capacity, you had to visit the site regularly," CNET says. Ad Age … [Read more...] about The new MySpace
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's status update yesterday was about how the site had passed 1 billion active users a month, the Washington Post reported, and Business Week has an interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about his service's "next billion." In it, after the question "How big are Facebook’s ambitions in areas like health care, finance, and government?", Zuckerberg makes an … [Read more...] about Facebook passes the 1 billion mark
I first heard about this little social-networking giant when my then-14-year-old suddenly seemed to be taking a serious interest in photography. Since then, I've come to see Instagram as more like the next Facebook than just another cellphone app (FB was smart to acquire it!). It's almost game-like because it blends photography and socializing in a playful way, and only partly because of all the … [Read more...] about Instagram: U13s’ No. 1 workaround?