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The Zucker Mister Social Club: Facebook's daddy wants to be your friend, for realsies

There is only one appropriate response to obnoxious self-improvement posts on Facebook: instant de-friend. But unfortunately Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution is to make more pals in person. The billionaire nerd wrote on Facebook: "Every year I take on a personal challenge to learn new things and grow outside of my work …
Kat Hall, 4 Jan 2017
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So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Style and The Buried Giant

Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston leafs his way through three forthcoming releases. Remains of the Day author Kazuo Ishiguro's first book in a decade takes us on a mythical journey. Jon Ronson engages in a journey of his own having been victim of a social networking stunt. And Joseph Connolly entertains with his tale of guilty …
Mark Diston, 28 Feb 2015

Anti-Facebook Ello: Here's why we're still in beta. SPAMGASM!

+Comment Humblebrag site Ello, which has positioned itself as a worthy Web2.0rhea antiserum to the ad-poisoned Facebook, has come under attack from spammers. Just days earlier, the social network was temporarily forced to wave goodbye to its users late on Sunday night, after it claimed to have suffered an apparent distributed denial-of …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Sep 2014
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Ello? ello? ello?: Facebook challenger in DDoS KNOCKOUT

Ello, the social network site intended to serve as something of an antidote to ad-stuffed Facebook, was hit by a suspected Distributed-Denial-of-Service attack today. The outfit, which has gained plenty of press coverage in the past week after employing the classic invite-only marketing trick to lure in more users, said on its …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Sep 2014
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Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp

Google has quietly removed mandatory signups to its unloved "network thingy" Google+, which new Gmail users had been automatically shoved into when creating accounts on the ad giant's web-based email service. The Chocolate Factory was criticised by former employee and Digg founder Kevin Rose in January this year for linking …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Sep 2014
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Hate Facebook? Hate it enough to spend $9k fleeing it? Web 'country club' built for the rich

Social networks for the rich and famous are nothing new: the first one started about ten years ago. But, this week, a new site called Netropolitan has emerged, and thinks it's cracked the reason why so many of them fail – they just weren't charging enough dosh. "No one has ever thought of charging a substantial fee for social …
Iain Thomson, 16 Sep 2014

App.net: 'Good news, we've made money; bad news, we're all fired'

Ad-free social network App.net has clawed enough cash from subscription revenues to let it be "profitable and self-sustaining," – albeit without any employees. The surprising news was disclosed by App.net chief Dalton Caldwell in a blog post on Tuesday. Though the post indicates App.net is in rude health, it is not quite strong …
Jack Clark, 6 May 2014
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Page through Page's page page-views: Google+ shows how many saw your profile

Google has added a new feature to its Google+ kinda-social network that identifies how many people have looked at your profile page, blog and photos on Google+. "Starting today you’ll see a new number on your Google+ profile or page: total content views," said Eddie Kessler, a Google engineering manager. "This number is the sum …
Iain Thomson, 1 Apr 2014
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Thanks a lot, Facebook: Microsoft turns Office 365 into social network

If you're avoiding friending your manager on Facebook or Twitter, the net is tightening: Microsoft has stitched new social network-like features into all of its productivity products. In a keynote speech today at the company's Sharepoint conference, Microsoft corporate vice-president Jeff Teper ushered in "the transformation …
Jack Clark, 4 Mar 2014
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Supermodel Lily Cole in Impossible partnership with Jimbo Wales, YOU

Supermodel Lily Cole has launched a new social network, dubbed Impossible, that relies on the good nature of strangers to exchange "gifts" on the site for free. A cursory glance at Impossible appears to bring forth a variety of people who are trustafarians, fashionistas, stalkers, Jimmy Wales or some peculiar hybrid of all the …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Nov 2013
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Concerning Spiceworks' evil plans for world domination

Analysis Spiceworld 2013 In the first article in my two-part series on Spiceworks I discussed the company's ambitions for "owning the stack". Not only does it own the coalface administrator's eyeballs, it is starting to own the relationships that VARs, MSPs, and CSPs have with those coalface admins, each other, other vendors and, …
Trevor Pott, 14 Nov 2013
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Wanted: IT world domination. Can Spiceworks succeed?

Analysis Spiceworld 2013 Austin, Texas-based Spiceworks used the opening keynotes of its 2013 user conference – Spiceworld – to challenge all rivals. The challenge wasn't as overt as walking up to Zuckerberg with an iron glove, slapping him across the face and casting it upon the ground, but a challenge was made nonetheless. LinkedIn …
Trevor Pott, 9 Nov 2013

YouTube co-founder either HATES Google+ or his vid account just got HACKED

One of the original creators of YouTube, Jawed Karim - whose face has been viewed millions of times on the video-sharing website - has apparently complained about having to sign in to Google+ to leave a comment below clips. Karim, who is best known for appearing in the first vid ever to be uploaded to YouTube back in 2005, has …
Kelly Fiveash, 8 Nov 2013
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ZUCK out all my BUGS: Facebook gobbles Brit glitch-hunter

Facebook has bought Monoidics, a UK-based firm that develops software that checks other software for bugs. Financial terms of the deal, announced Thursday and subject to unspecified closing conditions, were undisclosed. The Mark Zuckerberg-led social network plans to incorporate Monoidics' formal verification and analysis …
John Leyden, 19 Jul 2013
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British Bebo founder buys back social network for $849m profit

"Buy low, sell high," is the investor's mantra. Michael Birch, the British founder of Bebo, has just amply demonstrated that principle by spending a piddling $1m to buy back the social network he sold to AOL for $850m five years ago. We just bought Bebo back for $1m. Can we actually re-invent it? Who knows, but it will be fun …
Iain Thomson, 2 Jul 2013
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MySpace zaps millions of teens' tearful rants, causes wave of angst

MySpace, the Justin Timberlake-owned social network that refuses to die, is back yet again with a new desktop interface – and minus several years of users' blogs and comments. Blogs don't form part of the new MySpace – sorry, Myspace, they've dropped the capital S – and neither do home pages full of pinned videos and user …
Bill Ray, 13 Jun 2013
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'Office Facebook' firm Tibbr wants you to PAY for mobe-meetings app

Tibbr, the social network designed for use at work, now integrates with online meetings for both mobile and desktop clients as it continues to argue that a social workplace is worth paying for. The idea is to let Tibbr users throw together Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting sessions and Skype conference calls with a couple of clicks …
Bill Ray, 13 Jun 2013
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Facebook skins Android with Facebook Home

Facebook has taken over Android with an application named Facebook Home that slaps a social façade on top of Google's operating system. As expected, the app turns a phone's lock screen into a rolling news feed, implements a new form of social messaging named "chat heads", and sees an entire social-oriented user interface take …
Jack Clark, 4 Apr 2013

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