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MySpace Introduces “Hijacks” With the Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas have taken over MySpace in an effort to improve its social entertainment offerings. Hijacks is a project that involves allowing celebrities — like the aforementioned Peas — to “take over” MySpace. Fans will have the opportunity to learn more about these celebrities’ particular interests, while also receiving access to new products …

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MySpace deal looks to Facebook to gain and retain users

BBC: The once dominant MySpace has turned to the company that stole its crown, Facebook, for help to drive users to its ailing site. The two launched Mashup with Facebook, to let MySpace users log in to their Facebook accounts through their MySpace page. This means users can port over their likes and interests listed …

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Facebook is fastest social network; Twitter, MySpace slowest

On average, response times and availability of five major social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and MySpace) has improved this past quarter, according to Web analytics company AlertSite. This is great news given that all of them (save for possibly MySpace) have a quickly growing number of users. Despite a few outages, however, Facebook is …

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MySpace moves against apps who share user data

New York (CNN) — Social networking site MySpace, while acknowledging it shares profile information with advertisers, said Saturday that it is taking action against app developers who may have violated the website’s terms of use by sharing user data. A spokesman for MySpace who refused to be named told CNN that it shares information with …

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MySpace revamps privacy settings to counter Facebook’s muddled set of options

Facebook grew more popular than Myspace just about two years ago, and has been been enjoying steady growth while MySpace flounders trying to reinvent itself. But the recent attention brought to Facebook’s privacy issues -specifically the complaint filed with the US Federal Trade Commission by EPIC pointing out that Facebook data isn’t as private as …

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48% of Parents Friend Their Kids on Facebook [STATS]

When consumer electronics shopping site Retrevo prepared for Mother’s Day by conducting a survey of parents’ social media practices, it found that nearly half (48%) of parents add their children as friends on Facebook. Parents admitted that “it can be awkward at times” when they follow their kids’ Facebook updates, but think that it’s probably …

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Samsung Tries Organizing the World’s Biggest Dodgeball Game

Ah, cellphones and dodgeball, they go together like… well… they don’t really go together at all, but that’s not stopping Samsung Mobile from organizing what will purportedly be the world’s largest dodgeball game on May 12. The practice of launching a stunt to herald the advent of a new product is nothing new — remember …

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Screenshots of the latest Twitter phishing attack

Today there’s a phishing run underway in Twitter, using Direct Messages (“DMs”). These are private one-to-one Tweets inside Twitter. The messages look like these: If you follow the link, you end up to a fake Twitter page: If you mistakenly give out your credentials, the attackers will start sending similar Direct Messages to your contacts, …

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