Social Media
Social Media

Woman loses $300,000 in Christian Mingle online dating scam

Transitioning from the traditional Nigerian scam, a California woman lost a huge chunk of money when she got caught up in an online dating scam that started on ChristianMingle.com.
Social Media

Facebook debuts Twitter-esque ‘Trending’ feature, highlights popular conversations

Facebook announced a new feature, "Trending," a service to show users the most popular conversations happening on the social network. It's like Twitter's Trending Topics, but less effective.
Social Media

Senator Rand Paul signs up for Snapchat, adds new platform to share his POV

Senator Rand Paul has joined Snapchat, the disappearing photo-sharing service. The opinionated politician continues to excel at social media, who's already using Twitter heavily to air his grievances.
Social Media

President Obama on young people: ‘It seems like they don’t use Facebook anymore’

President Obama was the first presidential candidate to tap into the power of social media, and he still appears in the know when it comes to what's cool to use and what's falling out of style. What's no longer cool? Facebook.
Mobile

Facebook ‘Paper’ news app could launch this month, set to challenge Flipboard

Facebook is reportedly all set to launch its Flipboard-like news reader app, reportedly called Paper. The software is thought to have been years in the making, with Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg a key player in its development.
Photography

MeMINI is a wearable camera that captures life’s important moments

Definitely an interesting twist on a wearable lifestyle gadget, the MeMINI camera records video in a constant loop in order to preserve specific moments that are often missed when pulling out a smartphone.
Social Media

Chicago Sun-Times to test paywall that accepts Bitcoin, tweets

Definitely the first time that a newspaper has tested accepting Bitcoin for content access, the Chicago Sun-Times online paywall will drop at the start of February if readers donate Bitcoin to a nonprofit.
Social Media

Twitter improves targeted ads with way more specific audiences

Twitter improves targeted ads, now uses email addresses and usernames to create tailored campaigns for advertisers.
Social Media

Facebook will help Russian search engine Yandex

Russian search engine Yandex is partnering with Facebook for a mutually beneficial exchange of information for traffic. Should Google be worried?
Mobile

Wordeo video messaging app teams with Getty to ‘bring your words to life’

Have time for another video-based social media app? Wordeo – the creation of former Apple and BBC employees – wants to 'bring your words to life', using professional video content from Getty Images to generate unique, visually appealing…
Mobile

Snapchat deals with major spam attack

Snapchat apologized for a recent increase in spam messages in a blog post today, though once again the company didn't offer much help to users dealing with the problem.
Social Media

The Syrian Electronic Army hacks Microsoft’s Twitter accounts

The Syrian Electronic Army hacked Microsoft's blog and Twitter account over the weekend. This was the hacker collective's second attack on the tech company this month, but it's not likely to be the last.