Social Media

MySpace hit by FTC for privacy violations [Update: MySpace statement]

MySpace has settled with the FTC after the Commission accused the social network of violating user privacy by sharing personally identifiable information with third-parties.
Social Media

MTV launching artist platform to unify musicians’ online music presence

MTV is reminding us what the capital 'M' stands for with an artist-centric social media effort.
Social Media

Visitors spend an average of three minutes a month on Google+

While Google continues to push Google+ integration into more Google products like YouTube and Gmail, the social network is lagging behind competitors significantly in regards to user engagement.

The difference between a regular Facebook app and a Timeline app? Semantics

It appears that the line between seamlessly sharing apps and the old-fashioned kind is a little blurry.

The second coming of Myspace has Facebook’s Open Graph to thank

Myspace's surprising new user numbers have a very unlikely source to thank: Facebook.

Membership boost at MySpace could signal trouble for music discovery sites

MySpace has attracted 1 million new members since December, which coupled with its extensive music library and aggressive future plans, could spell trouble for subscription music sites.
Social Media

Engineers from Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace collaborate to challenge Google’s Search Plus Your World

The data wars continue to amp up, and now Google+'s competition is fighting back with a tool that surfaces actual social search results.
Social Media

Rupert Murdoch admits News Corp. “screwed up” with MySpace

News Corp. CEO says company "learned lots of valuable expensive lessons" from MySpace fiasco.
Home Theater

Justin Timberlake reincarnates MySpace as MySpace TV at CES 2012

The pop culture icon and part owner of MySpace has thrown his weight behind MySpace TV, a new social platform for watching TV together with friends in real time.
Social Media

Survey: Facebook plays a destructive role in a third of U.K. divorces

While millions of people join Facebook every month to connect with friends and family, the social network seems to be wreaking havoc on marriages in the United Kingdom according to a new study.

Rebecca Black crowned top search term in Google Zeitgeist 2011

With countless numbers of search terms flowing through Google's search engine all the time, the company likes to compile the most popular search terms each year and publish the Google Zeitgeist.
Social Media

Owen Van Natta resigns as Zynga’s chief business officer

After serving as Facebook's chief operating officer and MySpace's CEO, Owen Van Natta has now departed from game maker Zynga...missing out on the company's public offering.