Sure, the CIA can hack your TV, but public posts on Facebook could really hurt you.
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New monetization schemes on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook let sites profit from inequality.
Years ago, everybody wanted their social activity unified into a single stream. Is the dream still alive?
Google finally embraces mobile live video streaming. Here's why the world will never be the same.
Microsoft buying LinkedIn makes good sense — for Microsoft. I’m not so sure about LinkedIn users.
The wisdom of the crowd is showing the way to a harassment-free social Internet: Bring back the "walled garden."
Google's newest social app is called Google Spaces. Here's why you should use it, and how.
Even a mega-philanthropist can look craven when lusting after the world’s largest market.
Columnist Rob Enderle describes 2015 as yet another year when stupid decisions were the norm. He would like to see folks finally learning from their mistakes, but he won’t be holding his breath.
Google transforms its everything-for-everyone social network into a site that does one thing really well -- connecting supernerds.
The first mainstream social virtual world came into existence last week. Oculus VR, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook, released an app called the Oculus Social alpha. But even as we gather and interact in virtual worlds, will VR really bring us together or just isolate us more?
Three years ago this month Twitter broke its covenant with the third-party developers who helped fuel its initial growth and create some of its most innovative features. The message was clear: Twitter was in charge of its own platform, and while other Twitter apps would be tolerated, it would only be in limited fashion and for a limited time.
The road to Contently Summit is lined with the homeless who live in the shadow of City Hall's towering dome. Along Market Street, the sour stench of urine and feces and unwashed bodies closes in. I turn west on Mission Street making sure to avoid eye contact with the forsaken outliers cursing at the world. Two giant, yellow construction cranes stain the skyline, and I feel a sense of dread at tech gentrification's Second Coming. Skirting iron-barred liquor stores and smoke shops, I finally arrive at Contently Summit, which I recognize by the "private party" sign out front. It is like an island resort serving free drinks and selling timeshares in the midst of a polluted, roiling sea of poverty.
You can do almost everything online. Most people spend most of their web time doing just three things: communicating, buying things and consuming content.
Spanish lawmakers did something dumb this week. They passed a new law that forces Google to pay news publishers a fee for sending valuable, monetizable content from Google News to their sites.
Google last week did something that is really hard to find objectionable: It said it deleted quite a few ("tens of thousands") nude pictures stolen from celebrities. But as with anything that involves such an influential company as Google, this move creates a precedent, and it's a dangerous one.
Twitter has made two small changes that indicate a big shift in direction for everybody's favorite microblogging service
A vulnerable person. A sociopath or two on social media tormenting that person without consequence. That's trolling in a nutshell.
There has never been a search engine that accurately reflects the Internet.
Facebook has grown and evolved in recent years. In addition to connecting people online, it bombards users with unnecessary ads and useless sponsored stories. And it runs experiments on its users. Columnist Alex Burinskiy is not amused.
Cloud-based software enables vendors to make quick changes based on informed decisions as the market dictates, in real time, instead of waiting till quarter-end to understand what happened.. Read more