Bing has added a new feature which allows users to search through their friends’ Facebook photos directly within the search engine. Users can access this through the Bing social sidebar or at www.bing.com/friendsphotos. With a reported 300 million photos uploaded to Facebook daily, the feature looks to enable users to quickly find desired images. With users’ privacy in mind, the feature only searches through friends’ photos that they have been made viewable. Once users access the tool, the images appear in a news feed displaying the most recently uploaded photos first. The tool allows for users to engage with the photosRead More
The Internet learning portal Online-Education.net recently culled research and reports from a variety of sources to produce the infographic below taking a look at just how much people share online — and whether that crosses the line of good judgement.
China’s notorious Great Firewall — or as they call it, the Golden Shield — is known for blocking some high profile sites. Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are all victims. But that has not kept the world’s most populous country from getting into social networking. Some 500 million Chinese citizens are online and a quarter of the world’s social network users live under the firewall. How do the Chinese connect online? On their own series of social networks, mimicking several blocked foreign counterparts. Renren and Kaixin001 fill Facebook’s void. Sina Weibo is the microblog of choice in Twitter’s absence. Youku is aRead More
Sharing is natural. We share a lot of things in our daily lives whether through social networks, email or IM. The problem arises when we share sensitive information with others. We easily send emails with usernames, passwords or other important information to our friends, co-workers and clients without thinking. Its simple and quick to do and we tend to trust those we share this information with. However, there are always digital traces left behind that we never think about. Consider this for a minute. You just emailed your wife the pin number to your ATM account. Was the emailed deleted orRead More
SurDoc is doing what Adobe has sort of done with its PDF file format, that is making as easy as possible to share formatted documents across computers and mobile devices without losing the formatting. The difference it offers is that you don’t need to mess with any file formating or PDF reader to access the documents — or with all of the vulnerabilities of PDFs. You can just upload text, spreadsheet and presentation files (so Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) to its online service, and share them from there. The service currently offers 10 GB of storage as part ofRead More
To say something has gone viral usually means that a piece of content has been well received and widely shared. For many content creators online, going viral is a major role. The truth is that the vast majority of content, even great content, will never enjoy widespread attention. By understanding some of the key components of what makes something viral, you can do a lot to make sure your content get the attention it deserves.
RadiumOne, an online ad network that aims to combine social and intent data to serve ads, is taking on the likes of ShareThis, AddThis and other social sharing platforms today with the launch of Po.st. Po.st allows user to share content via Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, email, and other destinations. Po.st also provides publishers with new revenue opportunities and comprehensive analytics tools designed to drive higher engagement and lower customer acquisition costs. In addition to integrating a full suite of social sharing extensions, Po.st has built in a proprietary copy/paste function as well as a customized URL shortener. Copy and pasteRead More
Dispatch is setting out to become a sort of Finder (or Windows Explorer) for the cloud. You enter your credentials for the various services you use online — Dropbox, Facebook, Gmail, Google Docs and so on — and it lets you browse through the files stored on each service from a single dashboard. You can view these files in a preview window, download them, or move them around between services by dragging and dropping files from one service’s folder into another. Dispatch.io was created at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon 2011. It was created by a team of three, including 17Read More