Despite being a very useful tool in keeping up with breaking news, it seems that people don’t know where to find interesting users, mainly because they are afraid of adding them or don’t really have anything to say. While there are many tools that do that job for you, but that means you have to go to another site outside of Twitter.
Warner Music and YouTube have signed a new licensing agreement that will see the return of the record label’s music videos to the video-sharing site, after an attempt to renew a pre-existing agreement late last year failed and forced Google to remove all Warner Music-owned videos.
Warner Music and YouTube are said to have reached terms in a possible new deal that could be announced in a few weeks, according to CNET News.
The new deal would bring an end to a feud after a prior licensing agreement between both parties, with attempts to renew the deal broke down. Warner Music artists, including artists that are not signed to their labels but are distributed by the company, were removed from YouTube in December and their songs were banned on YouTube – which includes removing the audio from the video.
Social networking website Facebook has announced that 65 million users are currently using its mobile service, dubbed Facebook Mobile, as it announces that it would add its Facebook Connect service and applications to its mobile website.
SECURITY BRIEF: Users using an older version of WordPress (that is, before the current version 2.8.4) have been asked to upgrade immediately to the latest version in order to avoid an ongoing attack to users self-hosting their own blog and could lock you out of your account.
An online marketing company based in Queensland is now allowing you to buy friends and fans on Facebook, the most popular social network, and is offering a similar service to buy “followers” to a specific profile on the popular microblogging tool Twitter.
A group of Facebook users in Orange County have sued social networking site Facebook, claiming it of violating consumer privacy laws in the state; and is seeking for compensations for damages and attorney fees. The group, comprising of five people, includes two chilren under 13, a user of the original Facebook, a professional photographer and actress/model.
The complaint, however, is claiming that users may not be aware that the “data they submit, or the data others submit about them, may be extracted and then shared, stored, licensed or downloaded by other persons”, despite you can actually change the settings to make sure that does not happen; and has also claimed that it is a data mining company, despite you post the details up in the first place.
After speculation of the future of Microsoft and Yahoo talks, both parties have announced that they have forged a new agreement that will see Microsoft’s new Bing search engine powering Yahoo, while Microsoft will hand off search advertising to Yahoo.
The new deal, which is a huge coup for both parties, will allow Yahoo and Microsoft to compete with Google – as it no longer has to go through the two parties to advertise on either Bing or Yahoo Search.
Image from: Choice Value Innovation (Microsoft/Yahoo)
Twitter has a brand new home page, and is a huge departure from its cluttered “introducing you to the service” homepage; and has now made search front and centre, with popular topics from today, the week or at this very moment when you get it.
Once Facebook launched its username program, there was a landrush when everyone decided to get either their name, or decided to steal somebody else’s – to the dismay on both you, since you could not get rid of it, and to the person you decided to steal it from.
Victoria Police is now on Day Two on its new three-day operation, Operation Ardent; but it is already been proven successful after it has been reported that 216 motorists have been nabbed, and fourteen of them charged of going over the limit.
Twitter is set to bring out a new homepage for new users, hoping to get more users to use the service and remove the "lameness” of the design, according to Kara Swisher at All Things D.
The new page, confirmed by co-founder Biz Stone talking to Siwsher, will include a search box, information on trends and more specific information on the service.
Social networking website Facebook has been found to have breached Canadian privacy laws because the duration on how long the company holds a user personal information, as a new report on Canada’s privacy commission’s investigation concluded.
It seems that Loic Le Meur’s Seesmic is changing again – from being a video commenting system to being an applications developer, with news that he has brought out not only an update its Seesmic Desktop AIR application, but will also add a web application – and soon, an iPhone version. And we got to try and test it out the new web app for our selves.
The New York Attorney General’s office has announced that it plans to launch a lawsuit against Tagged.com as it alleges that the social networking site was using “deceptive email marketing practises and invasion of privacy” to lure new members.
The company used the contacts of its members to send emails to all the contacts claiming that the person had posted (the non-existent) photos online and you needed to sign up to view them. They would then collect the information from that person, and their contacts list, and repeat the process.