3383916444_c17344b56eBack in the old days, you had to sit down at your computer when you wanted to check your social networks. Sure, you could “pimp out” your Myspace with sparkling animated images and obsessively update your profile song; but it was arduous, and required you to be located in proximity to a computer. Now, our social networks can be accessed at any moment via cell phone. It’s much easier, but still requires that you physically move your body. However, all that may be about to change. read more »


Maybe.

Oh dear sweet baby Moses alive. Gah. There’s just … SO much that is terrifying about this “ASUC-sponsored geolocation service.” We mean, first of all, it was started by four Stanfurd grads. But that’s only strike one.

On top of that, it’s “like Foursquare.” Which — in case you haven’t heard of it yet — could be the douchiest social networking platform to date, not to mention the stalker-est. And that should tell you something, because douchebaggy oversharing and unapologetic stalking don’t often blend together in such perfect harmony. No offense if you’re, like, the mayor of La Burrita or something. read more »


With social networking giants Facebook and Twitter taking over the interwebs, it was only a matter of time until Google birthed its own social media brainchild. On Feb. 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. PT, Google Buzz was born.

The tagline for Google Buzz is “a Google approach to sharing.” The minimalist internet mogul has always been about controlling organizing the world’s information and social networking sites have always been about connecting the world’s people. Now Google says its going to organize the world’s social information. A very Google approach, indeed.

Product manager Todd Jackson describes how Buzz will differ from its predecessors: read more »


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You heard it here first: Facebook Is Dead.

Whilst we bury our pretty college noses in photos of our red cups friends and 160-character personal tedium status updates, a dark and rapidly growing underworld of baby boomers tugs at the roots of our beloved social network. Be afraid: Since January the number of 35 to 54-year-olds has surpassed the number of 24 to 34-year-olds (which was already more sizeable than our humble slice) to take the biggest FB chunk. Not only that, but they also bring in the most read more »