Google Plus
The social masses have spoken and Google’s listened. Starting Wednesday, the search giant’s beefing up Google+ profile pages with additional features based on overwhelming feedback to give users more editing control, a flashier presentation and a clearer social outpost. Now, individual profile “cover photos” will display at up to 2120px by 1192px and rollout into Continue Reading →
Google Plus
These days it seems like every app wants your Facebook or Twitter info — it figures that Google wants a piece of that action, too. Today the software giant announced Google+ Sign-in, a new feature that makes it possible to log into non-Google apps using your credentials for its myriad services (your Gmails, your YouTubes, Continue Reading →
Google Plus Hangout
In President Obama’s inaugural Fireside Hangout on Google+, he faced the public and answered a bevy of questions along a wide range of topics, including immigration, gun violence, and even technology. One of the five Americans selected to speak with the President happened to be Limor Fried, an entrepreneur and CEO of Adafruit, an electronics Continue Reading →
After the most Twitter-heavy election ever, the Obama administration is continuing its strong social media presence. If you only watched last night’s State of the Union on TV, you missed a data-enriched version of the speech that the White House streamed on its YouTube, Facebook and Google Plus pages. Last night’s address was also accompanied Continue Reading →
Google Plus
It’s not quite as traditional as baseball and apple pie, but you’ve got to start somewhere. Following last year’s success, Google is once again hosting a Presidential Google+ chat days after the State of the Union address, on February 14th at 4:50PM Eastern. The Fireside Hangout will see President Obama answer the most voted-for questions Continue Reading →
Google Plus
If you’re a Google+ fan, Christmas just came early. The service is launching many new features on Friday, including the ability to instantly back up full-resolution photos taken on Android phones. Google announced the upgrades in a blog post, saying they’d be available today on the web and in a new app download in Google Continue Reading →
Social Media
Will Facebook continue its reign atop the social hierarchy? Will businesses get better returns on their social media investment? Will your CEO finally learn to tweet? Here’s a look at the biggest social media trends set to unfold in the year ahead. Mobile social media usage continues to soar: In September, Facebook made a monumental–if Continue Reading →
Teens on Facebook
Technology has made things a whole lot easier for child predators and pornography sites. It turns out they’re getting much of their material straight from kids’ online accounts. A new study found that 88% of sexual or suggestive images — taken and uploaded to social networks by children and young people themselves — are ending Continue Reading →
Google Plus
Only two of America’s political parties are represented in this year’s “official” presidential debates: the Democratic and Republican parties. That leaves the dozens of alternative candidates out of the show. What’s a third-party candidate to do for some debate time? Hop on a Google Hangout. The Independent Voter Network, an online alternative news outlet geared Continue Reading →