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Content tagged with Social posted in December 2010
Facebook Holds Commanding Lead In Search
News  |  12/30/2010
The social network held four of the top 10 terms searched in 2010 and recorded more site visits than any other Web property, reported Experian Hitwise.
High School Settles Facebook First Amendment Case
News  |  12/28/2010
Florida student said her free-speech rights were infringed when she was suspended for criticizing a teacher on the social network.
Twitter Acquires Fluther Engineering Talent
News  |  12/22/2010
Announcement made that four engineers and a designer -- including the startup's founders -- will move to Twitter, just as a study details the microblogging site's changing usage patterns.
To Change CRM, Embrace The Social Cloud
Commentary  |  12/21/2010
Deep customer engagement through social media is the hallmark of a leading-edge customer service operation.
Acquisitions Cap Hot Year for HR Apps
Commentary  |  12/21/2010
Lawson and Epicor buy human resource applications vendors -- just two more signs of a growing market.
Social Media Critic Moving To Facebook
News  |  12/21/2010
Google user experience researcher Paul Adams has been vocal on the shortcomings of social networks.
Google, MySpace Renew Search Deal
News  |  12/17/2010
Contract terms cover display and search advertising, but no longer include guaranteed payments, say reports.
JCPenney Sets Up Shop In Facebook
News  |  12/16/2010
Retailer is the first major retail chain to launch a fully integrated store on its Facebook page.
Five Ways To Fool A Twitter Sentiment Tool
Commentary  |  12/16/2010
Do sentiment-analysis tools pass the accuracy test? Here are five tests along with results using freely available products.
Facebook Ranked Best Place To Work
News  |  12/15/2010
Southwest Airlines, Bain & Co., General Mills, and Edelman also on's list of top employers, based on staff feedback.
Facebook Posts Top 10 Status Trends
News  |  12/14/2010
Social network users were most interested in the World Cup, movies, and communicating one-on-one with their friends, according to the most common topics of 2010.
Gulf Oil Spill Tops 2010 Twitter Trends
News  |  12/13/2010
World Cup-related subjects took three of the 10 spots on the list of the most common tweets of the year.
Foursquare Unwraps API Version 2 Beta
News  |  12/10/2010
Latest iteration uses OAuth2, not XML, to improve server responsiveness.
Most Twitter Accountholders Rarely Tweet
News  |  12/10/2010
While 8% of American Internet users have accounts, only about half use the site frequently, finds Pew study.
Flock Browses All Your Social Connections
Slideshows  |  12/9/2010
Years before the social networking oriented RockMelt browser there was Flock. Now Flock 3.5 shows that the original social networking browser still has strong features that should interest users looking to integrate social networking into their Web browser. Flock works with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, newsfeeds and, new in this release, LinkedIn. The newest Flock browser is also now based on the Google Chromium engine, providing a faster and more streamlined browsing experience. A social
Twitter Expands Places Dataset
News  |  12/9/2010
Partnership with services including TomTom, Zagat, and Gowalla allows users to tweet about more locations.
Android Users Gorge On Mobile Data
Commentary  |  12/8/2010
Data from a new study indicates that users of Google's Android mobile operating system consume more mobile data than users of Apple's iPhone.
Twitter VP Of Product Resigning
News  |  12/8/2010
Jason Goldman to take an advisory role for the microblogging company at month's end.
What's Next And What's Missing From SAP
Commentary  |  12/8/2010
Influencer Summit offers window on what's coming in mobility, analytics and in-memory functionality. But is the social networking strategy missing in action?
Tumblr Access Seesaws Following Major Outage
News  |  12/7/2010
Routine maintenance took the blogging site offline for a day, just as it struggles to increase capacity to meet growing demand.
Bebo Launches Video Chat
News  |  12/7/2010
Social network leverages family-friendly Vchatter technology to regain ground in the teen market.
Twitter Worm Spreading Through Google Link
News  |  12/7/2010
Malware is being distributed through the microblogging site's mobile app and URLs generated by the shortening service.
Tumblr Suffers Major Outage
News  |  12/6/2010
Bloggers head to Twitter to complain while the site struggles to recover.
Coupons, Promos Attract Social Media Brand 'Followers'
News  |  12/6/2010
60% of consumers follow at least one brand on Facebook, Twitter or another social network with a quarter seeking discounts, finds Empathica.
Google Adds To Social Network Names
News  |  12/3/2010
Founder Sergey Brin is said to be deeply involved in development of what's now being called Google +1.
Gowalla Syncs With Foursquare, Facebook Places
News  |  12/2/2010
Version 3 of the location-based service is available for iPhone, will launch Android and iPad iterations in January.
Facebook To Lose Director Of Engineering
News  |  12/2/2010
Aditya Agarwal is moving on after more than five years in the position.
Splashtop Intros Fast Booting OS
News  |  12/1/2010
Linux operating system allows Windows users to access the web and social media quickly, without booting fully into Microsoft's software.
Twitter Value Pushed To $4 Billion By Investors
News  |  12/1/2010
Venture capitalist John Doerr, determined to own a piece of the microblogging service, is at the center of a bidding war.

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