Does Facebook Work for Auto Dealerships?

More than one in four new car buyers visit social networking sites at least weekly, according to research released today by Friedman-Swift Associates, a national market research firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio. “Twenty-eight percent of people who purchase new cars visit social networking sites at least once a week,” says Jeff Friedman, President and Chief […]

7.5 Million Facebook Users Younger Than 13

Currently there are over 20 million minors that use the massively popular social network, Facebook. A recent study by Consumer Reports shows that 7.5 million of these minors are under the age of thirteen, and 5 million of them are under the age of ten. This is an obvious violation of Facebook’s terms of service, […]

Facebook “Likes” Overtaking Review Sites

Facebook has become one of the largest online social media websites, and is making a real impact in offline businesses. Although other restaurant, retail store and business review sites receive millions of monthly views, nothing compares to the use of the “Like” button on Facebook. The website only added the option a year ago, but […]

13 Million People Risking Identify Theft With Social Network Interaction

Almost 13 million American adults who use social networking websites like Myspace, Twitter and Facebook admit that they will accept any connection from a person of the opposite gender, regardless of actual association. This comes from a survey of 1,011 people in the U.S. Conducted by Harris Interactive. 387 of the respondents had joined a […]

Amazon Offering Early Black Friday Deals

Black Friday has long been known as one of the busiest shopping days of the year. It is a day when you can get great deals on just about anything you want to buy. People get up and camp outside of the store that has the deals that they want the most. But, what happens […]

Myspace Gets an Overhaul

Myspace has announced a complete overhaul of the site.  The company will undergo a complete rebranding of the website to focus on the social networking needs of Generation Y.  Myspace revealed a beta version of the new site last week. The company, which had fallen behind the likes of Facebook and Twitter, is seeking to regain […]

Report Looks At Social Application Use and Potential Corporate Risks

The latest edition of Application Usage and Risk Report, published by Palo Alto Networks, has been released.  The report brings attention to a number of practices occurring on office computers, which fall outside of normal company use. The report assess the risks associate with programs, the pervasiveness of such programs, and the impact such programs […]

Will Moviegoers Connect with The Social Network?

One of the most anticipated movies of the year is set to make its nationwide debut in theaters.  The Social Network tells the semi-factual, semi-Hollywood story of how Facebook came to be.  Early reviews of the movie, directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, have lauded it as one of the best movies […]

Social Media Users Want Privacy, Respect

The Stativity Group has released the results of their 2010 Social Experiment Study.  The study was designed to gain insight into how consumers view social media trends as well as the role that social media platforms have in communication between consumers and companies. The study found that for the most part, consumers tend to view […]

Social Networking Users Over 50 are Growing Quickly

The average age of Internet users may be going up.  A recent Pew Research survey found that use of social networking sites by those over the age of 50 has nearly doubled over the past year.  The survey found that between April of last year and March of this year, users ages 50 to 64 […]

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