Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:01am EDT (Reuters) – CNN is in talks to buy social media news site Mashable for more than $200 million, according to a source familiar with the discussion. Reuters’ blogger Felix Salmon said the deal could be announced as soon as Tuesday, although another person familiar with the [...]
Researchers have recently used social media to track the spread of diseases such as influenza, and now they are attempting to use such technologies to tackle a different public health issue: the spread of misinformation. There is widespread acknowledgement that myths and bad information about public health won’t be going away. At the same time, [...]
Image via CrunchBase Were you surprised to hear about Yahoo’s latest claim to fame? Relieving folks of their employment right before the holidays, I would think a bit Scroogish. But with the recent news of Yahoo layoffs it was a no-brainer. The dead social networks called MyBlogLog Yahoo Buzz, and the awkardly cumbersome Delicious will [...]
New Options For Sharing: Limiting Mentions and Customizing Auto-Publish Messages Everyone has their own way they like to do things and that doesn’t stop when it comes to the social web. Summifyers of all sorts fancy the ability to automatically publish their new summaries to Twitter or Facebook, making sharing easier than ever, but this feature [...]
Image via CrunchBase Tonight the video service social network, 12seconds, added its final video to Youtube. Watch as 12seconds makes their permanent 404 page and signs off the web. The team gave all of its users more than enough time to export any video creations. It was fun while it was available.