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Linkedin Tops 70 Million Users and 1 Million Company Profiles

Professional social network LinkedIn now has 70 million members, according to the company’s home page. The company hit 60 million users in February, and has been growing fast, especially in international markets. LinkedIn’s network’s CEO, Jeff Weiner, stated in a blog post last fall that half of LinkedIn’s membership is international.

AOL sells Bebo with the loss of 85%

AOL has sold its social networking site Bebo to US-based merchant banking and financial advisory firm, Criterion Capital Partners. The deal was reportedly closed for less than $10 million. AOL had acquired Bebo by paying $850 million in March 2008. with tough market competition from frindster & Facebook, which over run Bebo made AOL to accept the loss of allmost 85%.

What do you check first: Email or Facebook ?

Which kind of Internet user are you: The kind who prefers email and just-the-facts interactions with companies, or the social media-happy brand fan? Or do you find yourself somewhere in between? Do you overcome of the habit of social networking at office place or you are the one who want to join the virtual world first ?

Man’s life to be controlled by Twitter users for one week

You might want to start thinking about that because starting Monday, an advertising recruiter named David Perez will do whatever his Twitter followers tell him to do for one week reported by CNN. There's only one catch to what Perez is calling David On Demand: it must be legal.

Twitter Errors and Downtime Likely to Continue

Twitter’s been having a rough month keeping the service stable, and the micro-blogging service is willing to admit it. For the last few weeks, Twitter has been experiencing constant errors, fail whales and downtime, culminating in yesterday’s extended downtime and today’s high error rate.

Twitter Launches “Places” Feature with Foursquare Integration

After months of rumors and hinting, Twitter is ready to unveil its new and major foray into the world of geolocation: Twitter Places. This feature will highlight tweets around a given location. Starting now, Twitter.com desktop and mobile users can tag their tweets with existing Twitter Places and add new Twitter Places, too.

New Corporate Designation – “Twitter Executive”

Remember the Executive Sales, Business Development - Corporate, B.D. - Retail, B.D. - Healthcare positions....Now it's "Twitter Executive". Corporate world is getting bugged with the new position which is taking place these days known as Twitter Executive or a position related to Twitter.

‘Halal’ version of Facebook a hit in Pakistan

The "halal" version of Facebook launched by Pakistanis last month after a ban was imposed on the social networking website for featuring blasphemous caricatures is going strong with 333,000 users having signed up at the last count. Millatfacebook.com, or "MFB" for short, was launched by six tech-savvy Pakistanis following a furore over the caricatures of Prophet Mohammed on Facebook.

Be Aware ! Try Deleting your FB account…Not a cake walk

To get in touch with others, we simply signup to any one or multiple social networking sites like Facebook.com, Bigadda.com or Twitter.com. Infact the process of signup is so simple now that just by providing an email address and name we can be a member of any professional or personal networking website.....Here it comes a big question : How many people ever tried to delete their account from these social networking website ?

Twitter faces the heat of World Cup

With World Cup Football frenzy gripping online users, micro-blogging site Twitter has warned of possible outages due to heavy traffic during the event. Twitter has been grappling with many site problems in the past week, resulting in outages and poor performance.

Twitter start progressing towards Revenue Generation roadmap

Recently Twitter had disclosed its revenue generation model to the investors who were reportedly loosing confidence in revenue generation capability of twitter. Moving further on the same road-map, Thursday, Twitter announced about acquisition of Smallthought Systems, a data company that it has worked with in the past.

Facebook finds Kidnapped Kids !

A Southern California mother was recently able to locate her long-ago kidnapped children via Facebook, according to numerous media reportsAn unnamed San Bernardino woman lost her son and daughter in 1995 when her then-husband made off with the 2-...

Social networking heats up on browsing phones

People with Web-browsing phones are spending a lot more of their minutes accessing social networks these days, according to a new study from ComScore.The study, released Wednesday, pegs social networking as the fastest growing activity among people with smartphones and other advanced phones that offer Web browsing, which are also known as feature phones.

Paypal, Facebook, Twitter among Top .com ventures

Twitter, YouTube, PayPal, MySpace, Alibaba, Baidu, eTrade and Infosys are some of the companies included in the list. Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, Jim Clark and Andy Grove are some of the internet entrepreneurs who have found mentioned in the list.

Now its “Quit Facebook Day” ?

Anger and rejection against Facebook's newly applied policies last month giving birth to many social ventures worldwide. Many of the ventures are delicately trying to grab a pie from 450 Million users base of Facebook by launching similar but regional social networking portals across the globe. No matter its Pakistan, USA, Europe or India. Out of all new alternatives of Facebook, a revolutionary movement has taken place which is demanding to pledge for Facebook boycott.

Facebook back to networking in Pakistan !

A Pakistani court on Monday directed authorities to restore access to Facebook nearly two weeks after blocking the popular social networking website for hosting a page with blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Mohammed. "Restore Facebook. We don't want to block access to information," Justice Ijaz Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court said.

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