Social Network

  • UK: Guardian newspaper's Twitter feeds hacked
    1 2013-04-30 19:04:01 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — The Guardian newspaper said Monday that its Twitter accounts have been hacked, and it cited a claim of responsibility from the group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army. The British paper reported on its website that sever...
  • Facebook: Breyer won't stand for board re-election
    Breyer 2013-04-27 17:38:28 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says that venture capitalist Jim Breyer won't seek re-election to its board of directors. Facebook Inc. said Friday that Breyer, partner at Silicon Valley VC firm Accel Partners, will stay on until the company's annu...
  • Facebook CEO reaped $2.3B gain on stock options
    395472-mark-zuckerberg 2013-04-27 04:59:38 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a gain of nearly $2.3 billion last year when he exercised 60 million stock options just before the online social networking leader's initial public offering. The windfall detailed in r...
  • Deals site LivingSocial says it's been hacked
    Living_social_logo 2013-04-27 04:50:26 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Online deals service LivingSocial said Friday that its website was hacked, and the personal data of more than 50 million customers may have been affected. The company said customers' names, email addresses, dates of birth an...
  • Dwayne Johnson tweets pic after hernia surgery
    Bec013f38890ca0d2f0f6a70670016b8 2013-04-24 04:53:45 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Johnson is home after hernia surgery. The 40-year-old "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" star tweeted a photo of himself in a hospital bed Tuesday. He's flexing his muscles while wearing a Superman shirt and a hospital bonnet...
  • Hackers compromise AP Twitter account
    Diaalnews 2013-04-24 04:31:06 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out a false tweet about an attack at the White House. The false tweet said there had been two explosions at the White House and that President Ba...
  • Comedy Central to launch Twitter comedy festival
    Cc-logo-bw-stacked 2013-04-22 04:52:12 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Putting a new test to the adage that brevity is the soul of wit, Comedy Central is partnering with Twitter for a comedy festival played out in 140 characters and 6-second videos. The Viacom Inc.-owned network said Sunday that...
  • Twitter launches music feature
    Twitter-music 2013-04-18 17:06:14 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has launched a service for people to find music they like and tweet songs from iTunes, Spotify and Rdio. Twitter said in a blog post that an app will be available for download from Apple's online store Thursday. ...
  • US team using Twitter, Facebook to fight militants
    05c4dc3f52fcd70c2e0f6a7067006643 2013-04-13 05:09:09 UTC
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. official who oversees American efforts to counter al-Qaida and other militants in the online battlefield keeps a quote on his desk from a "Most Wanted" jihadi from America's South. The Alabama native...
  • UK teen police commissioner steps down over tweets
    Image_update_2aabf6c631946ee7_1365343825_9j-4aaqsk 2013-04-09 17:21:59 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — She was hired to teach local police about British youth — but it was 17-year-old Paris Brown who said she learned a lesson after her scandalous tweets about drugs, drinking and sex hit the tabloids. The Twitter po...
  • Facebook unveils new experience for Android phones
    26b000b83e68060b2e0f6a706700c580 2013-04-04 17:23:28 UTC
    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is unveiling a new experience for Android phones. The idea is to bring content right to you, rather than require people to check apps on the device. The event comes amid rapid growth in the number of ...
  • As Facebook matures, is it losing its edge?
    9682ef861ddfe60b2d0f6a7067002642 2013-04-02 15:26:42 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — To see what Facebook has become, look no further than the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer. Sometime last year, people began sharing tongue-in-cheek online reviews of the banana-shaped piece of yellow plastic with their Facebook ...
  • Kuwait online activist jailed for Twitter posts
    160826_mainimg 2013-03-31 16:02:38 UTC
    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A human rights campaigner in Kuwait says a Twitter user has been sentenced to two years in prison for insulting the ruler of the Gulf nation. Since the Arab Spring uprisings, Gulf authorities have sharply stepped up pressur...
  • Facebook to hold Android event Thursday
    Img_0836 2013-03-29 16:37:53 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has invited journalists to the unveiling of what it calls its "new home on Android." Next Thursday's event will take place at the company's Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. Facebook isn't providing further detail...
  • Zuckerberg forming political group
    Image 2013-03-28 05:18:13 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with Facebook says CEO Mark Zuckerberg is forming a political group to address issues such as education reform, immigration and scientific research. The person says the group will form...
  • Twitter's ad revenue to double this year
    Ht_twitter_logo_jef_120321_wblog 2013-03-28 04:59:23 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter's ad revenue is believed to be on pace to double this year as the online messaging service delivers more marketing pitches to mobile devices in preparation for a highly anticipated initial public offe...
  • Gay marriage equality box spreads on social media
    887-9uubq_st_55-cropped-proto-custom_28 2013-03-28 04:43:53 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Bud Light said it with beer cans and Martha Stewart with red velvet cake as companies and celebrities from Beyonce to George Takei joined millions of social media users in posting and tweaking a simple red logo in ...
  • SEC approves Nasdaq's Facebook IPO payment plan
    Bilde 2013-03-25 16:50:44 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that it has approved a plan by the Nasdaq stock exchange to pay $62 million in reimbursements to investment firms that lost money because of technical problems during Faceboo...
  • Techie fired after tweeting about men's comments
    The-key-players-in-this-messy-he-said-she-tweeted 2013-03-23 17:52:00 UTC
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A female developer was fired after tweeting about a group of men she said were making sexual comments at a computer programming conference, fueling an already vigorous debate about gender equality and cultur...
  • Saudi Arabia's top cleric criticizes Twitter users
    The-beginner-s-guide-to-twitter-d5e5ee7224 2013-03-23 17:09:08 UTC
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top religious cleric has criticized the social media website Twitter, calling it "a council for jokesters" and a place for unjust, incorrect messages. Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul-Aziz Al-Sheik made...
  • Tom Cruise sets up page on Russian social network
    Diaalnews 2013-03-23 09:16:04 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Tom Cruise has become the first Hollywood star to set up a page on the popular Russian social network Vkontakte. The "Mission Impossible" actor's page appeared Friday, announced by a message on Twitter saying "See you ther...
  • Monitoring your kids on Facebook? That's so 2009.
    D604e4a04c9176092c0f6a706700db7d 2013-03-19 07:17:01 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After Friendster came MySpace. By the time Facebook dominated social media, parents had joined the party, too. But the online scene has changed - dramatically, as it turns out - and these days even if you're friends with your own...
  • What you 'like' on Facebook can be revealing
    87a67e207704db082b0f6a706700bb10 2013-03-16 21:57:08 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Clicking those friendly blue "like" buttons strewn across the Web may be doing more than marking you as a fan of Coca-Cola or Lady Gaga. It could out you as gay. It might reveal how you vote. It might even s...
  • In death, Facebook photos could fade away forever
    A796db803f74df072a0f6a706700df7e 2013-03-01 22:20:13 UTC
    BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — A grieving Oregon mother who battled Facebook for full access to her deceased son's account has been pushing for years for something that would prevent others from losing photos, messages and other memories — as she did. ...
  • Digital memories fade in death; protect yourself
    Url-7 2013-03-01 22:14:15 UTC
    Estate planning attorney James Lamm who writes the blog "Digital Passing" advises people to plan ahead for their virtual afterlives. Your best bet is to make sure valuable memories and intellectual property are stored somewhere besides a social me...