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Twitter Tweet Buttons Launching This Week

Expect sharing links on Twitter to become a lot easier this week, with the launch of a new, "official" tweet button. The Twitter-approved button allows users to easily retweet articles, and also features a counter that keeps track of how many other users have tweeted a given URL. The button, which comes in three different versions (110×20, 55×20, 55×63), consists of a single...

Facebook Users Can Now 'Like' Comments

Share It's been a long time coming, but Facebook users now have the ability to "like" comments made on their friends' statuses, links or photos. The social network unveiled the new feature in a blog post yesterday, and announced that from now on, users will see an extra "like" option below each comment. The extra "like" button will roll out on a gradual basis, so if you don't see it today, you...

Don't Have Time for Twitter? Get Ready for Flutter

Twitter is the latest craze sweeping the online social networking scene, a magical place where short attention spans and narcissism are the norm. Celebrities and politicians have hopped on the microblogging bandwagon, and they're revealing the tedium of their lives in 140-character-or-less messages known as "tweets." With all these squares jumping on board, we all know that it's time for us to...

Facebook Etiquette in the Midst of Layoffs

The plight of the unemployed is front page news in this country, and with good reason. Millions of people have lost their jobs and and are now facing a very uncertain future. What hasn't been discussed (at least not by us) are the people doing the firing. Laying off an employee cannot be easy in the first place (unless the person doing it is a sociopath/sadist). And with the line between...

Facebook Facing Lawsuit By Rival Site

Facebook is now suffering the price of success: Costly court cases. Founders of a rival social networking site, ConnectU, accuse Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea while at Harvard. The suit claims that Zuckerberg was hired to complete some coding that ran ConnectU, but never delivered and instead created Facebook based on the ideas of the ConnectU founders. They are seeking...