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Social Networking Experiences a Great Migration of Maturity

During 2009, 30-somethings represented the most rapidly expanding demographic on Facebook. While the number of older social networkers continues to escalate, so too does the actual age of the flocking Facebook fogies. According to a Pew survey, the period between April 2009 and May 2010 witnessed an explosive increase in mature social networking, as the percentage of Internet users 50-and-older...

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 Hits 500 Million User Mark, Next Stop: 1 Billion

A lot of backs are getting patted over at Facebook headquarters today, as the social network has just passed the vaunted 500 million user mark. It's certainly an incredible milestone, and one that would make most mere mortals ecstatic. According to cyborg CEO Mark Zuckerberg, though, numbers don't really matter. As he explains (in a profoundly creepy cadence), Facebook is much more interested in...

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...

Scammers Stealing Online Facebook Profiles for Evil Deeds?

These days, more and more people are willing to throw up all the sordid details of their lives online, which makes us doubt if privacy even exists anymore. That said, most folks share their details with good intentions; reconnecting with lost friends or telling people what they're up to in the hopes that someone else will join in. Sadly, some scammers are taking advantage of all this candor by...

REM to Release New Album a Week Early On iLike

Yesterday, R.E.M. announced plans to release the new "Accelerate" album -- the band's 14th studio release -- on the online music sharing service iLike. On March 24th, all 11 tracks -- along with a video introduction and discussion -- will be made available in their entirety on iLike in streaming form. The iLike music and social networking site -- 23 million users strong -- allows users to share...