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Facebook is the Top Dog

February 13, 2009

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Facebook, turning five years old recently, has now become the most popular social networking site in the world. Ranked by number of total visits, Facebook has now over a billion visits a month. By comparison, MySpace has 810 million visits. The positions reversed from a year ago, when MySpace was the most popular site and […]

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KoobFace Virus Warning!

December 11, 2008

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A Trojan Virus called KoobFace has recently been bothering users on Facebook. KoobFace sends messages to friends of infected users askingĀ  them to click on a special link. If you click on the link you will get a message that you need to update your Flash player in order to view a special video. Obviously, […]

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Facebook targeted by Nigerian 419 scam

December 3, 2008

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The notorious ‘Nigerian 419′ scam is normally easy to spot since it mostly involves requests for money from supposedly rich individuals in African countries such as Nigeria, from which the fraud gets its name. The latest Facebook attacks are much craftier, because they try to hijack the identities of real people and/or friends known to […]

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Facebook wants to Twitter

November 25, 2008

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Twitter rejected a $500 million acquisition offer from Facebook. Facebook started the talks about buying Twitter in mid October this year. Twitter was offered $100 M cash and $400M worth of Facebook stock. The talks ended as Twitter rejected the offer as their investors decided that $500 million for over 63 million registered users was […]

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Hanging Out on Facebook is not a Waste of Time – Study

November 20, 2008

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Study released today by the MacArthur Foundation suggests that using Facebook and other Social Networking sites is more useful than not. A team of researchers working on the foundation’s “Digital Youth Project” concluded that interaction with new media such as Facebook is increasingly becoming an essential part of becoming a competent citizen in the digital […]

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