Social Media

Aussie social platform bags former Twitter exec

Former head of tech, telco and mobile at Twitter, Sara Axelrod, appointed COO of Local Measure.

OkCupid admits to using customers as guinea pigs

US matchmaking website intentionally mismatched users to test its technology.

Facebook now valued more than AT&T, Coke

With a market value of $US190 billion the social network is leaving bellwethers in the dust.

Sony invests in image sensor production amid 'selfie' boom

Japanese giant courts handset makers to get more orders for front-facing camera sensors, used to take selfies.

Facebook's winning streak in five charts

Mark Zuckerberg's social network is showing no signs of slowing down as it keeps making money from mobile.

Facebook results top forecasts

Social media group easily clears market expectations for Q2 profit and revenue.

Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify at N.Y. forgery trial: prosecutors

The billionaire founder of Facebook to testify against an upstate New York man accused of trying to cheat him out of half his stake in the social media company.

Tibet tweeters are Chinese propagandists: rights group

by AFP
Beijing has created at least 100 fake Twitter accounts to spread propaganda about Tibet, claims a campaign group.

Facebook tests new "buy" button

New services will let consumers purchase products that are advertised on its social network.

Facebook was the global stadium for the 2014 World Cup

Month-long soccer extravaganza the biggest social media event on record.

The $6bn social network with no members

How is a social network that no one has ever heard of now suddenly worth billions? Truth is really stranger than fiction in the Valley.

Facebook sorry for social experiment gone sour

Sheryl Sandberg says that the psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 unwitting users was communicated 'poorly.'

Facebook buys video ad company LiveRail

Social network takes another step in making video ads a bigger part of its business.

Twitter names new CFO

by AP
Former Goldman Sachs exec Anthony Nato to take key role at microblogging site.

Facebook's 'creepy' psych experiment is just a beat-up

Despite the outrage in the media, a little bit of context suggests the social network's research around manipulating its users' emotions is neither controversial nor unethical.

Google pulls the plug on Orkut

Social-networking service to be decommissioned in September.

Tinder hit with harassment suit

Dating app the latest technology company to face legal trouble over its treatment of women.

Brazil win generates more Twitter traffic than Super Bowl

Traffic reached a record pace of 388,985 tweets per minute during the Brazil-Chile game, outpacing the 381,605 messages per minute fired during this year's NFL final.

What Facebook's emotional manipulation of users really says

Tweaking users' news feeds without their consent in the name of research achieved little from an academic perspective but reveals a lot about the social network's ethics.

The ABC should use its data, not Peppa, to prove its worth

It's time to retire the pig and pull out the big guns: socially-oriented visualisations on the real worth of the ABC.