Chicago-based Groupon is getting some stiffer competition. Facebook has launched a new program that's a direct challenge to Groupon.You can add Facebook to the increasing list of web sites with products similar to Groupon.
If the pediatrician wants to know if your kids are on Facebook, it's not because she wants to friend them.The question about Facebook, and other queries about a child's life online, should be part of the medical history doctors take of kids in the age of social media, according to recommendations ju
Google executive Wael Ghonim is considered a hero of the Egyptian revolution. In a CNN nterview he credited Facebook with starting the uprisings in his country and told the interviewer, “I’ve always said that if you want to liberate a society, just give them the Internet.”
The figures are difficult for us mere mortals to get our minds around:"Facebook, the popular social networking site, has raised $500 million from Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor in a deal that values the company at $50 billion, according to people involved in the transaction.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2010, and it's easy to see why. Facebook and our constant need to update others on where we are and what we're doing is all part of the persistent breakdown between our private and public lives.
Being surrounded by a nonstop stream of information hasn't exactly helped us focus or concentrate on our work. But a new software application can help social media addicts kick the habit.Sure, the Web helps us do our jobs, but it can also distract us from them."
Right now, more than any other company, Facebook defines social networking. It has more than half a billion users and it's still growing. Recently, it even eclipsed that other hot Silicon Valley giant, Google, to become the most visited site on the Web.It's hard to argue with that kind of success.