Social Media articles published in February 2013
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February 28, 2013
Digital Skills Lagging Behind
New research reveals the digital skills gap in the PR industry.
Pope Benedict XVI Officially Retires Today
Pope Benedict XVI Steps Down Officially
February 27, 2013
Google Launches New Google+ Sign-In Platform
Google Introduces Google+ Sign-In App
How Much is Twitter Worth?
With a Twitter IPO due for later this year, how much is the company worth?
Google Launches G+ Sign-in
Google+ launch a new sign-in function allowing you to login to services using your G+ account
February 26, 2013
Internet Providers Launch Copyright Alert System
Internet Service Providers Introduces Online Copyright Alert System
Is LinkedIn Going After the Enterprise Social Market?
LinkedIn CEO talks about testing a new enterprise sharing tool at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, & Telecom Conference. Are they about to enter the enterprise social business market?
February 25, 2013
Pope's Twitter Account @Pontifex Gets Reprieve - For Now
Hallelujah! It would seem that @Pontifex will stick around after all, ready to go if Pope Benedict XIV's successor sees a need for it.
February 23, 2013
Pope's Twitter Account to Shut Down
According to CNN, Vatican Radio reports that when Pope Benedict XIV leaves office, his Holiness' Twitter account will no longer hold office, either.
February 22, 2013
Facebook: More Photos, Less Storage Energy
Facebook developing a cold storage system to help with the high energy demand of archived user images.
February 21, 2013
The Ultimate History of Facebook [infographic]
MyLife.com shows us the entire history of Facebook in an infographic.
Yahoo! Launches Redesigned Website
Yahoo! Unveils A New Look And Feel Of Its Site
February 20, 2013
Twitter to Reduce Some Tweets to 117 Characters
Twitter roll out shorter character limits for people including links in their tweets today.
Are People Leaving Facebook Already?
Is Facebook still the king of social media? Find out some of the latest information to come out on where Facebook sits.
February 19, 2013
Burger King Twitter Hacked!
Burger King Twitter Account Hacked By Anonymous
February 18, 2013
Twitter to Close Posterous Less Than a Year After Acquisition
Posterous is to close it doors, less than a year after it was acquired by Twitter and as co-founders launch new blogging service Posthaven
February 16, 2013
Social Network Facebook Hacked!
Facebook Victimized By A "Sophisticated" Cyber Attack
February 14, 2013
Would You Buy a Fake Facebook Girlfriend?
New services are emerging that let you 'buy' a Facebook girlfriend.
Investors Turn to Alternatives to Facebook
The Financial Times reported on Feb. 12 that investors are turning to alternative social media networks, and Facebook is no longer at the top of the list.
February 12, 2013
It's Now Or Never to Rename Valentine's Day as Elvis Day!
f you can't help feeling a tightness in your chest and stop tear drops in your eyes as you listen to any of Elvis songs, perhaps no one but Elvis can make your Valentine's Day! You are almost certainly a baby boomer and you owe this to Elvis before you go; it is time to rename Valentine's Day as Elvis day.
Facebook Sued Over the 'Like' Button
A company representing a deceased Dutch programmer claim Facebook has stolen its intellectual property with the like button.
February 11, 2013
Social Media Infographic for GRAMMYs Predicts Two Out of Four Winners
Social media GRAMMYs infographic by activ8social predicts two out of four winners at this year’s ceremony
First Pope to Embrace Social Media, @Pontifex to Resign Feb 28
Pope Benedict XVI, the first to begin the process of embracing social networking as a method of communicating, is stepping down amid health concerns.
Anonymous Hacks The U.S. Federal Reserve
U.S. Federal Reserve Bank Hacked By Anonymous
February 10, 2013
Twitter Used to Predict Health Patterns
The University of Rochester revealed on Feb. 8 that Twitter can be used to predict health patterns and provide a better understanding of the influence of lifestyles.
February 8, 2013
Facebook Connect Bug Shuts Down the Web
Facebook Software Glitch Caused Brief Disruption In Some Websites
I Can Haz Retweet? Twitter Now Speaks LOLCat
The micro-blogging site has added yet another language to support. Kitteh luvrs everywhere can now feel understood.
Instagram Launches New Web Version Feeds
Instagram Introduced New Web Edition Feeds
February 7, 2013
Facebook's Oldest Member Has a Favor to Ask
The oldest Facebook user is also one of its newest. And she needs you to help her continue helping the world.
Companies Concerned About Social Legal Risks
New research reveals that companies are still concerned by the legal risk posed by social media
February 5, 2013
Twitter Buys Social TV Company Bluefin
Twitter purchase Bluefin Labs in a further bid to deepen ties between itself and television
Could Romantic Elvis Presley Have Shaped the Social Web Differently from Daring Lady Gaga?
But what about Elvis Presley, who sent millions around the world in a frenzy hardly ever stepping out of the US soil and just by singing I can't help falling in love with you, when no one had even heard of the social web? Could he have shaped the social web to be a totally different place from as we know it today?
February 4, 2013
How Quick Acting Brands Took Advantage of Super Bowl Power Outage
When the power went out at Super Bowl 47, some quick acting brands used the time to engage on social media.
Google+ Is Now World's 2nd Largest Social Network
Google+ Becomes 2nd Largest Social Network In The World After Facebook
February 2, 2013
Twitter Hacked! Affecting Approximately 250,000 Users
Twitter Got Hacked, Possibly Compromising 250,000 Twitter Accounts
Pinterest is Testing a New Look. Here's How to Get On Board!
Social networking show-and-tell site Pinterest is testing a big upgrade to its look. Here's details and how to join the beta test.
Google Agrees to Pay French Publishers 'Link Tax'
Google setup a $60 million fund for French publishers to avoid paying a link tax.