When Facebook originally introduced its chat service, users were not happy with the closedness of the network. Even today, Facebook Connect is the preferred way of signing in for third-party apps. Since the launch of the new Home page this month, Facebook’s Instant Messaging service can be used with any desktop client.
When Facebook introduced usernames in June 2009, users were happy and many went straight to the selection page. However, it might seem that not all decisions were made wisely.
More and more people register with social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and many more. Registering is really easy – but if you want to unregister afterwards, that can get complicated. It is not that simple to say good-bye to the social networks.
With presenting a new product (well, a Gmail extension) on Tuesday evening (9 February 2010), Google has started a little revolution, most reporters and bloggers agree. Google Buzz is the name of the new service, integrated into Gmail and going with the social community trend.
Today is the international Safer Internet Day 2010, promoting safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones. This year’s topic: “Think B4 U post!”.
The social network Facebook has rolled out a new home page layout. The top navigation as well as the sidebar and footer have been changed.
Often, Facebook knows non-members surprisingly well: Facebook is also collecting data about non-members—with the aid of the members.
ICQ has released version 7 of its messenger client for Windows. The combination of Instant Messaging and Social Networking results in “Social Messaging,” ICQ stated.