Social Networking Information

Social networking information improves the way you use the web. By learning about the different social networks, you'll be able to use the ones most suited for your tastes.


The social media giant activated its Safety Check feature for the first time in the U.S. on Sunday after the Orlando attack. Here's the scoop on how it works.

Periscope lets you broadcast what's in front of you in real time, and interact with the people watching. Is this simply a novelty, or is it here to stay? And what are the legal ramifications?

Internet sensations like LOLcat and the Harlem Shake didn't happen overnight. OK, maybe they did. But what did these phenomena have in common (besides inanity)? Are there any rules for making pictures, videos or blogs go viral?

Klout is an online service that tracks your digital, well, clout. Is it a useful tool for navigating the social networking realm or a useless toy for social media showoffs? We'll consider the pros and cons.

In early 2012, Facebook rolled out its new Timeline, which replaced the personal wall format that users had been accustomed to. Some love it, some hate it -- but what's the logic behind the change?

If you love playing games on Facebook and use any of the integrated apps that involve transactions, you've probably encountered the Facebook Credits system. How do credits work as currency for users?

Facebook is more than just a social network; it is also an advertising platform. Learn how to get rid of the ads on Facebook in this article.

Facebook is a great way to network and contact people instantly when they are online, but sometimes you may want to remain invisible. Learn how to go offline when using Facebook in this article.

Privacy settings on Facebook can be customized to hide certain friends. Learn how to hide friends on Facebook in this article.

You can delete your Facebook account permanently or temporarily. Learn how to delete your Facebook account in this article.

Think you can keep your teen safe on Facebook by simply avoiding the topic? Good luck. Get ready to talk with your child about balancing the fun of social networking with the dangers of bullies, predators and an everlasting digital footprint.

There are long-running jokes about addiction to the computer. Crackberry, anyone? But it's a very real and, possibly, very dangerous thing that shouldn't be taken lightly. Especially when children are involved. Here's how you can stay on top of it.

It's easy to see why parents would want to keep tabs on their kids' private chats, but it's not such an easy task to accomplish. How can you stay up to date on what your child's doing on Facebook?

While Facebook stipulates kids should be at least 13 to create an account, it's not that hard for younger children find a way into the social networking site. How young is too young to be on Facebook?

Everybody's heard of Facebook, MySpace and Friendster. But that wasn't always the case. How do you start your own social networking site?

Most of the time, people think of social networking accounts as recreational. But others see them as a novel way to reach out to their customers and business contacts.

Everyone's using social networking these days, including mom and dad. In fact, there's a whole category of social networking sites devoted to parenting.

People talk about Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, but those are only a few of the social networking sites on the Web. What makes a social networking site?

Still on the fence about joining the social networking revolution? We might be able to help you figure out which side you'd rather come down on.

Millions of people are using social networking sites to meet others, play games and find jobs. But if all these sites are free, how do they pay the bills?

It's not exactly your high school cafeteria. But, yes, cliques do pervade cyberspace. Is there a cool group within your network of online friends?

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. If that's true, then how is online social networking bleeding into the baby boomer generation?

People share embarrassing information online for a variety of reasons -- narcissism, naivitity, just because everyone else is doing it -- but the fact remains that people from all walks of life reveal too much on the Internet.

Good news. It may not mean that you're a big loser and nobody likes you. What else could affect your chances of gaining and keeping contacts on Web sites like Twitter and Facebook?

The Internet's a good place to project a false image of yourself. It's also a good place to message out your truest innermost thoughts as if no one is listening. Which happens more on social networking sites?