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.

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Facebook Safety Check Feature Connects People During Orlando Attack

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.

How Twitter Periscope 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?

What makes things on the Internet go viral?

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?

How Klout Works

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.

How Facebook Timeline Works

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?

How Facebook Credits Work

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?

How do you get rid of the ads on Facebook?

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.

How do you go offline when using Facebook?

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.

How do you hide friends on Facebook?

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

How do you delete your Facebook account?

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

What are the parental issues with Facebook?

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.

Are kids getting addicted to Facebook?

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.

Can a parent see private chats on Facebook?

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?

At what age should you let your kids 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?

How to Start a Social Networking Site

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

How to Use Social Networking for Your Business

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.

Top 10 Social Networking Sites for Parents

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.

What is a social networking site?

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?

What are the pros and cons of social networking sites?

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.

How do social networking sites make money?

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?

Are there cliques on social networking Web sites?

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?

Are you too old for social networking?

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?

Why do people share embarrassing information online?

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.

What does it mean when no one adds you back on a social network?

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?

Are people more honest or dishonest on social networks?

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?


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