Tag: Social networking
Facebook considers new ‘sympathise’ button
Engineers at Facebook have developed a new ‘sympathise’ button, which could replace the familiar ‘like’ button people use today. Would adding sympathy make the online world a better place?
Google begins new assault in technology war
With the launch of the Nexus7 last week, Google has become the latest of the world’s tech giants to produce a tablet computer, opening up a new battlefront in a trillion-dollar business war.
Social networks make us lonely, say critics
In less than a decade, Facebook has changed the way millions of people socialise. This week, one article caused a stir by questioning its impact. Are social networks making us lonelier?
Eight-year-old Facebook to cash in with public sale
Eight years after it was created by two students in a college dorm, Facebook is a $100 billion business. How did the founders strike it so rich? By selling not things, but people.
Terrorist tweets challenge free speech
Somalian insurgents Al-Shabaab joined Twitter this month. Their account is a powerful propaganda tool – and America is threatening to shut it down.
Review Of The Year: 2011’s pop culture bestsellers
As the year draws to a close, everyone’s talking about the culture that defined 2011. The biggest sellers are familiar to us all – but do they tell us anything about society?
Bionic eye gives glimpse of cyborg future
Technology that sends digital signals straight to our brains has given new hope to blind and deaf people. But how far should we go in connecting minds to machines?
Blood, pain and tweets in Tunisian revolt
After weeks of unrest in Tunisia, the President of twenty-three years has fled abroad. But can violence and chaos ever bring democratic change?
Teens reject parents as Facebook friends
An American survey shows many older teenagers ignore friend requests from parents. Something to hide or a bid for independence?