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  • Aussie signs up for mortgage on Facebook

    Australian businesses are beginning to understand the opportunities of integrating social networks into their organisation, with mortgage franchise Aussie Home Loans Dee Why in Sydney selling its first home loan via Facebook.

  • Lonely? Why not buy some Facebook friends

    Are you totally reprehensible and feeling lonely? Or maybe you're just a struggling business looking for some instant online companionship? The firm <a href="http://usocial.net/">Usocial</a> has the answer for you -- buy Facebook friends and fans.

  • Facebook Connect goes mobile

    Facebook is extending its Connect data portability technology to developers of mobile sites and applications, following its launch six months ago for iPhone developers, the company announced Thursday in an official blog.

  • First look: Facebook 3.0 for iPhone

    Facebook updated its popular iPhone app delivering lots of improved features for the official iPhone Facebook 3.0 rev. But sadly, Facebook fails to deliver everything a mobile Facebook warrior could want.

  • Forrester: Social networking grows up

    Companies can begin to target people over the age of 34 with media campaigns that leverage social networks as that age group has become the largest segment using Facebook, Twitter and other social media, a new study from Forrester Research claims.

  • Yahoo gets more social

    Yahoo may have thrown in the towel when it comes to search, but the company is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to its Yahoo Mail, Messenger, and a growing number of social networking features. And Yahoo isn't content to rest on its laurels, as the company announced new features and deals this week designed to increase its social networking appeal.

  • Twitter: Wednesday is our most miserable day

    Vermont University professors Christopher Danforth and Peter Dodds have published Twitter and blogs based research that suggests that Wednesday is the most miserable day of the week.

  • Facebook to add Twitter tool to pages

    Facebook Inc. announced a new publishing tool that will automatically export information posted on your Facebook Page to your Twitter account. The Twitter exporter tool will be available to Facebook Page administrators over the next few days, according to news release issued by Facebook Thursday.

  • Twitter to bolster tools with 'retweet' function

    Micro-blogging service Twitter says it is working on a new tool to help you "retweet." Retweeting is jargon for re-posting something posted (or tweeted) by another user. Retweeting typically gives credit to the original poster. In offering this feature Twitter is just playing catch-up to what 3rd party apps already do.

  • Twitter is 40% 'Pointless Babble.' Wait, that's it?

    In a new study conducted by Pear Analytics of San Antonio Texas, approximately 40% of posts on Twitter can be described as "pointless babble." According to SFGate's "The Tech Chronicles," the study sampled the Twitter stream every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for 10 days.

  • Facebook bungles first 'Lite' site user test

    In the midst of a beta test gone wrong, Facebook Inc. today acknowledged that it's trying out Facebook Lite -- a simplified version of the uber popular Facebook social networking site.

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