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The Cost of Identity in the Personal Data Economy

John C. Havens | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
John C. Havens

We need to recognize that the current "sharing" economy of Internet commerce is rapidly eroding our ability to portray our character, value, and lives within a context where we have sovereignty over how we're broadcast to the world.

Users Lose As Twitter, Facebook Clash In Wake Of Vine Launch

Craig Kanalley | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

It makes too much sense. The social media platform that allows you to scan quick bursts of text - in 140 characters or less - now has a bite-sized ...

Using the Summer as a Break From the Internet

Christian Holub | Posted 09.04.2012 | College
Christian Holub

Sometimes the Internet really sucks. Sometimes you need to unplug. Thankfully, I was given an unintentional respite from it for a few weeks.

Twitter Co-Founder Dishes On Facebook CEO's Awkwardness

Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone joined Peter Sagal on NPR's "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me" over the weekend to be tested on his knowledge of Marcel Proust...

Mark Zuckerberg Says He 'Paid Too Much Attention' To Twitter

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In an interview with Inside Facebook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his thoughts on Twitter, Facebook's growth, the company's culture, online ga...

How Big Is the Realtime Advertising Market?

Kimbal Musk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kimbal Musk

Realtime is a new category of advertising, built on the realtime sharing revolution that's taken over our lives, from the early days of MySpace and Flickr, to Facebook and Twitter today.

Twitter Facebook Integration BLOCKED By Facebook

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: A Twitter spokesperson told the Huffington Post: "Facebook has notified us that they have blocked the update to our application, and we are wo...

Where Is Obama's Cyberczar?

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James D. Zirin

Why hasn't the president appointed a cyber czar to monitor and secure the electronic highway from attack? His staff said he is looking for just the right person, and that takes time.

Facebook Has "Twitter Envy"

New York Times | CLAIRE CAIN MILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Since last fall, when Facebook tried and failed to acquire Twitter, it has been slowly introducing features that mimic Twitter. Last week, Facebook ad...

Facebook Grew Twice As Fast As Twitter In July

TechCrunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the month of July, according to the latest estimates from comScore, Facebook attracted 87.7 million unique visitors in the U.S., which was 14 perce...

Facebook Rolls Out Real Time Search

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Facebook has rolled out a vastly improved search engine that returns real- time results and the status updates of members who have chosen to make thei...

Facebook Buys FriendFeed For War Against Twitter

Business Insider | Dan Frommer|Aug. 10, 2009, 3:20 PM|1 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Facebook has acquired social networking service FriendFeed, the company announced. Financial terms were not disclosed. This is clearly a move to st...

Facebook Slowly Adding Twitter-Like Features, Following Microsoft's Model

Business Insider | Nicholas Carlson|Jun. 29, 2009, 11:42 AM|6 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Last fall, Facebook tried and failed to acquire Twitter for $500 million in Facebook stock. The deal blew up when Twitter learned Facebook valued its...

Facebook Opens Up For Developers, Turns Up The Heat On Twitter

Business Insider | Nicholas Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Facebook will announce tomorrow that it will allow third-party developers to build applications and services that, with users' permission, access user...

Facebook's Twitter Deal Breakdown: How It Went South

BusinessWeek | Spencer E. Ante | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Facebook remains on the lookout for acquisitions after its failed attempt to buy microblogging site Twitter, one of the company's directors and larges...