Category Archives: Social network

Anonymous – Harder to Live Up to their Name

The loosely organised hacker group Anonymous was created in 2003.  Since then, they’ve committed many ‘serious’ attacks, with many of them taking place in 2010 & 2011.  The group has been known to hack into large corporations (PayPal) and governments … Continue reading

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Conservative MP’s Family Falls Victim to Online Bullying

Tory MP, Louise Mensch, has recently received threats against her children from Anonymous and LulzSec due to her stance on shutting down social media sites during specific crises.    The hacking groups are not pleased with the MP because of position … Continue reading

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New Messaging Platform for Facebook

Facebook Messenger, a new smartphone app released by Facebook, ties smartphone instant messaging and SMS.  Facebook has added to their existing superiority with an app that is separate from their ‘Facebook’ application in that the app is solely for instant … Continue reading

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The Pentagon is monitoring social networks

The United States will appeal to scientists to find ways to detect and counter the propaganda that parasite social media. The U.S. Department of Defense research experts are trying to master a “new science of social media” to anticipate the … Continue reading

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China’s Internet population hits 485 million

China’s online population which is by far the world’s largest has hit 485 million users at the end of June. This figure symbolizes a 6.1% increase from the end of 2010. The survey which was released by the China Internet … Continue reading

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LinkedIn number two on social networks in the U.S.

The social network LinkedIn, for industrial relations, has slipped in to second place in the United States, behind Facebook but ahead of MySpace. In June, LinkedIn has had a record 33.9 million visitors. The Professional Network is certainly behind Facebook … Continue reading

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Google+ poses as facebook’s new rival

Google, the search engine giant has released its own social network with Google+. This new program allows for stricter privacy and the ability to web chat. Check out the video.

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