Posted: June 6th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Business News, HACK! | Tags: Hack, Hacker, Linkedin, Password | Comments Off
That hub of corporate social networking, LinkedIn is investigating claims that over 6 million of its users’ passwords were leaked onto the internet. Linkedin, which has over 150 million users, is designed to allow professionals to share resume details and network with one like minded corporates.
Hackers have reportedly posted a file containing encrypted passwords onto a Russian web forum. The company has confirmed the leak and says it is currently looking into the reports.
Linkedin Statement: We want to provide you with an update on this morning’s reports of stolen passwords. We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts. We are continuing to investigate this situation and here is what we are pursuing as far as next steps for the compromised accounts :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 15th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blogging, Facebook, Google+, Linkedin, Social Media, Social Network Sites, Twitter, YouTube | Tags: Facebook, Google, Linkedin, Social Media Rankings, Twitter, YouTube, Zeta Interactive | Comments Off
Digital marketing agency Zeta Interactive, has released its annual rankings of social networks. They are categorized by “buzz” a ranking calculated by volume and tone – percentage positive ranking – of all the sites. This year, Twitter topped the list followed by LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.
Google+ did not make the top 10, partially due to its June launch – data starting from January 2011 was used to calculate the scores.
Minna Rhee, CEO of Zeta Interactive, declared 2011 “The Year of Twitter” and told Mashable, “For culture, breaking news and celebrities it is the social network.” Indeed, among the social networks, Twitter is the go-to for breaking news, and also has generated a lot of hype for its role in protests around the world. Combined with the sheer amount of mentions it gets from other websites, it jumped up two places from last year’s rankings. Facebook, which is much larger in terms of number of users, had the most negative buzz among the top 10 (although their negative buzz decreased compared to last year) Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 15th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Social Media, Social Network Sites | Tags: Facebook, Linkedin, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Social Network Sites, Twitter | 14 Comments »
There is little doubt that the social benefits of the internet far outweigh the negatives. Online tools like email and social networking sites offer “low friction” opportunities to create, enhance, and rediscover social ties that make a difference in people’s lives. The internet lowers traditional communications constraints of cost, geography, and time; and it supports the type of open information sharing that brings people together. Electronic Social Networking is not a new concept at all. People have in one way or another been interacting with each other via some form of ‘social media’ since the 1950′s. The modernisation of the telephone system in the 50′s and 60′s allowed millions of people to communicate quickly and cost effectively, what we see today has simply grown out of this technology. If we cast our memories back just a few short years - we may shudder when we recall – faxes as a speedy way to communicate, internet with a ring-tone, email that strolled along slightly faster than faxes, but still less efficient than telephone. Our digital worlds are now almost entirely linked, Facebook, Twitter, Email, Telephone all available on every digital device in our lives. Have Social Networking Sites improved our lives though?[am Read the full article »»»»