Web Hackers Targeting Social Networking Sites

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Carlsbad-based Breach Security , a developer of Internet security software, has released the results of a security report, saying that nineteen percent of all online attacks in 2009 so far have been based on social networking sites. According to the company's Web Hacking Incidents Database (WHID) 2009 Bi-Annual Report, hackers are taking advantage of user generated content, Twitter, and other Web 2.0 web sites to launch their hacking attempts.

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

Eric Greenspan

I’ve been engaged with social networking for some time now, starting with Myspace and Facebook and just recently (within the last 30 days), Twitter. I have vanity urls setup at just about every site on the web. Isn’t social networking amazing?

Two San Diego Sites Rank Tops In Rising Social Networking Interest

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A report issued this week by Experian Marketing Services has identified two, San Diego niche social networking sites as being among the fastest growing sites between July of 2011 and July of 2012. social networking analysis pinterest experian skillwho stocktwits ranking

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit FAST

Eric Greenspan

I’ve been engaged with social networking for some time now, starting with Myspace and Facebook and just recently (within the last 30 days), Twitter. I have vanity urls setup at just about every site on the web.

More Women Than Men Using Social Networking Sites, Says Report

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The latest report out of Internet traffic analysis firm comScore finds that there's a higher percentage of women than men using social networking sites. According to comScore's new report "Women on the Web: How Women are Shaping the Internet," 75.8 percent of women globally used social networking sites in May, versus only 69.7 The report also found women were spending "significantly more" time on social networking sites than men, at 5.5

Social Networking and Business Value

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Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Individuals use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Plaxo as career-advancing tools, even more useful in a down economy. Can social networking be a money-maker for companies?

MySpace Debuts New Site, Logo Plans

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Beverly Hills-based MySpace , the online social networking site, is set to debut a new new site design and logo, the firm said late last night. In a statement, MySpace CEO Mike Jones said the move is an "exciting turning point" for the site.

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Payoff.com Launches Personal Finance Site, Backed By $3.5M

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Los Angeles-based Payoff.com , a new startup led by Scott Saunders, said Tuesday that it has officially launched its free, social finance site. Payoff.com's web site centers around sharing dreams and saving goals with others, and earning special badges for reaching steps along the way to those goals. In particular, the firm is looking to help consumers pay off their debt and meet savings goals, with a social twist.

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Intent.com Launches Wellness Site

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Santa Monica-based Intent.com said Thursday that it has launched a new web site focused on wellness and social networking. The new site fatures blog posting from Deepak Chopra, Olivia Newton John, Ed Begley Jr.,

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FastSoft Targets Dynamic Web Pages, Video

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Pasadena-based FastSoft , the Caltech spinout which develops Internet acceleration devices, said today that it has bolstered its algorithms used its product to support dynamic web pages and video. The firm said it is targeting Internet retailers, social networking sites, and content delivery network (CDN) providers with the product.

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MySpace Debuts New Timberlake Design

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MySpace , the online social networking site which is now owned by Specific Media, has finally rolled out its new, Justin Timberlake-inspired web design, in conjunction with the release of a new single from Timberlake and JAY Z.

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Myspace Rolls Out New Mobile Site, iPhone App

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The firm--which is currently being revamped by CEO Michael Jones into a new, entertainment focused portal--said the updated site creates the "best experience for Myspace mobile web users". The new mobile site works with iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Palm, and certain Nokia and BlackBerry devices. Like the recent revamp of Myspace's web pages, the new mobile version of its site focuses on breaking news and information about musicians and celebrities.

San Diego Meets the Xconomists: When Social Media is Not Enough

Xconomy

View the Slideshow The technology for online social networks arrived practically hand-in-hand with the Internet. Since the advent of the World Wide Web in the mid-1990s, we’ve seen such networks proliferate, from the Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link (remember The WELL?) Nowadays, Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the world , with more than 2 billion monthly active users.

The New Power of Parents on the Web – Soon

Alon Schwartz

The proposed California bill SB 242 below attempts to change the way minor’s information is displayed on social websites as well as what rights do parents have, which is quite earth shaking. The bill will allow the parents of any kid under the age of 18 to request any social networking web site like Facebook to remove ANY personal information from the site, within 48 hours upon request. Social Networking Internet Web Sites Privacy – SB 242 Corbett.

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CreatorUp Links You With Top Filmakers & YouTube Creators To Make Awesome Web Series

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CreatorUp is the online web series school teaching the next generation of web series creators how to make and market their own new video projects on the web. We also host video-conferences with students who want to learn specific topics around web video.

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MySpace Highlights World Cup Page

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Los Angeles social networking site MySpace said today that it has launched a World Cup profile page , where it is bringing together World Cup related content from the site and elsewhere on the web, and also is powering a profile page for Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. Tags: myspace world soccer football social networking

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The New Power of Parents on the Web – Soon

Alon Schwartz

The proposed California bill SB 242 below attempts to change the way minor’s information is displayed on social websites as well as what rights do parents have, which is quite earth shaking. The bill will allow the parents of any kid under the age of 18 to request any social networking web site like Facebook to remove ANY personal information from the site, within 48 hours upon request. Social Networking Internet Web Sites Privacy – SB 242 Corbett.

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MySpace Boosts Internet Safety Efforts

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace is looking to boost its Internet safety efforts today, saying that it is backing a campaign by nonprofit Enough is Enough to help keep children online. MySpace said it is sponsoring a Jumbotron ad campaign in Times Square in New York City, as well as a related DVD teaching series, workbook, and web site, to help educate kids on the dangers of the Internet.

Tweetphoto: One Of The Fastest Growing Twitter Photo Sharing Sites On The Web

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Tweetphoto is aiming to change the way people socially share, discover and interact with photos across multiple social networks in a way that feels natural and engaging. The booth for San Diego based Tweetphoto was a happening spot at the 140 Characters Conference.

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Websense Powers Facebook Security Feature

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San Diego-based Websense , the developer of web security software, is announcing a partnership today with Facebook , where all of the external links on Facebook will be run against the Websense database of malicious sites, according to multiple reports. websense facebook security malicious prevention software social networking

MySpace Expands Presidential Debate Site, Features

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Los Angeles-based social networking site MySpace has rolled out new tools for its MyDebates.org website, the joint effort of the firm with the Commission on Presidential Debates. Among the features of the site are a way for visitors to compare their position on issues against the candidates, widgets that can be embedded on web pages to show their positions, and live streaming and archives of the election debates.

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Websense Takes Aim At Time Wasting Viral Videos

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The company said Thursday that it has released technology which help employers cut down on employees watching time-wasting viral videos and entertainment--while still allowing those employees to access other, useful content on sites like YouTube, Facebook, and other social sites. The new controls work on Websense TRITON, Websense Web Security Gateway and Websense Web Security Gateway Anywhere.

SocialVibe Ties Into Facebook Credits

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Los Angeles-based SocialVibe , the social advertising firm headed by Jay Samit, said Thursday afternoon that it has linked into the Facebook platform, and will allow people to earn Facebook Credits through engaging with its video engagements. SocialVibe--which awards virtual items and credits from brands for interacting with their advertisements, web sites, Facebook pages, and other campaigns--said the credits will be awarded for interacting with a range of engagement ad units.

Loudvine Goes Live

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Los Angeles-based Loudvine.com , a new, Web 2.0-style, online community site focused on music fans, said today that it is now live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, and San Diego. The online site allows music fans to find bands, gigs, venues, and other information about local artists; the site also helps artists to promote their bands and events. Tags: loudvine music content social networking

Web 1.0 Entrepreneurs: we are roadkill unless we learn to run as fast as today’s founders.

Steve Reich

TripTrotting recruited thousands of local travel guides for their site. They did it entirely through social networking. inLife signed up dozens of merchants in Santa Barbara for their activity site. ProNoise (People’s Republic of Noise) built their indie music site (launching soon) with 3 developers, and will launch a less than two months after joining StartEngine. New companies are being created at stunning speed by today’s founders.

Worlize | Virtual World Tied To Facebook, Twitter and Now Your Blog

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With sites like TurnTable.fm , Chill , and Shaker to name a few. Worlize is a user-created social gaming and chat platform for Facebook and social networks including Twitter, MySpace and OpenSocial. These past few months we have seen the rebirth of virtual worlds.

Interview with Kieve Huffman, Dather

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For this morning's interview, we have an interview with Kieve Huffman , the co-founder of Dather (www.dather.com), a new Los Angeles startup which has created a tool which helps to aggregate social networking web sites and media.

Lunch.com Targets Online Communities

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El Segundo-based Lunch.com , a new online reviews and social networking web site, said that it has launched a beta of its site this morning. The site said it will allow users to share opinions, ratings, and reviews, and match up the site's members based on shared interests. The new site was founded by J.R. According to the firm, the site is self-funded by Johnson. Tags: lunch social networking community reviews

Lunch.com Launches Social Game Badges

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Los Angeles-based Lunch.com , the social media and networking site run by former VirtualTourist.com founder J.R. Johnson, said today that it has launched a new social game badge feature on the site. Lunch.com, which allows users to connect with others with similar interests and passions, said the new feature will allow users to create their own social games by making customized reward badges.

Lawdate.com Looks To Match Up Lawyers

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A new, online social network and dating site, Lawdate.com , based in Los Angeles, said today that it is hoping to match up lawyers with dates with its new web service. The site, the first niche dating site of firm The Dolce Network , calls itself the "attorney dating system," and gives singles opportunities to connect not only based on traditional interests and personality traits--but also practice specialty.

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EQAL Launches Social Publishing Tool

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Los Angeles-based EQAL , said this morning at Twiistup that the firm is launching a new, social publishing tool it is calling Umbrella, focused on independent producers, celebrity talent, and online personalities. According to EQAL, its new platform is focused on helping those producers and talent to create their own web sites, with features such as blogs, discussions, forums, and user profiles, as well as links to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Marketing The Funniest Site On The Internet With Patrick Starzan of Funny or Die

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He is a marketing professional with over 8 years of extensive online and social media marketing experience. Patrick is the man behind all the marketing aspects of what could be called one of the funniest sites on the web. How do you market the Funniest site on the internet?

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Feel Lost On LinkedIn? ExploreB2B Wants To help You Network With People Of Your Profession

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ExplorerB2B is a free to join exclusive network of experts who share information that matters to you and make sure you expand your professional network, interact with a relevant audience and present your expertise. exploreB2B is a social platform for business professionals.

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Interview with Aaron Crayford, Rippol

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Recently, San Diego-based Rippol (www.rippol.com) launched its web site, a service which uses social networking to help people find and discover interesting videos related to their interests. We've come up with a pretty unique solution, which looks at social depth--you, your friends, and the people you follow, your demographics, and people you impact--and learns about these people and makes intelligent decisions based on that.

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Google Plus: First Impressions

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After clicking around for a few minutes, and seeing who was using the site, reading a few posts and getting a feel for things — I remembered a video that showcased something called “Instant Upload&#. Download your Picasa Web Album Photos (filetype: zip).