His goal is to take a portrait of each friend doing something they love.
The last one to the party, Microsoft's So.cl social network is an "experimental research project" that Microsoft tested on research students before quietly opening to all user today. Unlike Facebook and Google+, So.cl is a social network built mainly to push more content through Bing.
In the U.S., organ donors can be ID'd quickly by the little red heart on their driver's license or state ID card. Facebook just became an agent for raising organ donation awareness by adding a status option that'll let all your friends know you're an organ donor.
Are you still using Google+? If you are, then you might have noticed the social network looked a little bit different today. If you aren't using it, Google+'s new changes might convince you to. Here's what's new with Google's Facebook rival.
Pinterest is the hottest social network sweeping the world at the moment and it's not just trendy netizens who are serious about it. The U.S. Army is using it to rapidly grow its social media influence and get people — primarily women — more interested in the military. Girl power!
The pop world's most controversial dresser and queen of Twitter and YouTube is launching her very own social network. Aptly named "Little Monsters" (that's what she calls her fans), the site's leaked beta screenshots suggest her cult community network closely resembles that of the rising Pinterest.
ReBrick is a social network for people who love Legos. It's not going to be the next Google Plus or the next Facebook or even the next MySpace: no, it's going to be better than all of these sites, because instead of having to read endlessly boring status updates from all of your whiny friends, ReBrick is just about people making cool stuff out of Legos.
Think Yelp, but Haiku No long reviews, which means no tl;dr Haiku Review initially comes off as a gimmick, and a risky one at that. If a new music site promises you nothing but bagpipe covers and you hate bagpipes, you're not going to get a lot of mileage out of it. Yet here, the haiku format is supposed to be a welcoming feature, not a barrier to entry. The proposed app, which is currently little more than the start of an idea on Kickstarter as dreamed up by a trio of Texans, wants to cut down on lengthy reviews without entirely cutting out opinion. We went back-and-forth with Stu Hill, one of the aforementioned Texans, about why forcing people to essentially bang out Yelp poetry isn't the worst idea ever. (And yeah, we're mentioning Yelp a bunch, but that's because Stu and his crew are positioning Haiku Review directly in the social reviewing behemoth's path.)
As if we needed more proof that Facebook remembers everything a user does on its website, 24-year-old Max Schrems of Vienna, Austria asked Facebook for a copy of all the data the social network has on file for him and not surprisingly, he got back a CD with a whopping 1,222 PDFs documenting his every move.
Attention people of New Zealand! You are officially small enough to qualify to get Facebook's new "Timeline" redesign ahead of everybody else in the world (who don't already have the beta). Yes, New Zealanders, Mark Zuckerberg and pals love you.