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Instagram to display ‘occasional’ ads

Mobile photo-sharing application Instagram will start displaying the “occasional” advertisements. The photo-based social network, which has been acquired by Facebook, is taking this first step to monetization, and will roll out marketing campaigns within the next few months.


Facebook Used to Kidnap, Traffic Indonesian Girls

Although no solid data exists, police and aid groups that work on trafficking issues say it seems to be a particularly big problem in Indonesia.

A screencap from the Philippines' #epalwatch website

Anti-Political Grandstanding Viral Campaign in Philippines gets International Attention

Viral campaign showcasing photos of Philippine politicians grandstanding outside of election season gets the attention of international media

This video image taken from CCTV shows Gu Kailai, center, the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, standing trial in the Intermediate People's Court in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei Thursday Aug. 9, 2012. According to testimony Thursday in one of China's highest-profile murder trials in years, Gu lured British businessman Neil Heywood to a hotel in the southwestern mega-city of Chongqing, where she got him drunk and fed him poison. The secretive trial of Gu and a household aide, who are accused of murdering Bo family associate Heywood, ended in less than a day at the court. (AP Photo/CCTV via APTN)

Sina Weibo’s Services ‘Limited’ During Gu Kailai Trial

Users of China’s main Twitter-like service, Sina Weibo, have reported difficulties posting messages during a controversial murder trial involving Gu Kailai.

Facebook new email policy

83 Million Facebook Accounts are Illegitimate

83 million Facebook users are illegitimate, duplicates or fakes, and the social network is working on improving the quality of its traffic.


Sina’s MeYou Looks to Clone Path’s Success

Sina is takng its Path clone MeYou to the next level, and is offering tight integration with the popular microblogging service Sina Weibo.

Zynga General Manager Manuel Bronstein announces Zynga With Friends during an announcement at Zynga headquarters in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. (Paul Sakuma / AP)

Zynga With Friends Launches as Standalone Gaming Platform

Zynga With Friends launches as a standalone platform, bringing together users on mobile devices, web browsers and social platforms in a unified network.

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6 Tips for Controlling Your Privacy on Social Media

Controlling privacy on social media requires awareness and education about the permissions you assign to your public profile on various social media channels.

Cyfler B2B Social Network

B2B Social Network Cyfler Targets Cash-Strapped Entrepreneurs, Startups, Freelancers

Cyfler is a B2B social network that aims to enhance the capability of startups and entrepreneurs through social media tools and a discovery engine.

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Facebook by the Numbers (Post-IPO)

A lot has happened at Facebook in the last few months, including its overhyped IPO. Yet Facebook is more than just share prices and billion dollar valuations.


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