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iLike social music service is officially dead

iLike social music service is officially dead

Apparently not enough people liked iLike. The service that was once seen as a potential revolution to the online music industry has shut its doors and is now officially finished with its operations. The service was acquired by Myspace in 2009. Perhaps that was a sign that it wasn't exactly destined for greatness. Nevertheless, it came onto the scene as a powerful new player and now remains as an example of how dynamic this social online landscape is.

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FBI seeks to track Social Media en masse

FBI seeks to track Social Media en masse

There's a brand new job alert out there this week, engineers and developers, and you should hop right on it if you want to help the FBI work on a tool which will provide them with an "Open Source and social media alert, mapping, and analysis application solution." What I want to do right now is, in a very basic way, debunk how this situation will almost certainly be blown out of proportion by the same crew of people that ultimately (and thankfully) took down the SOPA and PIPA bills. This tool, if I'm to trust the job offer I'm reading here from the Federal Business Opportunities website, is not going to be hacking into your personal or secured information in any way. Instead it will be a mass organization and search tool for the FBI to keep track of all social and open source sites on the internet at all times.

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Twitter, Facebook and MySpace team tells Google “Don’t Be Evil”

Twitter, Facebook and MySpace team tells Google “Don’t Be Evil”

Engineers at Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have joined the protests against Google's search integration of Google+ results, crafting a browser add-on called "Don't Be Evil" that adds a far broader range of social into search. The tool, distributed at a site called Focus on the User, argues that rather than just pull Google+ profiles and topics into the search engine, Google would better serve actual users by integrating far more social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr and more. Rather than see exactly what Google wants you to see through its forced Google+ promotion, you can be shown what the company's pure algorithm believes is relevant.

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Murdoch on MySpace: “We screwed up in every way possible”

Murdoch on MySpace: “We screwed up in every way possible”

Outspoken News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has given a blunt summary of the MySpace debacle, describing the company's attempt at the social networking market as having "screwed up in every way possible." Murdoch took to Twitter to answer "many questions and jokes" about MySpace, which News Corp. acquired back in 2005 for $580m. "[We] learned lost of valuable expensive lessons" the exec admitted.

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Myspace Teams Up With Panasonic to Launch MySpace TV

Myspace Teams Up With Panasonic to Launch MySpace TV

Panasonic brought out the big guns at the Consumer Electronics Show with Justin Timberlake in an attempt to resuscitate the suffering social networking website, Myspace. At last year's E3, Panasonic introduced their new line of TVs that had Netflix and Amazon VOD access, and Facebook support. The company is striving to continue connecting consumers to social media through their TV. To do this, Panasonic and Myspace have collaborated to make Myspace TV.

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Here’s why Google+ shouldn’t work, but does, for now

Here’s why Google+ shouldn’t work, but does, for now

Just a few months ago, inside the summer of 2011, we saw the birth of Google's own utterly mystifying social networking site Google+, complete with an interface that resembled not one, but all of the rest of the social media sites combined - what we've seen since are hundreds of combatant posts yelling at one another about how Google+ is either growing rapidly or suddenly petering out. There are numbers that can prove both if you don't pay attention to the other, that much is true. What I want to tell you today is why I think what's GOING to happen almost certainly WILL.

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Social networking overall surges, but Google+ could be slumping

Social networking overall surges, but Google+ could be slumping

Over half of all online adults in the US now use at least one form of social network, new research suggests, the first time all age segments have crossed the fifty-percent milestone. 65-percent of users have a Facebook or LinkedIn account, or one with another social networking site, the Pew Research Center claims, with young women (18-29) described as "power users" with 89-percent surveyed using the sites, and 69-percent doing so daily. However, the statistics come as one of the poster children for fast-growing social networking, Google+, seemingly experiences a slump in user interest.

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Facebook SPAM King Compromises 500,000 Accounts

Facebook SPAM King Compromises 500,000 Accounts

A fellow by the name of Sanford Wallace, otherwise known as one of the "Spam Kings", has been charged with 11 federal criminal counts, these counts related to 27 MILLION unsolicited SPAM messages sent via Facebook servers. FBI officials note that Wallace received "substantial revenue" for this so-called "scheme" in which 500,000 Facebook users accounts were compromised. As of August 7th, 2011, Wallace has turned himself into authorities, has pled not guilty, and is free on a $100,000 bond while he faces more than 40 years in prison for his alleged crimes. Lulzsec and Anonymous have been unavailable for comment.*

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MySpace founder warns Google+ to fear the filter

MySpace founder warns Google+ to fear the filter

MySpace founder and former president of the social network, Tom Anderson, has cautioned Google against relying too greatly on algorithmic filtering technologies in Google+, suggesting that over-reliance on such systems has left Facebook struggling to compete. In attempting to manage the Google+ "signal to noise" ratio, Anderson writes in a TechCrunch editorial, the search giant could inadvertently kill off the copious interaction that has marked the initial days of the new social network.

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