Archive for the ‘Social Networking’ Category

Colleges Keeping Tabs on Student Athletes Using Facebook

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

More and more college coaches are signing up for Facebook accounts, but not because they want to fraternize with students. Rather, college administrators and athletic directors are asking them to monitor athletes’ profiles and Facebook activities. Some have gone as far as banning their athletes from having Facebook profiles altogether, and kicking them off teams […]

CIA Uses Facebook to Recruit

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been using Facebook to recruit potential employees into their National Clandestine Service, marking the first time that the CIA has ventured into the world of social networking for recruitment purposes. On the CIA’s Facebook page, you’ll find information a thirty-second promotional YouTube video aimed at college applicants, as well […]

Facebook, YouTube, and MySpace.. Oh My!

Monday, January 15th, 2007

If you’re like most young adults, you have at least one profile on a social networking service, if not more.  This would include sites such as MySpace, Friendster, Facebook, YouTube, Blogger, Xanga, LinkedIn, and so on. You probably use different social networks for different things, or to connect with different groups of friends.  With so […]

Facebook Has Gone Mobile

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

Just a couple days ago, Facebook announced that they were launching a mobile version of their site. I’m a wee bit slow on catching this as admitedly, I only check it about once a week. Shame on me. Either way, being able to access and use Facebook on a mobile phone is definitely something that […]

Facebook is More Popular than Google, MySpace

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Youth Trends, a marketing research firm recently came out with a list of the top ten favorite websites of people age 17 to 25? Topping the list, not surprisingly, was 52% of females in that age group listed Facebook as their favorite site, while 35% of males listed it as their favorite. The second […]