Friday, February 15, 2013
Rembrandt Social Media claims they patented the idea first.
Friday, February 15
Facebook is being sued for using the “Like” button, PRNewswire.com reports. Rembrandt Social Media has filed the lawsuit against the social media giant. Rembrandt is the patent holder of a feature created for Surfbook in 1998 that allowed users to “like” each other’s information. The lawsuit was filed in Virginia on Feb. 5, Mashable.com reports. Facebook recently settled a class action lawsuit worth $20 million for putting users in advertisements without their consent.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
We asked, you shared. Readers were divided on what age they allowed their children to have a social media account.
Among social media sites, Facebook was the most popular with teenagers, according to a survey of about 800 teens by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. We recently asked readers: What age do you allow your kid to have a social media account, and we received mixed responses. Facebook is Unnecessary Some readers say they don’t allow their children to have a Facebook account. “It’s unnecessary, I wouldn’t let me child have a Facebook [account]. It would cause more harm than good,” Patch reader Melissa wrote. Patch reader BigMama wrote, “In hindsight I wish I had NEVER allowed my teenage son on Facebook. It's turned out to be a vacuous, distracting time sink.” High School, Age Appropriate Other readers say high …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The number of teens who use social network sites almost doubles between ages 12 and 13, according to data from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
About 76 percent of teen Internet users are also social media users, according to a survey of about 800 teens surveyed in 2011 by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Of those teen social media users, 93 percent have a Facebook account and the number of teens who use social network sites almost doubles between the ages of 12 and 13, according to the Pew data. Most social networking sites restricts children under 13 years old from creating an account, but it’s not uncommon for children to lie about their age when signing up. From Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter and many other social networking sites popping up on the web, Patch wants to know: At what age do you allow your children to have a social media account…
Monday, December 26, 2011
You have this great piece of technology. Here are some Apps to get you going.
Getting a new iPhone or iPad? It comes with about a dozen built-in apps, but the fun comes with searching for and adding your own. Here are a few apps to start with and they’re all free. Around Me - Have you ever been en route to the airport but forgot to fill up your rental car with gas? Find the nearest gas station with this app. It finds all sorts of businesses in your surroundings - coffee shops, ATM’s, drug stores, etc. Looking for a restaurant? Use UrbanSpoon or Yelp to find ones in your area. Yelp even provides you with comprehensive reviews. Once you’ve found that restaurant, make a reservation using the OpenTable app. Listening to a song on the radio or TV and can’t identify it? SoundHound and Shazam are two apps which can …