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New G+ Invite Sharing System: 150 Invites Per Person

Google+ invites used to be extremely rare, and even Google themselves pulled the plug on the invite system a couple times, claiming that they were overwhelmed with people wanting to join the new social network.

I remember anxiously awaiting myself, and quickly joining to see what it was all about once my boss sent me an invite. Fortunately, any Google+ user can invite some of their friends, but it’s about to get even easier.

Yet Another Privacy Concern With Facebook: Video Glitch

Privacy is one thing upon which social networking sites’ users never compromise. But sometimes, due to some fault, their privacy is breached leading to defamation of the company.

Facebook recently got hit by such a glitch which allowed anyone in one’s friend list to view all of his/her videos including even those videos that were blocked by the user. Videos are usually more sensitive compared to pictures. So you would expect that Facebook’s privacy features would work properly to save the user trouble regarding the content in a video.

Watch Out! Google+ Circles Is Getting Even Better!

Google+ circles is an adorable feature for privacy concerned folks allowing others only to see what they want them to. Now the latest buzz is that this feature is getting even better.

Fridge is a web-suite which provided the facility of creating separate groups for friends, sharing stuff and planning events much alike other social networking sites. But the new thing is, Google is procuring Fridge.

Google+ Games Coming Very Soon, Watch Out FaceBook

If you were not moving to Google+ because of Zynga Poker, Farmville, CityVille or any other game on Facebook. It is about time you do.

Zynga and Google were in a big partnership last year , in that partnership Google invested around 10 million in Zynga for the development of Zynga signature Products and helped it making it One of the biggest social game developer in the World.

Google+, The Golden Ticket To Social Media?

In Google’s desperate effort in going social, the company has just launched a new platform called Google+. Okay, so first off- just going off the name you’ve got a well branded product, Google, and a simple “+” symbol indicating that this is something bigger than Google (the no. 1 search engine on the planet).

Going past the obvious, we learn more about the new platform, which in essence, is intended to mimic natural human interaction.

iPod Software Update For Better Gaming

The 4.1 software update is the first major update to software 4 for the iPod touch.The new software is bringing game center, new iTunes features, and more to iPod touch. There is a feature called FaceTime. FaceTime brings video calling to iPod touch. So now you can see your friends and talk to them with high resolution of 960 by 640. Everything you see and do on iPod touch looks even better than before.

Google Chat Integrates AIM

Over the next couple days, Google is going to get just a bit more powerful. The search engine giant will be integrating full AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) support in Google Chat. You will no longer have to sign in AIM or an AIM client (such as Trillian) to talk to the few buddies you have, who refuse to make the switch off AIM.

Users will be able to add their best friends straight from the AIM account or by adding their buddies through the Google Talk list. To add an AIM screenname to Google Talk, users will have to type the AIM screenname followed by “@aol.com.”

Rumor: Facebook Plans To Buy Skype

A close source to Facebook has told Reuters that Facebook plans to buy Skype at $4 billion, which is a lot more money than what it’s worth, about $1 billion. Consider this a game of monopoly when you already own 2 orange properties and you’re trading for the third orange property. The other player won’t sell you that third orange property to create your monopoly unless it is for a high price. How does four times the value sound? Sounds just like Monopoly to me.

How To Use Social Media, Effectively

Jason Hiner from ZDNet wrote a compelling article on how we should use different social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. He argues that we should treat different social platforms much like we would treat our own kids. Rather than parenting each child in the exact same way, Hiner notes that it is often best to treat each kid a bit differently and adhere to their individual strengths and weaknesses. Same goes for Social, according to him. Social Media is powerful, it’s growing, it’s now. Rather than cross-posting in Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Foursquare, Hiner thinks it is best to post in such a way that is optimal for each social platform.

Groupon Buys Pelago, Gaining Firm Grasp on “Social”

Groupon, the popular “deals” website has recently acquired the creators of Whrrl, a company called Pelago. Pelago was founded in 2006 in Seattle and is best known for its location based services app for the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. The app is called Whrrl and works like Foursquare, aiming to get people to explore their neighborhood and recommend their favorite places to friends and family. Groupon was founded just two years ago in Chicago and has since then expanded to more than 40 countries around the world, carrying a powerful user base of over 35 million.