Social Networking

Facebook hits 2 billion users

Mark Zuckerberg: "We still haven't connected everyone."

‚ÄčIt's the biggest status update ever: Nearly a quarter of the world's population hang out on Facebook at least once a month.

Facebook wants you in a group

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring more meaning to users by shepherding them into online groups that bring ...

At Facebook, mere "sharing'' is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing.

Why Twitter redesign was mocked

A lot of the mocking about the redesign was based changing users' profile images from square-shaped to round.

Twitter users immediately responded by tweeting jokes and memes critical of the changes.

Facebook bug exposed moderators

A Guardian report says more than 1000 people, which Facebook calls moderators, were affected.

A security hole in its software may have exposed the identities of its online monitors to suspected terrorist groups.

Naked pics not OK on LinkedIn video

The woman said she was shocked after receiving the photo, but didn't know how to block him on the LinkedIn app.

Tinder is for dating. Facebook is for friends. LinkedIn is for ... well, it depends who you ask.

Instagram to reveal influencer ads

Instagram will let users who work with sponsors decide to tag a brand within their posts.

Instagram wants internet celebrities to disclose when they're being paid.

Superjumbo may get even bigger

The so-called winglets would each measure as much as five metres.

Airbus's A380 could sprout extended wings with winglets up to five metres long.

Cook makes subtle dig at Facebook

Tim Cook: "Measure your impact in humanity not in the likes, but the lives you touch."

Apple chief executive Tim Cook emphasised the importance of baking humanity into every decision and project.

The democratic threat of Facebook

Facebook and its peers tend to sort people into political and ideological filter bubbles and silos.

OPINION: How social networking changes people's political behaviour.

Grieving mother loses Facebook case

A court rejected a mother's demand that Facebook grant her access to her deceased daughter's account.

A court rejected a mother's demand that Facebook grant her access to her deceased daughter's account.

Facebook investors vent fury

One shareholder group filed a petition to remove Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as the company's chairman, arguing ...

Tense shareholders' meeting hears five proposals critical of social media giant's content curation and leadership.

Facebook user guilty of defamation

A media lawyer said the conviction should not be taken to mean that from now on, anyone "liking" posts may be at risk of ...

A Swiss man who "liked" a post accusing another man of anti-Semitism and racism has been convicted.

Mum to livestream childbirth

Aussie mummy blogger Adele Barbaro plans to share "PG content of her labour in the hope of helping first time parents ...

An Aussie mummy blogger plans to stream her birth live on Facebook to show "labour is nothing like the movies".

Hijacking terror for re-tweets

Nadine Higgins: If the bombing itself didn't make you despair for humanity enough already, people actually used it to ...

OPINION: We are using one of our greatest communication tools to grizzle - and fabricate, writes Nadine Higgins.

Leading Facebook faux pas

Today, our internet selves are an extension - however curated - of our 'real' lives.

Facebook users are offended by things they didn't used to be.

NZ's oldest Facebooker?

Jean Leslie, 99, uses Facebook to connect with relatives like her granddaughter Melissa Tripe.

Even with just 62 'friends', this 99-year-old still gets fed up with some of the stuff other people 'like'.

Twitter boss: Sorry about Trump

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams says the internet is "obviously broken" because it rewards extremes.

Silicon Valley star says social network's role in Trump's populist rise is "a very bad thing".

Kids' pics and social media

Sisters Kylie Carter, right, readily posts pictures of her kids online, but she respects the fact Amanda Goile doesn't.

Experts warn parents to think twice before uploading pictures of their kids to Facebook.

Crash sparks car seat safety warning

Lailah and Davin Flynn were unharmed in a car accident thanks to their mother's, Aoife Flynn, diligent car seat safety.

Mum pleads with parents to remove jackets from children in car seats after terrifying crash.

Does Madam Woo live up to hype?

The pork and prawn sui mai have a chunky and chewy filling, just how you want them.

"Some of the most enjoyable Asian food I've had in Christchurch for a long time."

Bill opens the flood gates video

Microsoft founder Bill Gates recommended a book. Just like that, sales rose 6000 percent in 24 hours.

How strong is Bill Gates' reputation as a businessman? He tweeted about a book, and sales soared.

Instagram adds selfie filters video

Users can access face filters by simply opening the camera and tapping the new face icon in the bottom right corner.

Instagram has souped up its camera with quirky face-tracking filters, adding another feature similar to Snapchat.

Are your cellphone habits out of control?

Recognise you have an addiction, then do something about it.

How to know when you've gone too far.

Little blog with big aspirations

Vic Nicoll, left, and Rhiana Merota founded Halycon, a website focused on profiling and empowering young people.

A pair of students hope their online magazine will offer a positive platform for youth creativity and culture.

Facebook is back

Facebook has crashed. It's not yet known why or how many people this has affected.

Facebook returns after a 30 minute outage. It's not yet known how many people were affected.

Porn creator accused of harassment

A man is approaching young women over Facebook and offering them money for a porn shoot.

Horrified mother speaks out after her 19-year-old daughter received unsolicited requests to make porn.

Bite of the social business

Taranaki man Joel Lewis posted footage of maggots he found in a steak and cheese pie on the social media giant Facebook ...

It's our individual gateway to an audience of millions and it can be used for good or bad. Social media is a serious business.

Tech giants sued for 'supporting IS'

San Bernardino residents grieve after Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire on a holiday ...

Facebook, Google, Twitter provided "material support" to terrorists, victims' families say.

Facebook's fix for murder posts video

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg: "It's heartbreaking, and I've been reflecting on how we can do better for our ...

Social giant will add 3000 employees to monitor reports of murder and suicides being posted.

Hanging out with friends in VR

Facebook Spaces is in beta and available (for free) in the Early Access section of the Oculus Store.

Facebook Spaces lets you and up to three of your Facebook friends hang out in the same virtual environment.

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