LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals, doesn’t get nearly as much of the attention–or scrutiny– as Facebook, Twitter or Google +. You might even be surprised to hear that LinkedIn has 175 million users and an 89 percent revenue growth in the last year, according to their 2nd quarter earnings. The business oriented site is MORE »
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Paula Bernstein is an experienced writer, reporter, and social media manager with an expertise in entertainment journalism. She contributes to Babble Mom. Bernstein is co-author of "Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited," which she wrote with her long-lost identical twin sister (for real). She has appeared on various radio and TV programs, including ABC News' Good Morning America, NBC News' Today, and NPR's All Things Considered. She lives -- where else? -- in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband, two daughters, and a cat. You can read more about her at www.paulabernstein.com.
Twitter has always been more text-focused (albeit, in 140 characters or less) than Facebook, but with the recent popularity of image-based social sites like Pinterest and Instagram, that may be changing. It is the year of the image, after all. This morning Twitter unveiled a new layout which introduced header images that are similar to MORE »
I’m sure that your close friends and family love seeing photos of your baby on Facebook, but, let’s face it, not everybody does. Even fellow parents can get sick of seeing a seemingly endless stream of photos of other people’s babies and toddlers. Now there’s Unbaby.Me, a browser extension that can replace photos of your MORE »
You’ve all seen the poll. It’s the one that reads “I’m cleaning up my Facebook friends…let me know if you would like to stay…” It’s one of many similar polls that have been circulating on Facebook for over a year. The latest one, which showed up in my Newsfeed this morning, was posted over a MORE »
First the good news: Twitter is back up. Now the bad news: Twitter was down — again. Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that Twitter was offline? And now again today, most of its 140 million users couldn’t access the site. An update on Twitter’s status blog informed users that they “may be experiencing MORE »
First Facebook said it was exploring the idea of welcoming kids under 13 to the social network. Now Ebay is talking about letting kids under 18 shop on its site. The Wall Street Journal reports that Ebay may allow kids under 18 to set up accounts– with parental authorization – in order to buy products on MORE »
“What are you doing on the computer?” my mom asked. She had been staying with us for a week and was hovering while I was tweeting. “I’m on Twitter,” I told her. “What’s the point of it anyway?” she asked rhetorically. I tried to explain how I use Twitter to forge relationships, keep up-to-date on MORE »
Okay, I’ll ‘fess up. My Facebook profile picture is about 5 years old and was taken by a professional photographer (who, to be fair, was taking my picture for an entirely different reason). I can’t stand having my picture taken and it’s one of the best photos ever taken of me. Some kind friends have MORE »
When we were planning our recent trip to Puerto Rico, my mother asked me if I was going to take my laptop with me. “No way!” I told her. “This is supposed to be a vacation.” I was determined not to check Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or any of the other social networks where I MORE »
With all of the nightmarish scenarios about teens being bullied on Facebook, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that most teens have positive experiences with social networks. In fact, the majority of teenagers believe that social media is a positive influence in their lives, according to a new report from Common Sense Media. The MORE »