In social media battle, Obama beats Romney


Google survey shows 64% say Obama has more social media savvy than opponent Romney

President Barack Obama is more savvy about using social networks during the presidential campaign than his Republican opponent Gov.Mitt Romney.

That's the take of 64% of the 2,500 American Internet users polled in a Google survey on Sept. 21, while 35.8% of those polled said they thought Romney was doing a better job with social media.

Facebook: The antisocial network


Facebook was accused last night of "disingenuous and immoral" tax avoidance after a new analysis of its UK business suggested the social networking giant paid just £238,000 in corporation tax in Britain last year.

Although industry experts estimate the company made £175m in revenue from its UK businesses last year, Facebook is able to avoid paying millions in corporation tax by diverting most of its sales via Ireland.

LinkedIn now lets you follow big thinkers, or even become one

LinkedIn, looking to lure more of its 175 million users to visit its website regularly, has begun inviting members to follow a cast of 150 "influential thought leaders."

Following them doesn't mean you're necessarily linking in with them, as you might do now with current and past colleagues, but it does feed you a stream of their posts on topics from careers to current events, such as the presidential race. LinkedIn members could already follow topics, groups and personal connections.


'Social networking sites can’t be trusted for children's online safety'


London: Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter cannot be trusted to protect children's ‘online safety’, and must be independently regulated, a government child safety adviser has warned.


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