Facebook opens site to developers

April 28, 2009

Facebook are opening up streams of content such as user status updates to third-party developers so they can build new services on top of it -- and presumably become even more like Twitter.

Facebook fame-mongering blogger breaks the law

April 27, 2009

Fame-mongering bloggeratti Julia Allison got her mates at Facebook to do her some favours... and it looks like they might have broken the social networking site's laws.

Swine flu: Twitter’s power to misinform

April 27, 2009

There are quite a few reasons to be concerned about Twitter's role in facilitating an unnecessary global panic about swine flu.

What Times readers really care about

What Times readers really care about

April 27, 2009

Everyone loves a wordle -- and everyone loves to see what readers actually read (as opposed to what they purport to read).

Subscriber only: how to make paywalls work

April 24, 2009

The Wall Street Journal was a pioneer of subscriber-only content and they did it really, really well... what happened?

Sacked journos get new (albeit poorer) life online

April 24, 2009

Are you a recently laid off journalist? Are you seeking a future? Salvation is here on the internets! Start your own news site and begin your fabulous new and much poorer life online...

How social media’s viral networks are the new antibiotics

April 24, 2009

Dana Elizabeth McCaffery died of whooping cough at four weeks of age, but she may the future face of social media disease advocacy in Australia, writes Craig Dalton.

The dangers of Craigslist hookups

April 24, 2009

Using popular classifieds site Craigslist to find anonymous sex can have a dangerous result.

Pirate Bay judge accused of bias

April 24, 2009

The judge who found file sharing site Pirate Bay guilty of copyright breach has been accused of bias, after revelations that he is a member of several pro-copyright groups.

Denver news site gets just 6% of its subscriber target

April 24, 2009

The future of a Denver news site InDenverTimes.com, meant to fill a void left by the closure of the Rocky Mountain News, remains uncertain after it attracting only 3000 subscribers.