According to a new study, more than 29% of social media users are on a social networking website while eating or drinking at home. If you’re one of those 29%, you might want to take a look at these 4 ways spam creeps onto Facebook. Bon Appétit! But here’s some good news for Facebook: more people embrace the Timeline – the new profile page -, including the US President, a famous soccer club and an iconic brand, in a bid to allow them to chart their entire history in one place. Bad news for… Facebook: Yahoo has demanded licensing fees from them for use of its technology.
LinkedIn has announced a new program that lets brands embed a “follow company” button from the social network on their homepages, while in the Google camp, the first Google + page to reach 1 million followers has been announced: Coldplay. We still have some Twitter news on the shelf. It looks like it will expand its advertising program for the Apple and Google devices, hoping to better tap into its growing mobile user base and ramp up revenue.
The Raspberry Pi goes on sale! This is a credit-card sized computer designed to help teach children to code. According to BBC, supporters hope the Pi could help reverse a lack of programming skills in the UK, at least. Talking about (a lot more) complicated machineries, Apple announced that it has ‘something you really have to see. And touch’. Yep, it’s the new iPad. The launching event will be held on March 7. If you’re the impatient kind, here’s what to expect.
In case you are an indie developer willing to bring to life the classic Pong – listen up! Atari is offering $100k for the above-mentioned undertaking. And just in case you are a hacker – listen up too! Google is giving a million bucks to those who can successfully hack Chrome. No wonder (?!) the US State Department makes the switch to Chrome. Have an inspiring weekend!