I would like to implement a script to my website that allows my users to invite their friends on Facebook to visit my website. I made an app account on facebook, i use facebook login api runs ok. I used to have a script that opened a facebook frame on my website and users would select their friends and then send them a notification on their Facebook page to visit the Website through my app. But now whenever a user presses the link to invite their facebook friends it opens a frame that says: Game Requests are only available to …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16325[/ATTACH]Today, the [I]Entertainment Software Association[/I] released findings from two studies by Dr. Christopher Ferguson of Texas A&M University. In an interesting twist, Dr. Ferguson's findings suggest that not only are violent video games okay to give to children, they may actually be beneficial. Video games are often blamed for violent outbursts, as are movies, television and [I]Catcher in the Rye[/I]. I lived in the same neighborhood as Columbine High School when the massacre took place. This particular tragedy was the first time I had heard video games being blamed for someone's behavior. Harris and Klebold reportedly liked playing [I]Doom[/I] - …

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Cancer is a terrible disease which it has claimed the life of a well known technology journalist and a well known coder within the last couple of weeks. Now Facebook has been diagnosed as being in the final stages of that online cancer which is a disregard for user privacy, and I think it is probably terminal. The issues have not gone unnoticed by the media, including the DaniWeb news team, with [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story281329.html"]Ron Miller reporting[/URL] how some people are very unhappy with such things as the recent 'instant personalisation' feature that shares user activities as they move around the web, …

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Teens just love using social networks for everything from [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story220006.html"]posting naked photos online[/URL] to [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story218938.html"]wasting time during class at school[/URL]. We also know that [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story219438.html"]parents have little idea what teens get up to online[/URL] but, it would appear, the teen online love affair has not gone unnoticed by young hackers who are actively targetting their fellow teenagers. Researchers at the Imperva Application Defense Center have uncovered a new hack attack which specifically targets teens using the popular Habbo Hotel virtual world come social networking site. Since it launched in 2000, Habbo Hotel has gone on to see around 75,000 new …

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It's an interesting question, and one that's being raised by Gartner which is predicting that [URL="http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1392716"]the number of wireless e-mail users will reach an incredible one billion[/URL], worldwide, by the end of 2014. A number that's not too hard to accept, given that earlier this year global business wireless e-mail accounts were being estimated in the region of 80 million, and that's equivalent to around 60 million individual users. [attach]15686[/attach]Monica Basso, research vice president at Gartner, points to how the productivity gains achieved with using wireless e-mail are driving adoption beyond the purely executive reach and reveals that "in 2010, …

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The US military is apparently making good use of a secure Facebook-like system for networking which already has hundreds of user groups and thousands of members. Known as "milBook" the system has been embraced by the Department of Defense for the way it can open up safer avenues of communications amongst personnel. Previously, the department lacked a medium for employees to share official and sometimes sensitive information. MilBook provides several options for users who wish to share information with specific individuals. By creating discussion threads, they can exchange ideas among specific, self-created groups on topics such as Army policies. "The …

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That's the surprising consensus reached at a meeting of 30 CSOs representing some of the UK's leading enterprises held in London during the past week. This despite a poll at the bi-annual [URL="http://www.csointerchange.org"]CSO Interchange[/URL] event revealing that those same CSOs view social networking as the most over-hyped threat. When it came to the round table discussions on the subject of social networking, however, the gathered CSOs expressed what has been called a "strong preference" for companies to consider banning them all. Well, almost all, as LinkedIn gets an exception as most of the CSOs considered that acceptable. Could that possibly …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]22094[/ATTACH]Facebook Vice-President Chris Cox has [announced](https://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=10150251867797131) the latest in a seemingly never ending run of privacy updates for the worlds' biggest social network. The improvements can be summed up as tightening up the question most often asked by those users worried about their privacy, namely "who can see this?" Unless the users asking that question happen to be using an iPhone it would seem. According to Cox the privacy updates, which will be rolled out to all users during the next few days, will make it "easier to share posts, photos, tags and other content with exactly the people you …

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A New Zealand company is [URL="http://businessblogs.co.nz/2010/07/18/suspended-on-twitter-businesses-be-very-worried/"]reporting [/URL]that its Twitter account has been suspended due to “Updates consisting mainly of links, and not personal updates" -- which, if true, means that any other business that posts a lot of links could suffer the same fate. "I suspect the Reuters account [url]http://twitter.com/reuters[/url] will be suspended very soon as clearly 99% of their posts are links back to their site," noted the social media marketing company, Business Blogs, tongue-in-cheek, in describing the situation. "Of course its not just Reuters – all profiles controlled by news agencies should be suspended as well." The company …

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[URL="http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/2010/07/27/altimeter-report-the-8-success-criteria-for-facebook-page-marketing/"]Altimeter Group's recently released report[/URL] establishes eight criteria for measuring success with Facebook page marketing and used the criteria to measure thirty brands, finding that the majority aren't making the most of their Facebook pages.[ATTACH]16178[/ATTACH]Pamper's, Macy's, Kohl's and AXE, on the other hand, were brands successfully using Facebook marketing to increase word of mouth and brand recognition. More and more companies are using Facebook to reach customers, with more than 45% of senior marketers identifying social networks as their priority for this year. Facebook, the report says, is a platform that marketers cannot ignore. Recently Facebook passed the 500 million …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16207[/ATTACH]The [URL="http://disney.go.com"]Walt Disney Company[/URL] has acquired gaming company [URL="http://playdom.com"]Playdom[/URL], a major player in the field of online social gaming. Robert A. Iger, President and CEO, The Walt Disney Company, said in regards to the acquisition: “We see strong growth potential in bringing together Playdom’s talented team and capabilities with our great creative properties, people and world-renowned brands like Disney, ABC, ESPN and Marvel.” Playdom's price wasn't cheap: $563.2 million dollars, along with a performance-linked earn-out that could go as high as an additional $200 million. The California-based company is relatively new, having existed two and half years, but it's grown …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16422[/ATTACH]Google's been looking for someone to fill its "Head of Social" role for several months now. Now, it's finally filled that vacancy from within by promoting Vic Gundotra, Google's VP of engineering. Originally the company had looked externally for someone to lead its efforts in social networking and guide those involved in the production of the rumored "Google Me," a competitor with social networks such as Facebook, hiring an executive recruiter last May to find their candidate. Google described its "Head of Social" role while acknowledging that the company has previously made a poor showing in this area: [QUOTE]This is …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16792[/ATTACH]Popular social news site Digg.com's parent company Digg Inc. is still looking for a new CEO, but the end of the search is near. In an interview, Digg co-founder Kevin Rose revealed that the field of candidates has been narrowed down to three possibilities and that he expects that the new CEO of the San Francisco-based company will be announced in another week. At the same time, Digg will reveal a major overhaul of its site. Recently news of a conservative group that had organized in order to promote stories with a conservative slant and bury stories posted by liberal …

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...but will users 'LIKE' it? Today, Namco Bandai Games, Inc. announced that they will be launching two made-for-Facebook games, [I]City of Football[/I] and [I]Treasure Abyss[/I]. With over half a million users on Facebook, it's become one of the most popular ways to advertise today. Namco Bandai plans to make full use of the SNS (Social Network Service) and already plans to develop many more games for its users. [ATTACH=LEFT]16937[/ATTACH][I]City of Football[/I] is a game that allows you to act as the owner of a team; trading and recruiting players to enhance the team's overall value. The cool part is, your …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16896[/ATTACH]Welcome to the new [URL="http://digg.com"]Digg[/URL], somewhat different from the old Digg. In version 4 of the popular news aggregator site, rolled out today to users, will the new features manage to renew the site’s popularity, reversing the trend which has dropped them from 30 to 25 million visitors per month this year? Success breed imitators, and in reworking the site, Digg’s drawn major inspiration from highly popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The mechanism that affects a Digg user’s experience in the new version is the use of their social graph. Your “social graph” is your personal network …

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Recent movie trailers have previewed the upcoming film [I]The Social Network[/I], directed by David Fincher and produced by Sony. "You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies," the movie's tagline declares, but the movie's already made a few enemies itself. In fact, Sony discovered it can't market its movie about Facebook's founding on the Facebook site itself. [youtube]Cz3MkQH7ch8[/youtube]The movie is based on Ben Mezrich's [I]The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Money, Genius, and Betrayal[/I], and showcases the relationship between Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg, who created the popular social network while at …

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I'm looking to create a battles, Explanation: I want to create a place on my website where users can vote on two users on a certain category, such as (example: best eyes, smartest person, etc) then other users have the option to vote, but only once, and who ever has the most votes wins the daily battle, and I want to do this daily is there anyway this could be accomplished in php/mysql and if so could you guys give me some example code, or database schema

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16322[/ATTACH]This week players of Facebook games found themselves unexpectedly rewarded for their playtime. The frequent messages that Facebook has awarded the gamer with credits signals Facebook's push to implement [URL="http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=837"]Facebook Credits[/URL], a virtual currency intended to standardize payments across the multitude of Facebook applications. The push of the credits program has also signaled [URL="http://technorati.com/blogging/article/warning-facebook-free-credit-scam/"]a rise in the number of scams centered around it.[/URL] The credits can be used for virtual items, gifts, and power-ups in games such as Bejeweled Blitz, Farmville, Mafia Wars and Treasure Madness. Facebook is using a "first taste is free" approach to hook users on credits. …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16185[/ATTACH][URL="http://www.amazon.com"]Amazon.com[/URL] has launched a Connect to Facebook feature that will allow users to receive product recommendations based on data from their Facebook profile as well gift suggestions for friends on Facebook based on their data. The feature, which is currently in beta testing, will also allow users to find friends' Amazon Wish Lists more easily. The new option reads, "Connect to Facebook to get Amazon recommendations for you and discover Friends' Favorites and Likes." Connecting with Facebook allows the user to see a list of friends with upcoming birthdays along with gift suggestions, a list of what's popular among Facebook …

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The issue of death and how to deal with it has already come to social media, with a number of social media sites having [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/reviews/post978070.html"]policies [/URL]on how to deal with dead members, notifying the dead person's friends, allowing people to memorialize the dead, and so on. But a new problem has been cropping up. With Facebook adding reminders to people to get in touch with their friends, it's inevitable that people have been getting some of these from beyond the grave, so to speak. It happened to me last summer; a few days after a friend died tragically in a …

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After two years of criticism against the online classified ad site Craigslist because people post ads for prostitution there, the site is now being accused of hosting ads for child prostitution as well. "Last month, two girls trafficked for sex through the website Craigslist wrote an open letter to its founder, Craig Newmark, pleading with him to get rid of the adult services section, where sex ads are placed," wrote Malika Saada Saar, founder and executive director of the Rebecca Project for Human Rights, [URL="http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/08/02/saar.craigslist.child.trafficking/index.html"]in [/URL]CNN Opinion last week. The piece was purportedly written due to insufficient response from the …

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Hello friends, How you doing. We are developing a social networking site with a unique ideas. Development work will be finish on coming Sunday and we will live a site on Monday. We need a traffic rather than ranking in search engines. We will also concentrate on some keywords like social networking sites etc etc. But Major work in marketing is Get a huge traffic. So Can you help me to share your ideas how can i get a huge traffic for our site. Thanks & Regards Mohit sharma

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I have my website up and runnng succesfully with around 5000 member - [url removed] Now I want to start a Social Networking option for members using a CMS - like Wordpree-WU, Drupal, Joomla, SE ... How can I use my current users databese to these CMS database? Please help me! Thank you

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A two-day marathon of almost real-time, personalized ads based on social media requests was so successful that it was causing Internet outages, according to an [URL="http://www.adweek.com/aw/content_display/news/agency/e3i190b1d465625a16da56dd5e7075cb1a3?pn=1"]article [/URL]on the campaign in [I]AdWeek[/I]. The 'Old Spice Guy,' actor Isaiah Mustafa, made more than 200 little videos over the course of two days from a studio in Portland -- in a campaign that has not only revitalized the Old Spice brand but which is likely to change the relationship between social media and advertising ongoing. “It just gives you a glimpse of where the world is going,” [URL="http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/15/google-old-spice/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Techcrunch+(TechCrunch)&utm_content=FaceBook"]said [/URL]Patrick Pichette, CFO of Google …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16390[/ATTACH][URL="http://fflick.com"]Fflick[/URL], a just-launched site that is the brainchild of former Digg employees Ron Gorodetzky, Marc Hemeon, Kurt Wilms, and Dav Zimak, hopes to harness the power of Twitter for good...or finding good movies, at any rate. Fflick allows the user to sign in with their Twitter account and find out what their friends are saying about movies. Data harvested from Twitter allows the site to track the current most popular movies and what's being said about them, showing information like a 99% approval rating for "Toy Story 3" as opposed to the rating for "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," a much less …

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[ATTACH=right]16222[/ATTACH]A new Facebook feature is gearing up to waste more of your time very soon. Facebook Questions has been launched in a limited beta test, naturally begging the important question, "What the Heck is Facebook Questions?" We looked to the [URL="http://blog.facebook.com/"]Facebook blog[/URL] for answers: [QUOTE]Facebook Questions helps you tap into the collective knowledge of the more than 500 million people on Facebook. For example, if you're vacationing in Costa Rica and want to know the best places to surf, you can use Facebook Questions to get answers from nearby surfing enthusiasts. Because questions will also appear to your friends and …

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[I]"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers. ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to SOCRATES by Plato, according to William L. Patty and Louise S. Johnson, Personality and Adjustment, p. 277 (1953)."[/I] Even though Socrates [URL="http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=408989"]likely [/URL]didn't say that, the sentiment is the same: Older people love to …

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[ATTACH=LEFT]15813[/ATTACH]Twitter has an undeniable presence on the 'net and has grown into one of the most popular forms of social networking. People still hold on to their blogs for dear life, but some users have opted to switch to Twitter exclusively. TwitVid is attempting to uproot the ad-world, similar in the way Twitter has for the networking scene. Their new video advertising service, SocialAds, seeks to serve relevant ads that will help advertisers reach their target audiences, while at the same time, doing away with the the need of traditional, ugly, and seemingly random ads that plague all corners of …

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A handful of folks in Brooklyn may have found a way to put the idea of virtual communities and social networks to use in a practical way. Think Foursquare combined with the utility of commuting, as one organizer put it. Roadify is described as "the first comprehensive 'social transportation' company, combining social networking with a wealth of published transit information." [ATTACH]15796[/ATTACH]I sat down with Dylan Goelz, who is in charge of marketing and community outreach for Roadify, to find out more about the "social transportation" start-up. Park Slope, Brooklyn makes up one square mile of the borough and is home …

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In a recent [URL="http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jul/05/clay-shirky-internet-television-newspapers"]interview[/URL] with The Guardian, [I][URL="http://www.amazon.com/Cognitive-Surplus-Creativity-Generosity-Connected/dp/1594202532"]Cognitive Surplus[/URL][/I] author, professor and thinker [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_Shirky"]Clay Shirky[/URL] talked about the transformative power of social media to put the power to produce content in the hands of every individual. While he acknowledged that sometimes this power produced what is essentially trash, that didn't matter because for every bit of trash was a group of people coming together to help solve a problem, whether that's simply answering a query on Facebook or Twitter or producing a program to help automatically sort and categorize blog comments. This got me thinking that this social largesse was …

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