MySpace Renews Key Ad Deal with Google (via Mashable)

“Google and MySpace have signed a new multi-year search and advertising deal that means Google will continue to power MySpace search.” MySpace has switched from a social networking giant to an entertainment destination. Hopefully this new deal will get their traffic up.

Facebook Brings Facial Recognition to Photo Tagging (via Mashable)

The upgrade automatically suggests whom users should tag in photos based on facial recognition technology. “Tag Suggestions” will begin to roll out next week. Facebook will suggest the friend you should tag them with. To opt out of the Tag Suggestions, you can disable the “Suggest photos of me to friends” feature in your Privacy Settings.

YouTube Reveals New Homepage Design (via Mashable)

At first glance the new YouTube page doesn’t look that different. However, there are several changes to the user interface. The biggest difference is the “combined list,” which combines your subscription, friend activity, and recommendations. They’ve also personalized the YouTube watching experience. Videos can be deleted from your homepage and videos you’ve already watched will be grayed out. Also, videos you “Liked” or put as your Favorites will be more prominent.

Mark Zuckerberg Named TIME’s Person of the Year (via TIME Magazine)

Mark Zuckerberg announced his honorable appointment via Facebook status, “Being named as TIME Person of the Year is something that hundreds of millions of people want to use to make the world more open and connected. I’m happy to be part of that.”

New Website by Google Teaching Parents Technology (via PC Mag)

Want to teach your mom how to video chat? Or teach your dad how to change his screensaver? Well look no further because Google launched a new website: TeachParentsTech.org. It provides assistance for those who are lacking basic tech knowledge in the form of instructional videos. The clever design is formatted like a check list.

Warning: Acai Berry Twitter Attack Spreading Like Wildfire (via Mashable)

A new Twitter attack advertising acai berries has hijacked thousands of Twitter accounts and turned them into spammers. Do not click on any link domains containing “Acai News”! This is one of the fastest-spreading attacks. If you’ve already clicked on a link, change your password and check your connections in your Settings. According to Twitter’s Director of Trust and Safety, this may be related to the recent attack on Gawker.

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