Social Networking

Facebook gears up to launch Photo Sync for Android

Uploading photos you take with your phone to Facebook is about to get a whole lot easier - as in essentially effortless - thanks to Photo Sync. Facebook announced today that after a period of beta testing, it will soon be rolling out its new Photo Sync feature to Android users. The roll out will be happening over the next week or so, meaning that if you don't get it right away, it should be arriving shortly.

Russian app shames parking jerks via social networks

We've all been there: you're trying to park downtown and some jerk takes up the last two spaces in his Beamer. Apparently the problem is even more pronounced in Russian cities like Moscow, where drivers regularly hop the curb to park on the sidewalk. Local online newspaper The Village has decided to do something about it: using a combination of photo recognition, IP address targeting and social networks, they're exposing parking jerks all over town.

Google+ SMS support added in 41 countries

Who loves Google+ and thinks it's the best social network? In case you guys didn't know, you can post updates and respond to comments using SMS just like Facebook and others offer. The only problem here is this feature was limited to the US and parts of India. Today Google has announced this feature is now available in 41 new countries. You can now update your social status no matter where you are with a quick text message.

Google+ updated for Android with hashtags and web snippets

Google's social network Google+ has been getting tons of attention lately from the team at Mountain View. The web interface was completely overhauled this week with a fresh new look and improved features, and today they've pushed an update for the Android app bringing some awesome web features to mobile. The big one for me is web snippets. You know -- the extra information shown when you share a story or a link.

Digg founder Kevin Rose and team hired by Google

Earlier this week we heard reports that Google might be looking to snatch up a few new employees to help out with their social side of things. The rumors suggested that Digg founder Rose, and the staff of Milk have been hired by Google. Today on Google+ Kevin Rose himself has confirmed the rumors and is excited about what the future holds.

Sonar: Local social networking lands for Android

The popular local and location based social networking application Sonar is finally available for Android today in a limited beta. Sonar pulls data from publicly available profiles from Foursquare, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook and brings it all into a single application. It sounds a little scary I know, but we are hearing great things about this new social experience.

Official Android Developers now on Google+

Android and Google just keep getting more and more social. After making an official Twitter and Google+ page late last year they are back and now have an official social page for all things Android Development. The Android dev team now has a dedicated social space for developers to meet, share, learn, and connect with one another.

President Obama to appear on Google+ for post State of the Union Interview

Who wants to see President Obama live on a Google+ hangout? If you do then next week you are in luck because Obama will be doing exactly that. After trying to be more "social" the White House made a Google+ account last week. I was confused when I saw it but now it appears that the White House will be holding a post State of the Union interview with the President live with a Google+ Hangout.
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