Hyves vs. Facebook: Creating Loyal Users & Catching Criminals!

From the website Hyves.nl

Founded in 2004, Hyves is the biggest social networking site of The Netherlands. The name Hyves comes from the English beehive (not from hives), comparing users to bees in a hive.

The focus of the website is on keeping in touch with existing friends and making new friends. There is no need to know HTML for creating a Hyve. It is comparable with other social networking sites. Users can create personalized pages of themselves with rich media content, such as photos, videos, flash content and custom layouts. (Wikipedia)

Hyves came to my attention recently through an article in a Dutch newspaper about how the police are using social media – in this case Hyves.nl – to help look for clues in the murder of a 55 year old man, who was found dead in a forest. The man was killed in a knife attack, his legs were separated from his body and was partly undressed!

Facebook & Twitter DO Help “Criminal Minds” Find You!

This post comes to you as a final warning, I am serious people, I will not talk about this subject again: Social media and social networking are fun but their dangers are greater than many of us expect or can even imagine!

Apart from their addictive nature, the hundreds of scams they facilitate, the way they make cheating easier and the fact that they have the power to promote and spread fascism, they also pose an eminent threat on our lives by making it easier for killers, thieves and perverts to stalk and even, may God forbid, get to us!

The TV Series “Criminal Minds” Brilliantly Tackles It:

Thousands of users out there chose to shut down their social networking accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and even MySpace due to crimes committed by utilizing such sites. However, not everyone is taking the subject as seriously as they should be

Use of Social Media to Uncover Haitian Slave Labor in Florida!

This story of Florida’s “Modern Day Slavery” might have never gotten around or reached the right people if it weren’t for a combination of using Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and a mobile phone!

Would You Sacrifice 10 Friends for a Whopper? – Learn Social Media by Example

The idea behind this application is hilarious. Use the Facebook app “Whopper Sacrifice” to delete 10 people from your friends list and get a free hamburger coupon.

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The Olympics Block Social Media (Or Not Really)

The Olympics Block Social Media (Or Not Really)

Everyone is banning social media these days...

Rule 49 of the Olympic Charter says that “Only those persons accredited as media may act as journalists, reporters or in any other media capacity."

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Are You Ugly? Social Networking is NOT For You!

Are You Ugly? Social Networking is NOT For You!

Even thin could be ugly!

As I was surfing the net hungry for new brilliant ideas, yummy unique technologies and intriguing social media news, I was SHOCKED to read this title on Mixx: Social Network Removes 5,000 Users For Putting On Weight During Holiday Season!

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Ikea’s Social Marketing Genius

Watch that movie and weep. It’s not sappy of course, but its so simply brilliant it’s almost hard to bare. Ikea practically invents Facebook tag marketing. How? They use the photo tagging function where users were able to tag objects in photos of Ikea showrooms with their own names to win these very products. What […]

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Women’s Domination: Sex Appeal, Competition & Multitasking!

Women’s Domination: Sex Appeal, Competition & Multitasking!

1,2,3... Go!

Women have the ability to get things done faster than men, through multitasking, and women are clearly competitive amongst each other. These are facts that are scientifically proven in more than one article and study and both in real life and virtually!

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When will Facebook realize that it won’t ever be “Twitter”?

When will Facebook realize that it won’t ever be “Twitter”?

Facebook Lite... a Twitter look-alike?

Facebook is adding more and more Twitter functionalities each day. Why? Does Twitter pose a threat to Facebook or the other way around? Can they coexist? and does Facebook's Twitter added features help the platform or hurt it?

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What are you working on? Top 5 Enterprise 2.0 Platforms Reviewed

What are you working on? Top 5 Enterprise 2.0 Platforms Reviewed

Social Cast's "What's on your mind?"

Thoughtpick's cover up of the offerings of the top 5 most popular Enterprise 2.0 social platforms: Yammer, CentralDesktop, SocialCast, SocialText and Rypple.

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