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At any rate you can be a Peeple person

10:31AM | Friday, 2 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new startup has launched in the United States, promising to be ‘Yelp for people’.

Sports oriented: PLYR to open up a new field of communications

10:39PM | Thursday, 1 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Melbourne entrepreneur wants to create a ‘Slack for sports teams’ communication platform, catering to the needs of athletes.

Social networking site Gamurs launch attracts 6000 gaming enthusiasts

7:27PM | Tuesday, 21 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

After launching two weeks ago, social networking site Gamurs has attracted more than 6000 users.

Media companies: don’t give in to the Facebook temptation

5:14PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Jieh-Yung Lo

Obtaining readership across the world wide web takes time because a publication needs to build up. Facebook has the power to do it in months – but there's a catch.

Sydney startup plans to carve out a social network for lovers of snowboarding and skiing

5:36PM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is looking to help people all over the world who are interested in skiing and snowboarding connect online and plan trips together.

Facebook cracks down on fake ‘likes’

4:33PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Don’t fall for dodgy deals offering your business hundreds of fake ‘likes’ – you may be forking out the money for nothing in return.

Social network for gamers raises $350,000 in seed funding

4:34PM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Social network startup Gamurs has raised $350,000 in seed funding in order to build its user base and make improvements to its platform.

Jobseekers use Facebook over LinkedIn to find work: Should you be hiring via social media?

4:11PM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Aussie jobseekers are turning to Facebook ahead of professional networking site LinkedIn to look for work, according to research released yesterday by recruitment firm Randstad.

Social media enters the social video broadcasting age

3:15PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | David Glance

Social media has entered what is likely to be a wildly popular new phase with the advent of live video streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat.

Popular friends on social media can help save you from disasters

2:50PM | Thursday, 19 February 2015 | Manuel Cebrian, Caron Chen, Pascal Van Hentenryck and Yury Kryvasheyeu

Research shows friends can help save you in the event of any natural disaster, especially if they’re your popular friends.

Logging out? Why young people love to hate Facebook

2:47PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Brady Robards and Ariadne Vromen

Researchers, journalists writing about research, and young people themselves have been writing about the perceived decline of Facebook for a while now. But is it true?

Facebook shapes women’s body image – just not as you’d expect

2:41PM | Monday, 2 February 2015 | Jasmine Fardouly and Zali Yager

If you’re one of the world’s 1.3 billion regular Facebook users, you’ll know the feeling of being consumed by your news feed.

Fake accounts won’t get you anywhere on Twitter

1:55PM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Aleksej Heinze

If followers are simply accounts that do not have any human interaction or just re-tweet everything that your account says, they are of very little value.

Is social media the weak link in the fight against cyber attacks?

1:47PM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Alastair MacGibbon

While there will always be a balance between utility and security, what is critical is for these companies to place value on the data and reputation of end users. The fact is, the convenience and massive consumer traction these sites offer come with a price.

Videos and photos drive social media use: Facebook gets it as Twitter struggles

1:11PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | David Glance

With the pervasiveness of social media, it is still an unanswered question as to how fundamental a role it plays in everyone’s lives. Part of the complexity comes from the fact that we regard social media as being a uniform thing.

This startup wants to make socialising between dog owners a walk in the park

1:03PM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne-based startup is looking to make it easier for dog owners to socialise with one another and organise trips to the park or beach with their pets.

What local social network startups need to do to thrive

12:15PM | Thursday, 4 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Social network startups in Australia need to “carve out their niche” if they are to survive and prosper in a highly competitive environment.

Meet the startup trying to create the Spotify for media content

11:16PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup inkl is the latest attempt to solve one of the media industry’s biggest problems – how to make people pay for online content.

Meet the social market place for miners

11:09PM | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | Kye White

With social network startups popping up in numerous industry verticals, leave it to a Perth-based startup to create a social marketplace for miners.

Asia-Pacific region could lead the way on IoT, says Akamai

11:41PM | Friday, 14 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Asia-Pacific region is likely to be an early adopter for the internet of things (IoT), creating opportunities for Australian startups, according to Akamai president of products and development Rick McConnell.

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