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Motorola DEXT gets Bebo integration

Motorola DEXT gets Bebo integration

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Motorola has announced its relatively new DEXT phone with the MOTOBLUR Android skin is to get Bebo integration. In addition to Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm and Gmail, the integration of Bebo means that users can send and receive updates and alerts to and... >>

Help for parents on cyberbullying

Help for parents on cyberbullying

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Stephen Fry reflected yesterday that the Internet is like a city with all the same cultural joys and societal problems of the physical world. So, in many ways, it's of little surprise that bullying is as much a feature of the world wide web as it is of... >>

Archbishop warns of Facebook suicides

Archbishop warns of Facebook suicides

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The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, has warned against children using social networking sites because he says they make teenagers view friendship as a "commodity". He said that the Internet and mobile phones... >>

Samsung announces Bebo partnership

Samsung announces Bebo partnership

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Samsung has announced a "strategic partnership" with Bebo, in what's described as the phone co's biggest social networking collaboration ever. The partnership is music-themed with Samsung providing content for the Bebo music homepage, eight monthly live... >>

Social networking sites keep photos once they're deleted

Social networking sites keep photos once they're deleted

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A group of security researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered that some social networking sites keep all the photos you upload and then delete. 16 websites, including Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Orkut, Blogger and Flickr had pictures uploaded... >>

Bebo helps Collins find teen slang for dictionary

Bebo helps Collins find teen slang for dictionary

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HarperCollins has enlisted social networking site Bebo to help it find the most popular teen slang words being used in the UK. The words and their meanings will be published in the 30th anniversary edition of the Collins English Dictionary. A group of... >>

Euro agreement to protect social networking under-18s signed

Euro agreement to protect social networking under-18s signed

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17 web firms have signed a European agreement to improve the safety of under 18s who use social networking sites. The companies include Bebo, Facebook, MySpace, Google/YouTube, Microsoft and Yahoo as well as Arto, Dailymotion, Giovani.it, Hyves, Nasza-klaza.pl,... >>

Orange reveals social networking mobile stats

Orange reveals social networking mobile stats

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Orange users access a staggering 166 million pages of social networking websites on their mobiles every month. The info is from Orange's Digital Media Index that reveals a "marked increase" in mobile data usage, which has almost doubled in the last quarter.... >>

Teens send 10,000 texts a year

Teens send 10,000 texts a year

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The average teen - or more accurately the average teen-aged Bebo user - sends over 25 texts a day, research from the social networking site has revealed. The global research, carried out on-site, also revealed that more than two-thirds of young people... >>

Orange launches online film club

Orange launches online film club

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Film fans who want to talk about their favourite flicks or watch the latest trailers can now do it through Bebo and Facebook. Orange has launched a new online film club on the two social networking websites. Users just have to sign up to become "friends"... >>

Social networks not important, say marketeers

Social networks not important, say marketeers

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Despite the fact that we all spend far too much time on them, markeeters in the UK say that social networks have a limited reach for them. According to a new survey by Epsilon, more than half of chief marketing officers (so the people trying to get their... >>

W-41 goes high tech with new clothing line

W-41 goes high tech with new clothing line

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So you meet someone, get on famously, and then have to part ways. Well here's a novel idea - instead of taking their phone number, you get your phone, and snap a pic of the logo on their tee-shirt. Software downloaded onto your phone will then connect... >>

COMMENT: Government to monitor Facebook and online games

COMMENT: Government to monitor Facebook and online games

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You don’t have to look too far into the pages of Pocket-lint and practically every other news site to find increasingly common reports of plans to monitor online activity. You’d perhaps be naive to think that they are not already able to be monitored,... >>

Bebo planning six new series for 2009

Bebo planning six new series for 2009

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Following on from the success of Kate Modern, Bebo has released plans to pump more money into making online TV series, which could mean as many as six new productions for 2009. And the company is also broadening its scope from dramas to include shows... >>

Government plans to monitor Facebook

Government plans to monitor Facebook

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We knew of plans to monitor phone calls, emails and what websites we're all looking at, but the UK Government could take its surveillance of citizens a step further - accessing Facebook accounts. Plans to create a massive database of phone and web traffic... >>

Bebo fires messages into space

Bebo fires messages into space

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In the summer, Bebo teamed up with production company RDF Digital to launch the A Message From Earth project. The search then began for the 500 Bebo users, selected by a vote, who would get to send their messages, including pics, into space. Well the... >>

Council set up to keep kids safe online

Council set up to keep kids safe online

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The government has launched a new council that is hoped will help protect children when they are online. The UK Council for Child Internet Safety is to be launched by Schools Secretary Ed Balls and Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. Its creation follows on... >>

Bebo promising more online drama

Bebo promising more online drama

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A producer who has worked for BBC, ITV and Sky has joined Bebo as head of original productions signalling that the website may soon be getting new dramas. Kelly Brett joins the company after working on the latest series of BAFTA-nominated Kate Modern,... >>

Which tunes are we paying homage to online?

Which tunes are we paying homage to online?

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An organisation that collects and pays royalties to composers and songwriters, today reveals what the most successful songs on licensed websites were during 2007. And it's not pretty. The MCPS-PRS Alliance analysed 60 million downloads and streams of... >>

Bebo launches into space

Bebo launches into space

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Bored of talking to your friends? Well, Bebo members will soon be able to send messages into space. The social networking site has teamed up with production company RDF Digital to launch the A Message From Earth project. This means that 500 Bebo users,... >>

eMusic adds content from YouTube, Flickr and Wikipedia

eMusic adds content from YouTube, Flickr and Wikipedia

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eMusic has rehauled its website adding support for social networking websites including Facebook, as well as access to content from Flickr, Wikipedia and YouTube. "A host of new Web 2.0 features will offer eMusic customers more musical context than any... >>

MoD warns Facebook generation about security

MoD warns Facebook generation about security

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The Ministry of Defence has warned of an increasingly blase attitude towards data security amongst what it terms the "Facebook generation". In a new report, the MoD says that it has noted that young armed forces recruits do not take data security seriously... >>

Google Earth used to find pools to party by

Google Earth used to find pools to party by

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Raucous revellers are using Google Earth to find new venues to party in. The police are warning people across the country, in particular those who have a swimming pool to watch out for party animals. Revellers are organising events online, using sites... >>

T-Mobile adds Bebo, Pizco to My Social Sites

T-Mobile adds Bebo, Pizco to My Social Sites

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T-Mobile has announced it has added social networking sites Bebo and Piczo to T-Mobile's My Social Sites service. The company says this means UK users can now stay in touch with their favourite social networking sites with just one click and upload pictures... >>

Debrett's tackles online etiquette

Debrett's tackles online etiquette

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We've all been put in sticky cyber situations. Your boss wants to be your friend on Facebook and you're slightly concerned that your daily profile status reflecting your increasing despair at your job may offend him slightly. Or you are flicking through... >>