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Social networking corrals 72 percent of U.S. adults

Total usage among U.S. adults is up to 72 percent in May 2013 from 67 percent in December 2012, with more older people signing up.

By August 5, 2013


Wii U's Miiverse a social platform that works elsewhere

According to Nintendo, the Miiverse experience will be available on other platforms and will include a host of social features.

By June 5, 2012


Social TV app Zeebox lands in U.S. with programmer backing

The second-screen TV companion seeks to blend TV programming with interactive features, including social networks and targeted advertising.

By September 26, 2012


Nintendo gets social and connected with Wii U, but leaves out price, release date at E3

At its E3 presser, Nintendo chose to focus on the Wii U and its games and services, but not so much on specific launch windows or on the next generation of 3DS games.

By June 5, 2012


Nintendo unveils Wii U Pro Control, Miiverse social network

Nintendo took to the stage at E3 in LA to show off new controllers and a social network for its Wii U console.

By June 4, 2012


MagnetU drags social networking into real world

Tiny device seeks out social-networking matches in the real world. Now you can find random strangers out at the bar who are into Star Wars furries, too.

By December 6, 2011


U.K. prime minister talks social media crackdown

Against the backdrop of widespread rioting, David Cameron tells Parliament: "When people are using social media for violence, we need to stop them."

By August 11, 2011


'Social Network': Filming in U.K., premiere in N.Y.

The anticipation continues to build over the star-studded movie based on the origins of Facebook, with the announcement that it'll be the kickoff event at the New York Film Festival.

By July 8, 2010


'Gossip Girl' actor cast as ConnectU founders in 'The Social Network'

It's not yet clear whether Armie Hammer will play both of the twin rivals to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg with some camera trick help, or whether they've been combined into one character.

By October 20, 2009


Survey: Over half of U.S. workplaces block social networks

A survey of companies' chief information officers reveals that only 10 percent of companies allow unlimited personal social-networking activity on the job and over half block it altogether.

By October 6, 2009