Apple’s ‘attack detection mode’ would protect iPhone owners in emergency situations 

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent filing describing a unique mobile device feature that can automatically request assistance if it is determined that a user is in distress.

Twitter Is Having Trouble Adding Users, but Learning to Make Money From Them – Businessweek 

Expectations are everything, and Twitter (TWTR) has the rotten luck of having its expectations set by Facebook (FB), its much-larger cousin atop the social media world. Twitter reported its first-ever quarterly earnings as a company on Wednesday, and by some measures they were quite good.

Facebook Is Blocking Ads From A Bunch Of Dating Sites Until AFTER Valentine’s Day (FB)

Facebook has temporarily blocked some dating sites from advertising on the site if they are new to the social network, the company tells Business Insider. According to an email from the Facebook ad sales force to a frustrated ad client, the dating

5 Helpful Hints for Creating and Leveraging User-Generated Content

You’d think “user-generated” would be easy to use and to generate. But few marketers really get how to effectively leverage their active networks for content marketing. They’re puzzled with how to engage users, and stumped what to do with content.

Social Network Data: Growth Trends, Engagement Levels, and Demographic Profiles

Facebook remains the dominant social network in the United States, but more and more users are diversifying to multiple platforms, according to a recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Pew found that 73% of online adults

71 Percent of All Internet Users Check into Facebook on a Regular Basis

73% of online adults now use social networking sites. That’s almost three-quarters of the people roaming the internet at all hours of the day and night. That’s impressive. . . and important. But you already knew that. Sure we all complain that

4.6 million Snapchat user names and phone numbers reportedly affected by data breach. What it means for users:

Snapchat, a company that has made a name for itself by offering people a way to send very private correspondence, has suffered a very public leak of its users’ information. And there doesn’t appear to be much that users can do about it.