In a new trend, a new scam is spreading on Facebook in multiple ways. There are different updates related to the same thing and they are similar in nature. I have been writing about Facebook Scam for a while today. Previously, I wrote about the Oslo Blasts Security Camera Blast and the Girl Has a Spider Living Inside her Skin scam.

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Earlier today, a bomb went off in OSLO killing several innocent people and injuring many. The blasts were carried out by terrorists, but it looks like Facebook scammers are out to fool people and make use of the tragic incident as a background.

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A new Facebook scam is rapidly spreading on Facebook where users are sharing a video on their timeline with the message “OMG. this is really gross GlRL HAS A SPlDER LlVlNG lNSlDE OF HER SKlN”.

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Facebook Rolls Out  New Comment Features – Embed Videos, Images and Other Media Content

Facebook has just launched a new feature that allow users to embed videos, pictures and other external content in comments by just including a URL.

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Facebook’s video chatting platform does not support group calling and is not available on smartphones. Hence, developers on Facebook came up with an app called Social Hangouts that allows you to video chat with 20 users at a time. That’s 10 more than Google+’s Hangout feature.

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Well, it is quite hard to define or probably explain the newly launched social networking site, Google+. Considering the facts mentioned in this post, here’s how I define it – Google has taken the best of Google Wave, removed some unworthy features from Google Buzz, added few bits and pieces from Orkut, integrated Facebook’s UI, allowed Twitter like functioning and embellished it with photo sharing and video chatting to make it look more like a blog. In short, Google+ == Facebook + Twitter + Blog + Some of Google’s unsuccessful services.

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Google+ is currently under a limited field test. 24 hours after the launch of Google+, the invite feature was taken down due to high demand of Google+ Invites. Since it’s announcement, Google+ has seen tremendous growth. On July 10, Google+ had over 7.3 million users registered with a growth rate of 365 percent in just six days.

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We are all human beings and definitely love to have friends. However, unlike friends we meet in real life, Social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Google+ allow us to get in touch with people we have never met (or may never meet) in our lives.

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Joseph Smarr, the technical lead on Google Plus, is answering questions posed by Google Plus users. Find out what he has revealed so far about the genesis of Plus and upcoming improvements.

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StumbleUpon, the popular web content discovery system, has released an update for their iOS app, specifically the iPad version. It may be the best use case for StumbleUpon we have ever found.

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company-crowd

Microsoft Research’s FUSE Labs announced the release of CompanyCrowd yesterday. CompanyCrowd automatically collects stories, media, and social content to create a living newspaper about the companies that are most important to you and your business.

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Google’s +1 Used More than Twitter’s Tweet Button

In a recent study carried out by a SEO Platform provider – BrightEdge, revealed that 4.5 percent of the sites it analyzed had adopted the Google +1 button, while the “tweet” button had a usage of 3.4 percent combining Twitter Share (2.1 percent) and Twitter Instant Follow (1.3 percent). However, Facebook’s “Like” button, remained on the top with 10.8 percent dominating the social share buttons.

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Recently, there’s a new and unique scam that has been spreading across Facebook. The scam message titled – Get Your Free Facebook Shoes, Register Now with a link to a Google Blog. On clicking the link, you will be taken to the Blogspot page which has a fake Facebook page design. The user is asked to go through a number of steps before he/she can claim their “Facebook Shoes”.

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In a quick succession, several Google+ users were bombarded with multiple email notifications spamming their inbox due to a coding error after which the service that kept track of Google+ notification system ran out of disk space.

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Since the case of Casey Anthony received national media attention in the US with media calling it “the biggest rating draw in recent memory”, scammers on Facebook have taken full advantage of it by publishing a scam post on Facebook about Casey Anthony confessions and a link to download the video chat app.

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