Posts tagged "Facebook"

Superlatives are the absolute worst

I’m pretty generous with liking things on Facebook. Because Facebook measures “interaction” in order to decide whether people should see things in their newsfeeds I feel like if I am one of those chosen few who sees your post the least I can do is click a little button to encourage Mr. Zuckerberg to allow others to... Read more »

Log in with Facebook, Google+ or Twitter: Pros and cons

Log in with Facebook, Google+ or Twitter: Pros and cons
You can now log in with Google+ on several websites including USA Today, The Guardian, The Fancy and Fitbit. Google+ will increasing become an option on sites that tie to social media accounts by allowing you to log in with Facebook or Twitter. Although logging into another site with an existing social media account is... Read more »

Social media poll: which sites do you use?

Social media poll: which sites do you use?
Which social media site or sites do you use daily? Facebook? Google+? Twitter? LinkedIn? I tend to bounce around among all of them. Twitter is still my primary love, but I am becoming increasing fond of Google+. (You did know there are people there now, didn’t you?) I still do drop by Facebook since a... Read more »
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Facebook lists versus Google+ circles: Why circles give you more control

Facebook lists are not as good as Google+ circles for giving you control over who sees your posts. Like many Facebook privacy settings the behavior of custom Facebook lists is not obvious, which makes them difficult to use properly. Facebook offers the option to exclude people from posts using lists or individual names, which seems... Read more »

Teach kids Internet security before the sex talk says Google Chairman Eric Schmidt

Teach kids Internet security before the sex talk says Google Chairman Eric Schmidt
Internet security is rapidly becoming essential knowledge. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt recently spoke at Cambridge University about his view of our future as tied to technology. Among predictions about cyberterrorism and ransoming of online identities he emphasized the need to teach kids Internet security early in life. He predicts that in the future our... Read more »

Facebook Graph Search lets everyone know you like prostitutes

Facebook Graph Search lets everyone know you like prostitutes
Facebook Graph Search has been released to a limited number of users, but the possible privacy implications have already sparked the imagination. Tom Scott is one of the lucky ones who already has access to Graph Search, and he made an Actual Facebook Graph Search tumblr to collect examples of what he has found with... Read more »
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List 28: Facebook search capabilities we really need

List 28: Facebook search capabilities we really need
Facebook Graph Search was announced last week. This new Facebook search capability allows users to find people based on their interests, locations and other personal details. Like most Facebook changes this has raised privacy concerns, which is why I suggested some settings to check here. From a usefulness perspective, yes, it could be fun to... Read more »

Facebook Graph Search: exciting, powerful and a reminder to check your privacy settings

Facebook’s new Graph Search feature applies data mining capabilities to the popular social network. You will now be able to search for “friends of friends who live in Chicago” or even “friends who are single women in Chicago” or “friends who are single women in Chicago and like the Blackhawks.” It also allows the user... Read more »

If social networks were lovers...

A graphic summary of a recent Facebook comment:   Join me on any and all of these orgiastic social networks: Listing Toward Forty on Facebook, @Observacious on Twitter or even Kim Z. Dale on Google+.
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Facebook Privacy: You should worry more about people than policies

Facebook Privacy: You should worry more about people than policies
Facebook users have until December 10th to vote on proposed changes to that site’s Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. You can vote here. Although I think its great that people that are being given the option to voice opinions from a company that has been harshly criticized for making sudden changes... Read more »