Archive for February 2013

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 »

Google+ privacy: Create circles by what you post not who is in them

Google+ privacy: Create circles by what you post not who is in them
Google+ privacy for what you post is controlled by sharing with limited circles or specific individuals. Even though I wrote that you only need one Google+ circle, if you don’t intend to make all your posts public you will likely need additional circles. (You may also want additional circles to control how you read posts... Read more »

List 33: Memories of my thirties

Whenever 29 year olds are freaking about turning 30 I tell them that the 30s are great. Most of us are still finding our way in our twenties. By 30 we have (hopefully) figured out who we are and can get on with life accordingly. I’ve had a lot of adventures and achievements in the... Read more »
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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 »

Get Google Glass early with a clever pitch (and $1500)

Get Google Glass early with a clever pitch (and $1500)
Google Glass is a wearable device that lets you see web data such as directions and other facts right before you eyes, although most people just equate Google Glass with hands-free video and photography. Now, Google is giving people a chance to be Google Glass Explorers and get Google Glass before the device is available... Read more »

Google+ people: Finding signs of life on the second most popular social media site

Google+ people: Who are they? A friend recently commented that the only updates he sees on Google+ are from me and NASA. How can that be if Google+┬áis the second most popular social media site? Why is the image of Google+ as a virtual ghost town so hard to shake? How can you find active... Read more »
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List 32: How to be professional (or at least fake it)

List 32: How to be professional (or at least fake it)
How to be professional. Students gain skills and knowledge, but too many of us get our first job without a true understanding of how to be professional. At a time when many people are looking for jobs or desperately trying to cling to jobs it’s a good to time to review how to be professional... Read more »

A Valentine's Day message from Microsoft: Don't get scroogled

A Valentine's Day message from Microsoft: Don't get scroogled
Don’t get “scroogled” this Valentine’s Day by letting Google read your love messages and use the content for targeted ads. That’s the invasion of privacy Microsoft wants you to consider in their Valentine’s Day Scroogled video, part of their campaign to get people to move away from Google services like Gmail. Google ad software analyzes... Read more »

Google+ circles: You only need to have one

Google+ circles are how you organize people you want to see on Google+. What circles you need depends on how much you want to be able to filter what you are reading or control who sees your posts. New Google+ users sometimes seem intimidated by having to decide what circles to make and who to... Read more »
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Raytheon Riot predicts your location using social media data

Raytheon Riot is software that can predict your location using social media data. As revealed by The Guardian newspaper, Raytheon Riot (Rapid Information Overlay Technology) gathers data from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare and analyzes it to among other things predict where you will be at a given time. The software doesn’t just use... Read more »