Twine.com. Foursquare. Tumblr. Don't browse alone! Keep track of your contacts & conversations - Silentale. Login. Facebook privacy options untangled. People are up in arms about Facebook's new privacy policies, partly because some information was forced into public view and partly because there are so many settings that figuring out what's public and what's private is confusing.
Guilbert Gates of the New York Times clears things up with the above graphic. To put it simply: there's a lot of stuff. Facebook Privacy Scanner. Facebook Federation. Yesterday, AdAge ran a story that Facebook was preparing to roll out its first true location-based service (beyond its for-fun Presence thing).
The story said that the social network was partnering with McDonald’s for a special Facebook app that would allow people to check-in to restaurants and get deals. But apps that use location to emulate Foursquare on Facebook have limited appeal. Much more interesting is what Facebook itself is planning to do with location.
AdAge offered a little bit about that in their story, but didn’t go too deep. Today, they have a new story that, to be honest, seems more like a recap of yesterday’s, but with less of a focus on McDonald’s. What’s still not clear from all of this is if this location ability will be more like Foursquare or more like Twitter? That said, when tied in with the aforementioned McDonald’s app (and apps that other brands will undoubtedly build), the Facebook location plan could turn into more of a Foursquare-like one.
Twitter. Five Best Personal Landing Pages. Public Sector. Social networking "Bill of Rights" released. Posted on 23 June 2010.
A little over a month ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation offered their suggestions about what a social networking "bill of rights" should contain. Last week - after much commenting and writing and rewriting - an almost unanimous consensus on the main points that such a bill should contain has been reached between the attendees of the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference held in San Jose. Here is the final version: 1.
In a blog post on Sysomos’ site today, the company announced that has been bought by the press release wire service. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sysomos, which is profitable, offers a data anlaytics produtcs, including MAP and Heartbeat, that ollects and analyzes more than a billion new online conversations a month. Brands such as Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Disney and Shell use Sysomos’ platform to tap into the conversations taking place on the social web.