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This week we got a sneak peek at a new social tracking site that's launching a little later this year. Called Strings , it's made up of tools that let you passively share your various on- and offline activities with others online, all in the hopes of both getting and giving recommendations from its online community. In many ways Strings feels a lot like FriendFeed . For example, just like FriendFeed you're able to tie Strings into to various services you're using like Amazon, Netflix, and social-bookmarking tools so that it can implicitly share information about what you're doing on each of those services with others.
Update: You can now follow Mashable on Facebook at the new Mashable Facebook page . Facebook is making a host of product announcements today, the most significant of which is a renovation of the News Feed that users see when they login. Starting next week, the News Feed will be moving to a real-time format, versus the current updates that happen “every 10-15 minutes” according to the company. The changes will also include refinements to Facebook’s filtering options to make it easier to see content from only specific users in this new, real-time view. Facebook has already been experimenting with real-time via the “Live Feed” tab that users currently can access from their homepage. Here's what the new version will look like:
In a recent paper about social privacy Google researchers caution that the expansion of the social Web and our growing involvement with it is compromising our privacy while offering the false sense of security that we act in the privacy of our own social circle.
Do you like learning about magic tricks? To me, the best magicians are the ones who share what they know. Penn and Teller are like that. They love deconstructing tricks in front of you?
Over the past year, we've been inundated with social media. We've seen Twitter go mainstream , lifestreaming take over blogging , and we've tried what felt like a million different applications .
With the rise of social networking, many of us have hundreds if not thousands of online contacts. But how many of them do we actually keep up with? Probably not many.