WhyForgotten Facebook Twitter apps 22 December '09, 11:12pm Follow How many apps have you connected to your Facebook and Twitter accounts over the years? It may be may more that you think – and they could have the potential to be real trouble. Just think of all those fun little Facebook apps you signed up for, tried once and then forgot about. They’re all still sat there, with access to your account and personal details. About Get inspired. Get organized. Get more done. Get Started Get Started Get the App Get the App
Google and Tor Project When it comes to code, Google's support has made a big difference to the Tor Project. Providing privacy and helping to circumvent censorship online is a challenge that keeps our software developers and volunteers very busy. The Google Summer of Code™ brings students and mentors in the open source community together to write code for three months every year. A lot of coding got done in a few months in 2009, and Tor was lucky to get a group of students who kept on working past the summer months to improve existing projects and support users. Tor also works on Libevent with Google. All of these changes in software are very exciting, but who is it all for?
We Me We – Why the Curation vs Aggregation Discussion is Messy In Aggregation Is Not Curation – There Is A Big Difference , Tom Foremski provides definitions of curation and aggregation: is a person or persons, engaged in the act of choosing and presenting things related to a specific topic and context. An example of curation: the San Francisco De Young museums is exhibiting post-impressionist masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection. is the collection of as many things that can be found related to a topic. Aggregation would be a collection of any or all, post-impressionist masterpieces from Musée d’Orsay’s permanent collection.
Facebook app privacy: It's complicated Earlier this week I wrote a post about how I didn't like that I couldn't alter the Facebook Connect privacy settings for updates from Foursquare, an iPhone app that shares my location through a GPS-enabled city directory . It didn't make sense to me that Facebook Connect information was automatically visible to anyone who had access to posts on my "wall," whereas privacy settings on a third-party app embedded directly on my profile were much more fine-tuned, allowing me to restrict them to specific subsets of friends. I've been e-mailing back and forth with Facebook, and I've gotten some clarification on how the process works. Privacy controls for embedded apps aren't as simple as I'd thought. "Activity from apps and Connect sites are grouped with the activity you take on Facebook (which then appears on your wall), all of which can be blocked from a select group of people using publisher privacy," Facebook representative Malorie Lucich explained to me via e-mail.
Twitter Chats and Hashtag Conversations By – February 1, 2011 Posted in: Curation Firstly, Twitter chats are awesome. A great dialogue is made possible because such a wide variety of people can participate. And since the nature of Twitter is very open and public, you can just watch the hashtag and still benefit from the tips and conversations. Some popular chats include:
Rogue Marketers Can Mine Your Info on Facebook Got an e-mail list of customers or readers and want to know more about each — such as their full name, friends, gender, age, interests, location, job and education level? Facebook has just the free feature you’re looking for, thanks to its recent privacy changes. The hack, first publicized by blogger Max Klein, repurposes a Facebook feature that lets people find their friends on Facebook by scanning through e-mail addresses in their contact list. But as Klein points out, a marketer could take a list of 1,000 e-mail addresses, either legally or illegally collected — and upload those through a dummy account — which then lets the user see all the profiles created using those addresses.
Your mobile app is spying on you The odds are pretty good that if you’re a big consumer of mobile apps, the private information on your phone has been collected and sent somewhere without your knowledge. That’s the finding of the App Genome Project mammoth study by Lookout, a mobile security company that has scrutinized more than 300,000 apps on both the iPhone and Android mobile phone platforms. San Francisco-based Lookout provides security such as anti-malware for mobile phones. 8 Ways to Find Great Social Media Content Do you want to know how to find the most valuable social media content? Are you looking for great articles and videos to share with your friends and fans? Be sure to watch this edition of Social Media Examiner TV with our host Mari Smith.
The Official Lookout Blog July 27, 2010 Click to enlarge infographic The App Genome Project This week at the Black Hat Security Conference, Lookout will unveil the App Genome Project, which is the largest mobile application dataset ever created. Cadmus Offers Algorithmic Twitter Feed Curation Filtering, curation, aggregation and relevance have long been touted as the next important steps for social media. In actual fact we’ve had curation services in the form of Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious and many more for a long time. However, the questions “How do I find the blog post, tweet, facebook update, photo or check-in that is most relevant to me?” and “How do I know I’ve not missed a really important piece of news?” are still asked daily. So, there still isn’t a definite answer – or a definitive service.