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This article is about the social networking service. For the type of directory, see face book. Facebook (formerly [thefacebook]) is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Facebook was founded on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.[7] The founders had initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities and later to high-school students. Facebook now allows anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old to become a registered user of the website.[8] Its name comes from a colloquialism for the directory given to it by American universities students.[9] History College-only service Service available to the general public Initial public offering

Orkut X Orkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google. The service is designed to help users meet new and old friends and maintain existing relationships. The website is named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten. Orkut was one of the most visited websites in India and Brazil.[2] As of March 2013, 47% of Orkut's users were from Brazil, followed by India with 16.1% and United States with 7.3%.[1] Originally hosted in California, in August 2008 Google announced that Orkut would be fully managed and operated in Brazil, by Google Brazil, in the city of Belo Horizonte. As of March 2014, Alexa traffic ranked 3,608th and 3,866th in the world.[1] Features[edit] An Orkut user can also add videos to their profile from either YouTube or Google Video with the additional option of creating either restricted or unrestricted polls for polling a community of users. Themes[edit] A new feature in Orkut is Changing Themes. Other features[edit]

What Twitter and Facebook's 2009 Trends Tell Us About Ourselves The Social Analyst is a weekly column by Mashable Co-Editor Ben Parr, where he digs into social media trends and how they are affecting companies in the space. As the year comes to a close, several social media companies decided to take a look back and reflect on the events, people, technologies that captured our interest this year. Twitter took the first crack when it revealed the most discussed topics of 2009. Both reports are interesting and have a lot of useful information, yet nobody's really taken the time to analyze just what these trends mean. First, A Recap of Facebook and Twitter's Top Trends of 2009 Before you start reading this week's column, please make sure to take a good, long look at this year's top trends for Facebook and Twitter. First, Twitter's 2009 trending topics: Here are Facebook's top status trends: 1. The #3 trend on Facebook? As we all now know, we dodged a bullet, for H1N1 proved not to be any more deadly than most common flu variants. 2. 3. 4.

Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics were created in 1992 by the Computer Ethics Institute. The commandments were introduced in the paper "In Pursuit of a 'Ten Commandments' for Computer Ethics" by Ramon C. Barquin as a means to create "a set of standards to guide and instruct people in the ethical use of computers." [1] The Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics copies the style of the Ten Commandments from The Bible and uses the archaic "thou shalt" and "thou shalt not" found in the King James version. The commandments have been widely quoted in computer ethics literature [2] but also have been criticized by both the hacker community [3] and some in academia. For instance, Dr. The CISSP — an organization of computer security professionals — has used the commandments as a foundation for its own ethics rules.[5] The Ten Commandments[edit] [Sic. The Ten Commandments[edit] Exegesis[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

Despite Facebook, privacy is far from dead Amitai Etzioni says Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says privacy is obsolete, but has made concessions on the issue. Critics say the rise of Facebook coincides with the death of privacyAmitai Etzioni says privacy is better protected now than in earlier erasHe says documents are encrypted, and laws prohibit invading medical privacyEtzioni: Those who use Facebook should be aware of the privacy they're surrendering Editor's note: Amitai Etzioni is professor of international relations and director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University. He is the author of "The Limits of Privacy." Washington (CNN) -- Whatever the outcome of Facebook's public offering of stock, the social network has already enriched quite a few — as well as famously offered many hundreds of millions of people a new virtual social world. Mark Zuckerberg has responded to such criticisms in two rather different ways. Amitai Etzioni

The Face of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in his college dorm room six years ago. Five hundred million people have joined since, and eight hundred and seventy-nine of them are his friends. The site is a directory of the world’s people, and a place for private citizens to create public identities. According to his Facebook profile, Zuckerberg has three sisters (Randi, Donna, and Arielle), all of whom he’s friends with. Zuckerberg cites “Minimalism,” “Revolutions,” and “Eliminating Desire” as interests. Zuckerberg’s Facebook friends have access to his e-mail address and his cell-phone number. Since late August, it’s also been pretty easy to track Zuckerberg through a new Facebook feature called Places, which allows users to mark their location at any time. Zuckerberg may seem like an over-sharer in the age of over-sharing. The world, it seems, is responding. Despite his goal of global openness, however, Zuckerberg remains a wary and private person. Some kids played computer games. “I put men.”

Casa Criativa Esqueça todos aqueles conhecidos conceitos sobre arquitetura funcional. Ou a ideia de que um apartamento ou casa ideal é aquele que passa logo de cara a imagem de puro aconchego. Para a dupla de arquitetos Madeline Gins, americana de 68 anos, e Arawaka, japonês, 74 anos, o canto ideal é aquele em que o morador encontra diversos obstáculos pela frente, como os lofts que projetaram para o condomínio "Reversible-Destiny", ou "Destino Reversível" em tradução livre, na cidade de Tóquio, no Japão. Fachada do condomínio colorido e nada funcional Reversible-Destiny, em Tóquio Nesses apartamentos, o anti-funcional é levado a sério: as portas são pequenas e obrigam o morador ou visitante a se curvar a cada vez que passam por elas, os pisos não são regulares, o que exige atenção de quem por ali anda a todo momento, e as tomadas e interruptores ficam estrategicamente posicionados em lugares de difícil acesso. Degraus no meio dos ambientes deixam o piso irregular

Social Map - Flock Protect Your Privacy on Facebook and Twitter Web surfing is no longer a solo affair. Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks have quickly become an integral part of the online culture, and with them comes a whole new array of potential security threats. In this article, I'll identify some of the key dangers of social networking and offer a few easy steps that you can take to stay safe online. Social networking is built on the idea of sharing information openly and fostering a sense of community. Be Careful What You Share For starters, even in an open community of sharing, you should observe some boundaries. The core truth of that statement can be applied to any social networking site, and possibly even to the Internet as a whole. Aside from simply abstaining from posting embarrassing or inflammatory comments online, take two fundamentals to heart: Remember who your friends are, and know that a friend of a friend can be an enemy. Remember Who Your Friends Are Friends of Friends May See Your Post So, you've thought it through.

Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? - Stephen Marche Yvette Vickers, a former Playboy playmate and B-movie star, best known for her role in Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, would have been 83 last August, but nobody knows exactly how old she was when she died. According to the Los Angeles coroner’s report, she lay dead for the better part of a year before a neighbor and fellow actress, a woman named Susan Savage, noticed cobwebs and yellowing letters in her mailbox, reached through a broken window to unlock the door, and pushed her way through the piles of junk mail and mounds of clothing that barricaded the house. Upstairs, she found Vickers’s body, mummified, near a heater that was still running. Her computer was on too, its glow permeating the empty space. The Los Angeles Times posted a story headlined “Mummified Body of Former Playboy Playmate Yvette Vickers Found in Her Benedict Canyon Home,” which quickly went viral. Also see: Live Chat With Stephen Marche The author will be online at 3 p.m.