People do tend to jump onto privacy / anti-privacy bandwagons pretty rapidly, specially these days with Facebook and Twitter and the general super sharing of all things on the Internet…
Lots of tinfoil hat, bat-shit insane talk right there. What annoys me to no end is that Curtis omits an important part of this story.
Both Jeremy and Dustin make good points, but as always details and arguments derail the conversation and potential for improvement and understanding. Black and white views are well and good, but often there’s some pretty grey areas.
Oh, and here are the two articles in question;
- Twitter is tracking you on the web
- Twitter’s ‘slippery slope’ isn’t one
Update: Yes Jeremy has a newer version of Safari (no doubt from the Mountain Lion beta) and if you’re like me it’s unlikely you have these settings available in your current Lion build of Safari.
(Via. The Loop.)
I’m not leaving Facebook completely, it’s still one of the best ways to keep in touch with friends and family members from afar, see how their kids are growing up and learning what’s going on in their lives. But for me, Facebook is going to become a much more private network.
Facebook’s been a, dare I say it, ‘real friends’ social network for me for a long while now. Everyone I am friends with on Facebook I’ve interacted with offline in the past 12 months…and in most cases in the last 3 months.
Twitter and Google+ are where I will friend / follow anyone who I find interesting.
This is just plain and simple disturbing, somebody update the Wikipedia entry stat!
Also, are people really that dumb that they don’t know that this actually happened?
(Via Laughing Squid.)
With Everyme, the idea is to keep the Circles very small. And again, private.
Everyme Circles are actually closer to Facebook’s Smart Lists, which the social network also populates for you based on relationships. But for many people, Facebook has become too large.
Another ‘mobile only’ social network, on the surface it seems quite nice and the app itself is very intuitive, but I just wonder how hard it’s going to be to get people away from Facebook….which is the most obvious competitor.
Then again, I bet that’s what people were saying about Facebook when it launched, I wonder how hard it will be to get people off of Friendster / Myspace.
All that aside, I quite like the implementation of Everyme Circles where you get to keep certain information private to certain social circles, of course if you don’t have 5,000 Facebook friends it’s easy enough to do that same sort of thing there.
Anyway, it’s a ‘watch this space’ case for now.
Yahoo knows how to kill a product, that is not make any compelling changes in the last 5+ years, and 500px seems willing and able to welcome the growing number of people deleting their flickr accounts.
(Via The Brooks Review)
Still not sure what Google+ is useful for, and how you can make it work for you and / or your business? You should probably check out Guy Kawasaki’s latest book, What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us.
Guy’s currently giving away a load of free PDF copies, sponsored by the Alltop iPad app.
If free’s not your thing, you can always buy a copy for $2.99 on Amazon.
Watch front and centre as the last great bastion of journalistic integrity dives face first into a huge pile of shit.
Then opens his mouth.
And Eats. It. All.
I don’t even care what this article of MG’s is about, just reading this lead / teaser is hilarious in itself….maybe I should go and read the links.
This sort of laziness just kills me.
this is nice like this pic cnt wait 2 c the rest of them
Is it really that difficult to add some punctuation, use words instead of numbers, and add in a few letters…even if you just put the ‘a’ in cnt, at least we’d know you weren’t calling someone a pretty dirty name.