life 2.0+

Lifespan of digital formats — how long will that flashdrive last?

A sampling of common digital media and their life expectancies (assuming you take care of them):• Floppy disk – This can theoretically survive between 3 and 10 million passes• CD and DVDs – It depends heavily on the materials used in their construction (PDF), but you’re looking at anywhere between 2 and 10 and 25 years, in the best of circumstances• Flash storage – Also ...

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Facebook & privacy (viva le revolution)

First off, one big caveat: It is simply impossible to have the old Facebook experience with the old level of privacy. If you want the old level of privacy, you’re going to have to give up some functionality; if you want all the old functionality, you’re going to have to give up some privacy. http://gawker.com/5522433/how-to-restore-your-privacy-on-facebook There you go, from the horse’s mouth (and also tips ...

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the tell all generation, privacy & cultivating a digital identity

Very interesting article about privacy concerns, digital identity, especially as relates to social media: In a new study to be released this month, the Pew Internet Project has found that people in their 20s exert more control over their digital reputations than older adults, more vigorously deleting unwanted posts and limiting information about themselves. “Social networking requires vigilance, not only in what you post, but ...

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Google datasharing and what do about it

Institute of Disruptive Studies… love it… (sorry, I was having a monty python moment…) —– The project, called GoogleSharing, is a Firefox add-on that uses an anonymous proxy service that gives Google false information when someone uses services that don’t require an account, such as its search, news, and images services, said Moxie Marlinspike , a security consultant and penetration tester with the Institute of ...

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More scary facebook privacy news

You know, facebook, you keep this up, users will eventually leave… Really. myspace probably never thought it would happen to them, either. —————– Facebook’s new system for connecting together the web seems to have a serious privacy hole, a web developer has discovered. Some people report that they are able to see the public “events” that Facebook users have said they will attend – even ...

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Tightening down your facebook privacy

As part of making the web more “social”, Facebook recently announced a whole slew of changes in April 2010. In addition to that, some new things popped up under privacy… so you might want to take a look. For one, it now looks like you can control who sees your gaming activity to a greater extent (my non-gaming fb friends, I know you are tired ...

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10weeks to a Web2.0 You Social Media Training Program

Well, it’s official. The 10Weeks to a Web2.0 You Social Media Training Program kicks off today. Right now, this is just for library staff, but we are collecting up all of the training tools, presentations, etc. to create a website which anyone can use. I’m co-teaching blogging and then image editing (the fun stuff, right?) I thought about switching out blogging for moviemaking, too, but ...

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Developing mobile, scrolling horizontally, undergrads usage of wikipedia (links, links)

Just a couple of various links from various places: how to build mobile versions of existing sites, including links to some mobile site building tools: http://designshack.co.uk/articles/css/quick-tips-for-creating-a-mobile-optimized-site How undergraduates use wikipedia:http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2830/2476 scrolling horizontally!https://xd.adobe.com/#/articles/article/530direct link to the horizontally scrolled page:http://www.thinkingforaliving.org/

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Question of the day: How to embed youtube videos & make them fit…

Depending on what browser and resolution you are using, you may find that your content (such as blog posts) which have embedded videos are running over your blog post area. You COULD change your stylesheet, but if everything works except for embedded Youtube videos, an easier answer might be to change the width of the Youtube player. This is super easy to do. First you ...

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