social media

New privacy settings for Facebook — updated today

Oh, hurrah. First, an apology of sorts (“we just missed the mark” — REALLY?!?) and today more control over privacy settings (see below for screenshots of the settings)… but remember, if you post it to the web it is archived somewhere on the WORLD WIDE WEB. …and really — is it so surprising that Facebook was doing this?“The Wall Street Journal reported that advertising companies, ...

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Facebook is “uncool”

“Facebook is officially ‘out,’ as in uncool, amongst partners, parents and pundits all coming to the realization that Zuckerberg and his company are – simply put – not trustworthy,” Calacanis wrote on his personal Web site. [and more] Earlier this month, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and 14 other privacy and consumer organizations filed a complaint against Facebook with the Federal Trade Commission, accusing the ...

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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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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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More facebook changes (includes privacy)

This is being reported from the facebook developers conference today (I’m condensing…) — no mention of privacy as this is geared towards those writing applications: The most important mechanism is the [new] like button. No dialog, no login….By lowering the friction, we’ll dramatically increase sharing. Little friction, just an iframe. No register with Facebook, no nothing. Just the iframe. ….We know who the user is. ...

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Learning in an open access world (free conference)

from apple & maclearning.org — sounds interesting! http://edseminars.apple.com/event/2610—-Learning in an open-access world. Join colleagues from across the country in exploring how open access is transforming learning in higher education. Apple and MacLearning.org invite you to AcademiX 2010 for a look at open access, the new teaching methods that are evolving with it, and the Apple technologies that help make it all simple. Six 20-minute talks ...

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