What you think about Google’s (and Facebook’s. And Twitter’s…) efforts to collect personal information of its users probably says quite a bit about what you think about human nature: If you don’t mind a database of your online activities being used by social networks and search engines, then you are likely comfortable with the fact […]
Online privacy has been a notable concern for many citizens almost since the inception of the internet, and certainly we have often discussed the issue on our blog over the years. A decade ago, the question of privacy largely was answered with calm warnings to use common sense and with explanations of the averages working […]
We have discussed the ways to set up a Facebook account as either an individual or a business, and how the differences can be important for how your organization wants to reach out to people. We have also encouraged the use of the ‘Events’ feature in Facebook to advertise upcoming functions. But with so much […]
Facebook continues to push the edge of the envelope when it comes to making inroads into what users can consider “private” or not. The latest foray into this porous arena is face recognition technology. I quote heavily from a Fast Company magazine article: “By adjusting its interface, Facebook has now enabled “tag suggestions” to many […]
They are the two superpowers of our web experiences, and they have been butting heads over social media and searchability for some time. The byte of contention is whether Google can search people’s profiles (especially their ‘Likes’) for Google’s searches and whether Facebook can tap into GMail contacts to further one’s list of friends. For […]
Though the US lags behind most of our post-industrial counterparts in high-speed network services, more services and content are moving online with each passing month. Many of us are getting our entertainment from ‘the cloud,’ and a growing number are putting our information back up into that cloud. For nonprofits, so-called ‘cloud computing’ holds a […]
Back in March we posted access to a wonderful video sendup of the Fox News/Glen Beck phenomenon – a video that can, if you allow it, tap into your Facebook information to have you stand at the center of the conspiracy working to bring Communism to the United States. After the cackles died down (and […]
As the graph on the right shows, more people spend more time on Facebook – by far – than any other social medium.). After that the mayhem ensues. The technology taps into your name and user photo in your Facebook account to put the watcher in the unnerving position of being watched.