Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Facebook Is Too Big – Time To Start Again?

Monday, April 21, 2014 | Be first to comment

Right now Facebook is a square plug trying to fit a round hole. It really wants to fit in and be like the rest but it really doesn’t know how. It has billions of users yet it doesn’t seem to be aware of what makes them happy. That has also affected the way they have
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General Mills Has A Rethink – You Can Like And Sue Them After all…

Monday, April 21, 2014 | Be first to comment

General Mills has reacted to the negative response to their legal prose (check here for the original story).  The Next Web reports that… “Those [new] terms – and our intentions – were widely misread, causing concern among consumers. So we’ve listened – and we’re changing them back to what they were before,” a company blog post, which
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Will Corporates Use Social EULA’s To Avoid Law Suits?

Friday, April 18, 2014 | Be first to comment

Be very careful what you click on, you may be agreeing to an End User Licence Agreement (EULA) and waiving your legal rights. General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, have added to their legalese as published on their website. According to the New
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Twitter buys Gnip – Starts Taking Data Seriously

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Be first to comment

Twitter has been spending and they have bought the company that processes their own data. Re/Code takes a look with With Gnip Buy, Twitter Starts Taking Its Data Business Seriously… Gnip, in particular, is important to Twitter. It’s a data reseller that has direct access to the Twitter “Firehose,” the nickname for the entire stream of
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Twitter: Surprising Stats And Future Features

Monday, April 14, 2014 | Be first to comment

When you see statistics showing how many users there are on Twitter, you’ll have to ask yourself – is it for active users or not? A recent report mentioned on Techcrunch shows that not all of them are tweeting, 44 percent of Twitter users have never tweeted, says report As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Twitter
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Facebook: Messenger’s Intrusive Privacy, App updates and Newsfeed changes

Friday, April 11, 2014 | Be first to comment

This week saw quite a few updates to Facebook. Let’s start with the Newsfeed, Mashable reports that ‘Facebook is tweaking its news feed algorithm again, this time to combat posts that contains “like-baiting,” duplicate content and “spammy links.”‘ According to their recent post, Facebook Tweaks News Feed Algorithm to Combat ‘Spammy’ Posts… Included as spammy are posts
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The Heartbleed Bug – The Security Flaw That Affects Everyone

Thursday, April 10, 2014 | Be first to comment

News that started out on few tech sites is now hitting mainstream media. There is a major flaw in the code that is supposed to protect your connections, between your browser and a server. The bug is in the code that ensure your connection is private, OpenSSL. It the reason your browser shows a padlock
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Cry ‘Havoc!’, And Let Slip The Lawyers of war!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | Be first to comment

Apologies to everyone for the title but I couldn’t resist. I blame Venture Beat for the sudden and clichéd inspiration. Their recent post discusses the efforts to keep the site visible. From YouTube strikes back at Turkey with one of the world’s scariest weapons — lawyers YouTube has just filed a complaint to the Turkish Constitutional Court
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Internet, Social Networks And Religion

Monday, April 7, 2014 | Be first to comment

The debate between Bill Nye (The Science Guy) and Ken Ham (Answers In Genesis) was seen by a huge audience. Not just by those present or watching on TV – the full video of the debate has been viewed so far 2,730,222 times. It shows that there is a deep interest by both atheists and
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Facebook’s Paper App, Success Or Failure?

Friday, April 4, 2014 | Be first to comment

When Facebook launched its  ‘Paper App’, it was the number one download. Now, things have gone rather quiet. Despite many saying it was the best way to experience the social network, the app’s popularity has faded badly. According to ‘The Popularity Of Facebook’s ‘Paper’ App Has Cratered In Less Than Two Months‘… On launch day,
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