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Slovenia’s Ambassador to Japan issued this incredible apology for signing ACTA

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Slovenia’s Ambassador to Japan has made a quite incredible apology after she signed the ACTA agreement on behalf of the Eastern European country, as Techdirt reports. After being deluged by complaints, Helena Drnovsek Zorko apologised to her nation, but first her children, for signing the act. She claims that she is overworked...
Slovenia’s Ambassador to Japan issued this incredible apology for signing ACTA

Chrome Web Store offers app recommendations from your Google+ mates, allows you to return the favor

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Looking to your online pals for some Chrome Web Store suggestions? If so, the folks at Google have just made accessing said list of recommendations much easier. The outfit unveiled a new feature for the app repository that allows you to see all of the add-ons that your Google+...
Chrome Web Store offers app recommendations from your Google+ mates, allows you to return the favor

Mobile Meetup App Uberlife Redesigns To Make Planning Events And Meeting Friends Easier

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Uberlife is a mobile app that was created to help users join meetups with and get to know new, likeminded individuals. We first covered Uberlife in January when the app was still in alpha. It officially launched in March, just ahead of SXSW. Since then, the team has been hard...
Mobile Meetup App Uberlife Redesigns To Make Planning Events And Meeting Friends Easier
Do you really want coffee or is this some kind of trap?

Dearth of Engineers in New York? Not for Facebook

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Serkan Piantino, FB NY’s VP of engineering (Photo: Vimeo) While most companies need a city-sponsored map to show just how many jobs they currently have open, Facebook’s new engineering office is not struggling for any lack of hirable talent. According to Wired, the company is looking to add a significant amount of...
Dearth of Engineers in New York? Not for Facebook

The Buzz on Google Buzz

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(Here’s another column I wrote for FoxNews.com. This one attempts to explain Google Buzz’s pros and cons to non-geeks.) From Facebook to MySpace to Twitter to LinkedIn and beyond, the Web circa early 2010 is a surging sea of social networks. The last thing it needs is yet another one...
The Buzz on Google Buzz

The Next Big Social Network Has A Lot More Reach Potential Than Facebook And Twitter

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Sulia is a social network that allows users to subscribe to and connect over specific topics and subjects of interest, ranging from art and entertainment to sports and tech, as well as breaking news and events. Unlike Facebook and Twitter where users broadcast their message to their circle of friends, the...
The Next Big Social Network Has A Lot More Reach Potential Than Facebook And Twitter

Why I've Decided To Quit Facebook

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I'm quitting Facebook because it makes me feel like a loser.  I don't mean reading posts about babies taking first steps and people flaunting their engagement ring makes me feel bad. I mean that the simple act of logging in, scrolling the news feed and posting about something mundane...
Why I've Decided To Quit Facebook

Assuage Your Internet Rage with Online Debating Game DeBunky

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Mr. Batra If you've never heard of New York-based site DeBunky, we won't hold it against you. The online game is the brainchild of NYU grad Rick Batram and IP lawyer Deepal Chadha, who stealthily launched DeBunky last week. The site has been attempting to quietly build a user base among...
Assuage Your Internet Rage with Online Debating Game DeBunky

Thankyou Facebook: A way to demote annoying `friends" on the sly

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A way to quietly transform distant `Facebook friends' into acquaintances without risk of thermonuclear war [Read more]...
Thankyou Facebook: A way to demote annoying `friends" on the sly

5 Tips to Being Productive in Social Media

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We had a packed house yesterday for the Staying Productive in Social Media seminar! It is always fun to communicate the importance of managing your time effectively. I wanted to send out the slide deck I used for the presentation… and… give you a few basic tips for staying productive....
5 Tips to Being Productive in Social Media
Facebook data scientist: Jobseekers with strong social ties online 5X more likely to find work
Facebook Admits Too Much Facebook Probably Isn't Healthy

Rich folks tend to have diverse social networks

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If a new study is to be believed, socioeconomic well-being may stem not from working hard or going to a good college, but from how diverse your contacts are. After processing data from the UK's communication network and an index of economic prosperity, researchers think that financial success may...
Rich folks tend to have diverse social networks

Mint Market: A Niche, mobile marketplace to buy & sell anything like-new

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Somehow, no matter the sketchy posts, poor spam management, sex trafficking and outdated design, Craigslist remains the 9th most popular website in the US, ranking #45 globally. Maybe its longevity comes from the stark simplicity of the text listings, or maybe it’s the blunt refusal to change. Regardless of the...
Mint Market: A Niche, mobile marketplace to buy & sell anything like-new
Facebook now suggests turning friends you don't talk to into 'acquaintances'

Surprise! Location App Highlight Actually Creates Serendipity

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The big promise of location-based mobile apps is that they can help you find something great in real life without you meaning to look for it. But that hasn’t usually been my experience. Instead, whether because of the friction of having to check in, the lack of adoption by friends...
Surprise! Location App Highlight Actually Creates Serendipity

Twitpic Launches Face Tagging

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Just one week after announcing Events grouping for photos, Twitpic is rolling out Face Tagging.Just as you do on Facebook, you can now tag images of you and your friends and acquaintances on Twitpic. Below the image in question, just click the blue link reading “Add/Edit Faces.”When you tag...
Twitpic Launches Face Tagging

On the Road with Facebook Friends

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Many people dream of dropping everything and setting out on the open road, but few actually make this dream a reality. Looking for a fresh start, Lindol French of Menlo Park, Calif., left his job and apartment before setting off on what would become a 36-state, 22,000-mile, 138-day road trip...
On the Road with Facebook Friends

You’re 37% More Likely To Date Someone If You’ve Got Facebook Friends In Common

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“Oh you know Johnny? Then let’s get naughty.” Whether it’s for one night or forever, we’re more likely to choose mates who have Facebook friends in common with us. This comes according to a new study by Coffee Meets Bagel, a startup that shows you a suggestion of someone to date...
You’re 37% More Likely To Date Someone If You’ve Got Facebook Friends In Common

Google unleases sparkly new search tool so you never have to leave Google

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Search process tries to pinpoint context surrounding search term and will carry more graphical elements and pop-upsGoogle is revamping the way it handles searches in the United States to give users quick access to answers without leaving the page, the company said. The new search process is based on what...
Google unleases sparkly new search tool so you never have to leave Google

Bot problem? Facebook estimates 8.7% of users are duplicate, miscategorized or spam accounts

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Facebook says 8.7 percent of its monthly active user total might violate terms of service and be either duplicate, miscategorized or “undesirable” accounts meant for spamming, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In its quarterly report, Facebook provided updated numbers and new details about illegitimate accounts,...
Bot problem? Facebook estimates 8.7% of users are duplicate, miscategorized or spam accounts

Using spam emails in your classroom

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Looking for a new way of teaching persuasive writing? Then take a look at using spam emails - it's what English teacher Alan Gillespie did.The children we teach are the first of a new, crashing wave. The modern world is full of possibilities, but there are new and unforeseen hazards...
Using spam emails in your classroom

Facebook tool helps users divide friends from acquaintances, clean out News Feed

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Facebook introduced a new tool for users to add friends to an “acquaintances” list so these people appear less frequently in a user’s feed. The social network is promoting the tool as a way to “see posts that matter to you,” but interestingly it does not suggest using the list...
Facebook tool helps users divide friends from acquaintances, clean out News Feed
The Big Challenge Facebook Must Tackle Today (FB)

Tesla Further Responds To Battery Claims, Calls The “Bricking” Report An Unfounded Rumor

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A single blogger recently relayed comments made by a single Tesla service tech who reportedly knew of five Teslas that were “bricked” by owners who left them off the charger too long. This single unverified report spread like wildfire across the blogosphere. Tesla came out and acknowledged that it was...
Tesla Further Responds To Battery Claims, Calls The “Bricking” Report An Unfounded Rumor
Foursquare adds "always on" notification to help you track (or stalk) your friends
Kliq shares your content smartly across all your social networks

The Role of Sharing in Social Well-Being

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In his 2000 book, "Bowling Alone," Robert Putnam argues that Americans have grown increasingly disconnected from their friends and family, and that technology—particularly television—is to blame. Since then, social psychologists have engaged in heated arguments about the role of technology in our everyday lives. "Bowling Alone" was published well before...
The Role of Sharing in Social Well-Being

No kidding? New study says most Facebook users take multi-week breaks

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Well, consider me surprised. The Pew Internet and American Life Project just released its latest survey about user behavior on Facebook. A key figure: 61 percent of Facebook users say they’ve taken a voluntary break from the site that’s lasted at least several weeks. They gave several reasons. The three...
No kidding? New study says most Facebook users take multi-week breaks
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