Buyers Beware! Facebook User IDs were sold to broker.

Some developers at Facebook Inc. were placed on a six-month suspension because they sold identifying user information to a broker, according to a post on the company’s blog. Palo Alto-based Facebook said on its developers’ blog that it discovered some instances where a data broker was paying developers for user IDs. More Information For more […]

Could Facebook be bluffing on search-engine plans?

Facebook this week announced a major partnership with Bing. Your Facebook connections now affect the search results delivered by Microsoft’s search engine. The update means that a box will be added to Bing search results showing relevant Web links that have been “liked” by your Facebook friends. What’s more, when you search for a name, […]

Branch Network

The phenomenal growth of Facebook and other social media has been seen by many companies as a great marketing tool. But could their impact be even more profound, shifting for ever the traditional hierarchical organization of business? A partner in Deloitte’s technology integration practice, says: “There are now many companies that are looking at taking […]

The Makings Of A ‘National Cyber Leap’

America’s chief technology officer, Aneesh Chopra, vowed last year that the country would experience a “national cyber leap-year,” where new technologies would be applied to many of the country’s toughest challenges. While the country may not have leapt away from its problems, it has made significant jumps forward, Chopra said Wednesday to a group of […]

A Better Twitter

Twitter is the best way to discover what’s new in your world. From football to film to philanthropy, people are using Twitter to discover what’s new about what they find interesting. There is now a new, re-engineered Twitter.com that provides an easier, faster, and richer experience. More Information For more information go to: http://blog.twitter.com/2010/09/better-twitter.html

Twitter revamps website as usage soars

Twitter executives unveiled a dramatic redesign of its website Tuesday to simplify use and add major new functions, including the ability to embed videos and music into the short messages, or “tweets,” that the service allows people to broadcast across the Internet. More Information For more information go to: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100915/tc_afp/usitinternetsoftwaretelecomtwitter

A Labor Day Gift: Unplug!

There’s been a huge shift in the sheer volume of information consumed (an increase of 350% in the amount of information consumed daily between 1980 and 2008), and then a shift to pervasive interfaces (cell phones, smartphones, remote working, social networks, etc.) All this makes us all too available, all the time. That’s why disciplined […]