measuring 'daily happiness'Hedonometer (About)
on 'marketing spam'Alienate Potential Customers with the Power of Social Media!
Take that back!Protect your e-reputation and your privacy better with efemr
'radically different'Moot | Forums and commenting re-imagined
Note: This is not an endorsement.
no ads... yet!glipho - the social publishing engine
Note: This is not an endorsement.
Is resetting password enough?Security bug?
'using Facebook to spread'Malicious Chrome extensions: a cat and mouse game
'mostly faded away'The Web We Lost
'We become spectators...'The Horrible Future of Social
[Eduardo Morais' stream]
'strange and creepy'On the Leakiness of Surveillance Culture, the Corporate Gaze, and What That Has To Do With the New Aesthetic [Eduardo Morais' stream]
'record is not inspiring'There’s a big hole in the ad-industry privacy initiative. It’s called Facebook.
minimal player for MacEcoute: The standalone music player (OS X)
Note: An iOS version (not freeware) is also available.
from smoke signals to Twitter"Back when people used to know how to truly communicate"
'inspire and be inspired'Talpic.com – "enables you to take a picture of the sunset, record the sound of the ocean waves and link the two together in one smooth process" (available for Android and iOS)
'pain in the arse'Why You Should Be Bothered About Twitter's t.co Url Shortener And A Way To Bypass It, from the creator of Twitter Mafia (for laughs)
"Simple n' Easy"Chirp.js — Tweets on your website, simply.
Note: Offered on an "Name your price" basis - "Enter a '0' if you're low on the dough."
'distributed social networking'Introducing Tent:
Tent - the decentralized social web
'a techie sausage fest'Why I don't use Google+ (as a woman)
'social engineering trick'Gmail's Security Hole Could Lead to Mass Harvesting of Accounts (ads)
'blisscontrol'Easily manage all your social network settings
'archive your tweets'All My Tweets - View all your tweets on one page.
'owner-free' chat channelstlk.io
This is a simple web chat. There is no signup, just enter a channel name below and start tlk.ing.
He's right!Privacy is not an Option
Software developers need to look at privacy the same way we've learned to look at security: it's not an add-on or a feature that customers have to turn on, it's something built-in that shouldn't be turned off.
Online Social Networks (OSNs) offer access control mechanisms to protect users' sensitive information from undesired accesses. Yet, their information is still vulnerable to disclosure when their friends assign conflicting privacy policies: a user prohibits everyone from accessing his own content or profile but his friends allow others to see it...
'you become mere product'Privacy betrayed: Twitter sells multi-billion tweet archive
'community of storytellers'Cowbird - A witness to life (About)
Our short-term goal is to pioneer a new form of participatory journalism, grounded in the simple human stories behind major news events and universal themes. Our long-term goal is to build a public library of human experience, so the knowledge and wisdom we accumulate as individuals may live on as part of the commons, available for this and future generations to look to for guidance.
and now... 'microvideo'Keek - Share Microvideo Status Updates...
Occupationalist is an impartial and real-time view of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Covering history as it unfolds. No filters. No delays.
'weirdly unsocial' networksThe Social Graph is Neither
Social networks exist to sell you crap. The icky feeling you get when your friend starts to talk to you about Amway, or when you spot someone passing out business cards at a birthday party, is the entire driving force behind a site like Facebook.
'fragility of the system'Google Reader and Mac/iOS RSS readers that sync
'a lack of engagement'Google's Management Doesn't Use Google+
Facebook privacy is a joke......and it's not funny anymore!
'there's an app for that!'How To Improve Your Burglary Skills
A note to burglars: The above link is not intended for your use – just move along please ;-))
'power over vulnerable people'"Real Names" Policies Are an Abuse of Power
'some other purpose'Why I'd never work for Google, Twitter, or Facebook
Google+ isn't about sharing cat pictures, it's about serving ads. Twitter's massive network of 140-character bits of information isn't about connecting people across the globe or to view current trends in worldwide thinking, it's about serving ads. Facebook isn't about entertaining yourself with games or sharing interesting links, it's about serving ads.
'open source experiment'BrowserID – "A better way to sign in."
'a living computer nightmare'FaceFacts
'all emotion, no intellect'How the 'Thumbs Up/Like' Button is Dumbing Users Down
low, one-time costWhatsApp Messenger
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.
Note: This is not an endorsement.
Storyful uses the power of social networks to create an authentic, cooperative and socially useful journalism.
thoughts on private infoAssange v Zuckerberg
so ridiculous, it hurts!Cloud Girlfriend - The Social Network Girlfriend
a 'minimum safe distance'My Internet Face
So is it worth it, should I give the ill-begotten miscreant teenager that is Facebook another try?
it's about humans, not brandsThe Twitter Revolution Must Die
interesting concept in the worksThimbl
Welcome to thimbl, the free, open source, distributed micro-blogging platform. If you're tired of being locked in to one micro-blogging platform, or a single social network. Or you're weary of corporations hi-jacking your updates in the pursuit of money, then thimbl is for you.
Thimbl is currently not ready for the world! We're still putting the finishing touches on what we hope will be a useful and successful application.
read the termsTwitter can do WHAT with your photos?
unauthorized data sharingFacebook's Instant Personalization: An Analysis of Fundamental Privacy Flaws
'something very odd going on'Twitter 'onmouseover' security flaw widely exploited
promoting 'data rights'
DataPortability.org - Share and remix data using open standards
'Q &A for power users'Web Apps - Stack Exchange
'nice' images + giggly tweetsYou Should Be Getting Me a Drink Now (twitter)
too many eggs in one basket?
got synergy?Should you become a social media expert? [disassociated]
common sense...Top 8 Things You Shouldn't Give Social Networking Sites
shared data visualizationsMany Eyes
'for the imaginatively challenged'Generatus | Social Networking Status Generator
Note: affiliate link-supported.
getting downright creepyFacebook Leaks Usernames, User IDs, and Personal Details to Advertisers
[reminded by The Letter]
on 'personal data ownership'Facebook claims data portability is criminal
'lack of privacy, and spammy newsfeeds'Why I Canceled My Facebook Account
discovery assistantTwiference Sidebar
time of dayTimeTweets - Where tweets go tick-tock. (and where spammers apparently jump right in)
'interact with music'ccMixter – "a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want"
(please don't) spam yer friendsTwitter marketing spam
tagged 'UI FAIL'Trying to escape from Google Buzz: The Adventure Continues!
public-to-anyone by defaultWARNING: Google Buzz Has A Huge Privacy Flaw
control over one's dataIs it possible to opt out of social networking?
which comes firstExcessive internet use is linked to depression
Our research indicates that excessive internet use is associated with depression, but what we don't know is which comes first - are depressed people drawn to the internet or does the internet cause depression?
'engage with art'Follow a Museum day - 1st February 2010 - A directory of Museums on Twitter
an economic decisionFacebook's move ain't about changes in privacy norms
Is your data safe?Facebook and MySpace security: backdoor wide open, millions of accounts exploitable
Facebook and MySpace fixed this quickly after being notified...
'privacy norms online'Context, Privacy, and (Attempted) Blogger Anonymity
'not clever'Alienatr - another stupid social, web 2.0 website with a missing vowel in the title. [The Letter]
spammers ru(i)n everythingTwitter followers 'can be bought'
'silent crowds'Twitter hype punctured by study
Micro-blogging service Twitter remains the preserve of a few, despite the hype surrounding it, according to research.
Just 10% of Twitter users generate more than 90% of the content, a Harvard study of 300,000 users found.
'impersonal and irrelevant'Zach Klein: "I liked the Internet better when it was nebulous, and now I'm depressed that it shaping up to be a social pyramid."
UK government is watching... (3)Agency denies internet spy plans
UK government is watching... (2)Plan to monitor all internet use
The new system would track all e-mails, phone calls and internet use, including visits to social network sites.
Related post: UK government is watching you!
beware of spying 'friends''Ill' worker fired over Facebook
the long failA Problem
You know you have a problem when Twitter is down, so you try to tweet that Twitter is down, but you can't tweet that Twitter is down because Twitter is down.
'know where shortened links *really* go'LongURL Mobile Expander Firefox extension
UK government is watching you!Social network sites 'monitored' – "It is part of a plan to store details of all phone calls, e-mails and websites visited on a central database..."
fyiHow to permanently delete your facebook account.
just so you know...Facebook's New Terms Of Service: "We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever."
Related Update (2/18/09):
Update on Terms | Facebook
'the Facebook bandwagon'No poking please: Why I never joined Facebook
He's got a point...BeatingAddiction - fight social network addiction through social networking? Come on now dammit!!!!
'pro' account user ignored for 4 yearsStill No Word From Flickr
'scam directed at Twitter users'Twitter Blog: Gone Phishing
don't clickFacebook users hit by virus – "The virus tricks users by telling them they're in a video..."
answers on postcards - 'slow twitter'dawdlr – "a global community of friends and strangers answering one simple question: what are you doing, you know, more generally?"
'quick and dirty solution'Where is Your Username registered
silly web!The Ultimate Social Media Addict: Follow Your Houseplant on Twitter
'for people who love words'Wordie [Disarranging Mine]
invading privacy (for 'good')?Vote! How to Detect the Social Sites Your Visitors Use
what people are sayingtwistori – "the first step in an ongoing social experiment..."
'modern self-portraits'Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism
...Social networking websites may make relationships more reliable, but whether those relationships can be humanly satisfying remains to be seen.[Justin Blanton]
AORTAL - the anti-portal,
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