no response (from Instagram)How Instagram closed my account and gave it to a football celebrity.
experimental forum protocolAether — “a distributed, peer-to-peer network”
Note: This is not an endorsement.
‘not an alternate universe’Twitter is a crowded bar
‘serious privacy breaches’Get your loved ones off Facebook
‘a Twitter clock’All The Minutes
Note: Promotional vehicle.
‘a people-focused alternative’IndieWebify.Me – “a guide to getting you on the IndieWeb”
new ‘webmentions’ toolBridgy (About)
Bridgy is a service that pulls comments, likes, and reshares on social networks back to your web site. You can also use it to post to social networks - or comment, like, reshare, or even RSVP - from your own web site.
on craving connectionStop Being Social
‘send private links publicly’Privatize
Note: This is not an endorsement.
privacy impact ignored?Privacy Implications of Social Media Manipulation
‘a real-time newsroom’grasswire
Note: Some ads in embedded content.
intentionally confusing the user?Cognitive disconnect: Understanding Facebook Connect login permissions
(another) emoji trackerSilicon Feelings – “a real time display of Emoji being tweeted by people across Earth” (see emojitracker *)
‘the imagination of strangers’20 Day Stranger
an odd thesis projectSlow Down: An (Anti) Social Media Digest
‘the easy road’Secret: Do we need another way to be selfish on the internet?
‘capture, write, and publish’Hi – Real-time journalism and storytelling
‘adds value’ to searchestwXplorer
A smarter way to search Twitter
different logins simultaneouslyMultifox Firefox extension
beware of default settingsLinkedIn Customers Allege Company Hacked E-Mail Addresses
'properly formatted' citationsTweet2Cite
'experience my service'i am selling social interaction
'users are humans'Human Interest
Common courtesy requires that we assume first that we are inconveniencing others unless we're told otherwise, showing respect for their time and attention.
an experiment with a warningemojitracker: realtime emoji use on twitter
It updates at the speed of updates on twitter in realtime, and thus contains rapidly updating visuals that may possibly cause problems for those sensitive to such things? I'm not sure, but I don't want to risk it, so here is a warning!
You have options!Experimenting with new ways to tailor ads | Twitter Blog
the 'hunt for anagram'ANAGRAMATRON
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.
'using Facebook to spread'Malicious Chrome extensions: a cat and mouse game
'mostly faded away'The Web We Lost
'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"
"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)
'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...
'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.
'a lack of engagement'Google's Management Doesn't Use Google+
Facebook privacy is a joke......and it's not funny anymore!
'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
Storyful uses the power of social networks to create an authentic, cooperative and socially useful journalism.
so ridiculous, it hurts!Cloud Girlfriend - The Social Network Girlfriend
killing innovation?Dear Twitter
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
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?
common sense...Top 8 Things You Shouldn't Give Social Networking Sites
'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
'How interesting.'Your company's urge to tweet
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?
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
twitter madnessTimeTweets - Where tweets go tick-tock.
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!!!!
'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?"
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]
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