Great breakdown of Facebook’s mobile platform and dev strategy.
“If this then that” – this looks awesome and maps against a couple of different services I use and hacks I’ve put into place to automate parts of my digital life. Hopefully I’ll get an invite soon
Pandas and Lobsters: Why Google Cannot Build Social Applications…
A humorous, yet accurate take on the difference between Google's efforts at social software and those more successful in the space (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare etc.)
Privacy, Facebook and 170 Options
Price of Facebook Privacy? Start Clicking
Given Facebook’s release of a slew of developer tools and APIs, providing Web sites the world over with the ability to access the user data of Facebook users and the ever (d)evolving changes to Facebook’s privacy settings, it’s no surprise that there’s an outcry from individuals and privacy groups. The New York Times has published a great set of infographics laying out the “50 settings with more than 170 options” that a user has to work with to control how their information is used.
The accompanying article, Price of Facebook Privacy? Start Clicking is well worth a read for anyone unfamiliar with the issues at stake.
- The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook
- Auto-Logging Into Facebook Could Get You Arrested
- Facebook’s Open Graph Protocol from a Web Developer’s Perspective
Images from the New York Times
Employers & Your Online Reputation
Our study found 70% of surveyed HR professionals in U.S. (41% in the UK) have rejected a candidate based on online reputation information. Reputation can also have a positive effect as in the United States, 86% of HR professionals (and at least two thirds of those in the U.K. and Germany) stated that a positive online reputation influences the candidate’s application to some extent; almost half stated that it does so to a great extent.
Microsoft Releases a Study on Data Privacy Day
The world’s already small and it’s only getting smaller.