Showing posts with label Facebook. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Facebook. Show all posts

Monday, September 15, 2014

Facebook Data

So the autoplay videos are eating up people's data plans. Rumor has it that at one local university, Facebook downloads are second only to the bandwidth used by Netflix. It's sneaky because you think you just loading "a page."

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Callsigns on Facebook

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Facebook South

A post in my Facebook feed that almost certainly had to be from the South.
"Please say a prayer for my Daddy today. He is having spinal cord surgery this morning at 10ish to fuse C5 & C6 in his neck. He should get the feeling back in his right arm after this surgery. After all, he needs to feel his shooting finger!"
Daddy - check. Prayers - check. Guns - check.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Unwanted Invites

If you are on Facebook, get ready for a flood of unwanted invites - Farmville 2.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

You Can't Use Facebook To Serve Court Docs

sarahcuda Judge: Chase Bank Can’t Use Facebook To Serve Court Docs… via @pandodaily - WOWWed, Jun 13 19:39:42 from Tweet Button

But "it’s a commonly used serving method in Australia, New Zealand, and more recently in England." That's the "wow" part for me.

Friday, June 8, 2012

DropBox and World Domination

Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?
Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky... try to take over the world!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I, for one, welcome our new Facebook overlords

Facebook represents about 95% of the time that people spend on social networking. Around 52% of the sharing is on Facebook as well. Not bad for a little web page used to connect college kids.

Via Business Insider Chart of the Day and AdAge

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ninja Librarians

My worst nightmare... government ninja librarians. I would have said zombies, but they have jumped the shark.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Online Identity

If you've read anything about the changes to Facebook, you know that they are trying to access data from every facet of your life. Mark Zuckerberg has already said that privacy is dead. Even when signing out of Facebook, you will find that it has stored your credentials as you visit other sites that have integrated with Facebook. (Deleting all your Facebook cookies can work around that.) The plan is to make Facebook a requirement instead of being optional as you visit sites outside the walled garden. For example, if you want to use Spotify, you are now required to have a Facebook account.

And given the stance that there should be no anonymous Facebook accounts, there doesn't seem to be a way around this requirement.

Perhaps something like this is the future...
PSEUDONYMITY. You heard it here first. I think it’s a big concept. Pseudonymity is the combination of anonymity and authority. It is an alter ego name that follows you on the Internet. It allows you to interact with people in different ways.
I would use the word "reputation" instead of "authority," but I think we are talking about basically the same thing. You may not know who I am, but if you follow my blog, you will know what to expect from me and get to decide if I am trustworthy/interesting/crazy.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Zuckerburg Thinks Using Real Names Creates a Polite Society

According to this article, Zuckerburg thinks requiring us to use our real names will make us play nice in the sandbox. Has he seen what people say using their real name? I don't argue that he has the right to determine how his business is run. I just think he is wrong.