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9 Mar/12

Facebook-Twitter: guerra di interessi

Facebook-Twitter: guerra di interessi

Mentre in Germania Facebook deve fare i conti con la perdita di utenti a causa della politica di gestione della privacy per così dire... leggera e maldigerita dalle autorità locali, il popolare social network si prepara a dichiarare guerra a quello che sta divenendo il suo rivale più pericoloso: Twitter. Prossimamente infatti, nei menù della creatura di Mark Zuckerberg e soci, verrà aggiunta l'opzione "Aggiungi interessi", che consentirà agli utenti una gestione simile a quanto è...

6 Mar/12

Facebook Messenger for Windows Now Officially Available

Facebook Messenger for Windows Now Officially Available

Facebook Messenger leaked back in December, and Facebook decided to keep the link active that was pointing to the program’s download. Today, Facebook is officially releasing Messenger for Windows, promising that Mac users will get their version of the messenger application soon as well.Facebook Messenger basically gives you an option to chat with your Facebook friends and contacts without having the Facebook.com website open at all.Installation of the program should not be a problem,...

3 Mar/12

Facebook Logout Ads, Bing First to Advertise

Facebook Logout Ads, Bing First to Advertise

In the past year, Facebook and Microsoft have started to work closely together. Microsoft has for instance added Facebook to its recently purchased Skype software, and to the company’s Bing search engine, where Facebook users who are logged in to their account will see their friend’s likes in the search results.Bing on the other hand became Facebook’s web search provider. Facebook yesterday has launched a new ad unit that is poised to increase the company’s revenue...




2 Mar/12

5 Things That Shouldn’t Be On Your Facebook

5 Things That Shouldn’t Be On Your Facebook

I just read an interesting infographic about crimes that were committed and solved on Facebook. In one of the featured stories was a break-in in a victim’s house by a man, whom she later found out had just befriended her on Facebook a week before! (Image source: Cheth) This just goes to show that the things you put on Facebook: your private details, your photos, your thoughts and preferences; they can be used against you. So despite the therapeutic feeling Facebook offers you, you...

20 Feb/12

Websites Can See If You Are Logged Into A Social Networking Site

Websites Can See If You Are Logged Into A Social Networking Site

Can websites find out if you are logged into Facebook, Twitter or Google+? That’s what Tom Anthony wanted to find out. If third party websites could, it could be used for different purposes, from user tracking to optimizing the websites services for the networks the user is logged in.Facebook for instance provides an API for that that developers can use to find out if users who are connecting to their website are currently logged into the social networking site.For Twitter and Google+,...

13 Feb/12

La figlia passa troppo tempo su Facebook e lui spara al notebook

La figlia passa troppo tempo su Facebook e lui spara al notebook

Internet ha cambiato e sta tuttora cambiando la nostra esistenza, permettendoci di essere perennemente connessi, di lavorare comodamente seduti alla scrivania del nostro studio a casa e di comunicare con chi si trova dall'altra parte del globo come se fosse di fronte a noi. Questa incredibile rivoluzione ha, come sempre, anche dei risvolti negativi, con implicazioni che riguardano sia i più giovani, che si trovano a poter fingere di essere ciò che non sono, protetti dal celarsi dietro...

7 Feb/12

40+ Apps & Tools To Customize Your Facebook Pages

40+ Apps & Tools To Customize Your Facebook Pages

Facebook now has over 800 million active users around the world. If it were a country, it would be the third largest in the world (right behind China and India), and more than twice the size of the United States. So it’s pretty much vital for anyone trying to promote a product, service, event, or cause to create a Facebook page. While other social networks (Google+ among them) are making gains, Facebook is still the largest and most popular out there, and that’s unlikely to...

10 Lug/11

Facebook arriva la VideoChat

Facebook arriva la VideoChat

Facebook arriva la VideoChat Con l’apparente inarrestabile successo che Facebook riscuote, Mark Zuckerberg ed i suoi soci hanno pensato bene di realizzare una nuova caratteristiche per arrecchire la dotazione della loro creatura: la videochat. Dopo le varie partnership con i più famosi software di comunicazione VoIP ed averli resi social network friendly, grazie all’uteriore unione di Facebook con Skype, si è pensato bene di appoggiare il servizio proprio al programma...

27 Feb/11

Bing Search Improves Facebook Integration

Bing Search Improves Facebook Integration

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Is social the next search? Rumors about Facebook Search have been spread for years; The data that Facebook’s developers could utilize sounds enormous: Content from more than 500 million users who share loads of contents on Facebook. The obvious benefit in comparison to traditional search engines? The data is user generated. Google or Bing crawl the web day in day out to find new sites, and updates to existing sites. Facebook...

13 Feb/11

“I’m bored… There’s Nothing on the Internet!” The Argument for a Walled Garden

“I’m bored… There’s Nothing on the Internet!” The Argument for a Walled Garden

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The call “There’s nothing on TV” has long been a common phrase in households around the world, but now I’m beginning hear people express disappointment with the quality and availability of good stuff on the Internet.  This has just gotta be absurd, right!?  Well, perhaps not. There can be absolutely no doubting that the Internet is anything but boring.  There are billions of websites out there...

27 Set/10

Now Shipping: ThinkUp Beta 1

Now Shipping: ThinkUp Beta 1

Hit a big milestone today! We released the first beta of ThinkUp, the PHP/MySQL webapp that archives your social media interactions in a database you control. Download it here. Following eight alpha releases over the past eight months, I’m so proud that the ThinkUp community and the software product itself has reached beta. The beta represents hundreds of commits by over 20 thoughtful developers scattered across the globe, and countless conversations on the mailing list, in Wave,...

3 Set/10

Facebook Adds Remote Logout Feature

Facebook Adds Remote Logout Feature

Not logging out can be a huge privacy risk, especially on public computers but also on other computer systems that multiple users have access to. Why is that? Because everyone accessing the computer after the user may access that user’s profile on Internet websites. That was reason enough for Facebook to add a new option under the Account Security section that displays all devices and computers the user is logged in, with options to end activity on all systems but the active one. Probably...

3 Set/10

Long Weekend Hacking: How to Help Out with ThinkUp

Long Weekend Hacking: How to Help Out with ThinkUp

Lots of geeks like to spend some time on a three-day weekend doing fun, spare-time coding. If you’ve been curious about ThinkUp and have a little extra time this Labor Day weekend, come on down! ThinkUp’s come a long way so it’s easier than ever to dive in, try it out, and experiment.  Here are four ways you can help make ThinkUp better, whether you’ve got a free 30 minutes or 3 hours this weekend: Test ThinkUp’s new easy installer. Running git, wrangling...

2 Set/10

No Facebook in Ping After All

No Facebook in Ping After All

Yesterday on TWiG, Leo and Jeff and I discussed Facebook integration in Ping–Leo didn’t know it was there, but looking at the screenshots on Apple’s site, before I got the iTunes 10 download, I said it was there. But even though the Ping web page reads “Find even more music fans…by connecting to your Facebook account” right now, Kara Swisher reports that Steve Jobs told her there’s no Facebook in Ping because they wanted “onerous terms that...

18 Ago/10

What to Expect From “Google Me”

What to Expect From “Google Me”

My greatest hope for the hotly-rumored, might-launch-any-day-now social networking app “Google Me” is that it will not merely clone Facebook in a weak attempt at parity, but that it will innovate and solve problems that plague existing social networks. Last month, a senior user experience researcher at Google, Paul Adams, gave a presentation entitled “The Real Life Social Network.” The 224 slides, embedded below, describe some of the problems and common user behavior...

5 Ago/10

On Google Wave and “Failed” Experiments

On Google Wave and “Failed” Experiments

Yesterday while I was on the air with Jeff and Leo recording TWiG, Google announced that they are halting development on Wave. The webapp will be available till the end of the year–with mechanisms to export your current wave data–and the code will remain open source. As the author of the first user guide on Wave, I spent this morning doing interviews with tech journalists about what this all means. Here are some questions I got asked, and answers I offered. What do you think...

2 Ago/10

ThinkTank is Now ThinkUp

ThinkTank is Now ThinkUp

Naming products is hard. After weeks of brainstorming, teeth-gnashing, hair-pulling, trademark searching, late-night strikes of inspiration followed by crushing morning realizations that the idea sucked, I’m thrilled to announce that ThinkTank has been renamed to ThinkUp. It’s our Firebird-to-Firefox moment. Rebranding is difficult, but the most heartening part of this process was that the ThinkUp idea came to us via the app. @markwallace responded to Anil’s call for...

2 Ago/10

ThinkTank is Now ThinkUp

ThinkTank is Now ThinkUp

Naming products is hard. After weeks of brainstorming, teeth-gnashing, hair-pulling, trademark searching, late-night strikes of inspiration followed by crushing morning realizations that the idea sucked, I’m thrilled to announce that ThinkTank has been renamed to ThinkUp. It’s our Firebird-to-Firefox moment. Rebranding is difficult, but the most heartening part of this process was that the ThinkUp idea came to us via the app. @markwallace responded to Anil’s call for...

20 Lug/10

The “Only If We’re Offline Friends” Rule

The “Only If We’re Offline Friends” Rule

I’m active on a LOT of social/sharing webapps: Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare, Tumblr, and to a lesser degree, FriendFeed, Delicious and Buzz. While most of my posts are public and open to everyone, on Foursquare and Facebook*, I only accept friend requests from people who I know and hang out with offline. Still, I feel bad refusing friend requests from people who listen to TWiG or read Lifehacker or this blog simply because I don’t know them. What I really want, on every social...

16 Lug/10

(Updated) How to Transfer Google Voice to Your Google Apps Account

(Updated) How to Transfer Google Voice to Your Google Apps Account

Update: Google Voice product manager Craig Walker confirms that the Apps transfer is NOT supported right now, and that it was only done for a small group of testers. Sorry, all. The good news? He says there will be a way to transfer your Voice account to Google Apps once the new GApps features that are being tested right now launch. In the meantime, I’m removing the link to the request form from this post. Update: After I published this post, Google added very strong language...