Saturday, December 31, 2011

Facebook hands out White Hat debit cards to hackers | InSecurity Complex - CNET News

http://m.cnet.com/Article.rbml?nid=57350464&cid=null&bcid=&bid=-245

Privacy issue: Think before you press 'like' button on Facebook-Internet-Tech-The Economic Times on Mobile

http://m.economictimes.com/tech/internet/think-before-you-press-like-button-on-facebook/articleshow/11310358.cms

students-family-learn-of-murder-on-facebook

http://www.heart.co.uk/news/uk-world/students-family-learn-of-murder-on-facebook/

Facebook phasing out support for Internet Explorer 7 | ZDNet

http://m.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-phasing-out-support-for-internet-explorer-7/6729

police-sacked-facebook-posts

http://m.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/dec/30/police-sacked-facebook-posts?cat=uk&type=article

Facebook Wreaks Havoc on One-Third of Marriages in the U.K. | PCWorld

http://www.pcworld.com/article/247125/facebook_wreaks_havoc_on_onethird_of_marriages_in_the_uk.html

Arizona Parents Arrested Over Alleged Facebook Images Of Duct Tape-Bound Children | Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/12/30/arizona-parents-arrested-over-facebook-images-duct-tape-bound-children/

2011: The Year Facebook Killed Google | PCWorld

http://www.pcworld.com/article/247140/2011_the_year_facebook_killed_google.html

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Overblown fears aside, don't use social media to help criminals steal your stuff

http://www.statesman.com/life/overblown-fears-aside-dont-use-social-media-to-2039849.html

Google has got to be kidding!!

Recently, google bloging went to a pastel menuing system. Can I say they've been smoking crack?!??

It was hideous and they have an equally bad system of hiding menus and links. What the hell are they thinking? CSS was to make life easier to layout, not for you to indulge your fantasy about colors.

FYI: this will be the feedback I am sending to Google.

tc

twitter-stalking-is-protected-free-speech-judge-rules

http://m.myfoxal.com/autojuice?targetUrl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.myfoxal.com%2fstory%2f16343535%2ftwitter-stalking-is-protected-free-speech-judge-rules

Facebook: Paul Ceglia contract was forged in 2009 | ZDNet

http://m.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-paul-ceglia-contract-was-forged-in-2009/6418

Move over Facebook and Twitter, here come Path and Pinterest | The Chronicle Herald

http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/44041-move-over-facebook-and-twitter-here-come-path-and-pinterest

Farmville creator Zynga’s rough IPO marks uneven tech stock year - Chicago Sun-Times

Okay. Make a profit before your IPO and your IPO goes to the crapper.

tc

http://www.suntimes.com/business/9499394-420/farmville-creator-zyngas-rough-ipo-marks-uneven-tech-stock-year.html

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

30 Minutes of Facebook Fame, 30 Months in Jail

Remember. It's about serving the Queen. Not your civil rights.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-16185152

Break into Facebook Fame, 2 Months in Jail

Strategy backfires for all parties.

http://m.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/british-student-admits-hacking-into-facebook/6255

Ohh! There's competition?!

http://www.informationweek.com/thebrainyard/news/social_networking_private_platforms/232300493/7-enterprise-social-platforms-think-beyond-facebook

Technolog - Nielsen: Android users are on Facebook ... a lot

http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/14/9441465-nielsen-android-users-are-on-facebook-a-lot

NYT: As Facebook Aims at Millions o

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2011/12/14/technology/shunning-facebook-and-living-to-tell-about-it.xml

Top 7 Facebook Studies Of 2011: Insights Into Anxiety, Moms and Beer - The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2011/12/14/facebook-studies-2011_n_1147046.html

YAF Lawsuit

So, you've likely heard of a few the lawsuit in which a claim is made that Zuckerberg stole the idea of Facebook, at least the idea on how to make money. When you read some of these documents, and are aware of Facebook's blatant disregards for rules - you got to think Zuckerberg is scum.

Given the timely, Zuckerberg was working with php 4.0. For the unknowning, php is the base software for Facebook. I describe it as "Basic for the Web, with a bit of Unix Flavor".

So it's quite easy to see how Zuckerberg could have scammed another person with an idea to do "software programming".

Facebook to Seek Dismissal of Paul Ceglia's Ownership Suit

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Monday, December 12, 2011

zuckerberg: privacy is over

A video of the infamous interview where Zuckerberg says "the age of privacy is over" - which is an implicit paraphrase, he never uses those words in this video. The interview was in January of 2010

He enters the room fairly smug. It's a joke of course, but it falls flat. NOTE: Zuckerberg says "350 million users", which gives you an idea of how long ago it was in Facebook time.

Not stating it in any direct manner they speak about privacy. And Zuckerberg says in an off handed way, "we decided this would be the social norms now - and we went for it."

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebooks_zuckerberg_says_the_age_of_privacy_is_ov.php

He also states at one point they try to keep, "one engineer for every million users". Interesting.

Last question was, "Iphone or Nexus One?"

Response, "Blackberry".

tc

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Zuckerberg bites into Zynga IPO

Zynga has it's IPO on Friday. It has been called one of the most
anticipate IPO in years. So in the eleventh-hour Facebook holds up
the deal with Zynga such that the CEO personally meets till 2am with
Zuckerberg.

CEO Mark Pincus is no dummy. One can only wonder what kind of
deal he cut.... we know Facebook will get a "cut of sales"

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-11/pincus-faceoff-with-zuckerberg-shows-fearsome-prelude-to-zynga-s-ipo-tech.html

Friday, December 9, 2011

Push their money off the page.

Yehaw!!! Third-party software which let you add frills to your facebook (or any social) page, adds even more advertising, then pushes the current ads further down the page.... AWAY from the sweet spots.

Facebook, Google Bugged by New 'Adware' Apps


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203413304577086463731021828.html

JIT (just-in-time) PHP or JIT Death

Some people make PHD project out of creating a compiler. So it appears Facebook will pioneer a new form of corporate suicide.

tc

Facebook releases a PHP just-in-time compiler

http://m.computerworld.com/s/article/9222557/Facebook_releases_a_PHP_just_in_time_compiler

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Little Emperor is in charge

So now management  is "reorganiz(ed) .. so teams report directly to (the) CEO".

So.. is it Little Hitler or Little Napolean?

For the unknowning, this means failing ideas will come directly to the teams. How long before the first defection? After the IPO? After Jan. 1, 2012?

Facebook changing its product development