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The Value of Twitter–Revisited
Actually I had a few very interesting discussions lately as a reaction on my post Is There Any Value in Twitter? Yes? Think Again… and I think Thibaud brought it to the point: Mass-follow is the “problem” – in other words me . I had thought about getting out of Twitter but I will get back in. I removed...
27 Sep 2010
Windows Live Essentials 2011 available for download now
I am using it since the Beta and it is really cool. I am using Messenger (with the integration to Facebook etc.) as well as the Windows Live Writer to blog. It rocks: Windows Live Essentials 2011 available for download now Download and install! Roger
30 Sep 2010
“Freedom of speech” does not mean you can say everything!
Sometimes I feel that people think the Internet is a room, where the laws of our society do not apply anymore… I read an article this morning on Swiss news called Drei Monate Haft für Beleidigungen auf Facebook – and here is an English version of it: Jail for French Facebook user . Sometimes I wonder...
4 Oct 2010
How to Do an Online Background Check for Free
Well, basically this title attracted my attention: How to Do an Online Background Check for Free . I had to try it with myself. So I started, following the sites and suggestions in the article: I clicked on the first link and landed on 9 Sites That Find People and Their 'Sensitive' Information – cool...
16 Feb 2011
Should you Accept Your Parent’s Facebook Friend Request?
It is kind of strange: I worked with some kids on Tuesday on online safety challenges and mainly we talked about Facebook, Netlog, Twitter etc. We had a lot of very good discussions with them about how to protect your privacy Tonight we will talk to the parent’s of these kids and do our best to educate...
24 Mar 2011
FTC Takes Action Against Employee Bloggers
This is an interesting information: FTC Takes Action Against Employee Bloggers . I am often asked about the rules and guidelines we have internally for bloggers. One is to be transparent. Whenever I blog, tweet or comment on a blog, I am always transparent that I am working for Microsoft – at least when...
9 Sep 2010
Blocking Social Media Sites–a False Sense of Security?
I blogged often about it: Blocking certain websites today can fire back in different ways. The CIO published an article called Workarounds: 5 Ways Employees Try to Access Restricted Sites – and they say: "Some workarounds can be dangerous because they might create a channel that data can flow out...
14 Aug 2010
Interesting Discussion on Social Media
Recently, we had an interesting discussion on Social Media. It actually all started with somebody sending a link around called http://pleaserobme.com/ to see who actually just said that they are not at home – information which can easily be gained through Twitter search. This lead then into a discussion...
17 Sep 2010
Is There Any Value in Twitter? Yes? Think Again…
I know that this is a very provocative question but it is one I looked into since a few months. If you follow my Twitter account , you will have realized that I dramatically reduced the number of Tweets. I currently only tweet, once I posted on my blog. But let’s start at the beginning: I think I started...
18 Sep 2010
Blocking Social Networks? Think Again…
You know that I am not a big fan of blocking social networks within enterprises for different reasons. I just read an article on this subject based on a study by Trend Micro. One of the conclusions in the article is: Trying to just prevent users accessing social networks from work could potentially increase...
14 Jul 2010
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