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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: “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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...