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  • Blog Post: Facebook apps are coming to a website near you

    I am intrigued by the recent annoucement that you'll be able to incorporate Facebook applications in your own website simply by embedding some Java code according to Duncan Riley's post on TechCrunch titled Facebook Apps on Any Website: Clever Move . In turn Duncan links to Wei Zhu's article titled JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Here's how to solve the Facebook messaging problem

    * Don't take the post as an endorsement of "Email Me Instead" or of it being fit for purpose - it seems to work for me but could have untold effects on your system, your privacy and the security of your personal information * I love blogging. Helpful people (like you) provide answers to questions...
  • Blog Post: Spoof hacker message circulating on Facebook

    I received the following message from a friend on Facebook earlier: "Not sure this is true but.....If somebody called bum_tnoo7@hotmail.com adds you DON'T accept it because it's a hacker. Tell everyone on your list because if somebody on your list adds them you get them on your list he'll figure out...
  • Blog Post: Is there any value in Social Networking? What is Twitter? How does it relate to Facebook et al?

    David Tebbutt has posted an interesting article discussing Twitter in terms of what it is and where it fits in the Social Networking space. The following paragraph in particular stood out but it's worth reading the whole piece: "When blogging first caught on, it seemed to comprise mainly of people...
  • Blog Post: Twitter, Facebook and Social Media discussion in a PR context by Robert Scoble

    The Brian Solis's PR 2.0 blog has an interesting interview with Robert Scoble titled " PR is about relationships " I'm not a Sycophantic Scoble fan though I really enjoyed reading the transcript. The following quote sets the scene: "As much as we talk about how to participate in Social Media...
  • Blog Post: Facebook security: I like the "add application" interface

    I like the "add application" interface in Facebook as it asks meaningful questions in everyday English that a non-security professional would have a chance of making sense of - I suspect that most people still hit "OK just do it" though. I suspect that there isn't a feature to require applications...
  • Blog Post: Are you allowed to use social networks at work?

    Technorati Tags: I would Love to hear whether you are allowed to access social networking sites from work as it keeps coming up in discussion...don't be shy...
  • Blog Post: How many Microsofties use Facebook?

    I can't quite believe that there are quite so many - there are 16,758 members of the Microsoft group in Facebook as I type this!
  • Blog Post: Facebook email client for Windows Mobile - where can I find one?

    Some of you may be getting bored of me talking about Facebook - apologies if that's the case. I'll be posting about other topics today too! I'm finding that as I use Facebook more many of my friends are using the built in email feature to contact me in preference to their traditional system. I'm used...
  • Blog Post: This made me smile - an article questioning how people follow thousands of other people on Twitter/social networks

    Thanks to Loudmouthman for tweeting about The Campaign For Real Blogs - Turn off the A list in May I'm a big fan of Twitter . If you wonder what it is then read Twitter explained thanks to Steve Clayton et al. I particularly like the Twitter mobile site which works beautifully from my Windows ...
  • Blog Post: Facebook: Will you be my friend?

    This is a question many of you will be asked if you know people who use Facebook. For some requests it's really straight forward as they are someone you socialise with and regard as a friend. What about if a work colleague asks to be your friend? What's the downside of just adding them anyway?...
  • Blog Post: What are the UK trends in the corporate use of Social Networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace?

    Microsoft recently surveyed nearly four hundred IT Professionals to find out their approaches to Social Networking. You can view the full results here . I think the findings are interesting as the results suggest that social networking sites are more popular with IT Pros than end users by a factor...
  • Blog Post: I don't need Facebook or any other kind of social networking to waste time!

    Viral has written an interesting post looking at how some large (traditional) organisations are afraid that their employees will waste time unless access to all social networking sites & Instant Messaging is/are banned - the BBC wrote a piece on the very subject . It's soooo old school to judge...
  • Blog Post: Facebook, myspace and other social networking sites - whatever happened to Privacy?

    I've been slow to adopt Facebook. Perhaps I'm a luddite. Perhaps I'm too paraniod. There's an article titled Facebook users open to cyber attacks, ID theft? on News.com which discusses many of my concerns. Rick Howard (Director of intelligence at VeriSign's iDefense Labs) was quoted as saying ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft will buy a $240 million equity stake in Facebook

    You can read yesterday's announcement that " the two companies would expand their advertising partnership and that Microsoft will take a $240 million equity stake in Facebook’s next round of financing at a $15 billion valuation. Under the expanded strategic alliance, Microsoft will be the exclusive third...
  • Blog Post: How can you tell who's real on Facebook?

    Am I just being dumb here or is it pure guess work who's really who on Facebook? I'm new to Facebook as I've had privacy concerns though finding out about "Limited User" has eased those a little. As far as I can see it's trivial for me to set myself up as any celebrity I choose as there isn't any...
  • Blog Post: Where can I find a recording of the Great Facebook Debate? *broken link corrected*

    You can watch a recording of last night's " Great Facebook Debate " by clicking here . The event itself took place in London - I was there in person. It's free to watch the recording - it cost £25 to be there. Paul Walsh hosted the event on behalf of the British Interactive Media Association at the...