Posts by Milly Diaz

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Facebook wants to rule the world (wide web)

22 April 2010 | Milly Diaz

On Wednesday, Facebook announced at its big developer conference F8 that, basically, it intends to be the center of the social media world. Through something called the ‘Open Graph’ their plan is to aggregate all [...]

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Curiosity doesn’t always kill the cat

6 April 2010 | Milly Diaz

I am quite a nut about protecting my privacy on the ‘internets’ but boy do I love ‘playing’ Foursquare and Gowalla (yes, I am active on both). I finally read something this weekend that helped [...]

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Foursquare’s Whoops!: We’ve Seen it Before and We’ll Probably See it Again

29 March 2010 | Milly Diaz

On Friday, Foursquare found itself red in the face when it was revealed that the company forgot to renew its domain name ownership.  People who tried to access on Friday and Saturday were re-directed [...]

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The Oldies Got the Teens Wrong Again

22 March 2010 | Milly Diaz

UK teens are getting a much-needed lesson in privacy through a language they understand – gaming. As some of you know via my previous blog posts, I think a lot of ‘kids’ these days fail [...]

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The Googlization of Twitter

8 March 2010 | Milly Diaz

The Wall Street Journal revealed more details about Twitter’s monetisation plans. According to insiders, Twitter will be launching ‘Google-style’ sponsored ads around its search results. Brands have expressed mixed feelings about the news. According to [...]

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Twitter Monetization: Who’ll be the Real winner?

25 February 2010 | Milly Diaz

According to new reports, next month Twitter will be launching an ad platform to make some money (finally!).  The first generation of Twitter ads will apparently appear as hashtagged messages in users’ streams. Details aren’t [...]

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Ode to Foursquare

24 February 2010 | Milly Diaz

Back in January I did attempt To take the Foursquare plunge Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be Because their beta app wouldn’t sync with my Blackberry About a week ago the Blackberry was replaced With [...]

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Privacy isn’t just for ‘old people’

3 February 2010 | Milly Diaz

At last week’s social media uber-gathering during the Davos World Economic Forum, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman said, “All these concerns about privacy tend to be old people issues.” As you can see from my other posts [...]

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Taking the Foursquare Plunge

19 January 2010 | Milly Diaz

I signed up for Foursquare, the location-based social network, the week it launched in the UK back in October and have yet do the equivalent of my first tweet, i.e. checking in at a location. [...]

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It’s time to get social

8 December 2009 | Milly Diaz

As you’ve probably heard, on Monday Google announced that real-time search has arrived. Real-time results are being “rolled-out” gradually over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for them next time you do [...]