27 February 2009

Facebook introduces its own Terms of Use today

Facebook is giving its users the opportunity to voice their own opinions about how the popular social media site is governed. After last week’s debacle over the change in the company’s Terms of Use, Facebook has come up with two new documents: the Facebook Principles, which defines your rights and will serve as the guiding framework behind any policy we'll …

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26 February 2009

I have violated what…?

This morning, while enjoying my daily dose of caffeine, I logged into facebook to get my daily dose of  inspiration… by that I mean having a big old laugh at the scandals that play out within my facebook friendship circle. I was surprised to get an update that I had apparently violated facebook’s terms and conditions. At first I thought …

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26 February 2009

Adopt a blog #28 – TechCrunch

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, Software, IPhones… These are just some of the things that this very well-known blog posts about. TechCrunch is a very well organized site – with headings in large font, an image to go with it and links in green text; it makes it easy for readers to understand and navigate. TechCrunch keeps us up-to-date with the …

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26 February 2009

What is your social media age?

Today I found out that I am yet another statistic… 26 and a Facebook addict. Pew Internet along with American Life project release a survey yesterday on social media use in America. The statistic I refer to above is the average age of users across some of the most popular social networking web sites, in chronological order: Facebook – 26 …

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25 February 2009

Adopt a Blog #27 – ICanHasCheezBurger

Who hasn't heard of LOLCats or ICanHasCheezBurger? Even if those names don't ring a bell, you are still likely to have seen one of their images pop into your inbox. I didn't even know there was an official website for these funny captioned pictures of animals (mostly cats) till I decided to find out why on earth I kept hearing …

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24 February 2009

Adopt a Blog #26 – Design*Sponge

Design*Sponge first came to my attention from a spot of proper old fashioned surfing – just following links on other sites to see what was going on – and I've been a regular visitor ever since. It's a blog that's very prolific – numerous posts on a daily basis – about a range of product design and interior design. It …

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24 February 2009

Do Digg Auto-bury? And Do I Care?

There seems to be a bit of a debate going on in the community of active Digg users about whether the ability for Digg to 'auto bury' certain contributors content is real or a myth. From my basic reading up on the matter, it seems that the existence of this auto-bury has been contested for a long time, and now …

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23 February 2009

Government social media position valued higher than Lord Chancellor?

Tax payers across Britain are up in arms today after The Telegraph reported that a senior position within the Government's Digital Engagement team, has a higher starting salary and benefits than what the Lord Chancellor is eligible to before allowances. The role would involve communicating through social media sites Facebook, Bebo and Twitter and has a starting salary of £120,000 …

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19 February 2009

Elegant visualisations of LastFM data

This might a story for the technology blog, it could also fit on the experience design blog, if I was clever enough I would put it on all three. I got to plaing with the new seadragon app on the i-phone and it is awesome. The best example of a seadragon interface that I have seen yet, reconstructing the worldwide …

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19 February 2009

Privacy… can I haz it?

There has been a lot of uproar about the recent events that took place over on the Facebook Terms of Service page. The big debacle has to do with how they proposed to treat data entered by members of the popular Social Networking site. This story has been blogged on, printed in media and even appeared on television news. If …

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