Checking in and dusting off the furniture, here at the trusty old compound. Summer is on the way, and I predict many Tweet worthy clips and blips, coming from Canhead!
So stay tuned for more goodness, until then, here are a few links dedicated to Twitter, Facebook, and de-cluttering your social scene!
Facebook and Openbook!
Facebook Privacy: Secrets Unveiled//JR Raphael, PC World
May 16, 2010 3:11 pm
“Thanks to a couple of handy new tools, you can now check out exactly what Facebook is telling the world about you — and about everyone else. First up is Openbook, a project created by three computer geeks from San Francisco.
Facebook Privacy OpenbookOpenbook lets you search through Facebook’s publicly available user data to find out what everyone is saying. You enter a search term — Openbook suggests loaded phrases like “cheated test,” “don’t tell anyone,” and “lost virginity,” but you can enter anything you want — and the site displays pages of relevant Facebook status updates from recent hours. ”
Also found at Mashable.com
HOW TO: Disable Facebook’s “Instant Personalization” [PRIVACY]
“Facebook, one of the most popular social networks in the world, has more than 400 million registered people on its Web site. Half of these users log in to the service every day, the company says, and users spend 500 billion minutes on the site each month.
As a result, the company has come under a blitz from privacy groups, government officials and its own users, who complain that the new policy is bewildering and the new opt-out settings too time-consuming to figure out and use.
“There are always trade-offs between providing comprehensive and precise granular controls and offering simple tools that may be broad and blunt,” said Elliot Schrage, vice president for public policy at Facebook. “We have tried to offer the most comprehensive and detailed controls and comprehensive and detailed information about them.”
The new opt-out settings certainly are complex. Facebook users who hope to make their personal information private should be prepared to spend a lot of time pressing a lot of buttons. To opt out of full disclosure of most information, it is necessary to click through more than 50 privacy buttons, which then require choosing among a total of more than 170 options. “