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Wednesday: February 10, 2010

Google takes a big step into the social networking arena with new service.Google takes a big step into the social networking arena with new service.

Google Buzz is a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting. It's built right into Gmail, so you don't have to peck out an entirely new set of friends from scratch — it just works. If you think about it, there's always been a big social network underlying Gmail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:59 AM | Tags (12) | buzz | facebook | friends | geolocations | gmail | google | integration | networking | people | social | tagging | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: January 13, 2010

Facebook to team up with McAfee for beefed up security operations.Facebook to team up with McAfee for beefed up security operations.

Become a fan of McAfee on Facebook and get ten percent off your next anti-virus subscription. To qualify you'll need to purchase McAfee's Internet Security Anti-virus Privacy System Protection Suite. Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:45 AM | Tags (5) | cnet | facebook | mcafee | protection | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Facebook and Twitter responsible for most of the weird stories in 2009.Facebook and Twitter responsible for most of the weird stories in 2009.

MSNBC covers a handful of said weird stories all the way from tweeting at the altar to the balloon boy hoax. I'm looking forward to telling to my kids how I found out that Michael Jackson passed via Facebook status updates.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:14 PM | Tags (5) | facebook | interwebs | msnbc | twitter | weird |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

The top ten tech trends of 2009 according to CNN.The top ten tech trends of 2009 according to CNN.

app-laden phones helped us manage our on-the-go lifestyles; books fell off the shelves and into e-readers; televisions and video games unchained themselves from home entertainment centers; mobile updates helped organize protests and even threaten governments.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:19 AM | Tags (10) | 2009 | apps | cnn | facebook | games | green | protest | tech | technology | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

No one is safe from Facebook's new privacy settings, not even their CEO.No one is safe from Facebook's new privacy settings, not even their CEO.

This opening may be a result of Facebook's new default settings; or could be a result of Zuckerberg trying to reverse the PR debacle of the new privacy system by opening up the content himself; or could be a combination of both.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:33 AM | Tags (7) | facebook | security | privacy | gawker | settings | photos | private |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Facebook to start reminding all users about their current privacy settings.Facebook to start reminding all users about their current privacy settings.

As part of this initiative, all Facebook users will be prompted to review and confirm their privacy settings. The page will list the items with privacy that needs to be confirmed and give users the option to retain their existing setting or change it to a setting Facebook recommends.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 4:07 PM | Tags (5) | facebook | security | options | privacy | itnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Introduction of social media on the Xbox 360 seems to have gone over quite well.Introduction of social media on the Xbox 360 seems to have gone over quite well.

About two million users decide to give Facebook a whirl along with about half a million brand new Last.fm accounts in the first twenty-four hours alone. I'd say that those are some pretty good numbers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:21 PM | Tags (8) | facebook | friends | gamasutra | gaming | lastfm | networks | social | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Five tips for fixing up your Facebook page from the folks at CNN.Five tips for fixing up your Facebook page from the folks at CNN.

Article covers everything from how to block a friend's annoying Farmville stats to setting up privacy for your racy uploaded photos. Happy Facebooking.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:39 AM | Tags (7) | cnn | facebook | tips | security | annoying | photos | privacy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Developer behind popular iPhone app for Facebook has had it with Apple, calls it quits.Developer behind popular iPhone app for Facebook has had it with Apple, calls it quits.

...I am philosophically opposed to the existence of their review process. I am very concerned that they are setting a horrible precedent for other software platforms, and soon gatekeepers will start infesting the lives of every software developer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:16 AM | Tags (8) | apple | appstore | facebook | developer | approval | process | joehewitt | techcrunch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Spam marketer ordered to pay Facebook a whopping $711 million.Spam marketer ordered to pay Facebook a whopping $711 million.

The company said the judgment marks the second-largest anti-spam award ever. In November 2008, Facebook won an $873 million judgment against Adam Guerbuez and his business, Atlantis Blue Capital, who bombarded users with sexually explicit spam messages.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:06 AM | Tags (9) | award | emails | facebook | judge | judgement | marketing | millions | order | spam |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Ten puzzle websites to sharpen your programming skills.Ten puzzle websites to sharpen your programming skills.

Whether your looking to just pass the time or to perhaps even find a job (see Facebook section of source article), puzzle programming may have something for you. Good luck and good programming.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 5:28 PM | Tags (6) | facebook | jobs | procrastination | programming | puzzles | sixrevisions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Daily Grind: Thankful

Name: Vin (aka groovy truvy)
How Vin feels today: Thankful @ 1:50:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To enjoy a lovely three-day weekend without anything at work breaking down unexpectedly. Proceed to knock on wood several times since having typed that.

Music Stuck in Head: Pleasant Valley Sunday / The Monkees
I never knew know that Carole King had a hand in penning this tune. Thanks, Wikipedia.

Stuff to do today:

  • Note awesomeness of LeechBlock add-on for Firefox
  • Basically you can set up a list of sites to block so you can concentrate on whatever it is you're doing and not surf the web aimlessly
  • Facebook = blocked
  • For you Mac people there's this little gem: Concentrate
  • Of course, these add-ons and programs only apply if you seem to have constant diversionary problems
  • I'm not saying that I have these said problems, but hey - the Internet is a big place and there's lots to read
  • Stop making excuses for social networking addiction

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:50 PM | Tags (8) | dailygrind | monkees | wikipedia | work | life | holiday | diversions | facebook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

CNN takes a look at who translates better: humans or machines.CNN takes a look at who translates better: humans or machines.

Some interesting tidbits as to how Google and Facebook have differing strategies in regards to proper translations on the web. I give Facebook a lot of nerd cred for still keeping 'pirate' up as an alternative language.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:28 AM | Tags (7) | cnn | facebook | google | humans | machines | technology | translation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 1, 2009

How to write your very own Facebook application in under five minutes.How to write your very own Facebook application in under five minutes.

I'll have to try this one out today so if you see a lame GLM app on Facebook later today don't be surprised. Maybe people would comment more if I integrated directly with Facebook Connect. Yay or nay?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | app | application | development | facebook | labnol | minutes | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

New study shows that time spent on social networks has tripled since last year.New study shows that time spent on social networks has tripled since last year.

You probably have Facebook open in another tab next to this one don't you? DON'T YOU?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 5:02 PM | Tags (8) | social | networking | nielsen | time | facebook | myspace | study | research |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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