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Thursday: February 18, 2010

New website exposes the dangers of improper social network usage.New website exposes the dangers of improper social network usage.

In a nutshell, a third party service posts your location status via Twitter. Someone managed to aggregate that content into one easy website for the entire world to see.  A happy day for burglars round the world.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:49 AM | Tags (7) | robbery | social | networking | dangers | bbc | pleaserobme | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 17, 2010

Microsoft to bring MySpace and Facebook into Outlook.Microsoft to bring MySpace and Facebook into Outlook.

I foresee this particular move as something that will greatly increase the productivity of every corporate employee that happens to use Microsoft Outlook as their primary email program.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:58 AM | Tags (7) | productivity | work | outlook | facebook | myspace | social | networking |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 16, 2010

Google decides to modify Buzz platform after some specific privacy issues come to light.Google decides to modify Buzz platform after some specific privacy issues come to light.

And before Google made the latest changes, who's in those circles could easily be exposed to others without the user even realizing it. Suddenly your boss could discover that you've been corresponding with a rival company that happens to have some job openings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | google | buzz | social | networking | privacy | issues | public | yahoo | open |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Twelve undocumented tricks you can use in Google Buzz.Twelve undocumented tricks you can use in Google Buzz.

Have you gotten enough Google Buzz lately? If you're still on the fence or just want to tinker with it some more some more with it, some of this tricks are an interesting waste of time (as is my genaral feeling with social networking). And yes, one of the tricks includes turning it off.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:39 AM | Tags (8) | aext | buzz | google | networking | social | tips | tricks | undocumented |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Monday: February 1, 2010

AT&T decides that pouring another two billion dollars into their mobile network is worth it.AT&T decides that pouring another two billion dollars into their mobile network is worth it.

AT&T plans to spend between $18 billion and $19 billion in 2010 upgrading its wireless and backhaul networks to handle the onslaught of new traffic. This is roughly $2 billion more than the company had invested in the previous year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:32 AM | Tags (9) | att | mobile | network | cnn | investment | cellular | 3g | edge | carriers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

Weird Al to direct his first feature film for Cartoon Network.Weird Al to direct his first feature film for Cartoon Network.

Not many details yet but congrats to Al on this new gig. Fun fact: two members of my immediate family can still recite the lyrics from 'Dare to be Stupid' from memory. Bonus fact: we are both over the age of thirty.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:40 AM | Tags (5) | cartoonnetwork | director | feature | movies | weirdal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

Palm pulls the curtain back on phones that can create personal wifi hotspots.Palm pulls the curtain back on phones that can create personal wifi hotspots.

Palm says the application will give customers the option of creating a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of sharing Verizon's 3G network with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:44 AM | Tags (10) | 3g | cloud | hotspot | interesting | network | palm | personal | technology | verizon | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

An all-day 3D television network may be on your channel lineup in the near future.An all-day 3D television network may be on your channel lineup in the near future.

Discovery, Sony, and IMAX each will be equal partners in the joint venture. It will be launched in the U.S., with a goal of driving consumer adoption of 3D televisions and giving the network long-term leadership in the 3D home marketplace.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:19 PM | Tags (8) | 3d | channel | comingsoon | discovery | espn | network | sony | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 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


Monday: November 23, 2009

Google decides to ban shady advertisers from their network.Google decides to ban shady advertisers from their network.

It looks like you'll be seeing less ads for teeth whitening and weight loss products. Now if only Google could do something about those pesky Everquest ads. PLAY NOW MY LORD.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:31 AM | Tags (10) | ads | ban | network | shady | advertisers | teeth | weight | scam | adsense | adwords |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

Apple trying to pitch iTunes subscriptions to television networks.Apple trying to pitch iTunes subscriptions to television networks.

...Apple is pitching a monthly subscription service to the TV networks, an iTunes-based alternative to cable packages that would cost about $30 per month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:38 AM | Tags (8) | apple | cable | itunes | networks | packages | service | subscription | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Apple fires out software update for iPhone users which fixes some pesky bugs.Apple fires out software update for iPhone users which fixes some pesky bugs.

The update also resolves an issue that could interrupt the cell network until the phone is restarted. A bug that caused a crash during video streaming has been addressed in iPhone OS 3.1.2.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:34 AM | Tags (10) | iphone | software | update | bugs | fixes | crashes | network | streaming | sleep | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 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


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Facebook teams up with Nielsen to gather up advertising statistics.Facebook teams up with Nielsen to gather up advertising statistics.

While Facebook has been growing in prominence as a digital ad destination, it's still had to do some convincing to combat the industry attitude that social-media advertising doesn't work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | ads | facebook | internet | networking | nielsen | social | surveys | tracking |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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