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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


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Dell would like you to know they made $6.5 million in sales via Twitter.Dell would like you to know they made $6.5 million in sales via Twitter.

Dell now considers Twitter to be a 'significant new channel' in which to reach customers. If Twitter landed me a couple million in sales I'm guessing that I'd think it would be pretty significant as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:47 AM | Tags (9) | business | computers | dell | interwebs | microblogs | millions | sales | social | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Five 2009 predicitions that widely missed the mark.Five 2009 predicitions that widely missed the mark.

A slew of nutty tech predictions that as the headline states, were just way off. Google is still quite strong, 2009 was certainly not the last year of the retail CD (thanks in part to The Beatles remasters), and no - we're not immortal yet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:46 AM | Tags (7) | 2009 | betanews | cds | immortal | media | predictions | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 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


Wednesday: September 30, 2009

Google Wave application to be handed out to beta testers today.Google Wave application to be handed out to beta testers today.

In Wave, e-mail-like communications can be edited by several users simultaneously. And users can chat about certain sections of Wave documents in real time, where all users see what a person is typing as it is typed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:43 AM | Tags (7) | google | wave | application | email | social | testing | testers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 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


Monday: September 21, 2009

Ten revealing infographics concerning the Interwebs.Ten revealing infographics concerning the Interwebs.

A collection of interesting graphs covering a variety of Internet related stuff from social networking popularity to the use of submarine cables for Internet access. Quite revealing indeed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:54 AM | Tags (9) | blogs | graphs | internet | interwebs | networks. communities | posting | revealing | sixrevisions | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Facebook would like you to know that they are now cash-flow positive.Facebook would like you to know that they are now cash-flow positive.

Oh, and they also have hit the three hundred million user mark as well. All hail Facebook.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:53 AM | Tags (8) | facebook | social | network | users | cash | profits | interwebs | latimes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Twitter revises terms of service to make way for more advertising.Twitter revises terms of service to make way for more advertising.

Some analysts are skeptical that advertising will catch on in a meaningful way on social networks, arguing that companies are reluctant to juxtapose their brands with unpredictable, and potentially offensive, user-generated content.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:49 AM | Tags (8) | advertising | networks | offensive | service | social | terms | twitter | unpredicatable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Hand drawn portraits are the latest craze in social networking.Hand drawn portraits are the latest craze in social networking.

Some avid social-network users are commissioning artists to create small digital images to represent themselves in the online world. Other Internet-savvy people use automated computer programs and Web sites to generate posterized likenesses of themselves.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 2:33 PM | Tags (6) | avatars | facebook | networking | portraits | social | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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