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Thursday: July 30, 2009

A writeup on what Twitter and Facebook can learn from Phish.A writeup on what Twitter and Facebook can learn from Phish.

...there is a kernel of history set aside for Phish as pioneers in both music distribution and in creating a web community. When we look at bands and artists that foster community (and sometimes endless jams), we can see parallels to the rise of social networks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:29 PM | Tags (6) | phish | social | media | networks | twitter | facebook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Five signs that you probably suffer from a Facebook addiction.Five signs that you probably suffer from a Facebook addiction.

Remember, the first step to on the road to recovery is admitting that you have a problem.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 1:16 PM | Tags (7) | addiction | conditions | facebook | scary | signs | social | warning |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.

Tagged, which has been around for five years, would then illegally get access to those new users' e-mail address books and send out more messages without those users' knowledge. Tagged will be sued for deceptive e-mail marketing practices and invasion of privacy, the office said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:10 PM | Tags (9) | email | fraud | lawsuit | networking | newyork | privacy | security | social | spam |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Yes, social security numbers can be predicted according to new report.Yes, social security numbers can be predicted according to new report.

...researchers analyzed Social Security numbers of people who have died to detect statistical patterns in the assignment of numbers. They were then able to use those patterns to predict a range of values likely to include a living person's Social Security number.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:17 AM | Tags (7) | analyst | crack | id | report | security | social | statistical |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Algorithm changes to Facebook's friend suggestions leave some inappropriate results.Algorithm changes to Facebook's friend suggestions leave some inappropriate results.

Now, instead of just those inappropriate ads offering to help you with that “muffin top”  or “Christian Singles” for your agnostic self, you’re also getting friend suggestions from someone’s long forgotten e-mail contacts — whether you’re still friends with that person or not.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:41 PM | Tags (5) | algorithm | facebook | internet | social | suggestions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 268 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, it is quite possible to buy some Twitter followers.Yes, it is quite possible to buy some Twitter followers.

Prices start at just $87 bucks for a block of a hundred people.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:07 AM | Tags (5) | bought | fake | followers | social | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Want to know what the most common names on Facebook currently are?Want to know what the most common names on Facebook currently are?

Not very surprising.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 10:32 AM | Tags (4) | common | facebook | names | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Dunkin' Donuts pulls the curtain back on new online social ordering experience.Dunkin' Donuts pulls the curtain back on new online social ordering experience.

You'll still need somebody to be your coffee mule but now there is less chance of them screwing up your order.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:57 PM | Tags (5) | coffee | donuts | online | ordering | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 18, 2009

Yes, it's quite possible for video games to not turn children into violent sociopaths.Yes, it's quite possible for video games to not turn children into violent sociopaths.

The article presents the findings of three separate studies, conducted in different countries with different age groups, and using different scientific approaches. All the studies find that playing games with prosocial content causes players to be more helpful to others after the game is over.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:50 PM | Tags (3) | behavior | gaming | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 16, 2009

MySpace to cut roughly 430 jobs, leaving just 1,000 employees.MySpace to cut roughly 430 jobs, leaving just 1,000 employees.

Once the world's largest online social network, MySpace has struggled to compete with the rapid user growth of rivals Facebook and Twitter. Usership and average time spent on the Web site have decreased over the past several months.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:33 PM | Tags (4) | myspace | social | cutbacks | layoffs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 5, 2009

Five ways in which traditional media is going social.

Thanks Internet!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:43 AM | Tags (4) | media | social | internet | traditional |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 26, 2006

Pigeon

Sadly, I actually broke down and created a MySpace account after penning this comic. I am sad and the experience was also sad. We were all sad. More social of course, but sad.

Posted to DotComic filed in Comics @ 1:00 AM | Tags (5) | dotcomic | comic | social | humor | myspace |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 0 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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