To me, this doesn’t sound like a problem that needs solving. If Facebook users aren’t sharing stuff because they worry it will bore their friends, good! Thank you, people of Facebook, for your restraint in choosing not to bore me.
But Zuckerberg couldn’t let this undersharing stand.
Wired.com takes a peek at the new look/new features that will be rolled out across the network over the next day or so. If you can see the changes on your homepage already, what do you think?
This seems like a good general opportunity for readers to let other readers know that they tweet and where they can find each other. So drop a link to your tweetstream, or go forth and follow!
How to turn off Facebook “Places”
You will need to edit your personal Privacy Settings AND your approved Application Settings to ensure that your location information can’t be inadvertently shared with FB apps your friends are using.
Cyberstalking: throw the book at him
I definitely approve of a high-profile case which should clarify the public understanding of the range of behaviours that qualify as stalking.
Facebook privacy: they’re gonna fix it?
So they say. I bet they’re only going to go so far. They still want to profit from that info. FACEBOOK has caved in to pressure from critics and said it would simplify controls over the degree of privacy given… Read More ›
Lost in Meatspace
I haz no home internets 😦 My broadband cable services are down entirely – internet (and thus our VOIP home phone), and, even worse for one particular reason, cable telly. Since our outside aerial fell down last year, we can’t… Read More ›
Private messaging exists on social networking sites for a reason
The media seem to be asking whether it’s “fair” that people’s behaviour online should be scrutinised by their employers. Why not, when customers/clients might find an employee’s comment through a search engine that could be a potential liability for the employer?
Heads-up: new Facebook T&C for Fan Pages
Fan pages with millions of fans have been locked and/or deleted, and perhaps yours could be next if your page is no longer in compliance with FB’s new terms and conditions.
University colleges: nurturing a rape culture
Warning: this post has graphic quotes from and links to mainstream media accounts of rape culture and imagery, and sexual violence. One of the profoundly disturbing aspects of rape culture discussions—and this won’t surprise readers here—is the way that they… Read More ›
Twitter is TEOTWAWKI: Tech Culture Wars
Tigtog has been blogging about how, contrary to Chicken Little predictions of electronic media being the end of literacy worldwide, children today are better writers than ever before. I was just watching this interview on “The Twitter Revolution”, Chuck Klosterman… Read More ›