When I think of all of the net cafes I have visited, public computers, and unsecured wifi connections something like this is a great idea. Facebook is implementing a temporary password feature for when you just have to get your friend updates using a public computer. Thwarting keylogging software and protecting your tweets, Facebook is on to something. You need to have a cell phone and mobile number attached to your account and a temporary password will be texted to your phone. The password is good for 20 minutes and useless for anyone spying on your keyboard presses. The new feature should be rolled over the coming weeks, now hopefully people will actually use it.
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Facebook Places launches in Canada. Now social networking savvy Canadians can share their location based details automatically with the application. However not all users have immediate access. Apple users can go right ahead and start sharing while Blackberry and Android users will have to wait for further development. If you phone does not have GPS capabilities you might as well skip it. The privacy commissioner is waiting to see how everything plays out before ruling on legality issues.
The Social Network movie is gaining buzz. Early reviews having this at the top of many people’s “must see” and will give viewers a look behind the scenes. I’m sure it’s going to involve Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake getting all sorts of tail in a seedy portrayal of what happens when you Internet startups suddenly get rich. Scandal, betrayal, good looking groupies, and geeks rolling in cash. Hmm, maybe I will have to see this movie.
Legal issues are still not over for Facebook. The twins who previously settled a lawsuit in 2004 are now returning to the courts to get more money. $65 million apparently isn’t enough when Facebook if valued in the billions of dollars. What? Jocks can’t come up with good ideas? Any guesses on how much Zuckerberg will settle out of court for?
So how’s your farm doing? Still rebuilding from the outage a few days ago? Databases can be pesky things when the code goes rogue. To be honest it was quite funny to see all the rage outpouring on Twitter. The withdrawal symptoms might be a thing of the future given the social networking site’s ever growing popularity. I wonder if there’s any money in starting up a rehab center?
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Is Facebook creating a generation of narcissistic self promoters? Or is it simply enabling them by providing them a platform on which to broadcast? Which came first? A York University study concluded that the majority of Facebook users are narcissistic. In addition had, low self esteem, and used the social network to promote themselves. Perhaps to make themselves feel better. Males tended to describe themselves in their “about me” section while women used their photo album to attract onlookers (ITS A TRAP!). So guys, don’t believe the pictures, probably been -shopped. It’s a wide brush to paint 16 million Canadian users by but if you spend anytime on the network you would have to generally agree. Hey, at least we’re not on MySpace amiright?!
So what’s your friend count at?
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Sure. By a slim margin, the majority of nearly 300 readers who weighed in vow to never have committed such an act. But that still leaves a whopping 42 percent who readily admit to it — and this is coming from an educated tech-readership, not a band of merry thieves (or so we thought…).
Well, so what. Maybe you just needed to see who your significant other was poking on Facebook. Or maybe you were just plain curious and bored with your own digital life. Besides, it’s not like anything on the Internet is private anyway.
It seems clear that it’s ethically wrong to sign into someone’s account without permission (I’m certain our Internet Ethicist would concur) — whether that person haphazardly left the password lying around on a Post-It, or entrusted it to you for some ungodly reason. But our poll suggests that, when it comes to matters of the Internet, sometimes ethics go out the window in favor of acts of ease that appear harmless. (link)
*ok I admit it, this the study is suspect, the data possibly unreliable, but who cares! Check out Nicole Ferraro! More pics plz.
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“Teens spent an average of 12.5 hours online in a single week, up from 10.7 hours last year. Tweens are up to 6.5 hours from 5.2 last year. While teens said that e-mail is for “old people” two years ago, Youth Trends’ study cites e-mail, IM, and casual gaming at the top of the online activities list. YouTube, Facebook, Google, and MySpace are popular destinations for teens, while Webkinz, Nick, YouTube, and Disney adorn the bookmark lists of tweens.”
Email?! Who’s still using email? And why is Google on the list? Should using Google count? Google’s fast, so spending that much time Googling stuff is ridiculous. Unless … they are looking up answers for test!
“Teens are watching slightly more TV this year, up to 11.9 hours per week from 11.6 last year. Strangely, tweens spent even more time than teens in front of the television with 12.2 hours per week, up from 11.8 last year.”
TV is better/worse than Internet? Worse. TV’s make you become a mindless zombie. Internet only does it if you are on MySpace and YouTube.
“Mobile phone ownership is up from 65 percent last year to 73 percent among teens, and 26 percent of tweens also owning a phone. Text messaging is cited as the primary activity, though it’s feasible that owning a phone may also contribute to time spent on the Internet with the new surge in mobile phone sites.” (link)
Where do kids find the time? Internet, TV, and phones? Is there actual time spent socializing face to face … I didn’t think so. I have a hard enough time finding time for Internet and TV in a single day. 2 hours of Internet, maybe 1 of some TV flipping (no actual consumption of knowledge) and that’s it. I need to learn how to multi-task better.