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Facebook Blows It Again

An open letter.
Facebook blew it again. There is no disputing it.
Many, perhaps millions are upset, even distrustful of Facebook. The launch of Facebook Places put users privacy at risk. This again exhibits a repetitive practice of a seemingly careless company whose computer servers hold and serve out users personal information and identifying their locations to 3rd parties, advertisers and now potentially everyone.
Should Facebook users expect Facebook to change its behavior? Probably not. Should they expect another privacy policy change? *Sigh* To what end, even I would ask?
Users have received a privacy policy change in March of this year, 2010. And, oops, Facebook does it again with Places.
The time for a Federal Policy on computer privacy rights is now. Perhaps, in this particular instance for the federal government to step in and investigate the apparent lack of respect and blatant disregard for its citizen’s Constitutional rights to privacy. It is time for a national discussion that debates the online practices of Facebook and all other companies that use electronic communications and or computer servers to transmit, collect, store, access, manage, provide 3rd party access to, or resell the private citizen’s personal information and or data.
This is at least the fourth betrayal of privacy by Facebook of its users’ information in the past 4 years. What has to occur for there to be greater oversight or punitive measures put in place to deter a company from such practices?
This is not a post to berate Facebook.  The online social networking platform has provided both positive technological and social innovation and progress of historic proportion. Facebook ecosystem provides a previously unimaginable ability to reconnect, maintain, follow and grow relationships with past and current friends and consumers, with increasing business marketing and sales potentials.
However, Facebook users and even business and government, must press for greater accountability to protect citizens, netizens, the online users in the wake of Facebook’s latest privacy misstep. We must call on Facebook and other online companies to maintain users’ and businesses privacy rights as default privacy policy, and not as an elective check box that must be discovered to be unchecked.
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Will the calendar of the future schedule appointments for you?

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The folks at Tungle, the online social calendar service, made an impressive video documentary with social media luminaries and technology thought leaders about the calendar of the future.

Tungle Calendar of the Future video documentary
The video presents conversations with Robert Scoble, Ellen Levy of LinkedIN, Doug Dodge of Google, and others envisioning how the next generation calendar should function in regards to optimizing our lives and work.

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Looking for love on Facebook?

Been online looking for a date? Seems more and more people are.

“AreYouInterested?”, the online dating app, surpassed 20 million installs on Facebook alone with more than 1 million new installs in July, according to app makers SNAP Interactive, Inc.

Seems people are even willing to pay for a chance in a new relationship. Snap Interactive has managed to successfully move away from a free model to a subscription model that nets $5Million a year.

Who says money can’t buy you love?

Read more here.

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Killer Marketing Strategies: No free lunch?

Buy someone a meal in a random act of kindness

How far does a compliment or gesture go
in your
social networks?

Let’s be real.

We’re all hopping around the web “Like”ing all sorts of content. We spend hours daily approaching others for business and social relationships without much time or effort genuinely spent enriching the lives, not just business, of those others.

Your brand is your behavior
as seen thru the eyes of others,
both online and off.

When the hallmark of business is relationships, how you enrich your personal and business prospects can add long-tail value to your online social capital.

Your brand is your behavior as seen thru the eyes of others, both online and off. Random acts of kindness add to your social capital bottom line – and to others’. Think “community volunteering” or “philanthropy”.

Here Are 7 Things You Can Do to Build Your Social Capital:

  • Share your thoughts and professional advice as blog comments.
  • Answer a question on a Q&A forum or professional forum.
    (Linkedin Answers, Yahoo Q&A, Mac Users Forum).
  • Leave digital *hugs* on someone’s misfortunate status update.
  • Write a brief post linking to a well written, informative, or provocative blog post.
  • Retweet a company brand or product citation (#CompanyHashtag) you respect.
  • Buy or offer a stranger a cup of coffee.
  • Pay the toll for the car behind you.

Participation and contribution are the glue in building and maintaining social connections.

Add value by helping another’s product or post — or day, and add to your social capital.

Read about one blogger’s random act of kindness.

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Be a Star: One Day Left to Get in Next Ridley Scott Film

Life in a Day - Youtube, Ridley Scott video project

Got your Flip, video camera or cell phone at the ready?

Join Youtube and film maker Ridley Scott Saturday, July 24 in filming in what promises to be an historic participatory video project, Life In A Day.

Learn more on the social video conversation here.

Celebrating Frida Kahlo – Google

Google Celebrates Frida Kahlo

What’s in a brand?

Today’s Google homepage is a mashup of highly recognizable brands.

The search giant spreads a little light on the life and times
of the highly recognizable face and art figure, Krida Kahlo.

Join the conversation on the artistic beauty here.

Extreme Oral History

Some “oral history” project!

Ignacio Uriarte and Michael Winslow mashup with real genius in this video.

Man imitating machine recording man’s expressions over time. Brilliant!

Note: Winslow’s expressions just before and just after each take are priceless glimpses of the actor getting into and out of the character of the typewriter.

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