As the FTC was opening discussion on how to update the law to accommodate the reality of social media — amended rules that take effect on July 1, 2013 — CEO Mark Zuckerberg argued that kids under 13 should be allowed on Facebook. He claimed education as his reason, but at the time he was also tussling with the FTC over privacy issues created by his company. A later settlement would force the social media giant to turn their data collection into an opt-in system, but the picture of Facebook as Big Brother makes it difficult to trust Zuckerberg’s noble motives.
“It’s absurd that all this time we have turned a blind eye to the energy right above our heads,” he said. “High-altitude wind power represents the most concentrated flux of renewable energy found on Earth.”
He has landed a spot as a political operative with a major Democratic presidential nominee. He’s walked precincts, volunteered for campaigns and run for office.
“I think it is excellent,” enthuses Rabbi Emanuel Carlebach of the House of Israel Congregation in Ste Agathe, Quebec. Carlebach himself downloads “Psalms in his Palm” and excerpts from scripture through PilotYid.com, a Judaism-oriented service for users of Palm OS devices that seeks to cover costs with voluntary donations.
Facebook and Twitter are good for keeping up with news and pictures from our social graph, but they are no replacement for something more biologically connected. Even Skype (or FaceTime) can’t replace the quality of giving the person opposite you your undivided attention.
Major sites may offer national coverage but for those concerned with trends in their county, dot-govs are the best option. Besides detailed state election results, sites like Washington’s Vote 2000 provide federal, statewide, judicial, and legislative candidate information. NCSL.org has made available a searchable database on each state’s ballot measures.
If you want to get in on this, hurry. The sale on the indie games ends when Portal 2 is released on April 19. If you don’t want to spend the money on the games, but still want to find clues, the wiki is quickly updated with new developments and puzzles for people to solve. Get cracking!
Grove said that he has already been contacted by two groups of hackers that are interested in being represented by SecurityNewsPortal.com (SNP) if they win the contest.
Oh, I also love that he moderates a Q&A forum on his website.
Wired and MySpace combine to form a massive online community dedicated to discussing the latest in tech news as well as blaring MP3s at you. Feel free to join up and… wait a second. Your Prius doesn’t have the GPS option? You only own two video game consoles? I’m sorry, we’re not inviting cavemen.
In September 1998, the two detectives set the operation in motion, taking out a quarter-page ad in USA Today. Above a 1969 photograph of Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission, they printed MOON ROCKS WANTED. The number accompanying the ad was connected to a bugged telephone sitting on a folding table in what the pair referred to as the Hello Room, an otherwise empty closet attached to Gutheinz’s office.
Studied in bulk, these are transparently manufactured attempts to create a groundswell of outrage that reaches the broader public, the press, and eventually, even the President. But when the average Twitter user encounters one of these accounts, it’s not so easy to see the manipulations. The work of groups like the Alliance help the public observe the changing whims of this online collective. In a world in which online conversation shapes public opinion—and in some cases, policy—it’s more important than ever to take a closer look at who, or what, shaped that conversation to begin with.
The world’s biggest social media company announced Tuesday that its 10th data center will be on a 345-acre site in New Albany, just northeast of Columbus.
“The market is not dictating that we need to lower our (price),” said Scott Jorgensen, director of finance for Biolase.
This very cheerful guy in the picture is Ray Friesen, who is responsible for all kinds of silliness. Here’s an example: the weekly webcomic Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken. Or maybe you prefer Cupcakes of Doom, a pirate adventure. I picked up a sampler comic book, and it’s filled with nonsense, from the copyright page to the comics to the endpages, and it’s guaranteed to make your geeklets giggle. Check out the Don’t Eat Any Bugs website for free comics and excerpts from the books, as well as the books themselves and other assorted merchandise. I like some of the artwork better than others, but the sense of humor throughout is infectious.
It pains our Information Technology person. She’d love to have everything available to everybody. But that’s not possible for now. So in the meantime she warns our patrons to choose wisely when purchasing new devices. She refuses to endorse a certain product but wants our patrons to know there’s one more thing to consider when making out your wish list.
So by offering a social, stripped-down art portfolio, maybe Ello has found its niche. It doesn’t offer the reach of Facebook or Instagram, or the reblogging capabilities of Tumblr, or the customization of Behance or Cargo Collective, or the marketplace of Etsy or Threadless. But it doesn’t intend to. What it offers instead—a clean aesthetic for posting and giving feedback among a community of artists—might just be enough.