Facebook takes an unusual stand against Zimbabwe

Facebook takes an unusual stand against Zimbabwe
In order to research a post I was writing for The Next Web today, I was creating some dummy a/cs on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Bizarrely, Facebook’s automatic account filtering wouldn’t let me create an account with the surname “Banana”. Canaan Banana was the first president of Zimbabwe and, were he alive, he might very ...

Glad to see Facebook is actively encouraging election participation 1

Glad to see Facebook is actively encouraging election participation
As someone who (1) strongly believes that people have a civil obligation to vote and (2) recognises that voter apathy is rife, I am encouraged that Facebook actively encouraged voter registration and voting. I don’t think it is totally altruistic. I have no doubt that Facebook will use and apply the data collected by clicking ...

Facebook permeating every aspect of our lives by trying to establish its own, dubious, moral code 1

Facebook permeating every aspect of our lives by trying to establish its own, dubious, moral code
Not content with taking over the social web, a recent post on MyLifeIsAverage suggests that Facebook might also be working on embedding an unexpected moral code into the site’s features. Tell your worldFacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogleEmailPrintMorePinterestRedditTumblr

What is the real cost of a social networking effort? (or, Twitter can be risky business)

Often people ask me about the ROI on investing in social networking services. My answer tends to be twofold – cost and risk. In currency terms, the cost of participating on existing platforms is negligible and more sophisticated offerings (e.g. your own Facebook app or your own user generated content site) might cost a few ...

Facebook app – status journal 1

Today’s big idea is a new Facebook app. I’ve often used status updates when my little girl has reached new milestones. I’d love to be able to create a journal of my status updates as a keepsake. Some potential features would be … Ability to create a saveable / printable journal of my Facebook updates ...
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