The recently revised Facebook community standards page states that the social network is on a mission "to give people the power to share and make the world more open" however it appears that it may have been giving the wrong people the power to share stuff you thought was private. According to security researcher and bug bounty hunter [Laxman Muthiyah](http://www.7xter.com/2015/03/how-i-exposed-your-private-photos.html) Facebook's photo sync feature came with a critical flaw which "allows any malicious Facebook application to read your mobile photos." The vulnerability concerns Facebook's Photo Sync feature for mobile users, which was introduced back in 2012 but because it was …

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[ATTACH=right]16373[/ATTACH]Lately there's been lots of buzz over how to keep the flood of online content coming and allow the people and companies that create it to eat, too. This led the Center for the Digital Future at USC's Annenberg School to rehash an old meme in its [URL="http://www.digitalcenter.org/pdf/2010_digital_future_final_release.pdf"]annual report[/URL] released on July 23rd - should Twitter become a pay service? The findings seem statistically impossible and sent film critic Roger Ebert flying into action. The USC report found [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story299550.html"]"0.00 percent" were willing to pay for using Twitter[/URL]. But that didn't sit well with Ebert, so he did his own impromptu …

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[ATTACH=right]16650[/ATTACH]In the wake of the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story302388.html"]Wikileaks scandal[/URL], the National Guard has announced new "[URL="http://www.ng.mil/news/archives/2010/08/081110-NGB.aspx"]social media guidelines[/URL]" for the nation's citizen soldiers. While a lot of the guidelines are the same sort of common sense, don't-embarrass-your-family's good name restrictions we might place on our teenagers' use of Facebook and MySpace, there's also this passage in the official press release that would seem to be aimed directly at would be WikiLeakers: [QUOTE]Posting internal documents or information that the National Guard has not officially released to the public is prohibited, including memos, e-mails, meeting notes, message traffic, white papers, public affairs guidance, pre-decisional …

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Hi there. I read blogs and articles about social media and I am still confused with the Google +1. I already know its meaning and description but how does it work well? How it can add benefits to my blog site and others' business sites? I hope that you could help me here in my queries. Thanks.

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Hey Daniheads, I'm one of the newish Staff Writers here at Daniweb, and I'm working on lining up my calendar for the fall for reporting and interviews on social media topics. I wanted to put it to all you forum devotees to see if there are any particular social media topics you'd like me to look into, stories you think should be investigated or personalities that should be tracked down for an interview. Some of our best stories come directly from you folks on the forum, so please let me know what we're missing and we'll look into it. Thanks …

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Is this the beginning of a backlash? It looks as though there's some research out there to suggest that the over-55s are starting to [URL="http://www.businessinsider.com/people-over-55-are-quitting-facebook-2009-5"]desert Facebook[/URL]. There could be a number of reasons for this. The best guesses I've seen mostly involve money. This time last year you might recall there was a slew of stories about people being banned from social networking at work because - wait for it - working time is for working, and if you want to do social stuff then the polite thing seems to be to do it on your own time. (Just say …

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In a recent [URL="http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jul/05/clay-shirky-internet-television-newspapers"]interview[/URL] with The Guardian, [I][URL="http://www.amazon.com/Cognitive-Surplus-Creativity-Generosity-Connected/dp/1594202532"]Cognitive Surplus[/URL][/I] author, professor and thinker [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_Shirky"]Clay Shirky[/URL] talked about the transformative power of social media to put the power to produce content in the hands of every individual. While he acknowledged that sometimes this power produced what is essentially trash, that didn't matter because for every bit of trash was a group of people coming together to help solve a problem, whether that's simply answering a query on Facebook or Twitter or producing a program to help automatically sort and categorize blog comments. This got me thinking that this social largesse was …

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Occasionally something crops up as a classic example of how not to build a social media network, and the BBC's decision to insult its [URL="http://www.facebook.com"]Facebook[/URL] fans is a good example. The idea was to put a dummy site up as a test run for the London Olympics - they're a couple of years away but you might as well find the glitches now. Some online commentators have criticised them for captioning the photos wrongly. This is nonsense; any writer will confirm that when you're checking a layout you don't use proper text, in fact Latin is the most usual because …

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I spent the better part of this week at the[URL="http://www.e2conf.com/"] Enterprise 2.0 Conference[/URL] in Boston where I saw an excellent presentation called "The Dark Side of Enterprise 2.0." During this session, Kathleen Culver of Alactel-Lucent suggested that one of the big negatives of Enterprise 2.0 and by extension, social media in general, was that it presents us with too much information. She suggested it's impossible to filter through the noise to find what matters to you. I think to some extent she's right, but it also has the opposite effect by providing you with a trusted network to help point …

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It looks like [URL="http://www.yahoo.com"]Yahoo[/URL] has reinstated the [URL="http://news.yahoo.com/technology"]Linux/Open Source[/URL] link on their Tech News page. Perhaps it was just a fat-fingered mistake or an accident of some sort that the link was removed from the main link bar but it certainly raised my hackles. And, frankly, my hackles don't need raising over something like this. But, they've put it back in a different location (not a big deal) but at least they've put it back. And, for those of you who either believe that it never left or that my eyesight is somehow to blame, I have screen shots for …

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OK, I'm not sure what's going on in the minds of the geniuses over at Yahoo but just today they removed the Linux/Open Source link under News/Tech is gone. Its replacement? Social Media. Thanks Yahoo. That's really clever. NOT! In the realm of things dumb, that takes second place right under iPad early adopters. But that's OK. We still have [URL="http://lxer.com"]lxer.com[/URL], [URL="http://linuxtoday.com"]linuxtoday.com[/URL] and [URL="http://lwn.net"]lwn.net[/URL] where we can get our news. Thanks Yahoo, you helped us. Yes, helped us. You've helped those who're looking for legitimate Linux/Open Source news and not just your rollups of other site's articles and postings. But, …

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Scrapping scissors and knitting needles at the ready, sellers on the handcrafting site [URL="http://www.etsy.com/"]www.etsy.com[/URL] are [URL="http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6425050&page=1"]up in arms[/URL] over what they say are sites stealing their designs and images and then hiring other crafters to produce them. Discussion on the topic started earlier today, with more than 600 postings at this writing. In a real-to-life embodiment of John Naisbitt's "High Tech, High Touch," first publicized in his book [URL="http://www.amazon.com/Megatrends-Ten-Directions-Transforming-Lives/dp/0446356816"][I]Megatrends[/I][/URL], Etsy -- a sort of eBay for the crafty -- has became a runaway success. The website, which bills itself as "Your place to buy and sell all things handmade," raised …

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[URL="http://www.twitter.com"]Twitter[/URL] announced today that it will derive revenue from ads. It's their plan to capitalize on their extreme growth since their 2007 inception. Personally, I think this will kill Twitter and I can't say it will be a bad funeral. Hopefully, someone will start another site just like it that will remain free. There's just no need to monetize every single thing in this world. Tying the almighty <insert your favorite currency here> to this service will surely kill it. So long Twitter and thanks for all the 140 character nonsense. Here's how it will work: If you search for …

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Probably just about everyone over 25 remembers the game and show '[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Sandiego"]Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?[/URL]' If San Diego were around today (maybe she is, who knows), we would all know exactly where she was because she would broadcast her whereabouts by tying her FourSquare account to Twitter. It wouldn't be much of a game. [URL="http://about.publish2.com/"]Publish 2 [/URL]CEO [URL="http://twitter.com/ScottKarp"]Scott Karp [/URL]pretty much nailed my feelings about FourSquare announcements on Twitter the other day when he wrote: [QUOTE]When you connected @foursquare to Twitter, you assumed everyone wanted to know where you are. Time to revisit that assumption.[/QUOTE] The …

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After finding out that criminal [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story253452.html"]attorneys [/URL]and divorce [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story220645.html"]lawyers [/URL]are using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to find out information for and about clients, it shouldn't be any surprise that banks are doing the same thing. "Companies like RapLeaf of San Francisco have been quietly gathering information you post publicly on sites like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace," according to a [URL="http://ow.ly/19vtV"]piece [/URL]by Channel 7 KGO Television, in San Francisco. "RapLeaf has now created "social profiles" on 387 million unwitting consumers and sold them to lots of companies, including banks." The piece went on to note that RapLeaf …

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Online legal experts are salivating over cookies. Specifically, they are leaping to comment on the legal precedents involved over a lawsuit by Dr. Sanford Siegal, creator of the "[URL="http://www.cookiediet.com/"]Cookie Diet[/URL]," and his company, Dr. Siegal's Direct Nutritionals, LLC, against celebrity, model, socialite, and actress [URL="http://kimkardashian.celebuzz.com/"]Kim Kardashian[/URL] over what they allege is libelous material in a Tweet. “According to the complaint, Dr. Siegal's company sent diet samples to Kardashian's publicist last Spring after the company's CEO read an article claiming Kardashian, and other celebrities, had lost weight using the cookie diet,” noted David Obrien on the [URL="http://www.citmedialaw.org/blog/2010/kim-kardashian-finds-herself-low-calorie-twitter-mess"]Citizen Media Law Project[/URL], which …

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A little over a year ago Barack Obama surged to victory using social media to drive his energized base to the polls. Tonight in Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown turned the tables and used those same tools to help defeat Democrat Martha Coakley and win the Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy for almost 50 years. His victory proves the true power of the web to define the very fabric of our political process moving forward. [B]Brown Was Everywhere[/B] I had an inkling this election wasn't going to go well for the Democrats when over the last several days I saw …

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Facebook is now being blamed for up to 1 in 5 divorces, according to an analysis performed on an online database of divorce documents. The website, called [URL="http://www.divorce-online.co.uk/"]Divorce-Online[/URL], had Facebook mentioned 989 times out of 5,000 documents, [URL="http://www.journalism.co.uk/66/articles/536960.php"]according to[/URL] Mark Keenan, managing director of the site. The most common reason seemed to be people having inappropriate sexual chats, Keenan said in an [URL="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2780179/Divorces-blamed-on-Facebook.html"]article[/URL] in the Sun. Facebook has changed how relationships and breakups are conducted for a while now, with [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story220645.html"]divorce attorneys[/URL] mining it for evidence and with people [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story220166.html"]announcing[/URL] the state of their relationship using it. Other social media …

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GovLoop, an online social network for government workers that was started by a federal worker, has been sold to GovDelivery Inc., a venture-backed government communications platform, with GovLoop founder Steve Ressler as its head of social networking. Terms of the sale were not [URL="http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20090928_8720.php?oref=rss?zone=NGtoday"]disclosed[/URL]. The service currently has about 20,000 members, and Ressler would like to increase it to 100,000, he [URL="http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2009/09/29/airing-it-out-in-public-where-social-networking-meets-open-government/?mod=rss_WSJBlog"]told [/URL]the [I]Wall Street Journal[/I]. [URL="http://www.govdelivery.com/"]GovDelivery [/URL]is "a supplier of government-to-citizen email and wireless communication systems (mostly for mass notification) to state and local but also to some federal agencies," according to Gartner government analyst Andrea DiMaio. However, noting …

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I am sure that some people do this in informal ways but are there any companies that you know of or work for that actively use social media and online communities to gather market research? I just read a quick blog post about Domino's Pizza doing this and I wonder if this is a new wrinkle of formal social media marketing planning.

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It has been discussed in previous threads and mentioned on social media and news sites that the drop off rate for twitter use is substantial. But usually the stories talk about the whole tweeting universe. I am curious to know if anyone was using twitter as part of a social media strategy to communicate with/within their communities and stopped? And if you did cease tweeting, why?

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I am not indicating that I have knowledge of the what Linkedin is doing, I am simply using them as an example. Linkedin has become very popular as a social media site for business professional and it is huge. I could easily see Linkedin or some other company create a linkedin-like app that could be made industry specific, sort of like the social media network that was created just for government employees. Does anyone else agree or have a different opinion?

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At Social Media Today they are reporting that a recent study by Mzinga and Babson Executive Education showed that 16% of professionals using Social Media are measuring the ROI of their campaigns. Additionally, more than 4 in 10 respondents were uncertain if the social media tool they were using had ROI measurement capabalities. Is this a case of blind faith in the power of social media or just a case of lots of people jumping into something that is trendy without being truly prepared?

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I am not talking to people on this forum, I am talking to one of my clients. No matter how much I give him advice and examples of how to write and engaging blog post or encourage him to find his own voice when talking about the products and services his company offers, he falls back to making each post a sales pitch. This is when I can't decide what would be more beneficial, banging my head against a wall or banging his against the pavement. He will not understand that the heart and soul of social media is the …

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It's been known for a while that current and potential future [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry2555.html"]employers[/URL] look at people's profiles on social networking sites such as Facebook. And it's also been known that people are using social networking sites to announce the status of their relationship -- or [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3874.html"]lack of one[/URL]. Now the two uses are getting together, with divorce attorneys mining social networking sites for evidence supporting their clients. "Lawyers, however, love these sites, which can be evidentiary gold mines," said a [URL="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1904147,00.html"]recent article[/URL] in Time. "Did your husband's new girlfriend Twitter about getting a piece of jewelry? The court might regard that …

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Web 1.0 consisted of mostly static web pages full of lengthy text that did not follow "above the fold" rule. Thus, many of these webpages felt like lecture notes. So what do you think of how businesses use social media which is now part of Web 2.0? It seems that many business users use social media to "lecture" rather than converse. This can be seen in the form of self promoting tweets and no two or multi way engagement with followers. What do you think?

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As we all know, social media is mentioned by almost every single internet marketer out there. Saying that, have you used social media to promote a product. Has it helped or was it a learning experience? What do you think? Please do share your case stories.

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It looks like your daily updates to Twitter and Facebook about what you are doing could be setting you up for home invasion and robbery. A 'reformed burgler' working for the BBC (what is the job scope on that one) described people friending strangers and then posting updates about going on vacation or business trips is like ringing the dinner bell. Be careful who you friend and what you post. I am going to go tweet that I will be home all weekend cleaning my guns and feeding my rottweilers raw meat!:D

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There are many social media monitoring tools that discover the brand influencers on the blogosphere. Many brands use this to identify these influencers and invite them to either review thier product, their services, or invite them to an event so they can review it. Thus, I found this very interesting blog post by Steve Rubel about the New Influencers. Its a good read. [url]http://www.steverubel.com/white-paper-engaging-the-new-influencers[/url]

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[URL="http://www.facebook.com"]Facebook[/URL] is going on trial for an alleged breach of privacy it appears. The full story is [URL="http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/08/18/237366/privacy-lawsuit-filed-against-facebook.htm"]here[/URL]. I don't know American law at all but I'm writing in the UK and over here, if a case is coming to court, we have to be very careful about prejudicing the outcome by commenting on it. Given that, plus the fact that I know diddly-squat about it in any case, I'm not going to comment on the details of this case. Except... Two of the people bringing the case are, the story says, children. Now, nobody take this wrongly, but even …

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