Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Google’s ‘circles’ model for social networks

Google’s ‘plus’ (Google+) although only in trial, has two things right: (1) not all social media ‘friends’ are created equal, and (2) Facebook makes it too hard to filter your FB connections to deal with that reality. So, in another effort to leverage/operate in the social media ‘space’, they’re pushing Google+ … +Circles: share what […]

Welcome to the mainstream, social media (like, again)

You may remember I quoted from a matrimonial settlement that addressed Facebook accounts and statements thereon as part of the divorce … Facebook’s tentacles now part of divorce settlements! Well, The Guardian is reporting that the family division of the courts in the UK has now joined the fray, in response to online speculation about […]

Facebook spinning a lil bit of Google smear

One of the topics we muse about here on is various attempts people make to masquerade as things-they-are-not. e.g. Dean Letfus as an unbiased and experienced ‘property expert’, Shaun Stenning as an ‘internet marketing expert’ who has ‘made millions’, Sean Wood as a ‘satisfied customer’ of (ahem) Sean Wood, Bernard Whimp as a straightforward […]

Facebook = ‘public’

And here is a ‘definitive’ answer from the Poacher’s Union Press Council … Facebook ‘public’ says watchdog 27 February, 2011 The Press Council has rejected a complaint against the Herald on Sunday by a man upset a picture off the social networking site Facebook was used in print. Api Hemara said the picture, run in […]

Sockpuppets everywhere

Oh dear. Even someone with an ‘official’ Facebook page and thousands of followers apparently feels the need to have a sockpuppet … Yesterday, your Wonkette uncovered a private Facebook account registered to what is (or what was at one time) Sarah Palin’s private e-mail address. Last night, she took to her public Facebook page to […]

A friend’s lament – from FB to newspaper

A new version of the clichéd reporter’s question: ‘How do you feel?’… I don’t know the background, but I observed this morning that a young woman’s lament on Facebook about her friend’s death in a car crash was reproduced on a news website, along with a photo purportedly of the two of them from the […]

Facebook info purloined. I guess I’ll be sorry when this isn’t news.

Another day another Facebook abuse. This woman’s Facebook profile and name and an image was used in an advertisement — snatched from Facebook by a ‘friend’ who worked for Vodafone creative… NZ Herald So, having slaughtered the words ‘friend’ and ‘like’, what? We’re now we’re redefining ‘public’?: Privacy lawyer John Edwards said while Vodafone could […]

Ironic, Mr Zuckerberg. Ironic.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has obtained a temporary restraining order against a California man accused of stalking him, his girlfriend and his sister. … [Alleged stalker] Manukonda tried to contact Zuckerberg numerous times in December via letter, email and Facebook, including more than 20 times in one day, Facebook security officer Todd Sheets said in […]

But, but, but … well, bravo!

I hate to be a nag about Facebook, but this is the sort of thing that makes my blood run cold. Good on these guys for exposing what can happen … What they did was set up a fake ‘Dating’ website called Lovely Faces .. and populated it with REAL names, locations and photos — […]

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Oh boy. USD $8.5million for a domain name …

Facebook paid USD $8.5 million to acquire the Internet address ‘’ — from American Farm Bureau Federation — for internal use by its employees. — Reuters

Oh boy, another Facebook ‘enhancement’ …

OK, so first we’re offered this ‘upgrade’, then, what? we’re forced to do it? ‘You’ll be upgraded‘?? Errr, what if I don’t actually LIKE the new graphic-heavy profile? Ahem, Facebook: Isn’t the customer always right? A small issue, yes, I agree. Never mind. (Oh yeah, and maybe I’m NOT the customer…)

Facebook’s tentacles now part of divorce settlements!

Don’t let anybody tell you Facebook doesn’t matter. It seems for a certain type of person, what’s said about them on Facebook really matters. So much so that clauses relating to Facebook are, by the look of things, finding their way into matrimonial settlement agreements, along with who gets the house, the car, the credit […]

Facebook for Business? Erm, not like this!

Apropos my ongoing gripe about Facebook privacy… A friend of mine, Marc, mentioned here now and then, has written a book called ‘Facebook for Business‘ … this story (below) might inspire another chapter in the next edition. What NOT to do…. as Click Orlando Radio reports: ORLANDO, Fla. — A Central Florida woman claims a […]

Don’t call it email. Riiiight.

Jeez, people are being a bit snide about Mark Zuckerberg (uh, yeah, OK. Guilty). In the midst of coverage of Facebook’s new ‘it’s not email’ announcement today, look at this little dig from The Guardian’s Adam Gabbatt … He was especially keen to stress one point. “It’s not email,” he said early in his presentation. […]