Tagged: Facebook

Facebook Like Button Turns 2 Years Old 1

Facebook Like Button Turns 2 Years Old

It was Feb 9, 2009 when Facebook turned on the Like Button. They were not the first company to “Like” something – Friendfeed has that honor. However, Facebook purchased Friendfeed, so it’s their technology anyway. Two years later, we have gone through many discussions on this idea. Some people, for instance, want a “Dislike” button. Some people brought up issues of privacy when the “Like” button was pressed. In the Facebook Blog by Leah Pearlman, she states how it started: We’ve just introduced an easy way to tell friends that you like what they’re sharing on Facebook with one easy click. Wherever you can add a comment on your friends’ content, you’ll also have the option to click “Like” to tell your friends exactly that: “I like this.” Either way, the Like button is synonymous to Facebook. So if you like it, let them know. You can start by “Like”ing...

GWP 2011-02-09 #175: Video Now in 720p 0

GWP 2011-02-09 #175: Video Now in 720p

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhat a monsterous 30 days. Almost done with CES videos, have to stop for the podcast. Working with Alteva on a SMB system and Unified communications 605-205-4731. Still working on going to SXSW. Truck broke in the snow. Heading down to Iowa this weekend, too. Video in 720p to test out. Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Get your 14 day Free Trial of Audible Listener Gold to start Listening Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Check out the Geekazine Store Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter or Plurk Geekazine Myspace page – About.Me Page...

GWP 2011-01-19 #172: Back From My Vacation (Sort of) 0

GWP 2011-01-19 #172: Back From My Vacation (Sort of)

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCES was a blast. Then I had to head to Dallas, which was also a blast. Now I have to put up tons of video… Not so much. This two week off thing is the first since Geekazine started. But now we’ve changed some things up. If you haven’t seen the video before, check it out with the new improvements! Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Get your 14 day Free Trial of Audible Listener Gold to start Listening Sponsor:Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Check out the Geekazine Store Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on...

GWP 2010-12-08 #168: A Listener Needs Your Help! 1

GWP 2010-12-08 #168: A Listener Needs Your Help!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAt the end of the show, I read an email where the listener asks for help getting a disabled friend a used computer. I think we can pull resources together and get him a new machine. What do you think? I also installed Wirecast 4 for 16:9 video, but the problems continue in the program. The audio did not process right. If you watch the video I recorded on uStream, you will hear the same problem. Luckily, I record audio separately, so I can merge the two together.  I also talk about the trip to Austin and CES. Sponsor: The New Luxor, Las Vegas Deals Start @ $40.00 best rates guaranteed Sponsor: Visit gotomeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast. Sponsor: Backup Now, backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Code “Geek” for 10% off! Check...

GWP 2010-12-01 #167: OW My Eye! 1

GWP 2010-12-01 #167: OW My Eye!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI put new contacts in this morning, and my right eye decided to have a fit. Therefore, you might notice the eye is a little red – Not to mention the mass amounts of blinking in the episode. First sponsor announced for CES. Luxor Hotel and Suites. Making plans to head to Austin, TX on December 13-15. Sponsor: Visit gotomeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast. Sponsor: Backup Now, backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Code “Geek” for 10% off! The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Check out the Geekazine Store Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter or Plurk Geekazine Myspace...

Facebook’s Email Killer that’s Not an Email Killer 0

Facebook’s Email Killer that’s Not an Email Killer

Today, Mark Zuckerberg announced an expansion of their messaging service. It’s not here to replace email, but to enhance it. However, with opportunity that no one will get any more spam and usability will be easier simply because it’s within Facebook, would you really want to keep your other email account? I personally have more than one email address. That is part of my role. I figure that this will just be another extension to mail collection. Great. The more functionality that gets added, the more people will use it. If there are no privacy issues attached, then expect the masses to gravitate away from their hotmail, yahoo, and gmail accounts. Even businesses might move to the service. Now before you discount that statement: I remember when Gmail started business services and the same thing was said. Now there are companies that ditched their Exchange servers for a Gmail apps...

Could Search Social Media Optimization be a thing of the Future? I Hope Not 0

Could Search Social Media Optimization be a thing of the Future? I Hope Not

I was pretty complacent today. That is, until I read an article today that just got my blood boiling. It all spawned on a simple comment: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) will become Social Media Optimization (SMO). Oh my god! Why in the world would we want that? Granted, we can get new information from Twitter and Facebook easily. Friends report on stuff and pass it along. That works great for I can be informed AND find out what people are doing right now or who’s in a relationship. However, to search on this data? I don’t think so. There are so many reasons why. First of all, it wouldn’t be SMO – it would be SSMEO (Search Social Media Engine Optimization), or just SSMO. Secondly, SSMO would have a shelf life of 7 days at the most. The amount of people reporting on the same thing would make...

Geektoberfest: 31 Days of Geek Posts 0

Geektoberfest: 31 Days of Geek Posts

For the month of October, Geekazine will be creating posts with the “Geektoberfest” category. The page will be cataloged on the Geektoberfest page on Facebook – along with other bloggers posting to Geektoberfest. If you want to participate: Let me know. “Like” the Facebook community page and I’ll add you as an admin. Then post your “Geek” stories up on Geektoberfest.

GWP 2010-08-17 #152: Early Show as I Head to Nashville, TN 0

GWP 2010-08-17 #152: Early Show as I Head to Nashville, TN

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s an early show for I am heading on a plane in less than 12 hours to go to Nashville. I can’t say why right now, but I can tell you there is some cool opportunities I will be partaking. The studio is going along swimingly – well, almost literally swimmingly. Got a cool T-Shirt you want me to wear? email me and I’ll wear it on future shows! BlogWorld & New Media Expo – Sign up now, save money! The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Sponsor: Solve technical issues faster with GoToAssist Express. Try it FREE for 30 days. Sponsor: Backup Now, backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Code “Geek” for 10% off! Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune...

Facebook Follies:  More Malware 0

Facebook Follies: More Malware

The Guardian warns of two new major malware attacks circulating via Facebook. The first instance is actually a genuine IQ test, which takes control of your profile and signs you up to a $10 per month premium mobile phone service. If you spot a link along the lines of ‘I’m NEVER texting AGAIN’ in your feed, then be sure to stay clear. (snip) The second rogue has its main intent on becoming viral through your friends. The page ‘99% of people can’t watch this video for more than 25 seconds’ suggests you copy some Javascript code into a browser window to view the video. The story links to a description from AVG of what the first item does; it goes on to warn that no legitimate Facebook app would ask you to copy code into your browser’s address bar. Facebook’s growth has made Facebook a tempting target for...

Facebook Founder Fazed at All Things D 0

Facebook Founder Fazed at All Things D

MarketWatch, a website run by the Wall Street Journal, reports on an interview of Mark Zuckerberg at the All Things D Conference. I’ve not heard of the All Things D Conference, but I know that, if the Wall Street Journal is covering it in any way, it must have been full of movers and shakers moving and shaking. Mr. Zuckerberg did more shaking than moving. From the story: The interview was rich in irony. For the CEO of a company that wants everyone to share information, Zuckerberg clearly did not like talking about himself in front of some of the tech industry’s biggest movers and shakers. Just like a teenager who posts something silly on Facebook that he or she will regret later, Zuckerberg did not like being reminded of what may have been some of his less-than-finer moments. (The whole thing is worth the five minutes it...

Facebook and the Meaning of “the Default Is Social” 0

Facebook and the Meaning of “the Default Is Social”

Facebook’s privacy practices continue to be in the news. The BBC reports that Mark Zuckerberg has promised to simply the privacy controls. Meanwhile, Aditya Chakrabortty, writing in the Guardian, reminds us of why this stuff is important by recalling this story: In summer 2006, AOL did something unprecedented in the history of the internet: it published a database showing what 658,000 members had searched for over three months. A mammoth exercise, this was also one of the most uncynical ever undertaken by a billion-dollar company – AOL shared the information for free, in the hope it would help researchers understand how people were using the web. It was also scrupulous about the confidentiality of customers. All subscriber details were scrubbed out, so that a login such as LimpCourgette223 became drab old User 338765. The only thing left was a list of 20m search terms. Except that list, coupled...

Five Ways to Get Your Twitter or Facebook Noticed (or at least, not annoying) 0

Five Ways to Get Your Twitter or Facebook Noticed (or at least, not annoying)

Recently, I have been seeing some really annoying posts on Twitter or Facebook. With Twitter, I see a lot of cryptic @ and # messages and with Facebook – well, some of them are just annoying. There is a group out there whose title is the same 5 words repeated 15 times. So when someone likes the group, I see: Joe Somebody likesI wanna be cool-I wanna be cool-I wanna be cool-I wanna be cool-I wanna be cool-I wanna be cool-I wanna be cool-I wanna be cool-I wanna be cool-I wanna be cool-I wanna be cool-I wanna be cool-I wanna be cool-I wanna be cool-I wanna be cool (I made that group up because the group that I see has a profane word in the title – That, and I don’t want you to like that group…) If you want your Twitter or Facebook posts noticed, here are...

Another Malware on Facebook Alert 0

Another Malware on Facebook Alert

The moral to this story is don’t click a link just because you can. The Guardian warns: If you get a posting on your Facebook wall telling you “this is without doubt the sexiest video ever! 😛 😛 :P” which seems to be accompanied by a video titled “Candid Camera Prank [HQ]” then don’t click on the video: it’s a lead-in to malware. It installs adware called “HotBar,” a “toolbar” that inflicts ads on you depending on your surfing habits. It may also do other bad stuff in the background, according to this Microsoft document linked by the Guardian. There is nothing new about HotBar; what’s new is transmission via Facebook. The weakest link in computer security has always been the nut behind the keyboard. This thing seems to work like one of those old Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express trojans, such as LoveBug, that installed itself on...

Facebook Privacy Fazing 0

Facebook Privacy Fazing

Facebook’s privacy practices have been in the headlines this week, not just in the tech world, but also in the main stream press. The New York Times pointed out that the Facebook privacy policy is longer than the United States Constitution (this is hardly a fair comparison–the U. S. Constitution is remarkably short, shorter than constitutions of most of the individual united states). More to the point, the Times also counted up the settings: The new opt-out settings certainly are complex. Facebook users who hope to make their personal information private should be prepared to spend a lot of time pressing a lot of buttons. To opt out of full disclosure of most information, it is necessary to click through more than 50 privacy buttons, which then require choosing among a total of more than 170 options. The BBC today published a brief but helpful guide to Facebook...

Microsoft Hits, then Misses Mark with KIN 1

Microsoft Hits, then Misses Mark with KIN

Microsoft announces a semi-Smartphone – Bonus! Microsoft announces great pricing – Bonus! Then Microsoft gives the phone to Verizon…. ONLY. Then, Verizon puts a high price on the plan. What were they thinking? The Good Let’s start with the first part – Microsoft comes out with a phone for “the rest of us”. You can get to your facebook, Twitter and email without having a full-fledged smartphone. The Microsoft KIN will have a price of $50 and $100. While I wouldn’t get a phone like that, I do know some that would. All some do is go up on those social network sites. They don’t need the iBeer, or any other application. It also keeps the price of the phone low – $50 vs. $199. The Bad I don’t understand the next part. Microsoft unveils this great idea in the mid-grade market, then tells everyone it’s only on...

Facebook Rules the World.  Or Maybe Not. 0

Facebook Rules the World. Or Maybe Not.

Remember when AOL and Time Warner were going to rule all of the internet and entertainment? It didn’t quite work out that way. John Naughton, writing at the London Observer, thinks that the Facebook furor shall pass.

GWP 2010-05-05 #137: Contact Your Favorite Podcasts, h.264, Apple Antitrust 2

GWP 2010-05-05 #137: Contact Your Favorite Podcasts, h.264, Apple Antitrust

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSpeaking up is the most important thing. It lets me know you are there and listening. In this episode, I talk about how most podcasters lose their flame and either shut down or change gears, then hear from the masses. Then I will talk about the 2nd Summer of Podcasts contest Congrats to PvP on 12 years! Thanks to all who participated on the HP giveaway. We’ll draw a name later this week. This week’s X510 DataVault Drawing: Slashgear Sponsor: Backup Now, Backup Often, Backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. Sponsor: Solve technical issues faster with GoToAssist Express. Try it FREE for 30 days. All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 138 Hotline –...

GWP 2010-04-14 #134: Coco with TBS, New Contests Coming, Opera for iPhone 1

GWP 2010-04-14 #134: Coco with TBS, New Contests Coming, Opera for iPhone

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEarly show due to evening activities. Ford test wrapping up. New Contest announced – Win the X510 Data Vault. Techpodcasts.tv on Boxee, Roku. Sponsor: Backup Now, Backup Often, Backup Off-site with Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month! Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. Sponsor: Solve technical issues faster with GoToAssist Express. Try it FREE for 30 days. HP Road Show; Converged Infrastructure – Win a HP Elitebook 2530p from Geekazine and SDRNews All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 135 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) Conan O’brien to TBS Microsoft KIN Nokia Unveils New Business Phones iPhone OS 4.0 Wont Run on...

5 Ways for Responsible fourSquare-ing, Gowilla-ing 0

5 Ways for Responsible fourSquare-ing, Gowilla-ing

I am using the foursquare application on my iPhone. Been doing that for a couple weeks now. I am the mayor of a few locations and know where my friends are. But then again, I know where my friends are. In this world of connection, we need to look at this data overflow and who gets to see it. You never want to walk in the house and find out the TV, computer and other valuables are gone. Yet, these new fandangled items really can let theives know when it’s time to strike. If someone knows you are at the restaurant, friends can find you, but so can others. Therefore, I offer 5 simple ways to make sure you are safer and still use these fun programs like foursquare or Gowilla – as well as the upcoming Facebook application that will also divulge your location. Delay your post You...

Status Update:  “Busted”–FBI Uses Social Networking 0

Status Update: “Busted”–FBI Uses Social Networking

This really should come as no surprise: the Guardian reports that FBI agents have been going undercover on Facebook and other social networking sites looking for criminals. And they’ve been finding them. This doesn’t refer to persons promoting bogus FB apps designed to steal identities. They are finding criminals who maintain profiles, sometimes public profiles, under their real names with photographs of their real faces: Law enforcement agencies have long used internet chatrooms to lure child pornography traffickers and suspected sex predators and with a warrant, can seize suspects and defendants’ email records. But Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites provide a wealth of additional information, in photographs, status updates and friend lists. In many cases, the information is publicly accessible. In a section entitled “utility in criminal cases”, the document says agents can scan suspects’ profiles to establish motives, determine a person’s location, and tap into...

Madison Wisconsin Social Media Club Kickoff Party 1

Madison Wisconsin Social Media Club Kickoff Party

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOn Wednesday, the Social Media Club Madison chapter held their first kickoff meet at the Brocach by the Capitol. About 125 were in attendance as the board of directors was introduced. We met one another and learned a lot about how everyone can work together. The sponsors of the event created gift bags for the registered guests. Each table had products and a sign that said either Facebook, Flickr, Twitter or YouTube. You had to sit at each station and write out how you would promote the products on your given Social Network site. However, with the larger turnout, it was more difficult to move around, therefore I am not sure if they got the response they expected for that social game. I went through the crowd and talked to a lot of Social Media and PR people. I ran into...

Google Buzz vs Friend Feed vs Facebook vs Twitter: Who will Replace Who? 1

Google Buzz vs Friend Feed vs Facebook vs Twitter: Who will Replace Who?

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSLast week when Google Buzz came out, all the Social Mediates jumped on board like the last boat of the day starting to leave the dock. Instantly, we saw everyone posting “I am Buzzing”, and others rebuilding their Social Media lists. The big names pretty much dominated the Buzz. But it did become an opportunity for a new name or two to get in there. And – as far as I know – Ashton Kutcher is not on Buzz.. Yet. Two big questions people had about Buzz in the first week – Is Buzz like which Social Media Micro Blogging device, and which one is Buzz going to replace? In this video, we look at Google Buzz, Friend Feed, Twitter and Facebook. Jeffrey talks about what Buzz is close to and gives answers to these two questions. What do you think? Will Buzz replace...

GWP Ep #126: We Talk Windows Mobile 7 on the Podcast 1

GWP Ep #126: We Talk Windows Mobile 7 on the Podcast

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCES videos are up and now it’s time to focus on other things. Got the 6th song done for FAWM, putting together a new client website and working with another on updates. Sportazine is now in production. We are giving away another copy of Diskeeper 2010. Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Day Pass $9.95 $69/Month – $660/Year Mozy Unlimited Backup – $4.95/Month!Use code “Geek” for 10% off! $50 a Year for Off-site Backup. All Geekazine Podcast Show Notes are also on Delicious To add cool items next week link on Delicious – geekazine podcast 127 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher I – S.U.N. (Straight Up News) App Store Alliance: AT&T Shooting itself in the Foot? Apple Bans iPhone Hackers Google Nabs Aardvark Sling Player...

DeLorme Brings Satellite Based Communication in SPOT GPS Messanger – CES 201 1

DeLorme Brings Satellite Based Communication in SPOT GPS Messanger – CES 201

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Last year when Todd talked to John about Spot, we learned that GPS tracking can be vital for those who go off the beaten path. The device has been used in over 500 rescues. This year, they are back with the new SPOT GPS Messanger. Scott talks with Derek about this new version of the GPS tracker. The device sends a geolocation message to check in. If you are in trouble, the device will send an SOS. It will also send an automated tracking mode that can update Googlemaps on a 10 min interval. Real-time data can be sent to friends and family, or to a social network like Facebook or Twitter. The service is $100 per year, and utilizes the SPOT Satellite Network . Height: 3.7″ (9.4 cm) Width: 2.6″ (6.6 cm) Thickness: 1″ (2.5 cm) Weight: 5.2 oz (147.4g)...

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