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How To Fix Your Facebook Privacy Settings In Two Minutes

by @ Saturday, May 15th, 2010. Filed under Facebook, Internet, Technology

There’s been plenty of discussion over the past few weeks about the new privacy settings that Facebook has established. This video explains everything you need to know about them, and how to change the privacy settings on your account if you want to: H/T: HuffPo

Facebook Provides Accused Criminal With An Alibi

by @ Thursday, November 12th, 2009. Filed under Facebook, Internet, Legal, Technology

Sometimes sharing the minutiae of your life with the world, can have unexpected benefits: The message on Rodney Bradford’s Facebook page, posted at 11:49 a.m. on Oct. 17, asked where his pancakes were. The words were typed from a computer in his father’s apartment in Harlem. At the time, the sentence, written in street slang, […]

Study: People Spending More Time On Social Networking Sites

by @ Saturday, September 26th, 2009. Filed under Blogging, Facebook, Internet, Technology, Twitter

Good news for bloggers, Facebook, and Twitter: NEW YORK – Americans have been devoting 17 percent of all their Internet time to social networks like Facebook and blogging Web sites like Blogger. The percentage for last month is up from 6 percent a year earlier. The report comes from Nielsen and follows its decision to […]

Facebook: The Fourth Largest Country On Earth

by @ Wednesday, September 16th, 2009. Filed under Facebook, Internet, Technology

There are now more than 300 million Facebook users: (CNN) — Facebook’s user base is nearly as large as the U.S. population and, for the first time, the site has turned a profit. That was the double-barreled announcement Tuesday from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who thanked the site’s users for helping its online community cross […]

Florida Bar Considering Reviewing Social Networking Posts As Part Of Character & Fitness Exam

by @ Tuesday, September 1st, 2009. Filed under Facebook, Internet, Legal, Technology

Via Above The Law comes this interesting news: Watch what you post on your Facebook or MySpace social networking Web sites, because the Florida Board of Bar Examiners is interested in taking a peek — and not as your “friend.” The FBBE’s Character and Fitness Commission had recommended in its final report that the board […]

Tax Authorities Monitor Social Networking Sites To Catch Tax Cheats

by @ Tuesday, September 1st, 2009. Filed under Facebook, Internet, Technology, Twitter

Be careful what you say online, Big Brother is watching: Tax deadbeats are finding someone actually reads their MySpace and Facebook postings: the taxman. State revenue agents have begun nabbing scofflaws by mining information posted on social-networking Web sites, from relocation announcements to professional profiles to financial boasts. (…) Searches for tax dodgers typically begin […]

Metablogging: Social Networking

by @ Saturday, March 28th, 2009. Filed under Blogging, Facebook, News About The Site, Twitter

Blogging will be non-existent today. I already mentioned this in the past, but decided to post it again since there are probably new readers that haven’t seen it. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve got a Facebook profile so send me a friend request if you’re on there as well. It may take me till the […]

When Jurors Twitter, Blog, And Google

by @ Wednesday, March 18th, 2009. Filed under Facebook, Internet, iPhone, Legal, Technology, Twitter

An interesting article in the New York Times details the problems that Judges are confronting now that jury trials have entered the information age: Last week, a juror in a big federal drug trial in Florida admitted to the judge that he had been doing research on the case on the Internet, directly violating the […]

The New Facebook Facelift Sort Of Sucks

by @ Tuesday, March 17th, 2009. Filed under Facebook, Internet, Technology

Chris Willman over at HuffPo pretty much sums up how I feel about the “new” Facebook homepage: How “Twitteriffic” is the new Facebook redesign? Imagine that Apple panicked over the press the Google G1 phone was getting last fall and abruptly decided to remake the iPhone in the image of its upstart competitor–dropping the most […]

Metablogging: Social Networking Reminder

by @ Thursday, March 12th, 2009. Filed under Blogging, Facebook, News About The Site, Twitter

Blogging is likely to be light today, at least until sometime in the afternoon. I already mentioned this in the past, but decided to post it again since there are probably new readers that haven’t seen it. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve got a Facebook profile so send me a friend request if you’re on […]

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