Web 2.0 / Social Networking
The Bitcoin world is trying not to panic at the news popular Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox has abruptly disappeared. Two weeks ago they halted withdrawals due to what they called “technical issues” regarding suspicious activity. Then on Sunday the company’s CEO Mark Karpeles quit the board of the Bitcoin foundation and all of Mt. Gox’s tweets were deleted.
Facebook has been making what seems like constant tweaks to their newsfeed for a while now, and most of them have prompted reactions varying from frustration to fury from page owners. Facebook Pages, once known as Fan Pages, provide a gathering area for fans of brands, celebrities, TV shows, movies, products, and more.
About a year ago, friends Amy Spalding and Kevin Fanning decided to revive a perpetually maligned Facebook feature by starting Poke Friday. “From the very start the idea was to reclaim the idea of the poke,” says Kevin. And reclaim it they have.
Nearly every day I see a story about how teens and tweens are abandoning Facebook in droves for other social networks because it’s become lame to them. They’ve got a point. And I propose that all of that is just fine.
Mark Zuckerburg just won’t end his shopping spree for new startups. Facebook recently acquired an India-based technology start-up Little Eye Labs. The latter is a known developer of tools for Android app developers.
There are a ho-ho-whole lot more options for keeping tabs on the Big Man’s whereabouts this year.
With Facebook possibly developing a “Sympathize” button, we got to thinking about some other buttons that would be cool additions to the service.
No doubt that Twitter has been revolutionary. I remember signing up for the micro-blogging website more than five years ago and I haven’t stopped ‘tweeting’ since then. Between Facebook and Twitter, I prefer the latter because of its ease of use and you know how Facebook posts can be annoying.
Every year around the holidays, I start to get an anxious feeling. My mind and body instinctively know deep down what’s coming shortly after New Year’s Day: another grueling trek to (and, shudder, within) Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
Earlier this year, I wrote a post on how Google Search for iOS (which includes Google Now features) ran Location Services constantly, even when the app wasn’t running. My fellow bloggers took to the Internet in droves to protest. Google fired back that it wasn’t an issue and wasn’t greatly impacting battery life. Legions of more »
Well, we knew they were coming for some time now. Instagram will soon work ads into their network, appearing in the feeds of users. In order to keep IG fans informed (perhaps a precautionary move after the backlash they received concerning ‘s terms of service earlier this year,) on Friday the company posted an notice more »
The practice of automatically blocking ads on the internet tends to lead to conflicting opinions. Sometimes ads are presented so aggressively, it gets in the way of actually consuming content. On the other hand, blocking non-intrusive ads results in loss revenue for otherwise hardworking content creators. It’s not too hard to get sentimental for the more »