Interesting video: Facebook, not what you think…

Beirut stumbled upon and forwarded this video to me a few days ago. It’s not a new video, but it does shed some light on some interesting facts about Facebook’s data collection and usage privacy policy - that we all agreed to upon signing up to their service. It also hints towards who’s really behind the curtains at Facebook Inc. – and it’s not Zuckerberg.

So, for our Saturday post, I’m sharing this video and would like to ask you: Why do we trust Facebook (Twitter, Myspace, and so on) and share so many personal details and secrets on their platform(s)? If something goes wrong, who’s to blame?

Is TrueTwit up to the Task of Reducing Twitter Spam? I don’t think so!

Spam on Twitter is an obvious and growing problem. I mean, many of the tweets in my stream are about “how to make money on Twitter” or some loser trying to sell an eBook. Don’t even get me started on auto-DMs – especially when I tried getting notifications on my mobile! I don’t want to check your Facebook profile, I am not interested in voting for whatever you want me to vote up and I do not want to know about what new porno movies you have on your disgusting website!

Yes, Twitter spam is getting on my nerves and might be a deal breaker unless Twitter does something about it.

TrueTwit.com attempts to solve the problem of Twitter spam - I don't think so!

TrueTwit.com: Nice interface but not a solution to Twitter's spam problem!

What’s spam on Twitter?

Hmm, I think you already have a bunch of examples pop into your mind. It’s not only the annoying list I mentioned above, but also Twitter bots, numerous fake Twitter accounts as well as spammers trying to use trending topics to gain exposure. I am sure there is more, but these are the examples off the top of my head right now.

There are many tools attempting to solve this issue, but recently, I ran into and tested out TrueTwit.com, and I was not too impressed by the logic behind it. Here is why…

Did Your Twitter Tweet Count Suddenly Drop? Twitter Bug?

If your number of updates count dropped too, sign your name below and how much you dropped, maybe Twitter will notice and fix it ASAP!

Startup advice: A Metropolitan 4-Layered View of the Web & Time Invested

If you’re a startup or have a “Web 2.0″ idea, this might interest you. Through extensive research and my humble experience, I was able to come up with an analogy of the Web’s contribution levels comparing it with a city made up of 4 different layers: web users, social circles, tools & utilities and platforms.

20,000 visitors in 3 hours – The Ashton Kutcher Effect @aplusk ! [video]

20,000 visitors in 3 hours – The Ashton Kutcher Effect @aplusk ! [video]

Ashton Kutcher's Tweet linking to Thoughtpick

About 8 hours ago, Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) tweeted about my post entitled "Reclaiming the Longest Tweet in History at 250 characters!". I noticed a spike immediately, and the highest number of concurrent users surfing the site was 3000 users! This post is dedicated to show you what you can expect when someone as popular as @aplusk...

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Introducing Tweepi – A geekier, faster way to manage Twitter followers

Introducing Tweepi – A geekier, faster way to manage Twitter followers

Why Tweepi is a bit geeky? Because it shows numbers!

Introducing Tweepi.com. We're constantly looking to follow quality tweeples, and trying to unfollow deadbeat users. Tweepi simply does that the geeky way - with numbers!

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Reclaiming the Longest Tweet in History at 250 characters!

Reclaiming the Longest Tweet in History at 250 characters!

This is the longest tweetever at 250 characters

This IS the longest Tweet in History, NOT Forbes's 247 character tweet! Can you beat this with a 251 char long tweet?

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Google sending porn-searching users to our blog!! LOL :D

Google sending porn-searching users to our blog!! LOL :D

We're getting Google traffic for porno! LOL

We're getting Google traffic for porn! LOL :)

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No more Digg shouts: Rationalizations to Why Digg Needs a Better R&D Department!

A few days ago, Digg disabled 'shouts', which is the ability to share a certain article with your Digg.com friends. Many Digg users were frustrated, as this means they have to rely on Twitter and Facebook to share their Diggs. I'm not a power-digger, and never cared much to be one. But, after reading a couple of articles about Digg...

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Is Twitter Abandoning Their 140-characters limit?

Is Twitter Abandoning Their 140-characters limit?

Tweet longer than 140 characters!

I just posted a 232 tweet on Twitter.com in one post! Is it a bug or a new upcoming feature of Twitter?

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