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Who Owns Your Content On Facebook?

Who Owns Your Content On Facebook?

When you go to the bank to rent out a security box from them they will inform you of their policy. They will also ensure you that if they want to terminate your contract at any point they will first inform... Read more »

Now you can b**** about your job on Facebook & get away with it!

Now you can b**** about your job on Facebook & get away with it!

As soon as Facebook use became ubiquitous we started hearing about more and more people who have lost their jobs due to the service. There are plenty of stories, from those caught skipping work to attend a... Read more »

1,2,3… FIGHT! The Winklevoss Brothers Vs. Zuckerberg, Again?

The two Americans who were awarded millions of dollars after claiming they had come up with the idea for Facebook say their legal battle isn’t over“.

Zuckerberg thought that his nightmare was over, after having paid around $65 million for case settlement back in mid 2008, when the Winklevoss brothers came back for more! They are now vowing to continue with their steps for legal action in efforts to reclaim “what was rightfully theirs” in the first place: “It’s our duty to stand for principles. We’re willing to wait around and make sure that’s what right has been made right,” said Tyler Winklevoss.

The Winklevoss borthers gearing Up for the fight!

The Winklevoss brothers gearing up for the fight!

If you haven’t heard about this story before, here’s what happened in a nutshell: In 2008, the two brothers, ConnectU founders, alleged that Harvard classmate Mark Zuckerberg strung them along and stole their idea of creating Facebook and ended up settling. The settlement of the battle between Facebook and ConnectU involved the award of Facebook shares to the Winklevoss twins. They later on appealed over the terms of the settlement but the judge denied their request.

The Chronicles of Facebook: The Ex-Detective at Work!

It seems to me that one of Facebook’s biggest nightmares should be yet another feature of its name in a post. This comes after the realization that there is a 90% that the mention will mostly be negative or criticism based!

The Ex Detective @ Work :)

The Ex Detective @ Work :)

Apparently, the PR stunts Facebook is continuously try to pull out of its big black hat to draw attention to it have an adverse effect, leading more people to be aware of it thus dragging it, slowly, down to the gutter!

Therefore, my only question here is: Are the many tricks Facebook is pulling out of the same hat helping it face the numerous criticisms and accusations its facing?

Facebook has called on the ex-detective who posed as a 14-year-old girl online on a “well-known social network” and said he was approached by men making sexual suggestions within minutes to name the site he used”.

And here is what concerns me even more, and I hope someone from the Facebook team could fill in some answers for me:

  • How safe are our kids if we allow them to use Facebook? Are we exposing them to rapists, pedophiles, offenders and kidnappers, as if in a display store for each passersby to see and indecently enjoy?
  • What solid measures are being taken in order to prevent rather than later on punish those who abuse Facebook for “sick” pleasures and endeavors?
  • How do you feel about the current privacy settings you have chosen to represent you? Do you really believe they are well-planned for problems such as the latest?
  • How long do you think Facebook users will tolerate these random incidents of privacy invasion and indecent exposure you cause them to undergo?

Personally, I think Web users in general, and Facebook users in particular, are a smart bunch; they realize and recognize the dangers of being active online. As I see it, one day or another, they will not put up with this anymore and Facebook will be the sore loser!

Now that you’ve heard my opinion, I’d like to know yours: Are you shying away from using Facebook? And do you think, one day, Facebook will become obsolete due to these indiscretions?

Looking forward to reading your comments down below :)

5 Ways to Utilize Twitter to Grumble — Effectively!

In efforts to help you grumble effectively, here’s a list of 5 ways to utilize Twitter to do so!

Internet Freedom: A Hoax or a Reality?

Are we really holding our “precious” freedom in our hands? Are we appreciating it as we should? Are we conscious of how our actions might negatively influence the health and sanity of our freedom? I think not!

Social Media’s Hunt for Haiti Survivors!

Social media brings everyone together in support of Haiti and even further, in the hunt for survivors!

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Haunted by Facebook: The Smoking Baby!

Haunted by Facebook: The Smoking Baby!

'Smoking' baby Facebook picture via DailyMail-UK

Although I don't entirely agree that this applies all the time, I must admit that I have faith in its meaning on more than one level and that it does really apply in many different situations. The argument of this post is definitely listed under those situations!

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Are You Ugly? Social Networking is NOT For You!

Are You Ugly? Social Networking is NOT For You!

Even thin could be ugly!

As I was surfing the net hungry for new brilliant ideas, yummy unique technologies and intriguing social media news, I was SHOCKED to read this title on Mixx: Social Network Removes 5,000 Users For Putting On Weight During Holiday Season!

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Information Overload [image]

Information Overload [image]

An average day online is basically information overload

What is better than an infograph? An infograph about the internet :) This nifty infograph called "A day in the Internet" is mind blowing.

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Top 10 Ways to Take Revenge Using Social Media!

Top 10 Ways to Take Revenge Using Social Media!

Use your blog to teach others from your own mistakes...

After writing my post on how social media makes cheating easier, and on the day I realized that I have been a victim of an ongoing lie for two years, a friend suggested that I write a post listing the ways social media can help someone take revenge through social media, as a part of my healing process!

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Youtube: Unintentionally Marketing Drug Use to Teens!

Youtube: Unintentionally Marketing Drug Use to Teens!

Although the internet has taken over almost every aspect of our daily lives, through certain random eye opening "awareness" campaigns being advertised over mediums such as Youtube, we are taking a risk of actually being the reason for introducing teens to many practices they might not need to be aware of!

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