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HOW TO: Create an Untouchable Market, the Google Way!

HOW TO: Create an Untouchable Market, the Google Way!

Maps + Street View + Goggles = Google's New Untouchable Search-By-Image Engine Read more »

How to Hack Facebook: The Trick is Social Engineering

How to Hack Facebook: The Trick is Social Engineering

It is often neither security loopholes nor password cracking that allow people access our private information on Facebook without our approval. It's actually our own human nature: the trust of a friend's name... Read more »

HOW TO: Create an Untouchable Market, the Google Way!

I blank out when it comes to writing intros, so I’m diving into my thoughts straight ahead. Everyone talks about Google’s “far into the future” vision and how it’s one of the most brilliantly run companies ever. Reading the latest news about Google Goggles, Favorite Places, image search advancements and so on, got me thinking: I am imaging that a few Google employees sat down one afternoon, just before Christmas 2004 and one of them said:

“We’re Google. Let’s create a new market that no one can follow us into!”

And that’s what they’ve been doing for the past 5 years; creating a new market share that no one can compete with them at. Think about the timeline:

How to Hack Facebook: The Trick is Social Engineering

It is often neither security loopholes nor password cracking that allow people access our private information on Facebook without our approval. It’s actually our own human nature: the trust of a friend’s name.

Whether you like Facebook or not, the truth remains that Facebook is one of the best mainstream websites around when it comes to providing options with which you can protect your privacy.  Every time anyone discovers a new method for hacking private information, the guys at Facebook patch it the next day. What their security engineers cannot do though is teach the users to tell a social engineer apart from a friend.

And that’s why you need to be aware of this: the easiest way to hack Facebook today is by borrowing a chapter from psychology class. Hackers are not hacking as programmers anymore, they’re hacking as social engineers.

Huh?

Don't add anyone as a friend

Don't add just any person as a friend

HOW TO: Blog About the Latest News Scoops Using Yahoo! Pipes (Part 1)

Thoughtpickers take you on a short “How To” tutorial to collect fresh news, filter and sort it out via Yahoo! pipes in order to be the first to come up with a news scoop.

I Want My Twitter Fix And I Want It Now! Overcome the Censors

If your access to Twitter.com is blocked, here are 5 ways and workarounds to overcome the censors and tweet your heart out. Do you have more methods to add?

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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