Abine Launches a Delete Button For the Internet! [video]

This week may mark one of the greatest launches yet made in the history of the Internet: Abine, a US based privacy company, has launched DeleteMe.

What It Does:

Instead of tracking down your old content and profiles online, Abine offers a service that costs between $10 and $100 to track down and remove your data online. The service combines a mixture of automated and manual processes to track down personal information. Abine staffers will do much of the leg work, taking advantage of privacy regulations and firing off emails and faxes to unresponsive networks.

Although Abine can’t yet guarantee the deletion of all of your personal information online, they promise that “they are doing their best“.

Quirky News of the Web — November 2010

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There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago.

Therefore, the Quirky News of the Web section will be dedicated to those pieces of news that might go unnoticed but still pack quite the punch.

Ugly People Need Love Too

TUBB Love

The Ugly Bug Ball is a site for those who are “aesthetically challenged”, people who have been fighting ridicule and loneliness their entire lives because of their looks. The site offers a safe space for people to “dive into an ocean of uglies and have more choice“. To mark the success of their approach, the website is celebrating their first engagement. Tom Clifford, who describes himself as a person who has “a face that makes children cry“, met Janine Walker and they fell in love and plan on getting married soon, the website awarded the couple with a free honeymoon to Borth in Wales.

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‘It Gets Better’ Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

In the past few weeks he LGBT community, especially in the United States, has been hard hit with stories of one teen’s suicide after the other. While gay and questioning teens have always been a high risk group when it comes to suicide, and programs, like the Trevor project, have been set up to provide aid, guidence and assistance for those teens they are still cutting their lease on life in droves.

After the death of four teens all over the United states, the public sentiments culminated with the death of Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University student who has committed suicide just last week after he has been bullied and black mailed by his roommate who live-streamed private videos of him on the internet.

The outpouring of emotions brings back sad memories of the sentiments and introspection that the United States experienced after the killing of Mathew Sheppard in Wyoming in 1998. While the issue of bullying and harassment of gay and lesbian teens has been always on the mind of LGBT rights activist, the devastating series of news has galvanized celebrities and public figures into action. One such initiative is the “It Gets Better” video project launched by Dan Savage about a month ago after the death of a Billy Lucas, a 15 year from Indiana.

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Hottest 10 Items Stolen Online [cool infograph]

Hottest 10 Items Stolen Online [cool infograph]

Top 10 Hottest Items Stolen Online Plus 26+ Interesting Facts on Internet Shopping & Fraud

People at superstoresearch.com created an interesting and informative infograph discussing credit card fraud online aiming at raising awareness of the issue and educating consumers on how to protect themselves from while. While the infograph is wordier than the norm it is well worth the time as it contains a lot of valuable information. ...

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Why is Facebook Panicking about the Panic Button? Thoughts & Insights

Why is Facebook Panicking about the Panic Button? Thoughts & Insights

The Panic Button!

It seems that sex offenders, murderers and stalkers are seeing Facebook as a great and effortless platform for seducing and attracting children and causing tremendous disturbances in families and in the overall safety of the community!

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Blippy: Could This Insanity Have a Purpose?

Blippy: Could This Insanity Have a Purpose?

What did you buy today?

Well privacy in the new social age is a very illusive ideal. Some people, like one Mark Zuckerberg, think that privacy is dead but even they try to reclaim their own private space! With Blippy privacy is not just dead, privacy has been dug up from its grave chopped up, processed and sold as piranha food.

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Mac vs. PC Windows 7 Ad: Broken Promises [video]

Is it ethical for Mac to use this type of advertising against PCs? I mean we do know it's true, but aren't Mac pushing it a bit too far with their new ad about PC's broken promises?

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Are bloggers influencers, journalists or both? Does it matter?

Are bloggers influencers, journalists or both? Does it matter?

Cartoon: If superman would blog. Thanks to @Boris.

Bloggers are gaining power all over the world; A recent survey showed that they prefer to be treated as influencers rather than as journalists. Is there a difference? does it really matter?

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