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?

Google Wave: Revolutionizing Collaboration but Will the Wave Crash?

Since Google Wave’s unveiling in May, it was quite interesting to try to figure out heads or tails of how the application will be received once it’s released. And now, we are inching closer and closer to when it opens for the general public. Closed Beta testing has been open for a few chosen developers who have been actively providing feedback on Google products. Will Wave be able to create a tsunami upon its release?

So what is Wave?

Wave, in the word of its co-creator, Lars Rasmussen:

Google Wave

Google Wave

“Here’s how it works: In Google Wave you create a wave and add people to it. Everyone on your wave can use richly formatted text, photos, gadgets, and even feeds from other sources on the web. They can insert a reply or edit the wave directly. It’s concurrent rich-text editing, where you see on your screen nearly instantly what your fellow collaborators are typing in your wave. That means Google Wave is just as well suited for quick messages as for persistent content — it allows for both collaboration and communication. You can also use “playback” to rewind the wave and see how it evolved.”

Wave’s Engulfing The Islands of  Sharepoint & Lotus

Given that we trust Google to provide us with intuitive user interfaces within a very low learning curve, its entry into the corporate world will be quite smooth and exponential - if we only consider those two facets - more about that later on.

The threat it poses is probably the greatest to IBM and Microsoft’s collaborative Business software. Combined with the other Google services and its source nature, it promises to take cloud computing and social networking to the next level.

The Addictive Psychology Behind Facebook’s Use & Popularity!

“Just as alcohol, drugs and cigarettes tend to have an addictive quality in their nature, Facebook too can be extremely addictive!”

5 Feel Good Things You Can Do on the Web!

… my findings give the impression that, if anything, the internet enabled many acts of kindness to occur. According to some, the whole internet could collapse if it weren’t for those acts of kindness. So here are some places on the net where kindness is alive, well and plentiful!

Mac Snow Leopard vs. Microsoft Windows 7 on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook & Blogs…

Mac Snow Leopard vs. Microsoft Windows 7 on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook & Blogs…

Is social media turning into one of the main reasons for purchasing trendy, fashionable and tech products these days? Is it fair to solely depend on web marketing and social media channels (such as Youtube, Twitter and Facebook) in order to decide whether to purchase a certain brand or its competitor?

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Is Social Media Pushing TV to its Grave?

Is Social Media Pushing TV to its Grave?

How is social media affecting the old, traditional yet long-loved media channel: the television? Is social media slowly pushing television to its grave? How is social media able to encourage less television viewing and promote more Internet usage simultaneously?

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TechCrunch50′s Udorse Takes Facebook Photo Tagging to a Whole New Level

TechCrunch50′s Udorse Takes Facebook Photo Tagging to a Whole New Level

Udorse's Commecial Side

We have reached the end of the Pop Idol of Silicon Valley, TechCrunch. I liked Udorse, the object photo tagging platform, more than the winner service RedBeacon. Do you agree?

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Social Media Accused of Turning Users to Targets… Who’s to Blame?

Social Media Accused of Turning Users to Targets… Who’s to Blame?

Is Social Media Guilty as Charged?

Is it always fair to blame others for our mistakes? Since the introduction of Web 2.0, why is social media being held responsible for almost every little thing that goes wrong in our lives?To what extent is our ignorance and negligence playing a role in making us targets to different types of undesirable situations, such as theft...

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21 Twittering Objects, Appliances and Animals! Ridiculous or Useful?

21 Twittering Objects, Appliances and Animals! Ridiculous or Useful?

Twitter has opened the door for real-time status reporting. Today, not only humans report their status, but also many other objects, devices and animals. We have surfed the Internet and listed our findings.

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When will Facebook realize that it won’t ever be “Twitter”?

When will Facebook realize that it won’t ever be “Twitter”?

Facebook Lite... a Twitter look-alike?

Facebook is adding more and more Twitter functionalities each day. Why? Does Twitter pose a threat to Facebook or the other way around? Can they coexist? and does Facebook's Twitter added features help the platform or hurt it?

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