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“.

Honda + Car Town Game = Awesome Social Gaming Campaign

On a weekly basis, we present to you social media campaigns which we find interesting. We research them, analyze them and break them down into valuable information, tips and lessons which could be helpful to you when designing your next new social media hit.

However, this time we have a new flavor which comes in a combo form: a social media campaign which depends on a viral and spreadable application to attract its audience!

“Honda Motor Corp.’s campaign for its new CR-Z car features the hybrid vehicle in some colorful roadside billboards that can’t be seen from a freeway.” ~ Bloomberg

Honda Takes Social Gaming for a Test Drive

Car Town Application on Facebook

To promote the U.S. launch of its latest sport hybrid coupe, the Honda CR-Z, the company initiated a two-month advertising campaign in Car Town, a newly released Facebook game that allows players to use virtual currency to purchase, customize and store hundreds of vehicles in their own virtual garages. Players can then use these vehicles to take road trips and complete challenges to earn points to purchase additional vehicles and car-related products and services.

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10 Top Funniest Facebook Status Updates This Week!

I invite you to invite you to enjoy our fifth list of the 10 top funniest Facebook status updates.

Should You Accept Your Parent’s Facebook Friend Request [Flowchart]

I came across this interesting flowchart on Mashable. The main idea of the flowchart is to guide Facebook users about whether or not they should accept their parents’ friend requests based on certain criteria.

Facebook Cartoon Character Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Facebook Cartoon Character Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

In order to try and fight violence against children all over the world, the campaign aimed at making people relive memories of their childhood by placing pictures of cartoon characters as their Facebook profile pictures.

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Jumo: The Social Network for Social Good!

Jumo: The Social Network for Social Good!

What Jumo wants to achieve is a higher lever of awareness of the problems going on around the world through actively involving those of interest and helping them find a way, together, to make a change.

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10 Top Funniest Facebook Status Updates This Week!

10 Top Funniest Facebook Status Updates This Week!

Every day, I come across a few hilarious status Facebook updates. Some of them are so funny, that I actually feel stupid laughing all by myself! Therefore, I invite you to invite you to enjoy our third list of the 10 top funniest Facebook status updates.

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[HOW TO] Getting the Elderly Up To Speed On The Internet: Facebook And Beyond (part 3)

[HOW TO] Getting the Elderly Up To Speed On The Internet: Facebook And Beyond (part 3)

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After going through with my mother over the last two parts I left her for a week to try and experiment with what she learned and I was really proud of what she achieved. Never mind that she now checked the pictures of friends of friends of people I never heard of, but she was now curious about who is that girl that is commenting...

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[HOW TO] Getting the Elderly Up To Speed On The Internet: Making Friends (part 2)

[HOW TO] Getting the Elderly Up To Speed On The Internet: Making Friends (part 2)

Hi Mom!

In the first part we created a computer enviroment that requires little to no intervention by the user to get them from powering on their laptops to accessing their profile on Facebook. Using this setup my mother had more focus on what she needed to learn and deal with, sometimes we forgot how much a priori is required in order...

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Quirky News of the Web — November 2010

Quirky News of the Web — November 2010

Breast Feeding through Facebook

Previous quirky news posts: January - February - March - April - May- June - July - August - September - October - November 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...

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