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

Facebook has announced an overhaul of its online safety measures that include the redesign of its abuse reporting system… But the web giant is still blocking calls from Britain’s child protection agency to add “panic buttons” to its pages. Read more here

This articles, along with many others, have been buzzing with news about Facebook’s refusal to add the “panic button” feature as a part of its safety measures.

Facebook: In a pickle… again!

The Panic Button!

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!

Police chiefs signed a letter backing the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) center, which wants the link on every page of the website. However, despite the pressure Facebook is being put under, it is still in utter resistance mode when it comes to the implementation of this step! To complicate matters further for Facebook, several other social networking sites, including Bebo, have installed the button.

Skinput: Your Family & Friends… Just an Arm Away!

Microsoft latest gadget still in developing is capable of turning a human arm into a touch screen display. This is done without needing to implant anything onto the human”.

Supposedly, this gadget would be assembled as an acoustic bio-sensor to detect sound patterns created when tapping a forearm or palm. Each part has a specific acoustic signature that can be associated with functions like dialing a phone or playing Tetris. Pinching and flicking gestures can also be used for commands.”.

Microsoft’s Innovative Skinput Gadget

Microsoft’s Innovative Skinput Gadget

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

Are the many tricks Facebook is pulling out of the same hat helping it face the numerous criticisms and accusations its facing?

Is Google Falling into the Privacy Invasion Pit?

Less than a month ago, Google started getting smacked in the face about its new yet flawed Buzz service and its privacy concerns. Now, just a few weeks after, Google faces storm over the naked child on Street View followed by criticism for showing images of the secret SAS headquarters! By now, we are more than […]

European Union Kicks IE’s Butt

European Union Kicks IE’s Butt

CSS on IE6

The European Union, believing that "not knowing you have a choice is no choice at all", has made Microsoft integrate a Browser Choice window in their operating system for both new users and existing Windows PC users.

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10 Ways to Lose Your Facebook Friends in 10 Days!

10 Ways to Lose Your Facebook Friends in 10 Days!

Change Political-Religious Views

For my special dish of the day, I decided to present you with 10 easy and time efficient ways to lose your Facebook "friends" in ten days!

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10 Tips to Ensure That You’re NOT A Social Media Sucker!

10 Tips to Ensure That You’re NOT A Social Media Sucker!

Quality Counts!

"Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself". ~Alfred Sheinwold - Therefore, I hope you will learn from my experience about the top 10 tips you should follow when using social media!

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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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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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Facebook Launches Its Own Version of “Retweet”

Facebook Launches Its Own Version of “Retweet”

Facebook "Share this"

Facebook started rolling out a new feature this week for its users. This feature is basically its own version of "retweet", where the user can share what their friends shared, while sending an automatic hashtag "tag" a la Twitter as a notification.

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