Reppler: The New Social Media Monitoring Service

Recently, a startup called Reppler launched a service to help people shine on Facebook pages and profiles that have become resources checked by employers, college recruiters and even potential mates.

Simply put, Reppler is a social media monitoring service designed to keep your social reputation clean and safe. It addresses three critical pillars of your social reputation — content, privacy and security.

My Facebook Acoount on Reppler

My Facebook Account on Reppler

What Does it Do?

Reppler continuously monitors your social networking profiles so you can present a positive image within your circle of friends and professional network. The initial version of Reppler is free and supports Facebook.

The Blacklist: Google’s Response to Defamation Conviction

Google, Google, Google: What have you done to piss the French off?

Only some days ago, a Paris court convicted US search engine giant Google and its chief executive, Eric Schmidt, of defamation over results from its “suggest” function. The new function, which suggests options as you type in a word, brought up the words “rapist” and “satanist” when the plaintiff’s name was typed into the search engine, legalis.net reported.

The court ordered Google to make a symbolic payment of one euro in damages and take measures to ensure they could be no repeat of the offense.

Google’s Reaction:

Google's Blacklist

Google's Blacklist

After reading Mashable’s article which was published only a few days after the conviction, I think that Google is trying really hard to fix this problem and avoid further convictions by monitoring and regulating its instant suggestions with: Google’s Blacklist.

Facebook’s New “Check-In” Service: An Illusion of Utopia?

I honestly think that we need to fully understand the repercussions of such services before engaging in using them. Remember life without social media: When the mistakes you did were merely stored in pictures on your PC? With a service such as this one, we are now entering a new level of fear, haunting and paranoia!

Yahoo! “to Take on Twitter”: Beyond Far-fetched!

Is it really “wise” to try to take on well-established services or platforms by imitating them? Does the fact that a company has a high market share in a certain field automatically translate into its a guaranteed success in other fields? What is happening to product/service specialization? And why is everyone is trying to be involved in everything?

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