Too Many Social Networks … Too Little Time

It is a tough time to be an internet socialite these days. There are just way too many networks to keep up with and just not enough time to follow all those conversations that are going on all of them. Therefore, it was inevitable that someone would step up and introduce a website that help to make the socialite life a lot easier and allow them to streamline their social media profiles into one place.

We will be looking at 2 such tools which do this in two completely different ways and they have been picking up steam this past year and will probably hit the main stream, with 2 different target audiences.

Gizapage: Social Media Hub

Vanity is definitely in these days. People can get their vanity Urls on Facebook and vanity phone numbers from Google, and now Gizapage steps into the vanity game.

Gizapage

Gizapage

Bringing Social Media to the Classroom – Open Source & Free

Social media didn’t get the warmest welcome from the educational system, and it was always looked upon as total waste of time and a distraction. There are various reasons of why the use of social media tools in the classroom is still frowned upon by many educators, from the worries of content privacy and the over sharing nature of the classroom to others that rise out of lack of understanding of the social media environment itself. They might be valid reasons but they try to stop the wheels of time rather than go along with them.

Ironically students have been on the band wagon of social media adoption since the hay days of Myspace. The gap between them and their educators has been widening to the extent that when they try to educate their students in “internet” they are the ones taking notes of what is being said.

But things have been consistently warming up for the adoption of social networking as an education tool, and the wheels of the education system mammoth seems to be heading in the right direction. Hopefully ushering in a day where the computer in schools will move beyond its status of an over glorified workbook. So here are some of the tools that will provide the classroom and school with a lot of utilities and still address the concerns of privacy and the lack of control educators feel when using sites like Myspace and Facebook.

10 Most Influential Internet Moments That Got Left Out by Webby

Webby, just like everywhere else on the net, got into the top of the decade craze and released their own list of the top ten most influential Internet moments of the last decade stretching from 2000-2009.

Does Social Media Have the Power to Deteriorate the Economy?

How much is the total economic cost of using social media in other countries worldwide? Consequently, in the long run, does social media have the power to deteriorate the economy in general? And is social media to blame for information leakage and lack of privacy?

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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New Ways of Sharing, Using FriendFeed & Diigo…

New Ways of Sharing, Using FriendFeed & Diigo…

Like I always say "sharing is caring" and what better thing to share than your "great" findings and conversations on the web? Isn't it wonderful to experience a less constipated mailbox not spammed by your friends links and jokes? While we all have become quite familiar with social networking and bookmarking tools such as Delicious...

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How Safe Are You? Privacy and Risks in Social Networks

How Safe Are You? Privacy and Risks in Social Networks

twitter, dangerous, evil

How Safe are you on social media networks? are you putting too much information on the web placing you at risk from identity theft, blackmail, harassment, even stalking and murder ? Let us look at some of the incidents that were facilitated through social networks and tips on how to keep your identity safe.

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