Google Social Search: What a criminal wants? [video]

Last week, Google announced its experimenting with a new social search feature. The feature simply combines your Twitter, Facebook, Google (…etc) contacts and friends and includes their photos, updates and entries in your search results.

Besides the immediate “this is interesting and should be useful” thought, it got me wondering, do we really want that? Think of it from this: without the option of having each and every update of your friends searchable, people were complaining about others stalking” them on Facebook and MySpace. Imagine now, when instead of just inferring information from the bits and pieces everyone posted, you can actually search for whatever you want to learn about.

Imagine a thieve looking for an easy target to steal with 1000 “friends” on Facebook and 10,000 Twitter followers. A simple “vacation+from” search on Google, limiting it by time, would get him all “friends” out of town. Now, we can agree that the user who posted the “I’m on vacation from-to” online is an idiot, while Google is just making it easier to track all of that.

Below is the video introduction of Google’s social search experiment. Let us know your thoughts.

Users spend 39 Years per day on Facebook.com!

Doing the maths based on Compete.com stats: Roughly, Facebook users all together spend 39 years per day on Facebook.com? What a waste!

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook is different than Twitter! [video]

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg realizes that Facebook is different than Twitter, so why is Facebook copying all aspects of Twitter?

Social Media: Might be the Devil, but it’s not the Reaper!

Social Media: Might be the Devil, but it’s not the Reaper!

Blood Donors in Lebanon Facebook Group

Despite all the negative publicity about social media in relation to privacy related issues, intrusive advertising and safety problems, recently, I am developing this feeling that social media is currently specializing in creating opportunities to save lives more than take them!"

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HOW TO: 10 Ways You Can Contribute to the Climate Change Movement #BAD09

HOW TO: 10 Ways You Can Contribute to the Climate Change Movement #BAD09

350.org

10 ways you can use the Web and social networking sites to make your voice heard and support the Climate Change Movement. This post is published on the 15th of October, Blog Action Day 2009.

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Law & Lawsuits: Legal Systems Limiting Freedom on the Internet!

Law & Lawsuits: Legal Systems Limiting Freedom on the Internet!

MPAA: Illegal Downloading!

The small laws, the big laws, the rightful laws, the new laws, the old laws and so on; the wide list of law descriptive terms is endless! Yet, when it comes to freedom, especially over a loose medium such as the Internet, there is but one question one should ask: Are the laws unlawfully limiting the freedom of individuals using the...

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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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4 App Ideas to Expect When Location-Tweets Hit Mainstream

4 App Ideas to Expect When Location-Tweets Hit Mainstream

Trending Places

Twitter will roll out a new feature that adds locations to tweets. That opens the door for developers to innovate and come up with new applications to take advantage of the new feature. We list some of the ideas we have in mind and look forward to the innovation of the developers.

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Username: @xadultfinder – Action: Unfollow! More Twitter Tips…

Username: @xadultfinder – Action: Unfollow! More Twitter Tips…

First Impression Matters :)

Apart for the Twitter avatar and background, what would influence your choice of people to follow on Twitter? How many Twitter users have you unfollowed due to their user names? What is the best method for companies to benefit from Twitter user names?

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