Tag Archives: Social Networking
The first thing I did was create a Fluid app so it could be a standalone app. If you’re on Windows, Chrome should be able to do this as well, however my instructions are for Fluid so you’ll have to adjust as needed.
Facebook is the largest social network, if not the biggest site overall, and privacy is a big concern.
Privacy is not just up to Facebook however, you are in control of your Facebook privacy and you are also the biggest security hole.
First, the golden rule of the internet: If you don’t want people knowing something about you, don’t put it on the internet.
Seems that people often forget about this. Don’t put your phone number on Facebook if you don’t want people having it, don’t share pictures you don’t want others to see, and don’t say things that you’ll regret in the future. Should be simple right?
Every day there are three things I have to check out. First, what’s up on Twitter. So many tidbits of information, links and pictures. Then I head over to Facebook to see how those kids are doing. And no day is complete without posting something to one of my many WordPress blogs.
Since Facebook, Twitter and WordPress are a key part of my day, I think it’s Internet FTW! What would I do without you guys?
In my quest to make my Android perform better I decided to try uninstalling both the official Facebook and Twitter apps from my phone.
My Droid Incredible only has 412 MBs of memory with about 80 free MBs. I really don’t understand where it’s all going. Most of it goes to the system, I think, and when I open up the task manager, Facebook is often using up more than 40 MBs and that just wasn’t worth it.
I recently got an email from a friend of mine who was vacationing in London. They were writing to tell me that they were mugged at gunpoint and their wallet, cell phone and all their money was taken. Now they were stuck in London with no way to pay the hotel bill and no way to get home.
I was shocked and felt bad for them. What could I do to help? If they had asked, I’d donate money to get them back home as I knew I’d get paid back.
It’s a little bit annoying when you follow a link on Twitter or Facebook only to be taken to a site that summarizes the story, then makes you click though to the source with the full story.
I think we need to do everyone a favor and share the source.
Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of big sites out there that collect and re-post great information. Sites like TechCrunch, CrunchGear, TUAW, LifeHacker, Gizmodo and so many more do a good job of giving the smaller sites added exposure, but they are also stealing it away.
The iPad was released over 5 months ago, on April 3, 2010, and we’ve yet to see some of the biggest iPhone apps be updated to take full advantage of the iPad.
The biggest Twitter app was Tweetie, which then turned into Twitter and has a ton of fans. However, it’s still absent on the iPad.
While we await Twitter, Twitterrific is quickly raking in the money as its by far the best Twitter app on the iPad. Its price tag of $4.99 may be a bit much for some, but it beats waiting for Twitter to release their version.
A lot of us have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for Tweetie 2 for the Mac, but it hasn’t come. Whereas Tweetie 1 is very nice, things like list support is missing. So, while waiting for Tweetie 2 for the Mac to arrive, I check out Echofon and haven’t turned back.
Echofon is a really nice Twitter application for the Mac. Like Tweetie 1 and Twitterrific, its kind of free as long as you don’t might a nagging window on startup and the occasional ad; which isn’t that bad. Or you can shell out a few dollars and own it outright.
I think it’s time we all started thinking less and just enjoyed social media more. I know I for one have to relax a little myself.
You see, I now have all these Twitter followers; like 700, and I try to impress them all. Some are friends, some are co-workers, some are industry professionals, some are celebrities, some are random other people and I worry about what I tweet.
What if someone doesn’t like it? What if I offend someone? Chances are, no one would even notice. They’ll see my tweet and, if they don’t care, they’ll skim right buy it and get on with their overly busy day.
Who doesn’t love Bacon?
Here are just some of the bacon chatter I picked up on Twitter recently.