Monthly Archives: June 2012

New Twitter Account Finds and Shares your Debit Card Information

People will share just about anything these days. From pics of their license, to important documents (like X-rays) and of course every last thing they ate. But some things, like Debit Cards, should never ever be snapped.

Enter: @needadebitcard - The account scours Twitter’s search for people posting photos of their Debit card and then serves them up for the world to see.

There have been a number of these privacy projects popping up online for a while now. I remember fondly the foursquare hack PleaseRobMe.com and the recently well-publicized We Know What You’re Doing by Callum Haywood.

When will people learn that the internet is open for all to see and hear. If you put it online, it will be found…and putting your debit card online is just about the dumbest thing you can do.

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Facebook adds a Timeline Link next to your friends’ names in chat

After reporting just after midnight EST that Facebook had added an easy switch voice option for brands, this morning we find more updates. It would appear that they have added an address book icon, encouraging anyone to visit a friend’s timeline right from the news feed.

These little cues hopefully generate more page and profile views benefitting both Facebook’s business initiatives of increased traffic and ad revenue, but also their site’s initiatives: keeping people connected.

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What do you think of this?

Forecast App Shutting Down July 1st

Forecast, a social meet up application from Hurricane Party Inc. is shutting down the app’s functionality on July 1st. Citing a lack of resources as the reason for the shutdown, the company sent out the farewell emails to app users signed from René Pinnell and Team Forecast as you can read below: Read the rest of this entry

Facebook adds new “Voice” Link in Nav Bar for page admins

A new addition to Facebook pages discovered early Thursday morning adds a “Voice” link in the page navigation bar at the top of the window. With a strikingly obvious blue bar across the window the site adds the command line:

You are posting, commenting, and liking as (your name) — Change to (your page). Read the rest of this entry

Twitter drops the pop-up on replies

When posting my co-worker’s blog on Swacket late Tuesday night I discovered that when replying to tweets in the mentions view, the box has changed.

When you reply, the entry box is now under the original tweet, removing the popup. Looks like, just as with the recent announcement of expanded tweets, Twitter is moving toward a more streamlined approach to encouraging conversation on the platform. Image

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Birthday Dad!

My dad and I share a birthday. There’s really something special that I can’t describe about it…but there’s nothing like it. I have the best dad ever.

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Facebook App Center Released

Facebook has announced their own App Store finally.

The App Center is launching tonight with more than 600 social apps, including Nike+ GPS, Ubisoft Ghost Recon Commander, Stitcher Radio, Draw Something, and Pinterest.

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New foursquare moves from check-ins to decisions

Today foursquare released the latest versions of its mobile app and website completely refocusing the “check-in” platform into a full-fledged decision engine. With a focus on content and interaction, and less on specific venues, this new iteration of foursquare further merges the mobile social web and the tangible world around us.

What’s new in this version?

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Hubspot and Hootsuite aim to “Close the Loop” of Social Marketing

Today Hootsuite and Hubspot announced a new strategic partnership and app integration with aims to “close the loop” in social media marketing.

Hubspot has long been known for their innovations in inbound marketing and social media. By developing a system to easily create and spread marketing content, they have given thousands of companies the ability to track and nurture leads online. A partnership with a social media management platform like Hootsuite means they are able to marry your marketing leads with your “social grid.”

So what does this mean for you?

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