Tagged 'privacy settings'

Google+ Overrides Site Restrictions

Posted by Brandt Dainow on September 28th, 2011 at 10:49 am

Google have decided +1 buttons override all other privacy settings on a website. Private content is being listed in Google as a result, with serious consequences for many. It's a clear and intentional violation of internet privacy standards, and totally contradicts Google's stated intention to offer better privacy than Facebook. If it's +1'd - it's available to everyone.

Has Facebook "Jumped The Shark"?

Posted by Malcolm Bird on May 25th, 2010 at 12:00 am

Remember "Friendster"?       I think Hi 5 is still alive but am not quite sure...       MySpace!!!         Is Facebook "Jumping The Shark"?     
Before we go any further I have to disclose that not only am I on Facebook...but I AM ON FACEBOOK 24 hours a day, or at least it seems.  Out of all the social networks I love the fact that everyone I know is on there.  I have all my friends, (and some people who are sort of friends, and some I just used to go to high school with and I haven't seen in 25 years), all in one place and I like seeing what they are up to and being able to communicate with them.  I am organizing a school reunion off Facebook.  I get it, I like it, I think it works.  The last sentence though might be the first sign of Facebook's demise.     Remember when MySpace was cool, and everyone you knew was on MySpace?  Then suddenly people started trying to friend you that you didn't know are really didn't want to know.  It became the... Read more