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Friday, October 15, 2010

North Carolina Head Football Coach Butch Davis Bans Twitter For His Team's Players

UNC head coach Butch Davis bans twitter among players - ESPN

Is this not a bit of over-reacting?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The "onMouseOver" Incident at Twitter is Fixed: No Need to Change Passwords

We can NOT warrant that this is true - just in case it is not - but here is the info:

Twitter Blog: All about the "onMouseOver" incident

Twitter writes at its TwitterBlog that the matter has been fixed and that more importantly:

"there is no need to change passwords because user account information was not compromised through this exploit."

Caveat Emptor. Everyone is at his or her own risk. Always be prudent and careful.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

New EU Personal Data Protection and Privacy Laws to Target Social Media : Facebook, Twitter, Myspace et al.

Leigh Phillips at the EUobserver in New EU laws to target Facebook writes that:
"[T]he European Commission ... announced plans for comprehensive new laws that have in their sights the massively popular website [Facebook]....

Underscoring its new powers under the Lisbon Treaty and the legal basis given to the Charter of Fundamental Rights, the commission said it wants to create "a clear, modern set of rules" guaranteeing a high level of personal data protection and privacy....

Mentioning Facebook, Myspace and Twitter by name, [EU Commissioner for Information Society and Media] Ms Reding said she will start this year with a revision of the 1995 Data Protection Directive...." [link added by LawPundit]
Read the whole article here.

dailyRT | the most popular tweets on the web

dailyRT | the most popular tweets on the web

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Marketers to Spend More on Social Media as Usage Skyrockets - ClickZ

Marketers to Spend More on Social Media as Usage Skyrockets - ClickZ
By Douglas Quenqua, ClickZ, Jan 25, 2010

"[A] new Nielsen report ... says the average person spent five and a half hours on social media sites in December 2009, up 82 percent from December 2008. Significant traffic increases for Facebook and Twitter led the way."

Kippreport » The Media vs social media » : An In the Box Experiment

Here is an interesting "in the box" social media experiment.

Kippreport » The Media vs social media »: Jan 25th, 2010
"Five journalists are getting set to assess the latest ‘threats’ to the traditional media-Facebook and Twitter. The reporters, from Canadian, French, Belgian and Swiss radio stations, will be locking themselves in a French farmhouse for five days with access only to the two social networking sites.

They will then aim to test the quality of news from Facebook and Twitter and try to find out if they are genuine “threats” to the traditional media, reports AFP. The experiment begins on February 1."

Saturday, January 9, 2010

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