So there has been huge fanfare about the new Facebook homepage redesign and what it means to developers, businesses and ultimately the end-user. Although there has been a mixed reception on the new Facebook homepage, on paper it does sound like a user-friendly setup. The aim it seems to keep everything a maximum of 2 clicks away.
At least that's what the "social media rock stars" told the audience at an event this afternoon hosted by the Recording Academy as part of its Grammy Awards festivities this weekend. Panelists included Pete Cashmore of Mashable, Kevin Rose of Digg, David Karp of Tumblr and actor-musician Jared Leto.
So finally Google has brough social search to the masses. Social search has now reached BETA status and is enabled for all signed-in English browsers (which should be you seeing as you are reading this!) It looks to be a very useful tool for users once it has had a bit of refinement.
We all love to hear about criminals who make a mockery of themselves through their actions, in turn speeding up the long arm of the law. ‘Stupid’ criminals (and unfortunate Joe Soaps) are everywhere and they are taking over social media and the Internet in full force.
Relief workers in Haiti received an emergency text message Tuesday about a collapsed school, with children still alive in the rubble. A search-and-rescue team on the scene, however, couldn’t find the right location.
We have all received friend requests from people we have never met before or from those you have no inclination to befriend (shudder). It seems that Facebook is testing out a new feature to its ever-changing environment...