Superlatives are the absolute worst

I'm pretty generous with liking things on Facebook. Because Facebook measures "interaction" in order to decide whether people should see things in their newsfeeds I feel like if I am one of those chosen few who sees your post the least I can do is click a little button to encourage Mr. Zuckerberg to allow others to … Continue reading Superlatives are the absolute worst

Log in with Facebook, Google+ or Twitter: Pros and cons

You can now log in with Google+ on several websites including USA Today, The Guardian, The Fancy and Fitbit. Google+ will increasing become an option on sites that tie to social media accounts by allowing you to log in with Facebook or Twitter. Although logging into another site with an existing social media account is … Continue reading Log in with Facebook, Google+ or Twitter: Pros and cons

Social media poll: which sites do you use?

Which social media site or sites do you use daily? Facebook? Google+? Twitter? LinkedIn? I tend to bounce around among all of them. Twitter is still my primary love, but I am becoming increasing fond of Google+. (You did know there are people there now, didn't you?) I still do drop by Facebook since a … Continue reading Social media poll: which sites do you use?

Facebook lists versus Google+ circles: Why circles give you more control

Facebook lists are not as good as Google+ circles for giving you control over who sees your posts. Like many Facebook privacy settings the behavior of custom Facebook lists is not obvious, which makes them difficult to use properly. Facebook offers the option to exclude people from posts using lists or individual names, which seems … Continue reading Facebook lists versus Google+ circles: Why circles give you more control

Teach kids Internet security before the sex talk says Google Chairman Eric Schmidt

Internet security is rapidly becoming essential knowledge. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt recently spoke at Cambridge University about his view of our future as tied to technology. Among predictions about cyberterrorism and ransoming of online identities he emphasized the need to teach kids Internet security early in life. He predicts that in the future our … Continue reading Teach kids Internet security before the sex talk says Google Chairman Eric Schmidt