CategorySocial networking

New version of OutTwit released

For all those people using OutTwit as your Twitter client (it basically brings Twitter into Outlook), you’ll be interested I’m sure to get the latest version (released yesterday). The best things about this release ( is that it pulls in all your replies. So, even if you’re offline for a few hours, once you reconnect it pulls in the replies that you would have otherwise...

Gangs using Social Networking to recruit

Yes, there are dangers to social networking, and this report outlining how gangs are targeting kids via social networking platforms is another to add to the list.
(via the Freakonomics blog)
Technorati Tags: Social networking

Mesh networks coming to Sydney

Last year the wonderful Laurel Papworth blew us away at SBTUG with a presentation on Social networking. In the course of her presentation she mentioned the whole mesh network concept (eg Meraki). I truly had tingles down my spine when I heard about the concept. Thanks to Laurel for this post in which she highlights the news of mesh networks coming to Sydney real soon. See Technorati Tags: Mesh...

Going back through my IE Favourites

Perhaps you're like me and find all these interesting things and then forget to investigate further. They get tucked into a Favourites Tab Group folder and forgotten about until a rainy Sunday afternoon (literally). In my next few posts I'm go to clear out my 'must check that out later favourites folders' and link to stuff that was interesting (some date back to Sep 07 – ye...

MySpace comes up with a great idea – build a Developer platform

Here's an idea… if you have a Social Networking site, why not build an API that allows developers to build applications for it? Brilliant. MySpace certainly is leading the field with this revolutionary idea. Oh hang on, that's right, Facebook did that 8 months ago and now has over 15,000 apps built by devs. Hmmmm, 8 months is an eternity in social networking time-frames, I wonder if...

Facebook ‘Crush’ virus

Laurel Papworth alerted me to this little nasty. Beware of any Facebook apps claiming to inform you of users that have a crush on you… yeah right, as if you'd fall for anything like that :-)
Technorati Tags: Facebook, Virus, Crush

FACEBOOK: Is no more

Brace yourselves kiddies, because the rash of lame link-bait post titles like the one above has started. For those not on Facebook, this will be meaningless, but for those who are, then you’ll have noticed that the mandatory ‘is’ from the status updates was removed* earlier this week. Yay! No more having to use ‘is’ on all your updates. We can rest easy now. INSERT...

MADNESS: I finally understand Ads

I’ve been scratching my head trying to work out why Facebook’s recent announcement about the Ad delivery is soooo important. In fact for months (years?) now I’ve been wondering what the fuss about online ads is? After all, who ever sees any of these ads? Turns out lots of people. Probably most people. You see, I hardly ever see ads. I don’t know whether it is IE natively...

Google’s OpenSocial

Old news now of course :-) but surely the most devastating/interesting/wonderful technology announcement this year. Scoble has a round up of all the best bits on the new Google OpenSocial API that every social networking site on the planet is signing up to. Open Social is available here. Plaxo, Ning, MySpace, Beebo, Six Apart, Orkut, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Friendster, Oracle, Engage, the list goes...

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