In my latest Patexia post, Buying and Selling Your Personal Data | Patexia.com, I make the unusual (for me, anyway) observation that it doesn’t matter that advertisers are getting our personal info. And / or that there will come a time when our privacy is eroded so much that personal data is ubiquitous, and [...]
By James Lee Phillips | August 11, 2011 2:25 PM EDT
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed a ban on social media use by those suspected of plotting some sort of “violence, disorder, and criminality.”
The Prime Minister is the latest to add his voice to the growing sentiment that digital communications caused the [...]
July 2, 2011 12:39 PM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
Intentionally or otherwise, Google’s new social networking project is getting more interest more quickly than the company ever intended. Already, Google has had to suspend users, switch off invite functions, and cope with ‘invite exploits’ to keep the rollout of the ‘beta’ version of [...]
July 2, 2011 12:36 PM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
Gamemaker Zynga filed papers with the SEC this morning to announce its intention to seek an initial public offering. Although aiming high with a goal of raising $1 billion, much of what the company describes are reasons why investors may want to think twice.
July 2, 2011 12:17 PM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
Twitter is under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for potential anti-competitive activities.
In a story first reported by BusinessInsider.com and followed-up by various sources, the initial point of interest by the FTC is the relationship between Twitter and UberMedia; the anti-trust division of [...]
July 2, 2011 11:41 AM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
Once the king of social media, MySpace’s sale brought in merely 6% of what it sold for in its heyday.
MySpace was sold by News Corp. to Specific Media for $35 million and a minority equity stake (no exact figure is known, but it [...]
July 2, 2011 11:34 AM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
Google+ is live…sort of. The long-awaited social networking venture (by the company that is almost infamous for failed social networking ventures) is in what the company is calling a “limited Field Trial. Right now, we’re testing with a small number of people, but it [...]
note: “offically” typo in original headline corrected
July 2, 2011 11:28 AM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
The United States House of Representatives has given itself the official go-ahead to use Skype and ooVoo for Internet phone and videoconferencing.
“The House’s Public Wi-Fi network has been enabled to allow members and staff to conduct [...]
July 2, 2011 11:19 AM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
So far this year, Facebook has spent nearly a quarter of a million dollars on lobbying.
In the first quarter of the fiscal year, Facebook increased by nearly 60% its funding of lobbying, from $130k in the fourth quarter of last year to $230k [...]
July 2, 2011 11:16 AM EDT | by James Lee Phillips
Job-seekers in the next few years would be well advised to consider reputation management, say a number of career experts.
The phrase ‘reputation management’ is hardly a household word in most circles. However, the field has exploded in recent years, ever since a 2007 [...]