March 24, 2018

Most Facebook Users Don’t Understand Privacy Settings

Explaining online privacy and demonstrating how privacy controls work for all social networks/databases can be and should be an important role for the info pro. People might believe that privacy is “no big deal” until their data is compromised or accidentally shared with people they don’t want to view it. From eMarketer: Internet users flock […]

New Research Article: "Back to the 'Wall': How to Use Facebook in the College Classroom"

Article: “Back to the ‘Wall': How to Use Facebook in the College Classroom” Authors: Caroline Lego Muñoz (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and Terri Towner (Oakland University) Source: First Monday (Vol 16, No 12 – 5; December 2011) Abstract The evolving world of the Internet — blogs, podcasts, wikis, social networks — offers instructors and students radically new […]

Lists: Top Facebook Memes, 2011

From a Facebook Blog Post by  Jonathan Chang: Each year, millions of people post on Facebook to share what’s important to them, discuss world events, or just catch up with friends. With more than 800 million people connected around the globe on Facebook, news about the world’s triumphs and tragedies spreads fast. Memology takes the […]

Facebook Flaw Allowing Access to Private Photos Has Been Repaired

From ZDNet’s “Between the Lines” Column: ‘Report abuse’ features in Facebook give users access to personal, private and hidden photos that would normally be hidden from view. The flaw, spotted by members of a body building forum, no less, allows Facebook users to access photos revealed by the report abuse tool. Only a handful of […]

Lists & Rankings: The 40 Most Shared Articles on Facebook in 2011

A new Facebook blog post lists the top 40 shared articles on the social networking service during the past year. Here are the top 10 shared articles: 1. Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami (New York Times) 2. What teachers really want to tell parents  (CNN) 3.No, your zodiac sign hasn’t changed (CNN) […]

Facebook Agrees to Settle With the Federal Trade Commission + Full Text of Proposed Settlement Agreement

From the FTC Announcement: The social networking service Facebook has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public. The proposed settlement requires Facebook to take several steps to make sure […]

New Study: On Facebook it is 4.74 Degrees of Separation, Not Six

Via the UMBC (U. of Maryland, Baltimore County) ebiquity Blog: On Facebook, it’s 4.74 degrees of separation, not six, according to a new study by study by researchers at Facebook and the University of Milan. With the rise of modern computing, social networks are now being mapped in digital form, giving researchers the ability to […]

New Report from Pew Internet & American Life Project: Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites

A new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Cable in the Classroom, and Family Online Safety Institute. Title: Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites: How American teens navigate the new world of “digital citizenship” Authors: Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden, Aaron Smith, Kristen Purcell, Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie Direct to Complete […]

Online Video: Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg Interviewed on Charlie Rose (Complete Program)

You can view the complete 54 minute Charlie Rose interview of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO/Co-Founder & Sheryl Sandberg, COO  by heading to URL: See Also: A Transcript of the Program is Also Available Online (via Scribd) Thanks to Jennifer Van Grove from VentureBeat for Making the Transcript Available In Facebook News…Facebook Buys A Company […]

Google Briefs: Interior Views of Businesses Formally Launch & Indexing of Facebook Comments Now Available

1. Google eBooks opens a new chapter for Canadian readers (via Google Canada Blog) We’re excited to announce partnerships with both major international and Canadian publishers, including Random House, McClelland & Stewart, Douglas & McIntyre, House of Anansi and Dundurn. What’s more, we’ve also partnered with your favorite retailers, like Campus eBookstore and McNally Robinson, […]