Archive for the 'Social Networking' Category

What are Enterprise Social Networks and Why Should I Care?

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Social NetworkIt’s now possible to set up a closed social network, a la Facebook, for a limited group of users such as a company. Sort of like how some companies have a private internet (called an intranet), they can have a private Facebook (called an enterprise social network). You get the benefits of collaboration, networking, custom business apps, etc. It’s sort of like what Lotus Notes did back in the day.

Enterprise social netowrking is not hypothetical—the linked article discusses how the Royal Bank of Scotland is deploying Facebook at Work for 100,000 employees. And most notably, it’s an opportunity for Facebook to make money selling a product, versus selling advertisements.


Twitter Basics

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Social NetworkFor those who haven’t made the plunge into Twitter, the linked article explains the basics in a clear and understandable manner. Once you’ve finished reading it, you’ll understand what @ChadCloman and #DenverBroncos mean.


Interviewers May Ask For Your Facebook Login Credentials

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Social NetworkHow would you respond if you were interviewing for a job and they asked you for your Facebook username and password? Or what if they just asked you to log in during the interview, so they could check your info? It’s happening in the real world, right now.

(via Kim Komando)

Google+ Gets Games

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Social NetworkWhen I first joined Google+, I realized that its lack of games was a problem (my primary reason for joining Facebook was to play online Scrabble). Well that has now changed.

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(via The Daily Caller)

Myspace Is So Ten Minutes Ago

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Social NetworkFollowing in the footsteps of AOL, Myspace has seriously tanked from its days of glory and has pretty much lost relevance. It had an operating loss of $230 million last year, prompting its parent company to sell it at a mere $35 million (when it was originally purchased for $580 million).

Thanks to Josh for this topic.

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Facebook Unintentionally Maps the World

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Social NetworkThe linked article has a map of the world. It was created by tracing Facebook connections on a blank canvas—no boundaries were actually drawn, but they show up clearly nonetheless.


What is Google+ and Why Should I Care?

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Google LogoGoogle+ is Google’s latest attempt at a social networking site. And it appears they’ve done a really good job of it. Unfortunately it’s still in a field test period where membership is by invitation only, but they’ll be opening it up to the rest of us sometime in the near future. The linked article has more details about Google+ and why it will succeed.

Update: I received an invite from Eric, a friend of Chad’s News. If anyone would like to be invited, please contact me.


Two-Factor Authentication For Gmail and Facebook

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Computer SecurityGoogle and Facebook are offering two-factor authentication to help prevent your account from being hijacked. In both cases, you give them your phone number, then when you log in using your normal username and password, they send a code to your phone. You must enter the code as part of the login process. Gmail does this for every login, while for Facebook it’s only when you log in from a device that hasn’t already been verified.

Thanks to Josh for this topic.

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(via Slashdot)

Facebook Gaining Popularity

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Social NetworkI recently joined Facebook to play online Scrabble (R.I.P. Scrabulous), but I found it was a great place to connect with friends new and old. Social networking is quite addictive. On Christmas day, Facebook had a 4.65% market share of the entire internet, putting it in second place behind Google. Facebook’s popularity is such that a judge allowed legal papers to be served via the site. So if you haven’t yet jumped on the bandwagon, give Facebook a try. And feel free to add me as a friend.