With the rampant astroturfing happening around Facebook’s upcoming IPO, I decided to have a celebration of my own; burning all of my data.
This week, I’m deleting my Facebook profile and all of the years of associated data. So if the upcoming FB valuation is estimated at $94B and there are 425 million monthly active [...]
For all the hype and declarations of world-changingness that have been made about mobile technology, social networks, the new hype sounds a lot like the old hype. Only the drastic hyperbole in place of earnings has changed. Only schoolgirls and iPhone fanboys crave the mobile experience; they didn’t replace conventional computers nor did (or will) [...]
Facebook has a worthwhile privacy improvement today. It’s nice to see social networks giving some configurability of granular access to the information that users make available there.
One thing that is not obvious is how to block limited users from information that you would rather not share for whatever reason. The “Limited Profile” blocking is [...]