Social sites

Summing up the social networks

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Quote of the week

You just got burned in an argument because, once again, you quoted something you saw on social media. While we all know it, it’s sometimes hard to remember that facts are not the foundation on which social media is built.—George Root at MakeUseOf

Monday links

Half of all exploits target JavaOnce upon a time, Microsoft was the favorite target of malware developers. As Microsoft improved the defenses in its software, though, cybercrooks moved on to easier pickings. Adobe was a prime target for a while, but Adobe followed Microsoft’s lead and made its software more secure as well. According to […]

Monday links

What you need to know about 3D printers for today and tomorrowBeyond the hype, there are real uses for this technology, but also some key barriers yet to be addressed—Galen Gruman at InfoWorld The Web at 25 in the U.S.Report about Internet usage in the US from the Pew Research Internet Project FTC: Identity theft […]

Many major companies are worth less than the price of WhatsApp

Facebook is buying the messaging service WhatsApp by forking out over $19 billion. The blogosphere is full of posts arguing over whether this is a fair or ridiculous price. Personally, I don’t understand the economics involved here but I think it indicates something that 27 major companies are worth less than the purchase price of […]

Facebook dilemma

Growing up with social sites

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