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Why Pinterest Could Point To the End Of Twitter (Opinion)

Internet

Why Pinterest Could Point To the End Of Twitter (Opinion)

Are you aware of just how Pinterest can change the current landscape of the Internet? Traditional social bookmarking services such as Digg and the dominant method of sharing links, Twitter, are both at risk from the polished presentation and simple features of Pinterest. In fact, Twitter could be seriously at risk from this new service.

16-03-2012
Why Pinterest Could Point To the End Of Twitter (Opinion)
ROUNDUP: 5 Must-Know Critical Facebook Privacy Tips

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ROUNDUP: 5 Must-Know Critical Facebook Privacy Tips

MakeUseOf has published countless articles on Facebook privacy and security settings. Facebook continuously updates and changes privacy settings and options. For this post I have revisited previous stories to collect the best tips and and update instructions to reflect current options. If you have lost track, this is your chance to catch up and bring your Facebook privacy settings up to speed.

13-03-2012
ROUNDUP: 5 Must-Know Critical Facebook Privacy Tips
Too Many Apps? How To Revoke App Permissions From Multiple Websites In 2 Minutes

Internet

Too Many Apps? How To Revoke App Permissions From Multiple Websites In 2 Minutes

The online world offers many privacy concerns. We all know we should not post private things on Facebook, we mustn’t write down our e-mail address in conspicuous places, and we really should pay attention, as much as we can, to how big companies like Google use our private information. Yes, we all know these things. The problem with these privacy concerns is that there’s something really vague about them.

06-03-2012
Too Many Apps? How To Revoke App Permissions From Multiple Websites In 2 Minutes
5 Things I Like And 5 Things I Hate About Google Plus [Opinion]

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5 Things I Like And 5 Things I Hate About Google Plus [Opinion]

When Google + finally came out, I actually avoided using it for up to a year. Not only was I skeptical, but I’ve been an initial user of a social network before, and it’s absolutely no fun. Once I signed up, I was able to find my way around in due course, but I discovered that there were a few things about Google Plus that I really liked, and a few things that I didn’t like at all.

02-03-2012
5 Things I Like And 5 Things I Hate About Google Plus [Opinion]
Concerned About Privacy? Opt Out Of Facebook App Permissions With fPrivacy [Chrome]

Browsers

Concerned About Privacy? Opt Out Of Facebook App Permissions With fPrivacy [Chrome]

I hate it when apps ask for permission to access my friends list, access my birthdate, and worse of all, post on Facebook as me. If you feel the same way Facebook apps and permissions, and were wishing for a way to control these permissions somewhat, even if just to feel like you’ve done something to protect your privacy, fPrivacy for Chrome could be your new best friend.

02-03-2012
Concerned About Privacy? Opt Out Of Facebook App Permissions With fPrivacy [Chrome]
Hack Your Day And Stay Motivated With Pinterest

Internet

Hack Your Day And Stay Motivated With Pinterest

Pinterest is an online pinboard which allows you to share images by ‘pining’ them to your profile. I am sure you will while away a few hours playing around creating pretty image boards or pinboards. I did too, but then I also realized that Pinterest can also be used like a vision board for personal development and productivity. Here are a few ideas.

01-03-2012
Hack Your Day And Stay Motivated With Pinterest
5 Facebook Notifications That I Can’t Stand [Opinion]

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5 Facebook Notifications That I Can’t Stand [Opinion]

We recently talked about an easy way to clear up email notifications, but that doesn’t mean Facebook notifications themselves aren’t still a problem. These notifications are great when they actually pertain to you and are relevant to what is currently going on in your life, but sometimes they simply don’t. It gets really annoying, and yes… this is all silly.

21-02-2012
5 Facebook Notifications That I Can’t Stand [Opinion]
How To Revert To The Old Version Of Tweetdeck If You Don’t Like The New Version

Windows

How To Revert To The Old Version Of Tweetdeck If You Don’t Like The New Version

Capable of supporting multiple accounts, Tweetdeck was arguably the best Twitter app for Windows, but the new version has failed to live up to the legacy, largely due to problems signing in. As a result there are many users looking for alternatives – but fortunately it doesn’t take much effort to revert to the “classic” Tweetdeck and carry on using the software as before.

17-02-2012
How To Revert To The Old Version Of Tweetdeck If You Don’t Like The New Version
Mobile Seesmic – The Best Way To Access Facebook & Twitter [Android]

Android

Mobile Seesmic – The Best Way To Access Facebook & Twitter [Android]

The one thing that I’ve always struggled with is finding a really good mobile app that gives me the level of interaction with Facebook that I have when I’m sitting at home on the PC. I’ve been using the official mobile Facebook app for quite a while, but I find that it’s somewhat slow on the Android, and the most recent version has started crashing on me. However, recently I came across the mobile Seesmic app.

16-02-2012
Mobile Seesmic – The Best Way To Access Facebook & Twitter [Android]
What Is The Imbecilic Art Of Vaguebooking?

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What Is The Imbecilic Art Of Vaguebooking?

You may not have heard of the term Vaguebooking, but I can guarantee you will have seen at least one example of it in action. Certainly if you’re active on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or any one of the numerous other social networks open to us all. In fact, you probably see it on a daily basis. If you have those kinds of virtual friends. There was a time when people kept diaries in order to express their innermost thoughts and feelings.

15-02-2012
What Is The Imbecilic Art Of Vaguebooking?
4 Reasons I Hate Facebook’s New Timeline View [Opinion]

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4 Reasons I Hate Facebook’s New Timeline View [Opinion]

Change is hard for me. I find it very difficult to decide on a new brand of socks to wear if an old one I like isn’t available at the store. It’s a long and painful process that usually doesn’t impact anything at all, since most socks feel about the same after a few weeks. Imagine what happened when I saw Facebook’s new Timeline feature. I’m still freaking out.

09-02-2012
4 Reasons I Hate Facebook’s New Timeline View [Opinion]
10 Websites Where Cool Computer Geeks Reside

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10 Websites Where Cool Computer Geeks Reside

Geeks were once ridiculed and reviled. Or perhaps that was just at my school. Either way, as first computers hit the mainstream, and then the Internet entered into our lives in a big way, geeks became the people to know. In fact, they started being considered cool. The Internet is now awash with places for these geeks to hang out, and they do so in increasing numbers.

08-02-2012
10 Websites Where Cool Computer Geeks Reside
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