Archive: July 7th, 2011

Visualized: Your Content Is Their Profit

Visualized: Your Content Is Their Profit

While many people are concerned about privacy online and how their information is shared, what many people don’t know is that their user generated content (UGC) is often monitized by the site to which they upload it.

A New Map of the Worlds Social Networks

A New Map of the Worlds Social Networks

This up to date, June 2011 map of the worlds most popular social networks shows a sweeping growth of blue… you guessed it: Facebook. Since creator Vincenzo Cosenza’s initial June 2009 map, network after network have fallen to Mark Zuckerburg’s social giant. Based on data from Alexa and Google Trends for Websites these maps reflect the current domination by Facebook in 119 of the 134 countries analyzed. Check out the animated image below for a play by play of social network history.

10 Tips for Safe Social Networking

10 Tips for Safe Social Networking

Congressman’s Anthony Weiner’s very public downfall had all the earmarks of a memorable and salacious scandal. He was a rising political star, she a porn star with some tech savvy. Together they shared one or more promiscuous, and Weiner thought, private online exchanges that would be his undoing. Weiner made a host of mistakes, but was mostly felled by astoundingly bad misjudgment about social interaction on the Web.