Online social gaming company, Rockyou with 32 million gamers, and $129,000,000 of funding, got fined $250,000 for revealing the usernames and passwords of their members, and putting at risk their webmail (Gmail, Yahoo etc) accounts. Oh and they fibbed about their security, compromised by a hack that’s been around ten years.
One of the great mysteries of life is why Anon was such a genius in print and such an idiot online. And like all great mysteries, it’s worth whiling away an afternoon investigating the phenomenon. Lets explore Pseudonymity vs Anonymity and the repercussions with Accountability. And let’s not forget to look at the fact Facebook […]
If someone puts up a video on the social network YouTube saying that God is Good and teaching Japan not to be heathens by sending them an earthquake for Lent do you think: oh that’s so right! wot a nutjob! a fake – like LonelyGirl or some other prank. Attention seeking viral campaign thingie. UPDATE: […]
Marie Claire this month has an article on an online brawl between a model/socialite, a snarky blogger and Google. I know that some of you readers out there in bloggy land like to read traditional media from time to time – especially when a social media goddess a la me (heh) is in it – […]
MIT Personas – how does the internet see you?
Communities online use titles and badges to show trust and reputation. Twitter is fast tracking trust and reputation by offering to link offline personalities with an online verified account.
I was asked to help with promoting a new social network mobile phone from 3 called the INQ so I came up with these “social butterflies”. You know, profile and identity personalities or “demographics” for social networks. You guys are gonna kill me *falls off chair a laughing* NOT to be taken too seriously. 😛 […]
Well, that didn’t take long. Google’s free service Blogspot is hosting Whats Sarah Thinking – a faux Sarah Palin blog. What’s Sarah Thinking?Sarah Palin’s secret diary of her life as a babe, mom, wife, and political animal Sarah Palin, in case you missed out on recent news, is John McCain’s choice as running mate and […]