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Is Google, Facebook or Apple a good guy anymore?

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Google and Facebook challenge French government on personal data law – SC… – StumbleUpon. This article explores who should control the users data. This is my response to that article:

Just who are the good guys? The government? Legitimate companies? Sometimes the saviors of something are actually the destroyers. According to Fred Wilson Apple is evil, and Google isn’t looking so innocent itself these days. Facebook is clearly selling out its users, and Microsoft continues to foster things that are not in the best interests of its users. 
http://chimac.net/2010/07/22/fred-wilson-apple-is-%E2%80%9Cevil%E2%80%9D-and-facebook-is-%E2%80%9Ca-photo-sharing-site%E2%80%9D/

Facebook shoots first, ignores questions later; account lock-out attack works

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Facebook shoots first, ignores questions later; account lock-out attack works. I guess when you are the 800 lb gorilla you get to decide the rules don’t you? I wonder how long until the Anti-Facebook backlash?

Interesting demographics of Internet users

Some surprising information on here. If you wondered what the typical Internet user is like, this info graphic will help you figure it out.

The Staggering Stats The average person spends 66 hrs/ month on Facebook. Really? Facebook? What’s so great about facebook that we feel we need to spend so much time on it? To talk to your friends? You pay for a phone for a reason. To play games? How many of you have an X Box or Wii that you could do just that? Here is a pretty neat graphic that gives a visual run down of the internet statistics we always wonder about…or perhaps should.  Click on the image to see e … Read More

via cybergothpandas

Twitter users spread Unfollowed Me virus – StumbleUpon

Digital Life – Twitter users spread Unfollowed Me virus – StumbleUpon. Interesting. It happened to Facebook and now on Twitter. I wonder if that means that they are not secure or people just aren’t careful.

Cant Find a Girlfriend? Sign Up for a Cloud

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Cant Find a Girlfriend? Sign Up for a Cloud. So I am going through a musical or poetry period in my life now. Here is a new one to lay on you.

Oh my darling, Oh my darling, Oh my darling Cloud GF,
Will you LOL or will you *hug* me or will I be just your BF?
Can you dance, Can you sing, can you meet my best friends?
Or will the only proof of your existence be your words without end?

What I Learned About Networking When I Asked a Stranger for a Kidney … – StumbleUpon

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What I Learned About Networking When I Asked a Stranger for a Kidney … – StumbleUpon. Isn’t it wonderful that a stranger is willing to give up part of her body for someone else? Sometimes I think the sad thing in life is not that people don’t receive, but that are not given an opportunity to give.

Happiness is Contagious – The Emotional Life

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Happiness is Contagious. I am watching a documentary called The Emotional Life. I am on Ep. 3 – Rethinking happiness. It discussed how positive feelings from your friends, friend, friend, friend can positively affect you.  Pretty cool isn’t it?

I really like this series. They have shared some of the more interesting parts of psychology. It shows you in each episode that often our frustrations are normal things and that we just have to be patient with ourselves and others. I don’t believe in self-help, but you can’t help but be inspired by the strength you see in others.

Editorial: Facebook, single identities, and the right to be anonymous — Engadget

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This is a thoughtful article about the role of identities and the use of identification of comments on blogs. I shared a small comment and a ton of comments are being generated. It is always encouraging when you get pages of comments. I like the idea of a single identity.

via Editorial: Facebook, single identities, and the right to be anonymous — Engadget.