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When social media and censorship collide

When we think of moderated comments, the specter of censorship seems inevitable. But is censorship such a bad thing? The rise of social media suggests we ought to take the rough with the smooth, but why should we?

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Facebook’s 5 missing features

Facebook is the social network. And love it or loathe it, if you want to connect to friends, family, colleagues or clients, to share everything from videos and photos to just fanciful thoughts and precious ideas, Facebook is the place to be. However, if you want to use Facebook seriously, there are some seriously big features missing from Facebook…

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Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg’s broken law of social sharing

Like most laws, there are exceptions and then there are instances where the law itself either gets broken, or is identified as being broken — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s claim that social sharing will double each year is a law that’s broken…

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The rise of the social network scam

As the web becomes more social, the usual bullshit scams, deceit and outright lies have to run the gauntlet of a thousand million eye balls. But like all good pathogens, new vectors for infection must and will be found — but at one what cost to the host?

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Google’s search snafu hints at major malware mistakes

Saturday the 31st of January 2009 was the day Google’s search service failed. But it was also the day Google highlighted their biggest mistake of all — their crazy malware policy…