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(via When You Fall in Love, This Is What Facebook Sees - Robinson Meyer - The Atlantic)

Makes sense: being in a relationship may just make you post less on FB:))

(via When You Fall in Love, This Is What Facebook Sees - Robinson Meyer - The Atlantic)

Makes sense: being in a relationship may just make you post less on FB:))

If data is indeed a new kind of public resource (just consider the 100s of open data initiatives by cities and governments around the world) than we need to have collective authority over it, not leave our fate to some large corporations or, worse, the national governments that regulate them under their own secret agendas where we have no redress or opt-in whatsoever. Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, MSFT, listen-up: unless you fix these issues and significantly step up your efforts to defend the rights of your users you may very soon need to pay them to use your services. We trusted you and now it’s time to act on our behalf. In my view, it is indeed totally unacceptable that the U.S. government and its law enforcement agencies, and by extension its various allies around the globe, or some secret FISA court apparently get to define and enforce the global policy of ‘data-oil’, and in the process squash our civil rights. (via The coming data wars, the rise of digital totalitarianism and why internet users need to take a stand - NOW - Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard)

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HTC and Facebook announce the First smartphone with AT&T
AT&T’s Ralph De La Vega called it “the most immersive engagement I’ve ever seen.” Want one? You can pre-order today.

thisistheverge:

HTC and Facebook announce the First smartphone with AT&T

AT&T’s Ralph De La Vega called it “the most immersive engagement I’ve ever seen.” Want one? You can pre-order today.

Obscurity: A Better Way to Think About Your Data Than 'Privacy' - The Atlantic

Respecting Facebook users’ privacy settings is no small feature, due to the harm that can result when privacy settings are given too little weight in socio-technical design. Thanks to the soothing message and intuitive appeal of the “self-selected insiders” narrative, many reporters are spreading its gospel. Wired and CNN, among others, note Graph doesn’t expose any information that wasn’t already available on Facebook.

At first blush, it appears much easier to use than Skype or other VoIP services simply because the contacts list is already pre-populated with our pals. And with the excellent call quality, we could definitely see this as a viable alternative to regular phone service especially in areas with poor coverage. Beware, cellular carriers?

Facebook starts turning on free voice calls for iPhone users in the US (update)

Gerd adds: this will be a lot more disruptive than Skype, even, I think…

(via MediaFuturist: Facebook knows what we SAY but Google knows what we THINK - where does this leave us?)

Facebook Is Going To Sell Access To Your Inbox - BuzzFeed Mobile

Facebook, like all businesses, needs to make money. And the most valuable thing it has to sell is your attention. You might not think of your attention as “valuable,” but it is — extremely so. After its IPO, the question of how Facebook is going to make the kind of money it’s expected to became one of the central questions of existence. It’s shown a remarkable knack for pioneering lots of little ways to sell your attention, one shred at a time.

Future of Digital Content Business Gerd Leonhard Futurist.014 on Flickr.The future of content is less and less ‘buying’ or even ‘getting’ a copy

Future of Digital Content Business Gerd Leonhard Futurist.014 on Flickr.

The future of content is less and less ‘buying’ or even ‘getting’ a copy

Future of Digital Content Business Gerd Leonhard Futurist.022 on Flickr.Paywill not paywall;)
Future of Media TV Broadcasting Gerd Leonhard Futurist Speaker.055 on Flickr.Curation will beat noise - the future of media, journalism :)

Future of Media TV Broadcasting Gerd Leonhard Futurist Speaker.055 on Flickr.

Curation will beat noise - the future of media, journalism :)

Think about it for a minute: Google knows our deepest secrets because we search with INTENTION - and in realtime, and often even in real-place (i.e. when using mobile devices) - for the things that matter to us - whether it is an upcoming trip or a disease that we are suffering from, or vexing problem we may have. Google knows all that stuff, and keeps it in their records (unless we take steps to delete it all… allegedly). Facebook, on the other hand, just knows what we SAY, what we share, what we purport to LIKE. That’s also quite deep but… there is a big difference. Your thoughs? Browse my Privacy to Publicy links to read more (via MediaFuturist: Facebook knows what we SAY but Google knows what we THINK - where does this leave us?)

Think about it for a minute: Google knows our deepest secrets because we search with INTENTION - and in realtime, and often even in real-place (i.e. when using mobile devices) - for the things that matter to us - whether it is an upcoming trip or a disease that we are suffering from, or vexing problem we may have. Google knows all that stuff, and keeps it in their records (unless we take steps to delete it all… allegedly). Facebook, on the other hand, just knows what we SAY, what we share, what we purport to LIKE. That’s also quite deep but… there is a big difference. Your thoughs? Browse my Privacy to Publicy links to read more (via MediaFuturist: Facebook knows what we SAY but Google knows what we THINK - where does this leave us?)

Brazil Goes Social: The Rise of the Brazilian Digital Middle Class

Popular chocolate brand Lacta, for example, partnered with Orkut on Fazendinha, Brazil’s answer to Facebook’s Farmville game (the name literally translates as “little farm”). When players plant a cacao seed on their virtual farm, the seed grows into a tree that produces MiniBis, Lacta’s new chocolate snack.

Facebook’s Sandberg: “Most of the marketing is to large anonymous groups of people, it is a relationship which is one business to many consumers all at once … those advertisements are one time and one way.” And how will Facebook offer a better alternative? “Rather than just talk at large anonymous groups of people, businesses can relate to a consumer and establish an ongoing relationship,” Sandberg said. “And importantly, that consumer has an average of 130 friends, so when they’re talking to that consumer that person brings their friends along.”