Weekly digest of week 3 2010

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This week a fresh collection of ten links about: Social networks breaking security rules, Facebooks knows more about you could imagine. Second Life’s economy has not a real recession and a very important new celeb on Twitter: Alf (okay and Bill Gates joined Twitter as well). Heading for Social DisasterThe rapid growth of these sites […]

This week a fresh collection of ten links about: Social networks breaking security rules, Facebooks knows more about you could imagine. Second Life’s economy has not a real recession and a very important new celeb on Twitter: Alf (okay and Bill Gates joined Twitter as well).

  • Heading for Social Disaster
    The rapid growth of these sites and networks is impressive. However, in their pursuit of extending the user base, many social sites break a very important rule of security.
  • Picture-driven computing
    New research could enable computer programming based on screen shots, not just code
  • 5 Scary Things That Facebook Knows About You
    Amidst the privacy policy debacle that Facebook is facing, another tip off from one of their employee is definitely not helping their current situation. They know who you are stalking and when you do it; this information is stored permanently.
  • 20 Fresh JavaScript Data Visualization Libraries
    There are plenty of JavaScript libraries out there for rendering your otherwise plain and boring numerical data into beautiful, interactive, and informative visualizations.
  • Second Life’s economy grows 65% to $567M
    Virtual worlds no longer shine as they once did, but Linden Lab, the owner of the Second Life 3-D online virtual world, says that its virtual economy has never been bigger.

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Rick Mans is a social media evangelist within Capgemini. You can follow and connect with him via Twitter or Delicious

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