Weekly digest of week 19 2010

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This week the price of Facebook privacy,  legit Pirate Bay wouldn’t make sense in practice, Hugo Chavez hires 200 people to manage his Twitter account and what is the proper way of checking in with Foursquare. The Price of Facebook Privacy? Start Clicking Facebook, one of the most popular social networks in the world, has […]

This week the price of Facebook privacylegit Pirate Bay wouldn’t make sense in practice, Hugo Chavez hires 200 people to manage his Twitter account and what is the proper way of checking in with Foursquare.

  • The Price of Facebook Privacy? Start Clicking
    Facebook, one of the most popular social networks in the world, has more than 400 million registered people on its Web site. Half of these users log in to the service every day, the company says, and users spend 500 billion minutes on the site each month.
  • Why Tony Stark is better than you
    It has nothing to do with the fact he’s rich, famous, or that he gets the ladies. It’s because Tony Stark builds his tech, front-end and back-end. He doesn’t make things that just do the job. They do, but they look awesome while at it.
  • Don’t fall into the permanent beta trap
    The rise of social media and web 2.0 has encouraged a worrying trend – the philosophy of permanent beta.
  • The Tell-All Generation Learns When Not To, at Least Online
    Min Liu, a 21-year-old liberal arts student at the New School in New York City, got a Facebook account at 17 and chronicled her college life in detail, from rooftop drinks with friends to dancing at a downtown club. Recently, though, she has had second thoughts.
  • A ‘Legit’ Pirate Bay Makes Sense in Theory, If Not Practice
    Would-be Pirate Bay buyer Hans Pandeya says complications could force him to walk away from his long-shot bid to take over the world’s largest file sharing site and turn it legit, barely a week after making a surprise sweetened offer for the company.

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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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