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New Coupons

Posted in innovations, Uncategorized, Web & Enterprise 2.0 on December 27, 2010 by Kay & Project Management

How Gadgets and Mobile Devices will change the very idea of coupons:

NYTimes article:

But what if manufacturers could make coupon offers on the spot, as you stood in the aisle, within sight of the promoted product? Your cellphone would identify your shopping predilections, allowing the manufacturer to withhold the offer if you were likely to buy the product anyway. The offer could go exclusively to those who just needed a little nudge.

Sounds very “Minority Report,” no?



Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2010 by Kay & Project Management

Wish we had time to talk about this:

Net Neutrality

Posted in Net Neutrality, Uncategorized, Web & Enterprise 2.0 on December 2, 2010 by Kay & Project Management


Google’s Policy:

News from the ACLU:

YouTube from MSNBC:

“Save the Internet” version versus Comcast CEO version

No correlation

Posted in Blog, Facebook, On-Line Advertising, Uncategorized, Web & Enterprise 2.0 on November 15, 2010 by Kay & Project Management

Remember Homework #7: well, there’s an official answer to the question: do more (Facebook) likes mean more votes?  And the answer is no no correlation:

My favorite quote:  “Trilogy says the Facebook margin of victory only explained about 13% of voting results. For gubernatorial races, that correlation is even lower, with the strength of a candidate’s Facebook presence only explaining about 0.8% of the vote margin. And for House races, there was actually a slight negative correlation, meaning a stronger Facebook popularity was associated with a smaller margin of victory.”

Facebook Super-logoff

Posted in Facebook, Intellectual Propery, Privacy, Social Networking, Stuff You Should Read/See, Web & Enterprise 2.0 on November 15, 2010 by Kay & Project Management

New Facebook privacy tip: ‘Super-logoff’

John D. Sutter
By John D. Sutter, CNN
November 12, 2010 6:30 p.m. EST | Filed under: Social Media

(CNN) — If clamping down the privacy settings on your Facebook page isn’t enough to help you sleep at night, take a cue from the youth of America.

Try the “super-logoff.”

Performing the trick doesn’t take superhuman powers. Instead of just closing a browser window or clicking the “log off” button at the top right of the Facebook homepage, some young, privacy-concerned users are simply deactivating their Facebook accounts each time they leave the site.

Then they reactivate their accounts to log back on.

Why go to all this trouble?

Well, for one, it’s not hard. Facebook makes it notoriously difficult to fully “delete” an account. But “deactivating” an account is easy — it only takes a single click, and deactivated Facebook users maintain all of their friend connections, wall posts, photos and the like. The upside, for the privacy paranoid, is that when a “deactivated” user isn’t on Facebook, no one else can see their profile, post on their wall or tag them in photos.

For privacy-minded people, it’s a soothing alternative. It gives them ultimate control.

Read more at article

HW#7 Help

Posted in Blog, Homework, Social Networking, Uncategorized, Web & Enterprise 2.0 on November 7, 2010 by Kay & Project Management

Social media, the Web and mobile phones have transformed American politics. This PBS MediaShift special series explores the technologies, the issues, and the resulting sweeping effects. See the full series of articles here:

Facebook suspends app developers who sold user info

Posted in Facebook, Privacy, Stuff You Should Read/See, Web & Enterprise 2.0 on November 6, 2010 by Kay & Project Management

Steven Musil CNET News | November 1, 2010 7:28 AM PDT

Facebook has revealed that a data broker has been buying identifying Facebook user information from app developers, and as a result the social-networking powerhouse has placed some developers on a six-month suspension.

The announcement, which Facebook made Friday afternoon on its developer blog, comes on the heels of the revelation that many popular Facebook apps were transmitting user IDs–which can be used to look up a users’ names and, in some cases, the names of the app user’s friends–to at least 25 advertising and data firms.

Facebook did not identify the data broker that was purchasing user information but did say it had reached an agreement with Rapleaf, a San Francisco-based data aggregation company that was previously identified as receiving some user information. Facebook said that Rapleaf has agreed to delete all user ID information in its possession and agreed not to conduct any further activities on the social network. The blog post did not indicate whether Rapleaf was the broker involved in the sale of user information, and Rapleaf representatives did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

For more on this story, read Facebook app developers sold user info on CNET News.