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Social Media Icon: Tim O’Reilly on Internet privacy and the promise of Web 2.0

Recently, privacy concerns erupted over Facebook’s introduction of facial recognition features.  Most of us have some version of this on our home photo editing systems, and many people misunderstood what Facebook was offering and how to use it.  The bottom line is that only photos by your friends will suggest that you are in the […]

Time with Twitter is time well spent

Rep. Anthony Weiner’s fatally flawed Tweets to his lady friend[s] have fueled comic relief for a few weeks now while ending his career as a congressman, but how he actually sent  a message meant for private viewing over the world’s biggest instant-publishing medium has likely left more people puzzled than amused. That’s because only 13% […]