So Facebook did some human subject research, but this time made the critical error of publishing in an acedemic journal. While there has been the occasional measured analysis of the discussion this has generated, for the most part it has resembled diuretic monkeys on speed in a poo flinging contest. You know, like all the other times the words ‘Facebook’, ‘privacy’ and ‘users’ make it into the mainstream media.
It seems that Facebook is now ten years old, or will be on the 4th. This makes the social network a few months older than World of Warcraft. Continue reading
Path, a niche social media app, managed to briefly feature in a number of blogs when it SMS’ed and robo-called a user’s contact list indiscriminately. Obviously this is not a good thing. Continue reading
Due to an issue with Facebook Connect, for a brief period visitors to sites like CNN and Yelp were landing on a Facebook error page instead. Continue reading
First there were days of speculation on what Facebook was not going to announce, followed by another day of posts on what Facebook had in fact announced. Continue reading