Friday, August 17, 2012

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  • Facebook Going To The Dogs In The UK Red Rocket Media

    Around seven per cent of UK dogs are thought to have a Facebook page, standard.co.uk reports. New research from Petplan has found that besotted owners anthropomorphise their pets so much that some even create Facebook pages for their pets. This figure could also be set to grow further over the coming years, with the number of pet profiles appearing on social networks increasing by 36% year-on-year. ...Read the whole story

  • YouTube Video Of Games Ran 20 Million Hours Plus The Drum

    Google search volume around the world was dramatically higher during the London Olympics than during Beijing in 2008, it has been revealed, while YouTube video streaming of the Games reached over 20 million hours. In America, there was a 900% increase in searches for Ryan Lochte, meaning that interest in swimming increased by 25% over all; while Usain Bolt meant Jamaican searches for track and field increased by 40%. ...Read the whole story

  • Facebook Goes For Traditional Ads Tech Crunch
  • Brits Favor Looks Over Brains On Social The Telegraph
Can Female Programmers Crack The Creepiness Of Friend Finder App?

It is an interesting and always contested proposition that gender bias gets built into some media and technology. And it begs the question -- can female programmers better address the privacy squishiness in some LBS a ...More