Facebook should take a page from Livejournal’s book on privacy settings

The first blog platform I used was Livejournal, back in 1999. One of the greatest benefits of LJ over Blogspot at that time was the rich community aspect: I loved how they handled “friending” and content permission. A decade later as I struggle with Facebook privacy settings, I find myself longing for the good old[…]

Core Conversations at SxSW

Sessions at the South By SouthWest conference are classified as keynotes, solo presentations, panels, core conversations, book reading, or trade show events. In my initial planning of sessions to attend, I shied away from the Core Conversations, as I worried that the non-structured format would not offer the insights as more planned sessions. As it[…]

Lifestreaming at iCitizen

On May 20 and 21st, I was working at the “lifestreaming/blogging” station at the social media cafe at the iCitizen conference. The conference itself had the standard speakers and panels, and the cafe was a supplementary opportunity for conference delegates to learn more about, well, social media. There were four stations: “lifestreaming/blogging”, “community conversations”, “new[…]

More thoughts on Google FriendConnect

Today I was walking someone through the Google Friend Connect examples. I’m always logged into Google, so I wasn’t aware of the number of authentication steps that are required to actually use GFC. We had to go to the appropriate site, then sign into google. THEN register with the appropriate social network. At the first[…]

Google Friend Connect – first (premature) thoughts

My thoughts are premature, because I haven’t actually seen Google Friend Connect (GFC; can I call it GFC?) in action, I’ve only seen the few screenshots that google has released. That being said, I thought I’d respond to my impressions or understandings of the service, before seeing what it really is. That way if I’m[…]