By Zoe E. B. on Feb 23, 2011 in Facebook | |
In a testament of the affect of the digital age, a man in Egypt has named his first born daughter “Facebook” after the popular social media website was used by dissidents to overthrow the Egyptian government and oust their president, Hosni Mubarak.
The Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram wrote, “The girl’s family, friends, and neighbors in the Ibrahimya region gathered around the new born to express their continuing support for the revolution that started on Facebook,” it stated , “Facebook received many gifts from the youth who were overjoyed by her arrival and the new name.”
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By Steve DV on Feb 21, 2011 in Facebook | |
The new application known as “Loewenherz” has a lot of people online talking.
It is apparently a breakup notifier app for the social networking site Facebook and it allows you to be immediately notified if someone who you like gets out of a relationship so you can move in for the kill.
While some people are regarding this new app as being a little bit creepy and stalker-like, there are others who think it is somewhat sweet.
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By Steve DV on Feb 20, 2011 in Facebook | |
On Friday President Obama sat down with some of the most important individuals in the tech world, including Mark Zuckerberg who is the founder of Facebook as well as Steve Jobs of Apple.
They discussed how the country’s economy will be able to benefit from the tech industry.
It certainly was an interesting night which will hopefully reveal some important things with regards to how the American country can be improved.
It is no coincidence that this meeting of the tech minds comes at a time when Obama is taking heat from Republicans on investments in certain tech areas.
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By Imogen O. on Feb 20, 2011 in Google | |
The world’s top search engine meets Romania’s most famous sculptor as the search engine Google honors Constantin Brancusi’s 135th birthday.
Considered one of the fathers of modern art by using simple earthen materials to produce both elegant and avant-garde designs. The popular Google doodle features that motif and approach and to those knowledgeable of the sculptor recognized the change right away.
The Google Doodle features Brancusi’s most famous works in it’s design.
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By Steve DV on Feb 19, 2011 in Internet | |
The battle appears to be on as Twitter has suspended both UberMedia’s “UberTwitter” and “twidroyd” , which are apps for mobile use and Twitter access.
It was due to a violation of Twitter policies that the giant social networking site put the stop to both apps. Twitter spokeswoman Carolyn Penner pointed out that the violations included such as privacy issues with the Direct Messages being longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement and the alteration of users’ content for profit.
The UberMedia’s user numbers weren’t disclosed by the company but it may be huge considering Twitter has an estimated 200 million registered users.
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By Kristian S. on Feb 18, 2011 in Google | |
Google is harnessing social in it’s latest wave of search updates the company said Thursday.
Introduced two years ago, the company has been gearing up to enhance the tightly integrated results from users’ social circles.
The company reportedly stated on it’s blog it’s objectives in this matter. Pointing more to better service through relevant answers among the billions of pages it searches through on the web.
The process involves Google using data from your own profile on the company’s site as well as other social activities to connect you with relevant content produced by your associates and friends.
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