They are a lot of discussions these days around how Facebook handle it’s user’s data privacy.
I’ve talked about it in a previous post.
As far as I’m concerned, I’ve absolutely no issue with this.
Do you know why ?
Because I do not trust Facebook. I do not trust it at all !
As a consequence, all the datas I put there can be public, I’ve no issue.
All my privacy settings are set to share everything, like this, I cannot be disappointed by Facebook if they change their mind.
I think everybody should do like me and this is why :
- Facebook is a very very young company that has grown very very fast.
In these conditions, errors are always possible
- Facebook is inventing something totally new.
Who could imagine this very big social network just 10 years ago ?
Who can predict what it will be in 5 years ?
The system is totally new, the rules need to be written, so for sure they will change.
- Mark Zuckerberg has never been very keen to commit on user privacy.
In fact it’s the opposite.
Facebook commit to provide its users a system to share more and more datas with more and more people, by default, datas are shared.
To build a system that is really sure in term of security and privacy it has to be designed for this since the beginning, it has to be part of it’s DNA. This is not the case for Facebook.
Of course not trusting Facebook limit a lot the added value…
Of course I hope that something new will come in future with less functionalities, but with privacy commitment written in it’s DNA.
Maybe it’s Diaspora ?
These days we see a lot of discussion around the way Facebook (does not) take care of it’s user’s data privacy.
In fact I don’t think there’s a problem, I’ll explain why in a coming post, but it’s interesting to look at these 2 articles to understand what people are talking about.
I’ve already explained it few times on this blog, I want to buy an Ipad as soon as possible.
It’s now official, the Ipad will be available in France on the 28rh of may.
The only big issue is the price.
In fact, the price is a same in France and in US (for example, 499 for a 16Gb, WIFI version) but… it’s 499 USD in US and 499 Euro in France !
Which means 30 % more !
The other issue is the price of the 3G plans with phone companies.
Orange proposes 39Euros /month for a 2GB limited connexion. This is huge !
For my Iphone, I pay the same price for unlimited datas and 1 hour of voice.
I know IPad is selling very well in U.S. now, but honestly, I’m not sure I’ll buy one, because of the price…
Spam is an issue on twitter, and I’m tired about it.
Since a long time third party application like twhirl or seesmic have implemented functions to report spam and help twitter to ban senders (basically, by sending a tweet to a special user @spam created by twitter team for this).
Other services like topify enhances twitter new follower email notification in order to help users to know who follow (based on bio, last tweets, number of followers, …) them and decide if they should follow back.
In a recent post, twitter have reported that % of spam tweets has drop from a 9% in aug’2009 to 2% in march 2010.
- Jamie is just a robot
- Jamie is just generating noise
- I’ll not follow Jamie.
- People who have honored Jamie by adding him in their list… are certainly also generating noise. I’ll not follow them
- people who have recommended Jamie in MrTweet are also generating noise. I’ll not follow them.
- automatically detect accounts that are sending more tweets than a human can, and automatically tag them as “robots”
- propose special functions to filter, manage these “robots” users (in my case, I’ll just filter them, because I do not what to see their noise)
- measure the “noise” in the total number of tweets generated by these robots.
An interisting presentation about the organisation to put in place in IT department to implement ITIL.
As I’ve explained in a previous I’m a premium spotify user since last november.
I use spotify daily at home on my desktop, on my laptop and traveling, on iPhone.
What I prefer in spotify is :
- the access to a huge catalog of music
- a good iphone application with a very important offline mode
On my post in november, I wrote :
Of course, now, I hope that spotify will improve the experience with new functionnalities in the application (better playlist management) and social features
Today spotify released a new version of its application, and … the new version brings social features and better library management !
With this new version, it’s now possible to share playlists using facebook (when spotify is launched, it asks you login/password to connect to your facebook account).
The other new important feature is that the music files on your computer are accessible throw spotify UI.
I already love it !
(normally, the update comes automatically, if it does not, you can just go to the spotify website and download it).
See you on spotify.
What interests me here is that the race ended at 14:52, and wikipedia started to be updated only 3 minutes later !
I’m currently reading the book “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel H. Pink.
This book discuss about motivation, and the first example taken is to compare the 2 encyclopedias Encarta from Microsoft and Wikipedia.
One done by the big Microsoft with a lot of money, and the other by a lot of anonymous volunteers.
Of course, you know the result, the team of highly motivated people built the very complete Wipidedia, and Encarta… does not exist anymore.
Today one more time, a cycling fan took some time to update Wikipedia with the result of the race, and Wikipedia is immediately up-to-date.