The RaxList for April 26th through May 3rd
4 May 2011 974 views No Comment
These are my links for April 26th through May 3rd:
- Osama bin Laden compound mapped on Google within minutes | Technology | guardian.co.uk – Maps already add compound in Abbotabad, and photo from 2007 shows location as 'marked for demolition' – which may have been a ruse
- Microsoft’s home of the future lulls teens to sleep with tweets (video) — Engadget – Microsoft Home is a sort of "world of tomorrow" for the computer nerd set where Surface takes the place of video phones and dinner pills
- Chrome Password Fail: A Good Reason NOT to Save Your Password Locally – If you’re using Chrome as your browser of choice, anyone with access to your computer could easily take a peek at all your saved passwords.
- Assange: Facebook Is A Spying Machine – The Wikileaks founder shares harsh words about the social network in a Russia Today interview:
- HOW TO: Sustain a Social Movement After Initial Success – Egyptians’ effective use of Facebook has given life to a slew of hopeful pages and groups throughout the region.
- Africans Teach High Schoolers to Change Communities with Social Media – In 2006, Curt Hopkins created a project with a friend who had taught in Botswana. Called "Blogswana," the project was designed to teach students at the University of Botswana how to employ social media to tell their own stories. It was very popular – with Africans. All the funding sources, public and private, however, seemed to believe the same thing: Why fund tech when everyone knows Africans need industrial baby formula and fly whisks? Why teach social media when no one in the "Dark Continent" knows how to use a computer?
- Alphagov blog open for business – The countdown to next week's public unveiling of Alphagov has begun in earnest, with the team's blog now open for business
- Why 5 Big Brand Marketing Campaigns are Betting Big on Social Gaming – Big brands are finding ways to leverage the enormous social gaming population (which is expected to reach 68.7 million players by the end of 2012). They’re jumping into the game — so to speak — with branded virtual goods, integrated ads and offers as well as games that combine digital and real-world incentives.
- Amazon to launch flash-sale website | LDNfashion – The new site will offer shoppers up to 60 per cent off of designer wear from the likes of Doo.Ri, Badgley Mischka and Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry, in four to six flash sales on a daily basis. Forty different events will take place weekly across various categories, including men’s, women’s and children’s wear, as well as footwear, accessories and jewellery.
- Shakespeare Play Goes Live In Facebook News Feeds – a modern remake of Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing will be presented in real time on Facebook.
- Foursquare Looks To The Future – PSFK – At the Where 2.0 conference last week, Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley spoke of the need to shift from present-tense check-ins to future locations, suggesting to their users where to go and what to do next.
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