Google jumps into the social web with Buzz; goes up against Facebook, Twitter, et al.

Google rolled out its latest product, called Google Buzz [announcement], this time in the social networking arena. Buzz is built into Gmail and has tight integration with your e-mail inbox. You can share links, photos and videos directly from within Gmail and it uses your existing set of Gmail contacts. You can see what your… Continue reading Google jumps into the social web with Buzz; goes up against Facebook, Twitter, et al.

Loopt comes to Sprint Instinct phones

Loopt, the social location mapping app, has now been ported to Sprint Instinct phones. So if you’ve got one of those phones, you can find out what your friends are up to when they’re near by. Loopt is already available for over 100 different devices including (some) Blackberries, Android phones, iPhone and iPod Touch. Loopt… Continue reading Loopt comes to Sprint Instinct phones

Facebook revamping privacy controls

If you read this blog, there’s a pretty good chance you’re also a Facebook user. If so, and you care about your privacy, you should probably set aside some time to take a look at Facebook’s new privacy controls when they are rolled out to you. Facebook is in the midst of reorganizing the controls… Continue reading Facebook revamping privacy controls

GfG’s Article Recap for Week Ending June 19, 2009

Have Zune begun to copy Apple’s stylish music players with the upcoming Zune HD? We’ve got your weekly fill of format wars – this time focused on home automation and could we really be that much closer to wearable remote controls? Father’s days coming up and, being such a caring bunch, we came up with… Continue reading GfG’s Article Recap for Week Ending June 19, 2009

Snag your own Facebook username Fri night

Starting at 12:01AM Eastern Time (9:01PM for us West Coasters), Facebook is opening up the floodgates to let people choose their own usernames. First come, first get. So now you can get straight to your FB page with a URL of http://www.facebook.com/johnsmith for example. If you’ve got an accent in your name (or want one),… Continue reading Snag your own Facebook username Fri night

Facebook valued at $10 billion?

Facebook’s public valuation is of course a moving target, given that they’re a private company, but a recent investment of US$200 million by a Russian investor for a 1.96% stake in the company puts the valuation at roughly $10 billion. Not too shabby. 2 years ago, Microsoft invested $240 million and attached a valuation of… Continue reading Facebook valued at $10 billion?

Facebook attracts an older crowd too

Web 2.0 is coming home to older users as Facebook’s demographics show that for example, women over 55 are one of its fastest growing groups. Not surprising as Facebook has become the solution to a problem people didn’t really think they had – how to keep in touch with friends and family without expending a… Continue reading Facebook attracts an older crowd too

Socially Speaking

Two new services have been launched recently you may find interesting. The first is 123people, a real time people search tool, you can read more about in Who Are You? Find Out With 123people. If you are trying to find a friend, or simply want to find out what information exists about you then this… Continue reading Socially Speaking