During the London riots — and indeed, all around the world — social media is becoming something of a double-edged sword for authorities as it allows dissenters to connect with one another as easily as it lets you share videos of popcorn being shot out of a cannon and the like.
Google+ users, prepare to have the last of your free time stripped away from you. Google+ games are coming. Yep, all the FarmVille, Mafia Wars and other crap you played on Facebook will start invading your fresh and clean Google+ account.
Google+, the new guy on the social networking scene isn't doing too bad. After Google CEO Larry Page announced last week that Google+ had 10 million users in a mere two weeks, it appears they've added another 10 million users. Talk about being the hottest thing in town.
After getting banned from Google's new Google+ social network, the hacker collective known as Anonymous went and built their own social network: AnonPlus. That was two days ago! In an ironic twist, the hackers who have been hacking everybody and everything, well, got hacked themselves.
Right on the back of reports that Google+ will allow users to conceal their gender — or the entirety of their profile, if they so chose — comes word that said users mostly male. The ratios vary, but everyone agrees: Google+ is hurting for a feminine presence.
You've probably heard Mark's name mentioned once or twice. He runs a little site called Facebook.
Chomping at the bit to try out Google+ like the rest of the world? Well, hold your horses, tiger! Google+ is at capacity. It's full up! That won't stop Google+ from reminding you it exists, however, and inviting you to join. Y'know, so you can get rejected.
Google today pulled the curtain back on Google+ (or Google Plus), a social network designed to go toe-to-toe with Facebook while emphasizing something Facebook doesn't: privacy.
Music lovers, let me introduce you to your next big addiction: Turntable.fm. Think the endless playlists of Pandora, but entirely user generated and controlled. Folks just like you and me create rooms, take turns playing songs, chatting, and interacting with one another to gather precious, precious DJ points.
Want to know why you should recycle? Not to ensure clean water and clean air. Not to save the rainforest. Not to help cute little critically endangered animals. The answer you're looking for is guilt. Guilt and shame. And this trash can makes that all possible.