Oh, Spammers and URL Shorteners

I’ve never really been a big fan of URL shortening services.  My main reason is because you lose a bit of branding and URL recognition from users.  Also the ‘memory’ factor.  Users can’t remember shortened URLs, unless you have an awesome one like bit.ly/hangman.  But now my real reason for disliking the shorteners is the […]

Don’t Allow Facebook Apps to Get Your Email

Just say no to these prompts. There’s no need a Facebook application has any need to email you directly bypassing the “safe” realm of what Facebook already offers. Applications that need to contact you can already do so via your in box, application counters, and emailing you via Facebook’s email proxy. (A proxy which protects […]

Don’t Trust Facebook’s Photo Privacy At All

You constantly hear about things happening to people because of things on facebook.  Mostly pictures and how certain people who probably shouldn’t be able to see them somehow managed to see them. And it goes sort of like this.  I have a photo album called ‘Pets’ and this album on Facebook.  This album has the […]

GeoLocation Technology is Frightening Me.

Firefox 3.5 added support for “My Location”; Google Maps added a feature “Show My Location.” One random day I thought I’d try it out and see how well it does. I’m only using a laptop with no real GPS technology built in.  I have a phone, but it doesn’t support anything fancy. It’s just a […]