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Social Permissions for 2013

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Social Permissions fo 2013Last year I found myself overwhelmed by changes in the privacy settings in many of my most used Social Media applications. I decided then, what I’m going to tell you now: Just set everything to open, and don’t post stuff you don’t want on your??permanent??record online.If you are rather more lackadaisical to the issue of privacy you might want to try MyPermissions, which has an overview of all the settings.

Alternatively you could use PrivacyFix which can automate this for…

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

January 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

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Crowdbooster Killing Freemium

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Crowdbooster Killing Freemium, Gives Free Alternatives
Crowdbooster??is killing there freemium model, according to Ricky Yean??this is because we started falling behind on our promise to give you the highest quality service and we hated it.??Naturally they don’t want to leave their free customers – who may be unlikely to ever pay – hanging. So they made a list of services where they can get their analytics fix without bogging down the system.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiA_xls996Kw…

Changes coming to Crowdbooster: replacing freemium with paid-only subscriptions – Crowdbooster Blog

We have recently made the very difficult decision to discontinue Crowdbooster’s free service and replace it with a paid subscription at $9 a month starting on March 1, 2013. We understand that this is…

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January 6, 2013 at 9:43 am

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Gather more foursquare Likes

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Gather more foursquare Likesfoursquare added a feature to allow people to like checkins without a 4sq account. Seeing the potential for abuse I tried to see whether I could like my own checkin, so I fired up a clean browser so I could try and like a checkin and I was unable to as it asked me to login.

Does it work for you?

Your best check-ins, now with more likes

Remember that time that barista made a foam art panda bear in your latte that looked exactly like a certain botched fresco and you took a picture with your check-in, and tweeted it, and blasted it out …

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January 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm

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Pocket Revamp

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January 4, 2013 at 11:48 pm

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Artist CrowdFunding – Making Inspiration Happen

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Artist CrowdFunding – Making Inspiration HappenI’ve been working on WorkingTitle365, a new way for artists to crowd fund their work. The??goal is to unite Makers and their admirers, the Fans, in creating Beautiful Things.

Makers share their work and request support from Fans. The platform is aimed at encountering Makers, beautiful things and creative processes that a Fan would want to support.

Makers continue doing what Makers do best: Making Beautiful Things, performing or exhibiting, and inspiring…

WorkingTitle365 – You Make Inspiration Happen

You Make Inspiration Happen. Support a Maker, Be Rewarded. Roos Blufpand. Fan This Maker. Sumadi. Fan This Maker. Frank Ruiter. Fan This Maker. Harry de Leeuw. Fan This Maker. Petra Groen. Fan This Ma…

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December 27, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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Be careful what you wish for!

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Neville Hobson
FIR Cut: Starbucks Twitter hashtag hijacked by critics

Overflow from FIR #683 on December 24, 2012. Mashable: Starbucks Twitter Hashtag Campaign Becomes Forum for Brand-Bashing Telegraph: Starbucks Twitter campaign hijacked by tax protests Twitter: #Sp….

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December 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm

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Flipboard for Android

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Flipboard for AndroidLast week Brad Chasenore asked me to quickly review the new Flipboard for Android. So I briefly wrote it up:

I have a cheap, slow Polaroid (MIDC010PR001) tablet I’m trying it on, and on there it’s pretty responsive.

The navigation is intuitive within seconds I was zooming out of articles flipping through pages. On the tab I have issues with browsers, they mostly lock up, and that happens here too. It was easy to link Twitter and Facebook to Flipboard, they are presented on the first page. However when I first tried linking Google+ the app crashed, this is could be due to the fact that the tablet is not very good. A restart proved me right, although the app was a little less responsive than while linking FB & TW. The first time I was able to add Google+, logged in, verified, etc, it didn’t add Google+ to FlipBoard. The second attempt at linking them brought up the Google 2 step verification window again, which I had asked it to skip the first time I signed up. On this attempt it linked the accounts.

Compared to the other Google+ readers FlipBoard makes it easier for me, FlipBoard plays with layout which allows me to engage with the content, and it doesn’t get in the way of reading which is what I want to do.

I did have some other issues, for some reason it had given me the Content Guide Edition for the UK, I assume it read it from my locale – language settings – en_UK. Changing this in the settings to Netherlands didn’t make a difference even though it’s a menu option and I refreshed a number of times and even restarted without result. Changing it to US also doesn’t remove the UK politics from headlining the Politics tab.

And as I said I use 2 step verification for Google and despite trusting the computer it didn’t seem to skip step two after adding Google+ a second time, or another Google app to FlipBoard.

Browsing Google+ was FlipBoard was refreshing, and I see why Scoble is such a fan of FlipBoard. I am certainly happy with it, although I will have to find the killer reason to use it for more than just browsing headlines on a Sunday afternoon.

Nice to play with, will keep.

Flipboard: Your News Magazine

Flipboard brings together world news and social news in a beautiful magazin…

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December 23, 2012 at 11:08 pm

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