Category Archives: Social Networking

Google search goes social

Google is rolling out in the next few days Search+. When signed in with Google+, you’ll find personal results and profiles of people you know or follow. You can even expand your world by discovering people related to your search.

 

Read more on: http://www.google.com/insidesearch/plus.html and http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2012/01/gpsf

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Google+ useful info

Everyone is talking about Google+, how they love it, how they don’t get it and how confusing it is. Yes you heard me, some people find it confusing… well I did at first, it took me a few looks in to realise, oh this is easy. I was actually making it out to be more complicated, it’s like when someone in a foreign country says something in English and you don get it because you assume they don’t speak it.  For my own interest, and maybe of others, here are some interesting and useful links about Google+.

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Google +1

Google is coming out with a recommendation feature called Google +1,  somewhat similar to Facebook’s “Like” button, but in my opinion it’s an improvement on the idea.

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Google’s Orkut is more popular than Facebook in Brazil

Google’s Orkut is still the most used Social network in Brazil according to ComScore.  Their research revealed that in August 2010, more than 36 million Internet users age 15 and older visited a social networking destination from a home or work location in Brazil, with an average visitor spending more than 4 hours a month on social networking sites and viewing 585 pages of content.

Orkut ranked as the most-visited social networking destination, reaching 29.4 million visitors, followed by Windows Live Profile with 12.5 million visitors. Facebook.com secured the #3 spot with nearly 9 million visitors while Twitter.com reached 8.6 million visitors.

Orkut displayed by far the strongest audience engagement with visitors averaging 4.6 hours on the site during the month, viewing 657 pages of content on average and visiting the site on 35 different occasions.   View official post on ComScore.com

Orkut beats Facebook in Brazil

Facebook privacy

Facebook makes a wise and intelligent u-turn in their privacy tools.

extract from a letter from FB.

Starting today, Facebook will:

* Provide an easy-to-use “master” control that enables users to set who can see the content they share through Facebook. This enables users to choose, with just one click, the overall privacy level they’re comfortable with for the content they sh
re on Facebook. Of course, users can still use all of the granular controls we’ve always offered, if they wish.

* Significantly reduce the amount of information that must be visible to everyone on Facebook. Facebook will no longer require that users’ friends and connections are visible to everyone. Only Name, Profile Picture, Networks and Gender must be pub
icly available. Users can opt to make all other connections private.

* Make it simple to control whether other applications and websites access any user information. While a majority of our users love Facebook apps and Facebook-enhanced websites, some may prefer not to share their information outside of Facebook. Users can now opt out with just one click.

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