May 28, 2010

Facebook, Ning,

I've been following quite closely this discussion about Facebook privacy controls and people quitting and thinking about quitting Facebook. I have to admit I'm one of those who would like to really control what part of my web me is visible to all and what is to only my friends.

For me Facebook is kind of a collection of people who I've bumbed into during the years. There's a people as "my friends" who in real life I might not even say hi, since I've not seen them for a so long time.

What has happened few times is, that someone is asking to accept me to be their friend and I really don't recognise from their name that who is this person. Then the next thing I do is, check mutual friends, and from that list I often realise what is the context I should this person. And often I do accept the invitation. For me, Facebook really isn't that personal.

With my offline life friends we have set our own social network. First it was in Ning, but then they decided to ask money for it, so we change to I think this excellent setup, then I do have lot more of control with whom I share what. I truely recommend to give a try if you are fed up with facebook privacy changing every month.

May 14, 2010

Latest trend - letting others know your credit card usage

In short time I've run in to 2 different services which offers it's users possibility to share their credit card purchases with your friends. Those are Swipely and Blibby

Eventhough I'm always thinking about security, somehow this service makes sense. Social media's are going to direction that people want to let others know about every step they take, so this makes it even easier.

Cool kids and wannabes can try let every one easily know that they are visiting hippy places or buying cool stuff.

Let's see how this takes off, but I would guess quite well.

Here's ad from Swipely:

Swipely from Swipely on Vimeo.