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Your presentation is complete. Before you send it, you’d like someone else’s opinion. If your colleagues are nearby, stick your head in their office and ask for feedback: “Hey, would you take a look at this? What do you think?”  Your physical presence ensures a response. More likely, though, you’ll send the presentation to your […]

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Caller ID gives you the ability to see a name associated with a phone number. You know a little bit about the caller before answering: Is it your boss? Your significant other? Your mother? The information lets you prepare for the conversation. But Caller ID gives you a name, not context. Imagine if you had […]

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Diaspora will fail to kill Facebook.  In fact, I predict Diaspora will flat-out fail. I hope I’m wrong, but I won’t be. For those that haven’t heard of it, Diaspora is the opensource alternative to Facebook. It will launch Sept. 15. The two major points of differentiation between Diaspora and Facebook are 1) Diaspora gives […]

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We’ve written previously about the privacy problems in Facebook Places. We’ve also written about the often unsuspected expense of subpoenaed social media records, otherwise known as eDiscovery. Taken together, these two facts present a whole new compliance issue for businesses and individuals: Facebook is now an eye-witness to your whereabouts. Facebook Places lets you check […]

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Yesterday afternoon, Facebook finally unveiled Places, the social network’s long-anticipated location-based feature set. At first blush, Facebook has given us the bridge between Gowalla, Foursquare, Yelp and Booyah we’ve been waiting for but — as is often the case with Facebook — there are some none-too-subtle privacy consequences. The ACLU of Northern California has a […]

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