Tag Archive: Social Networking

Jan 09 2013

It’s MySpace, Jim But Not As We Know It

Stevie Wonder's MySpace Page

If you hadn’t realised, MySpace is still alive and, well umm, let’s just say it’s still alive. Anyway, a few days ago I got something that ended up in my junk mail folder appearing to be from MySpace. So I had a look. The mail looks legitimate enough and it contained an invitation to try …

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Jul 23 2012

Your Content and Social Media at the Right Place and the Right Time

Here’s something just from my own observations in posting this blog and blasting it out to Facebook and Twitter. It’s all well and good to create content and then share it on the various social networks of the day but it’s not much point if you post it at a time when your target audience …

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Jun 13 2012

Has Your LinkedIn Account Possibly Been Compromised?

Here’s a quick tip. If you use LinkedIn to keep track of your professional circles you may recall a leak of 6.5 million passwords. These had been stored in the form of unsalted hashes which means that many will be easy to crack if you have used password consisting only of dictionary words and if …

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Feb 21 2012

Pinterest – Social Image Sharing

Here’s a quick one for tonight. In amongst the melting pot of social media sites is a new social image sharing site called Pinterest. As the name may imply, this service allows you to pin images and videos of interest to one of your virtual pinboards. Probably the easiest way to pin stuff to your …

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Feb 19 2012

Flickr and Facebook Authentication

Here’s something I found out the hard way. I wanted to brush the dust off my old Flickr account and I noticed that it has the option of Facebook authentication. Given how rarely I use Yahoo services I thought it’d be a neat way to avoid remembering another username and password combination (not that it’d …

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Feb 14 2012

MetroTwit – Get a Taste of Twitter, Metro Style


Here’s a software pick for those looking for a Twitter client for Windows other than TweetDeck. MetroTwit is a Metro styled Twitter client for Windows. For those that don’t know, Metro is the interface found on Windows Phone 7 and will also be the interface for Windows 8 tablets. The Metro design language basically gives …

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Feb 09 2012

Meet and Seat – Social Networking in the Skies

Here’s something that might potential float your boat or sink it depending upon your inclination. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has launched a new “meet and seat” service which allows people to select “seatmates” by looking through the social profiles of other passengers who have selected the same flight. Your individual social profile is created and …

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Dec 09 2011

Quickly View Your Twitter Mentions Online

Here’s a quick tip for tonight. Twitter has recently add a new function on the web to quickly find mentions of your Twitter handle as well as a history of who has followed you. Simply go to Twitter and under the tweet box you’ll see your username (so mine would be @boydostechtalk). Click on this and …

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Nov 08 2011

Google Plus Pages Now Available

Just a quick heads up that Google Plus (or Google+ depending upon your preference) now has made available the ability to create pages similar to how Facebook has pages for non-personal profiles. For instance, this blog’s Facebook page is located @ https://www.facebook.com/boydostechtalk which is where I aggregate information from the blog, photos from unboxings and all the …

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Oct 30 2011

The Importance of Verifying a Twitter Username

Here’s a quick one (and I know it’s very early in the day for a blog). Most of us down under and stranded overseas for that matter would know about the immediate grounding of the Qantas domestic and international fleet in response to ongoing industrial action. Understandably, a lot of people have taken to Twitter …

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