March 29, 2009

Twitter users: Help people find you

by JD Lasica

One of the shortcomings of Twitter is that it can be find to hard to find people — even people that you’re following — when you don’t have their Twitter ID right smack in front of your nose. Sure, you can go hunting and pecking in TweetDeck, or do a Google or Twitter people search, but that’s a pain. Sometimes … Continue reading

March 24, 2009

Photo Finder will find you wherever you are

by Ayelet Noff

The Facebook photos application has been by far Facebook’s biggest success: The easy to use interface for uploading pics from your computer and then brilliant point-and-click tagging of friends has proved intensely viral. There are now more than 15 billion photos on Facebook, making it the largest collection of pictures in human history. More than 850 million new photos are uploaded a … Continue reading

March 10, 2009

Intel’s chairman on corporate social responsibility

by JD Lasica

The highlight of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for me was the sitdown that the Intel Insiders had with Intel chairman and former CEO Craig Barrett. (Disclosure: I’m a member of the Intel Insiders.) At CES the next day, Barrett gave a keynote in which he announced a wide-ranging new initiative by Intel to support the philanthropic … Continue reading

March 10, 2009

Bridging gap between casual & serious gaming

by Ayelet Noff

The gamer’s dilemma has always been between the quality of dedicated gaming vs. the convenience of casual flash based games. You can play Gears of War if you have the game ($80) the console ($300) and a TV ($500 for a good one) or you can play limitless flash games on limitless sites — for free — if you  happen … Continue reading

March 7, 2009

Where do you fall on the digital impatience scale?

by David Spark

Thursday night, I was on ABC Radio (Curtis Sliwa Show, WABC — he’s the guy who started the Guardian Angels in NYC) talking about “textual harassment.” To prepare for my on-air appearance, I delved into the subject, interviewing friends, asking them if they had been “textually harassed.” And my assumption was correct. In most cases, SMS harassment was the result … Continue reading

March 4, 2009

Social media and a school death threat

by JD Lasica

How Twitterers acted to head off tragedy in St. Louis I just heard a fascinating story that speaks to how the community is tapping into social media on life-and-death matters — in this case, a bomb threat at a high school. Let me tell it to you. Short version: Tuesday night a history graduate student at at George Mason University … Continue reading