Social Web

Social search now by Google

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Google has just launched a new search service based on social data: Google Social Search. It works like this: if you have a Google profile, you can add the social networks you’re a member of (e.g. Twitter or FriendFeed). Then, when you do a Google search, you will also get results that have to do […]

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Our privacy on the Social Web

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How is well is our privacy protected on the Social Web? Of course, you can (and should) take some basic precaution measures, like not giving away sensitive information that can be used for financial fraud against you. However, there are issues beyond our hands that depend on how the Social Web handles our information. Google […]

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The Social Web in plain English

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The Social Web offers lots of opportunities for social networking. Through sites like Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn, you can connect with friends from real life, make new ones, and keep in touch with them. Also, through microblogging sites like Twitter, you can let your friends know what you’re up to any time of the day. […]

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The Social Web and You

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Web 2.0 can best be described as the accumulation of new web-based collaboration technologies, such as social networking sites, social bookmarking sites, wikis, blogs, and more. The success of Web 2.0 is mainly attributed to the fact that it appeals to the public through services, like syndication and tagging, that allow people to easily publish […]