More and more people register with social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and many more. Registering is really easy – but if you want to unregister afterwards, that can get complicated. It is not that simple to say good-bye to the social networks.
With presenting a new product (well, a Gmail extension) on Tuesday evening (9 February 2010), Google has started a little revolution, most reporters and bloggers agree. Google Buzz is the name of the new service, integrated into Gmail and going with the social community trend.
Today is the international Safer Internet Day 2010, promoting safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones. This year’s topic: “Think B4 U post!”.
The social network Facebook has rolled out a new home page layout. The top navigation as well as the sidebar and footer have been changed.
Often, Facebook knows non-members surprisingly well: Facebook is also collecting data about non-members—with the aid of the members.
ICQ has released version 7 of its messenger client for Windows. The combination of Instant Messaging and Social Networking results in “Social Messaging,” ICQ stated.
The web office Google Docs will soon allow you to store any kind of files. Each file can take up to 250MB, and the total available space is 1GB. Up to now, you could only store Google Docs, PDFs and Picasa photos in Google’s cloud.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has defended the recent privacy settings change. Since one month, Facebook members’ personal data are publicly accessible by default.
The short message platform Twitter is now available in 6 languages, among them German. All texts have been translated by volunteers. German is the last new language that Twitter is adding this year.
The past days have been busy for URL shortening services. Both Google and Facebook had launched their own, semi-private URL shortening domains. After that, the market leader bit.ly announced the Pro version for companies and businesses.