Facebook, Attorney General of California, and Web 3.0

An interesting discussion/interview with a Facebook employee regarding their data retention policies. Cliffs notes: Never put anything on Facebook you don't want stored forever, even if you delete it.Due to overwhelming privacy concerns, many large web companies are now employing a new position: CPO "Chief Privacy Officer." Chris Kelly is Facebook's CPO, now running for AG in California.The interview touches a bit on "Web 3.0" and the direction things are headed. Worth the read.Read the whole interview: ...

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How you can find SmartBox??!

Speaking at a conference over the weekend in Orlando, the most frequent question I was asked was "How can we contact you for more info on your services?"Well, the easiest way is simply to Google us.  Like this:, if you can't remember the name of my business, try just my name: Web Marketing - Turnkey Local Online Advertising for Doctors & Professionals ...

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The Children of Cyberspace: Old Fogies by Their 20s

The NY Times has an interesting report on the iGeneration, born in the '90s and this decade, comparing them to the Net Generation, born in the 1980s. The Net Generation spend two hours a day talking on the phone and still use e-mail frequently while the iGeneration — conceivably their younger siblings — spends considerably more time texting than talking on the phone, pays less attention to television than the older group, and tends to communicate more over instant-messenger networks.'People two, three or four years apart are having completely different experiences with technology,' ...

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12 Things Made Obsolete This Decade

We're entering 2010 with all kinds of new gadgets, gizmos, and tech tools, but let's not forget that we've lost a few things this decade, too.HuffPostTech took a look back at 12 things that became obsolete this decade.From fax machines to landline phones check them out (and get nostalgic) in the slideshow below!We'll start with the YellowPages..;SmartBox Web Marketing - Turnkey Local Online Advertising for Doctors & Professionals ...

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Each American Consumed 34 Gigabytes Per Day In '08

Metrics can get really strange — especially on the scale of national consumption. Information consumption is one such area that has a lot of strange metrics to offer. A new report from the University of California, San Diego entitled 'How Much Information?' reveals that in 2008 your average American consumed 34 gigabytes per day. These values are entirely estimates of the flows of data delivered to consumers as bytes, words and hours of consumer information. From the executive summary: 'In 2008, Americans consumed information for about 1.3 trillion hours, an ...

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Failure Rate Study in Netbooks and Notebooks

Netbooks are more likely to fail within the first year than their more expensive laptop brethren, according to new research. SquareTrade, an independent US warranty provider, analyzed the failure rates of more than 30,000 laptops covered by its own warranties. It found that 5.8% of netbooks malfunctioned within the first year, compared to 4.7% for regular laptops and 4.2% for premium laptops costing more than $1,000. The research also raises question marks over the legendary reliability of Macs. Three PC manufacturers — Asus, Toshiba, and Sony — boasted better reliability rates ...

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Microsoft Office 2010 to Include Social Networking

From Microsoft's press release regarding the "5 Best Features in Office 2010":Microsoft recognizes the social networking trend by adding Outlook Social Connector to the Outlook 2010 application. Outlook Social Connector will let you see emails, status updates, shared files and photos, and more all in a single view. You will also be able to see who your mutual friends are and other information to help you maintain and extend your social network.Read more @ PCWorldSmartBox Web Marketing - Turnkey Local Online Advertising for Doctors & Professionals ...

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The accelerating decline of newspapers

U.S. newspaper circulation has hit its lowest level in seven decades, as papers across the country lost 10.6 percent of their paying readers from April through September, compared with a year earlier.The newest numbers on newspaper circulation, released Monday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, paint a dismal picture for an industry already feeling the pressures of an advertising slump coupled with the worst business downturn since the Great Depression.The ABC data estimate that 30.4 million Americans now pay to buy a newspaper Monday through Saturday, on average, and about 40 million do so ...

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