Visualizing your FourSquare movements

Even before Facebook announced Places yesterday, I was writing this post about the perils of location based services like FourSquare, Gowalla and now Places. Much has already been written about the theft and stalker aspects of these services and for those reasons I’ve been limiting my use of these services and Leo Hickman’s piece in…


Facebook Places using Bing Maps

| [image courtesy of Chris Pendleton] Big news on the web today (well, on Techmeme) is Facebook adding location to their service in the form of Facebook Places.   Starting today, you can immediately tell people about that favorite spot with Facebook Places. You can share where you are and the friends you’re with in…


Windows Live Messenger + Facebook chat = 800m social

  Chris Jones just did a post on the Inside Windows Live blog about todays beta refresh of Windows Live Essentials. The big news is Messenger now supports Facebook chat. You still get the Facebook social integration you may have seen in the previous beta but now you can directly chat with Facebook friends inside…


Facebook friend requests

Apparently I have two mutual friends with Joe Bloggs. I think that virtually makes me Billy No Mates!


Silverlight client for Facebook available

At the PDC, Brian Goldfarb did a great demo of a Silverlight 4 application for Facebook and it’s just been released for anyone to have a play with. You’ll need to install Silverlight 4 and note that this is a developer build so far from a polished, finished product but hey, when did that ever…


Facebook is using your images in adverts

I read this on a friends Facebook status page last night and it added another nail in the coffin of me continuing to use the service.   Facebook has agreed to let third party advertisers use your posted pictures without your permission. Click on "Settings" up at the top where you see the "Logout" link….


Facebook for Windows Mobile – free download

  I’ve been playing with this for a while and it’s pretty cool – and now it’s freely available to anyone with a Windows Mobile 6 phone Check out a great review at mobilityminded  CAB file download


Generation F

That’s the Facebook generation to you and I…though really just a smart way of naming Gen Y. Their rules are set forth by Gary Hamel in the WSJ management blog and I found them via my good pal John Caswell. All ideas compete on an equal footing. Contribution counts for more than credentials. Hierarchies are…


Is Twitter worth $500m?

Wow…quite a story from Kara Swisher today that Facebook was interested in buying Twitter for $500m. Okay, I love Twitter as much as anyone but $500m is a big chunk of cash for something that isn’t making money at the moment. That’s not to say that it couldn’t and I think the only way Twitter…