Facebook deals with privacy issues almost every week: Facebook confirms it is scanning your private messages for links to increase Like counters
Yesterday I spotted a video submitted to Hacker News by the Polish startup Killswitch.me that clearly showed sending a link in a Facebook private message increases the Like counter on the link’s originating third-party website. This would suggest Facebook is scanning your private messages for shared links to Web pages with Like buttons, so it can increase the number of corresponding Likes for those pages. Facebook confirmed this information with me today.
We aren’t as effective internally as we should be because of poor systems,” Whitman said. “We are not as competitive as we need to be in how we go to market because of our IT systems. We haven’t been using a compelling customer management or CRM system for years.” And the company’s human resources systems were also a mess. HP is in the middle of implementing a whole flight of new systems to fix the problems, including Salesforce.com’s CRM.
I concur, universities should embrace blogging as a vital tool of academic communication and impact. I work for a university and am trying to urge our new faculty to blog. Have an opinion why don’t you.
Tens of thousands of opinionated academics around the world have become internet bloggers while universities are increasingly establishing blogging sites on their web pages. Blogging has moved from being a nerdish undergraduate pastime to an accepted communication medium within the academic community.
With funding from the Amazon founder and the CIA’s investment arm, the Canadian company D-Wave is gaining momentum for its revolutionary approach to computing.
While I was there, couldn’t help noticing a new html5 game. I loved F-Zero by the way: