andrewspittle + facebook   55

Facebook is gaslighting the web. We can fix it.
Facebook's tactics are the same as other sites which browser makers mark as malware. Time to mark Facebook as such.
Facebook  AnilDash  software  privacy  from instapaper
december 2011 by andrewspittle
Facebook and the Epiphanator: An End to Endings?
"So it would be easy to think that the Whole Earthers are winning and the Epiphinators are losing. But this isn't a war as much as a trade dispute. Most people never chose a side; they just chose to participate. No one joined Facebook in the hope of destroying the publishing industry."
culture  Facebook  PaulFord  social 
august 2011 by andrewspittle
A huge opportunity
Good thoughts on Mike Matas moving to Facebook.
TimVanDamme  design  Facebook  MikeMatas 
august 2011 by andrewspittle
Woods+
Brilliant essay from Paul Ford.
social  Facebook  MarkZuckerberg  NYTimes  PaulFord 
july 2011 by andrewspittle
Oliver Reichenstein on Google+
Smart observations on Google+ as it relates to Facebook.
Google  Google+  software  Facebook  from instapaper
july 2011 by andrewspittle
Why I'm Rooting For Google+
"But in a perfect world you don't want to be dependent on any single one of them. The more social platforms of scale there are, and we have a bunch now, including Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare, the better world it will be for developers."
Google+  FredWilson  software  webapps  Google  social  Twitter  Facebook 
july 2011 by andrewspittle
No journalism on Facebook
"it is not possible to do journalism in an environment where your writing can be taken down if the company hosting it deems it offensive."
ScriptingNews  DaveWiner  journalism  Facebook 
june 2011 by andrewspittle
This Is Your Brain On Twitter (This Is Your Brain On Twitter)
Nick Bilton responds to Bill Keller's editorial on Twitter and Facebook.
NickBilton  Twitter  Facebook  NYTimes  from instapaper
may 2011 by andrewspittle
Creative Tools
Joe Hewitt is leaving Facebook and writes about what is next for him.
Facebook  JoeHewitt  software  work  from instapaper
may 2011 by andrewspittle
The Myth of Profits
"I tend to believe the following about all private companies:

- Information reported by interested parties is unreliable.
- Companies that are still raising money are not profitable."
BenBrooks  Facebook  venturecapital  business 
may 2011 by andrewspittle
You Can’t Replace Email if You Require Email
Inter­est­ing post from Ben Brooks about how Twit­ter and Face­book are attempt­ing to replace email even as both ser­vices rely might­ily upon email to work.
email  BenBrooks  Facebook  Twitter 
may 2011 by andrewspittle
One identity or more?
"The best solution is to be yourself. If that makes you uneasy, talk with your shrink. Better yet, blog about it."
BuzzMachine  JeffJarvis  identity  Facebook 
march 2011 by andrewspittle
If Zucks hadn’t created it, someone of my generation would have made Facebook
"If Mark Zuckerburg hadn’t invented Facebook or Tom Whats-his-name hadn’t invented Myspace, someone would have created them anyway and a very similar product would have resulted because that is the natural progression of the web."
LaurenRabaino  webapps  software  Facebook 
february 2011 by andrewspittle
The Internet is for revolution
"This will become more obvious over time. It's why we must develop systems that are equal to Twitter and Facebook, but that aren't so easy to block. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

We must make it so that a country, if it wants to turn off Internet-enabled revolution, must turn off the Internet itself."
DaveWiner  ScriptingNews  software  Twitter  Facebook  open 
february 2011 by andrewspittle
The progression of the public
"We find the publics we wish to join based not merely on gross labels, generalizations, and borders drawn about us—red v. blue, black v. white, nation v. nation—but instead on our ideas, interests, and needs: cancer survivors, libertarians, Deadheads, vegetarians, single moms, geeks, even privacy advocates. We finally tear down the elite of the public few and each become public people in our own right. . . ."
JeffJarvis  BuzzMachine  journalism  privacy  publishing  Facebook 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
Why Facebook won’t go public
A briefer on why Facebook may not have to go public.
Facebook  business  strategy 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking
"I know that in 2010 it seems ridiculous to say anything other than “Facebook has won – the war is over” and I know that it feels that way right now. Facebook is so dominant it is astounding. In a complete return to where we all began with AOL – the world is “closed” again as Facebook has become this generation’s walled garden. When you’re on Facebook you’re not on the Internet – you’re on the InterNOT."
Facebook  webapps  software  business 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
What I mean by "the open web"
"So to the extent you're locked in, that's the extent you are not on the open web. The perfectly open web has zero lock-in. The silos are totally locked-in and therefore not on the open web."
opensource  DaveWiner  ScriptingNews  RSS  Twitter  Facebook  WordPress 
january 2011 by andrewspittle
The Zuckerberg Revolution
Interesting but off base article about Facebook and the change in culture it has/is creating.
LATimes  MarkZuckerberg  Facebook  software  society 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
What I read, December 2010
Daniel Bachhuber answers my question on Kommons about how his reading habits have changed since he quit Twitter.
DanielBachhuber  Twitter  Facebook  reading  software 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
The Social Media Amber Alert: A Personal Story
Very cool story about using social media for trying tracking down a missing person.
TheAtlantic  Twitter  Facebook 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
Challenges in quitting Twitter and Facebook
Daniel reflects on some of the challenges in leaving Twitter and Facebook behind.
Facebook  Twitter  danielbachhuber  software  webapps 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
What’s the point of social news?
"The job of journalism is to collect accurate information on an ongoing basis and ensure that the audience for each story learns about that story. Any way you can deliver that service is fair game. People depend on each other for the news all the time, so journalists better get in those conversations."
journalism  JonathanStray  software  Facebook  Twitter 
december 2010 by andrewspittle
With a Little Help From His Friends
"At 19, Sean Parker helped create Napster. At 24, he was founding president of Facebook. At 30, he’s the hard-partying, press-shy genius of social networking, a budding billionaire, and about to be famous—played by Justin Timberlake in David Fincher’s new film, The Social Network."
SeanParker  Facebook  Napster  webapps  software  VanityFair 
september 2010 by andrewspittle
Down With Social
Spencer Fry's hesitation with social media gurus.
business  spencerfry  society  Twitter  Facebook 
august 2010 by andrewspittle
The bowling pin strategy
"Presumably certain groups are more likely to use Facebook check-ins than others, but with Facebook’s scale they can let the users figure this out instead of having to plan it deliberately. That said, history suggests that big companies who rely on this “carpet bombing strategy” are often upended by focused startups who take over one niche at a time."
strategy  business  facebook  chrisdixon  startups 
august 2010 by andrewspittle
Graphs
"A graph consists of a set of nodes connected by edges. The original internet graph is the web itself, where webpages are nodes and links are edges. In social graphs, the nodes are people and the edges friendship."
chrisdixon  Facebook  Google  Hunch  webapps 
august 2010 by andrewspittle
How Not To Be Seen
"History never repeats, but it does rhyme.  We share everything now; we worry that we overshare.  Now it’s time to take our sharing to the next level.  We need a social2.0, something that reflects what we’ve learned in the past half-dozen years."
MarkPesce  privacy  knowledgesystems  webapps  software  Facebook 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
Steven Levy On Mark Zuckerberg And The Hacker Spirit
Steven Levy, author of "Hackers," discusses Zuckerberg's role in the broader history of computing.
Facebook  MarkZuckerberg  privacy  software 
july 2010 by andrewspittle
Platforms are for Suckers
"There's nothing wrong with building on top of another platform for a hobby project. You want to build something quickly, you want to take advantage of a large pool of users, and you want make something fun. If you're successful, you'll gain some reputation, make people happy, and have something neat to share. Just don't do it at a business."
business  software  startups  SpencerFry  Twitter  Facebook 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
Confusing *a* public with *the* public
There is a distinct difference between the publics you create for yourself and the mass, wide open public of everyone. Facebook needs to recognize this.
Facebook  JeffJarvis  BuzzMachine  identity  privacy 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
What if Zuck invented the web?
"Don't be fooled by the hype of the tech industry, the rules aren't what they say they are. It's much more cut-throat. I give Zuckerberg a lot of credit for putting his plan out there for all to see. That's a lot more than Google or Apple has done."
Facebook  DaveWiner  ScriptingNews  privacy  software 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
Facebook Privacy? Who Cares?
Mark Cuban argues that the uproar over privacy and Facebook is misplaced.
MarkCuban  Facebook  privacy  dataintegrity  security  identity 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
Facebook’s Gone Rogue; It’s Time for an Open Alternative
"Now, it might not be likely that a loose confederation of software companies and engineers can turn Facebook’s core services into shared protocols, nor would it be easy for that loose coupling of various online services to compete with Facebook...But in the internet I’d like to live in, we’d have that option, instead of being left with the choice of letting Facebook use us, or being left out of the conversation altogether."
dataintegrity  Facebook  identity  privacy 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
The Real “Open Like”: New Link-sharing Protocol Gets Big Names on Board
Interesting new protocol being released for an open and distributed link-sharing system. Already has the likes of Google, Instapaper, and Digg on board.
Google  social  dataintegrity  webapps  Facebook  GigaOm 
june 2010 by andrewspittle
Facebook and “radical transparency” (a rant)
"What pisses me off the most are the numbers of people who feel trapped. Not because they don’t have another choice. (Technically, they do.) But because they feel like they don’t. They have invested time, energy, resources, into building Facebook what it is. They don’t trust the service, are concerned about it, and are just hoping the problems will go away."
privacy  Facebook  dataintegrity  society 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
Diaspora's curse
Jason Fried discusses the problems with Diaspora's wealth of money. Sometimes a startup needs to be poor, particularly when it doesn't yet have a product.
Diaspora  Facebook  startups  business  JasonFried 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
Theory: It’s the reader, not the publishing tool
"I suspect The Youth are publishing more than ever, but it’s coming in the form of Facebooking and Tumblring instead of maintaining a blog because the proprietary tools, unfortunately, have better readers right now than the open source ones."
Facebook  Tumblr  DanielBachhuber  writing 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
Bye-Bye, Facebook
Building up the "Facebook is not to be trusted" argument.
Facebook  privacy  dataintegrity  security 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
Facebook, Zynga, and buyer-supplier hold up
Quick comments from Chris Dixon about the tension between Facebook and Zynga.
ChrisDixon  startups  gaming  Facebook  Zynga 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
"Privacy and Publicity in the Context of Big Data"
Notes from Danah Boyd's talk at WWW 2010. A great manifesto for cautiously dealing with Big Data.
dataintegrity  privacy  security  DanahBoyd  Facebook 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
Facebook’s identity opportunity – or somebody’s
There's an opportunity for Facebook, or another startup, to seize the role of the clearinghouse for online identity.
Facebook  security  privacy  identity  JeffJarvis  BuzzMachine 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
What's missing in realtime.
"So in summary: I need to be able to isntall my own Twitter and move my presence to my own server, easily. And I need control over the look and feel of my site."
ScriptingNews  DaveWiner  real-time  Twitter  Facebook  WordPress  webapps  dataintegrity 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
Facebook, MySpace Confront Privacy Loophole
"Facebook, MySpace and several other social-networking sites have been sending data to advertising companies that could be used to find consumers' names and other personal details, despite promises they don't share such information without consent." – How long before someone sues the hell out of them?
Facebook  MySpace  security  dataintegrity  privacy 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
The toxic coral reef.
Dave Winer's concerns over the demise of certain coral reefs.
webapps  software  DaveWiner  Twitter  Facebook 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
What I like about Facebook’s “openness”
Chris Messina clarifies his views about the initiatives announced by Facebook at F8.
Facebook  ChrisMessina  security  identity  webapps 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
XAuth: The Open Web Fires a Shot Against Facebook Connect
"Social networking is a huge part of the world we live in today. It's far too important to leave in the hands of a near-monopoly, even if that monopoly seems relatively benign today."
MarshallKirkpatrick  Facebook  security  webapps  identity 
may 2010 by andrewspittle
Data protection in Germany: David and Goliath
Ilse Aigner, the German minister of consumer protection, has fired an opening shot in trying to get Facebook to change some of its policies.
Facebook  webapps  software  privacy  TheEconomist 
april 2010 by andrewspittle
To Facebook the answer must be no.
Dave Winer reflects on some of what Facebook announced at F8.
DaveWiner  Facebook  software  webapps  knowledgesystems 
april 2010 by andrewspittle
Stickiness is bad for business
Sometimes stickiness is not the greatest thing for a webapp to have. It can be "like a Starbucks where everyone hangs out for hours but almost never buys anything."
ChrisDixon  business  webapps  Google  Facebook  software 
april 2010 by andrewspittle

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