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Facebook to be Included in Real-Time Search

OneRiot announced recently that it would include the posts that descend from the popular social networking website in its search results. This would suggest that the search engine would implant over 500 million updates that take place from users of the vast social networking site. The real-time internet search engine has more than hundred real-time applications under its prestigious network platform, which it has announced to share with Facebook. The most interesting and advantageous aspect of this dialogue is  that the applications that the internet search engine uses is not only web-based but also includes those that can be accessed in mobile devices.

OneRiot has been an ever-growing tree swollen with fruits that it keeps dropping for its users. It has been expanding its resources for the benefit of the users. Apparently, it has struck partnerships with various popular websites, namely, Digg, Twitter and thousands of others spread over the internet. Having struck a deal with Facebook, the internet search engine has got itself more and better opportunities than ever before because of the huge population of Facebook users, which comes to a quantitative figure of 500 million.

The data that would take a count on the search results would include updates by users on Face book, links posted on users account as well as articles that were publicly liked by the users from all over the internet. This new development is supposed to yield positive results as it would give the users a wide range of choices and would enable them to perform research even when using Facebook. It is also estimated to be advantageous for application developers. The search results would give them an idea of what is happening over the internet. This way, the application developers are bound to stay abreast and get them easily hooked up with what the Facebook users are at present buzzing about.

The accession of Facebook shares is of utmost importance for the OneRiot API. According to OneRiot, offering the application developers with the best real-time search experience is only possible if they are exposed to best understand the happenings around the global network and what the social web is concerned about at the moment. The updates by users and likes are bound to give the developers an idea about what they are.

Facebook has also been getting in close connections with several web search engines to be able to provide real-time results on their search result pages as well. It has been expanding its resources for the benefit of the users. Apparently, it has struck partnerships with various popular websites, namely, Digg, Twitter and thousands of others spread over the internet.Some of the search engines that have acquired the services of Facebook in their web pages or SERP business include Bing and Google. The real-time internet search engine has more than hundred real-time applications under its prestigious network platform, which it has announced to share with Facebook.

“Google Me” in Face-off With Facebook

There have been many rumors that Google is building its own social network “Google me”, which is the attempt of the company to bring one competitor of Facebook. Is it possible that the biggest search engine of the company fights with the biggest social networking website? If these speculations are considered to be true then it is just possible that the social network by Google would arrive soon.

Roots of the rumor

This rumor was started by the Kevin Rose, who is the co-founder of Digg, said in a tweet that there is a rumor about the new social network by Google and also used the words that it is from a very credible source. Rose gossiped that Google has its plans for launching Google Me in the near time. There were no details about the plans but the tech pundits have turned the 101 characters of Rose into more elaborated plans.

What is Google me about

Most of the people are thinking that what Google Me is all about. One famous guess for this is that it would be the expansion of the Google Profiles, which represents how you would appear on Google. Currently, there is not much personal information delivered by Google Profiles and also they do not broadcast much of the information but it can do so.

Google and you

If you think for a moment that how many features of Google you use and based upon that how much information does Google contain about you depending on those apps. In order to combine all of those in a single web site and then transforming them to a social experience can be a really breezy process not only for Google but also for you. Google would do everything for you and you would not have to lift your finger for anything.

Google’s social network after Google Buzz

Due to huge privacy concerns as well as the lack of interest, Google Buzz failed. Buzz had been released with the opt-out feature, which means that one day people would get up and see all of their contacts to be splashed out on the web. Google had apologized and also panicked for the judgment made by the company. A lot of effort would be required by the company for launching another social networking web site.

Features

Infosyncworld also sees that Google Me would also run on the mobile phones specially the ones that have the Android operating system of Google running on them. The location based tracking can be a part of Google Me and as Google has already Latitude so this makes much sense that people would be able to use Google me as a service which would be used for knowing I know where you currently are and what are you doing. This social network would not be just like the regular social networks and can be taken as the immense productivity suite. Google Wave can also be integrated with Google Me. You must pay attention to this thing that according to Google, incorporation is considered to be the key to success.

Is Facebook playing with your privacy?

Facebook in the recent times has been facing some legal hiccups. These are due to some privacy issues that have cropped up in the recent times. The wall street journal has reported that Facebook, MySpace, Digg and some other social networking sites have been sharing user’s personal data without their awareness or approval. This is a gross violation of the user’s personal information without their acknowledgment and right to privacy.

The data that has been infringed upon and shared consists of the user’s names, ids, and other personal information. This also includes professional information which is more than enough to help advertising agencies and marketers such as Google owned DoubleClick to know which segment of users to target. MySpace and Facebook stopped data sharing after they were questioned by the Wall street journal. This first came to light when researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and AT&T Labs were the ones to notice it in the year of August 2009. When Wall street journal contacted them immediate changes occurred.

It did not come as a shock that Facebook has moved ahead by leaps and bounds as far as data sharing is concerned. Whenever, a Facebook user would click on an advert that appeared on his or her profile page, the website would give away data such as who is clicking, as well as the complete user’s profile page. If you are on your profile page and you click on an advert for Hawaii holiday you are actually telling the advertiser everything about yourself. Ben Edelman of the Harvard Business School told the above stated to the Wall street journal.

The advertisers however have washed their hands off and stated that not only are they unaware of this but the additional data has also been unused by them.

Facebook has upgraded its privacy policy throughout its journey as a social networking site. With the very recent occurrence to make user information available to the public has drawn a lot of flak from the public. The Federal Trade Commission complaints have also garnered support. The users are having a very hard time navigating the site’s privacy policy which is almost like going through maze. The privacy controls are such that they seem to be a little bugged and defective. This has led to users actually moving on and using other social networking sites. With Facebook coming in head to head with the heavy public criticism there is a strong chance that this will turn into a public interest legal issue. Since data sharing is considered to be a felony in the court of law.

The latest update that has been revealed is that Facebook has not been upgrading its policies and standards according to the growing industry standards that protect public privacy of its users. Facebook has also chosen to ignore its own privacy policies. What started off as a small rivulet is now turning into a raging rapid.

Getting a clearer insight into the latest Facebook privacy fiasco

The latest news about the privacy fiasco that happened at Facebook did leave a lot of people bewildered. This is the thing that shouldn’t have happened at all as it clearly states that Facebook will never divulge user information to advertisers. But, this was exactly what happened.

This was not only an occurrence at Facebook but it also other social networking sites like LinkedIn, Digg and Twitter. However, only one of them escaped this and that was Orkut. This was out of twelve networking sites that were looked into.

The way the private information was leaked out was in different ways. The most important was the HTTP server. This actually serves a positive impact as it allows website owners to get an insight about the working of their websites and which search engines send them maximum traffic.

Also, websites use it to be able to block access if the request comes to them from a website that they are not aware of in order to prevent bandwidth leeching. Knowing of the URL on its own is not dangerous however in the case of social networking sites it is because it has the name of the user and other information linked with the URL.

In order to overcome this concern Facebook has been always used to the URL that reconnects without divulging the real information. This ensures that Facebook does not use the same URL that has the private data on it.

Unluckily for Facebook, this is exactly what happened as it wasn’t actually doing anything for the adverts that have been embedded in the website. Every time a request was sent for the advert, the URL with the private information showed up. Since the uproar this has been fixed by Facebook. The restructured URL is bound to provide one with a stronger data defense, at least for the time being.

The next to face such an onslaught were Twitter and Digg however in their case it wasn’t as clear cut to fix the blame. Twitter uses Google Analytics to track the data. Twitter has a part of this embedded in the image hosted by Google Analytics. This is used to find out the data. At the same time, with Twitter it is not personally identifying and therefore, it saves them from leaking out personal information.

In the case of Twitter it is actually quite difficult to differentiate how this can be termed as data leakage. The third social networking site called Digg had a potential problem in the case of the cookies that were used in Digg. Digg’s stores the cookies with the user name used to log in. if a request is made to Digg. Com then it will show up as that. This was a problem as some sub-domains were able to use the cookies. But, the leakage of information wasn’t really possible due to cookies being specific.

To conclude, it is not regularly that social networking sites leak data. They are stringently looking into ways to stop this minor leakage.

Suicide anyone???

A minimum of three social networking accounts, about 200 to as many as thousand friends altogether, continuous pokes and tweets and diggs. Seems a little too much? There are so many people out there who do think they had enough of social networking. Constant updating and keeping up with everyone has deprived many of their real lives. Many people want nothing but a break from all of it and live their actual life for once. If you too came under this category then here is our recommendation, commit suicide!

Okay, now don’t frown at us we are not actually encouraging people for suicide, rather a virtual suicide. Enter suicidemachine.org, an online suicide planner for you. The idea behind the site is pretty simple, people have substituted their online lives for their offline ones and for those who want to break away from this, the website shows the way. This all new Web 2.0 service helps in deleting all your online presence completely. No we are not kidding, all you have to do is sign up for the service and provide the passwords to your social networking sites and the server does the rest. It first changes the passwords to your accounts and then delete all your friends one by one. It also physically delete all the tweets you have ever made.

In short this online service wipes off traces of your online existence totally. The web site also features a rather funny video about a middle aged man using the service and starting to spend more quality time with his family. So far the site shows a statistic of 1300 people opting for this service. Compared to the 400 million Facebook users and the 100 million Twitter users this is just a pinch. Nevertheless Facebook is not happy with this service and has also served the website a legal notice. They have also blocked the site’s IP address for a while.

The website also gives pointers on what to do after your suicide. They recommend a walk in the park, a bottle of wine or a calling some friends. There is also the side effect in the form of an empty feeling which the website claims will fade away in a couple of days.

This is a pretty serious step but trust this site to make something as morbid as suicide funny. We would not recommend this just for fun but this is a rather useful tool if you are planning to make a new start or wish to escape from a cyberstalker. You could create an all new improved avatar of yourself .

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