Status Updates – October 2014 #10
- Time change. So far, Twitter makes a obvious among people you follow and individuals you do not follow: You simply saw tweets from individuals that you adopted. Now, the service, with what it calls a “timeline experiment,” will set tweets in your timeline from select users that you’re not following. Twitter is applying an formula that determines which such tweets you will notice in line with the users that you simply do follow, the recognition from the users you don’t follow, along with other factors. You will not have the ability to opt using this feature and a few frequent Twitter users have complained it removes among the factors that distinguishes Twitter using their company social networking platforms.
- False flag. We authored lately concerning the fake Facebook account the Drug Enforcement Administration produced to collect information for any narcotics analysis. On October 17, Facebook’s chief security guard authored instructions to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart calling the agency’s actions a “knowing and heavy breach” of Facebook’s policies. Facebook requested the DEA to verify it had stopped participating in this plan. Facebook’s letter particularly asked the DEA’s contention the lady who had been the topic of the fake account unconditionally agreed to make use of of her private information for such purposes when she agreed to some search of her phone.
- Square deal. Foursquare is known mostly like a check-in application – a location in which you publish where you are although not a lot more. Their new advertising campaign wishes to change that image and also to position Foursquare like a food-oriented rating and recommendation network much like Yelp and Urbanspoon. “Introducing the all-new Foursquare, which learns that which you like and leads you to definitely places you’ll love,” may be the new slogan around the Foursquare website. The advertising campaign will unveil in mass transit in New You are able to and Chicago as well as in bike-share locations within the Windy City.