Why do we all still use Facebook? Facebook asked some users for their email passwords, because why not | Ars Technica

I am just becoming less and less interested in Facebook as they keep messing up and violating its users privacy.

Not only did they ask some users for their email passwords to download their contacts, they also stored millions of users passwords in clear text on their servers.

I would be interested in an alternative, but when they own Facebook, Instagram and Whats App, there is not much left.

I kinda like WordPress but I wish they would not share my posts on their site. There is not really a place to do that for our family things.

What do you think? Is Facebook done as a company? Why do we keep using them when they really don’t care about our privacy or online security because it makes them money?

Twitter moving towards 280 characters, a good move?

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Today Twitter announced that they are testing 280 characters with a small number of users. The idea is to give people more characters to express themselves.

We want every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter, so we’re doing something new: we’re going to try out a longer limit, 280 characters, in languages impacted by cramming (which is all except Japanese, Chinese, and Korean).

While only .4% of those who type in Japanese hit the 140 character limit, 9% of those typing in English do. Looking at how many people who are on Twitter, that is quite a bit.

I think this could be a good thing for those who use Twitter. It will give those of us with a little more to share the space that we need. We will need to be diligent in its use, because if we abuse it we will lose followers, etc.

Those of us who manage brands on social media will need to diligent also. We don’t want to upset our followers with a bunch of junk. All posts will need to be creative, catching, interesting and innovative. We can’t abuse the new found characters.

Let me know your thoughts and if you think this is good or not.

via Giving you more characters to express yourself

Walmart moves into social media with commercial

Walmart ran the following commercial in movie theaters and it is quite catchy. It even discusses Facebook and Twitter.
Well it looks like it has caught on Walmart has put it on YouTube. It was put on YouTube long after I saw it in the movie theater. They also put a link to the movie on its own website where you can download the mp3, sheet music, or read the lyrics.

I would say it is quite ingenius on Walmart’s part to do this, although it was slower than it should have been.