To add or not to add, that is the question – the politics of friendships on Facebook

Katherine Hannaford Columns & Opinion, Web 2.0 Leave a Comment

katsmile.jpg Katherine Hannaford writes…

Love it or loathe it, Facebook is the new MySpace…oh, and the new Twitter, the new Flickr and pretty much every other work-shirker time-waster known to man, thanks to opening themselves up to third-party developers.

But how much is too much? Is there such a thing as being too involved in the social-networking service? And just how many friends is acceptable – is there a stigma attached to Facebook in the same manner as with MySpace, where those with fewer than 10 friends are deemed social pariahs?

Just how much is too much?

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Daily Tech Hotlinks for 31-May-07: Tiscali, Firefox, Wi-Fi, iTunes

Katherine Hannaford Daily Tech Hotlinks, Digital Music, Web 2.0, Wi-Fi, Wireless home Leave a Comment

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– Tiscali has admitted it will take at least 10 days to restore their customers’ email addresses to full functionality, after being blacklisted as spam by various ISPs. At least we’ve got Big Brother now to distract us…
– Web browser junkies will be jonesing for the fifth alpha release of Firefox 3 from Mozilla set for release tomorrow, sadly syringes aren’t included.
– Apparently Londoners aren’t interested in free internet and the plethora of potential Bittorrents possible, as only 6,000 people have registered to use the free City of London…

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Me TV: How Ustream.tv and BlogTV will turn us all into broadcasters

Stuart Dredge Columns & Opinion, Top stories, Web 2.0 2 Comments

stu-on-ustream.jpgIn the week that Big Brother’s latest series kicks off here in the UK, there are probably 873 media commentators already wheeling out Andy Warhol’s ‘Famous for 15 minutes’ maxim, so I won’t labour the point. However, people always assume that there has to be Someone Else making us famous for that quarter of an hour – usually a broadcaster.

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Daily Telegraph recreates its Chelsea Flower Show garden in Second Life

Andy Merrett Gaming, Virtual Reality, Web 2.0 Leave a Comment

Though the real Chelsea Flower Show is now over for another year, the Daily Telegraph has recreated its garden in Second Life, claiming it to be the first of its kind in the virtual 3D world.

Inhabitants of Second Life can view the virtual garden by logging on and visiting the Kensington and Chelsea area of the virtual world (where else?)

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