Posts tagged ‘linkedin’

Has Facebook Places killed the FourSquare dream?

Fol­low­ing the re­cent an­nounce­ment of the launch of Face­book Places, there have been many blog­gers and so­cial me­dia ex­perts de­clar­ing the death of FourSquare as the next big thing in the world of so­cial me­dia, so­cial net­work­ing and geoloc­a­tion. What is the truth be­hind these pre­dic­tions? And does Foursquare have a way out of the prob­lems it faces with dir­ect com­pet­i­tion from Face­book?

The So­cial Graph Wars

The real­ity is that we are wit­ness­ing an in­tense war for the dom­in­a­tion of the so-called So­cial Graph. The main, and of­ten most ag­gress­ive, play­ers in this war are Face­book, Google and Twit­ter. All three are fight­ing to dom­in­ate this most-luc­rat­ive as­pect of our vir­tu­al lives and, as a res­ult, they are likely to ob­lit­er­ate new com­pet­it­ors along the way.

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LinkedIn Mobile exposes your full postcode

UPDATE: LinkedIn has done some great work on its mobile site and this is no longer happening (at least on an iPhone). Accessing m.linkedin.com now redirects to touch.www.linkedin.com. A very nice version of the site, that closely mirrors the iPhone Linkedin App. Well done, LinkedIn.

All those of you willing to protect your privacy online need to be aware that the mobile version of LinkedIn.com can expose your full post code on some OS/browser combinations. Fortunately this is only happening with your existing contacts and not with all searches, but this could still be too much to some of you.

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