Category: Featured

Getting “Londoned” – losing your email account

This is the collation of last week’s interesting APWG mailthread on getting “Londoned”, when your GMail/Facebook/… account is compromised and all your contacts get a message like: Hello! I’m sorry I didn’t inform you about my traveling… am presently in London, United Kingdom on short vacation and as i write to you now.. its unbelievable…

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Reputation as a Service

I don’t remember who it was they were quoting yesterday morning at Sun’s Let’s Talk breakfast presentation on Cloud computing, but Facebook being defined as “Friendship as a Service” kinda made sense. In which case LinkedIn would be “Reputation as a Service”, I guess, and as Reputation Management as a business slowly starts to take…

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A saphe Xmas

The Xmas season is upon us, as evident by the Xmas trees appearing in shopping malls, and the Xmas promotions filling up our (e-)mailboxes. One such Xmas promo is PayPal’s (Australia). If you’ve got a PayPal account, you probably received it too. It sends you (after going through their email tracking system on http://email1.paypal.com/) to…

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Tackling Social Poverty – Blog Action Day

Poverty manifests itself through different guises. When we think of poverty, we’d immediately recall a homeless person or a malnourished African child, a reflection of economical poverty. Social poverty is the result of lack of social capital. As per J.D. Lewandowski, “the concept of social capital refers to the networks of social trust and social…

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Good times are coming

Looking forward to next weekend already. In just over a week Web Directions South, the major Australian Web development conference, kicks of with 2-day workshops and a 2-day conference at the Sydney Expo in Darling Harbour. The traditional Port80 pre-Web Directions South (night before the conference) drinks are on again on September 24th, 6.30pm at…

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