Tag: LinkedIn

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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A case for the iPad

I love gadgets! I’m a techno consumerist, and maybe even a little bit of an Apple whore (although I don’t unconditionally bend over for Steve!). There, I said it, it’s out of the way! My love for gadgets started when I got to work on the web (I think) back in 1997. I started to…

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Social paraSites

We already had online virusses and worms, now we got paraSites too. The word ‘parasite’ comes from the Greek ‘parasitos’ (but then in Greek) which means ‘person who eats at the table of another’. In general we use parasite to refer to “an animal or plant that lives in or on a host; it obtains…

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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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Change the Web Challenge

SocialActions.com throws a challenge at web developers: “Social Actions’ Change the Web Challenge is about building innovative tools to help people find and share opportunities to take action on the websites, blogs, and social networks that we all visit everyday.” There are a lot of organisations out there that need a conduit to get their…

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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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