The US Federal Trade Commission settles privacy complaints with Facebook, just in time for a sparkling IPO. Jumping off from the newest apoloblog, Liz Gaines of All Things D has a wonderful time riffing on the many apologies of Zuckerberg. (As Carrier IQ is now on their radar, pretty sure we’ll be revisiting the latest with privacy and the FTC next week.)
A social media links list curated from a (mostly) US perspective. Below are just a few of the Social Media reads from around the web this week that tickled our fancy. Enjoy!
Yes, it is a rumor, but such a juicy one, we couldn’t resist sharing.
The Humane Society of the United States skips the frivolity found in so many social media stances to ramp their Facebook Likes to 1M. We enjoyed their infographic, and liked even more we could view it without going through a likegate.
The Gray Lady is going with a carrot instead of stick approach to improving the quality of comments on articles, promising those that provide erudite commentary and jump through privacy hoops will be rewarded with “Trusted” status and fewer moderation thresholds. We especially liked the laundry list of things that make for a lousy comment. SHOUTING is so 1997.
A mostly useful lexicon of highly used phrases, but not nearly as much fun as the list of Social Media buzzwords found here. #buzzwordbingo, anyone?