Dec 27 2012
Thursday News: A Zuckerberg becomes confused about Facebook’s privacy settings; Disposing of unwanted giftcards; an online private catalog for your books
Randi Zuckerberg Is Just as Confused by Facebook Privacy as You Are – Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, generally believes people should live their private lives publicly or at least that is how he runs Facebook with the privacy settings constantly changing and always requiring an opt in action by users to keep their information private. His sister, Randi, a PR exec for Facebook demonstrated over the holidays how easy it is to be confused by Facebook’s privacy settings. Gizmodo
She shared a picture on Facebook and believed it was private. Only it wasn’t and Callie Schweitzer of Vox Media tweeted the picture only to have Randi Zuckerberg throw a twitter tantrum accusing Callie of not having “human decency” because Callie never asked permission before reposting the picture publicly. Note that Callie only saw the picture because it was public.
Oh, if only Mark Zuckerberg believed in human decency as well and actually took steps to help people preserve their privacy instead of asserting that Facebook is just reflecting social norms of sharing.
Small Demons — Welcome to the Storyverse – Richard Nash is turning Small Demons into a discovery tool. Pick a book and you’ll find other books that reference it; the people in the book; or locations in the book. It offers content around the content and can add to your appreciation for a book or lead you to new discoveries. Small Demons
QuietThyme – QuietThyme is a site where you can upload your books and it will maintain a searchable database of your books and will generate an OPDS catalog that works with various apps on Android and iOS tablets. There is a free version for 100 books and a $10 per month version for 500 books. It’s a fairly neat service but costly. QuietThyme
What to do With Unwanted Gift Cards – Did you get a giftcard to a store you can’t stand, won’t shop at, don’t even know where it is? If so, The Daily Beast has some solutions. You can sell your giftcard for a reduced value to giftcards.com or regift it.
(Also, TDB uses a Target giftcard in the article. Who doesn’t like Target? Send it to me!)The Daily Beast