This Week’s Tech 10
- 1. You may not know this but if you have two Facebook accounts, perhaps one for business and another for pleasure, you could be shut down. The social network’s terms of service state it and Facebook is willing to enforce it. http://tinyurl.com/4ejo2nq
- Here are some people who should definitely be removed from Facebook. According to a survey by AIS Media, 27 percent of people in the U.S. are visiting Facebook in the bathroom…eugh! http://tinyurl.com/4mudauj
- Labour Party finance spokesperson Joan Burton made the big time this week as her performance on TV3’s ‘Tonight With Vincent Browne’ became one of Twitter’s highest-trending topics worldwide. http://tinyurl.com/6ztezah
- As the subject of online security continues to be a hot topic, an Irish start-up has launched Mobile Minder, a service that allows parents to check the content of their children’s text messages, web browsing and call information for Android-based smartphones. http://tinyurl.com/6ftjwdu
- This theme continues as the Waterford Institute of Technology and Co Kilkenny-based Coláiste Pobal Osraí have launched an online awareness project to help the younger Internet generation understand risks, such as cyber bullying, when socialising online. http://tinyurl.com/6yw737o
- The story of the man who’s responsible for much of the recent talk about online security, Julian Assange, may now be made into a movie. Not a flick for the kids I’m sure. http://tinyurl.com/6bxxm54
- The U.S. Army has issued social media guidelines for employees that surprisingly, encourage members of the Army to embrace blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. We don’t think the guidelines include submitting sensitive security information to Julian Assange. http://tinyurl.com/4tpy52u
- Location-based network Foursquare said the number of ‘check-ins’, i.e. people logging their locations, grew by an incredible 3,400 percent to over 381 million in 2010. Are you using the service? http://tinyurl.com/4egjaxh
- If you haven’t ditched your New Year’s resolution to get fit or if your resolve is dwindling, then maybe this app from AVIVA could help. It works as a traditional pedometer but factors in BMI and gender to give calorie burn, and also features maps of walking trails all over the country. http://tinyurl.com/4qksqnh
- We couldn’t resist including this great video of a gorilla in the UK who has started walking upright like a human. First walking and who knows what next! http://tinyurl.com/4p26unm
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