This Week’s Tech 10
- Anyone who has seen The Social Network will be more than a little surprised to see Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced as TIME magazine’s person of the year. This proves that perhaps you don’t have to make friends to make it to the top…unless it’s Facebook friends of course. http://tinyurl.com/3altt3s
- The WikiLeaks story continued to unfold on a daily, if not hourly, basis this week. The repercussions of the website’s leaks continue to multiply with debate raging on issues such as online media ethics, password security and cyber warfare and will undoubtedly remain in the news agenda for some time. We took some time this week to review our passwords and avoid some of the common pitfalls that make you easy hacking prey.
- Mashable announced the top Twitter trending topics for 2010 this week, with world news, sport, entertainment and tech dominating the list. http://tinyurl.com/25szpsh
- Youtube has confirmed its place at the top this week after being named the most buzzed about website in the world on social media by the Zeta Buzz Awards 2010. http://tinyurl.com/23veq87
- Our favourite app of the week is the wine appreciation iPhone app. This free app can help educate you about wine and identify your personal tastes, making it a must-have for anyone wondering which bottle of Merlot to drink as they kick back in front of the fire this Christmas. http://tinyurl.com/3az5yh5
- It might be a micro-blogging site but there’s nothing small about Twitter anymore. This week it was announced that the company is valued at $3.7 billion (€2.8 billion) http://tinyurl.com/28cdxj5
- Beware of snap-happy friends on nights out this Christmas as cringe-worthy photos will be that bit easier to tag on Facebook, thanks to the introduction of facial recognition technology on its website. http://tinyurl.com/292jv5n
- It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it and Mobile Future have really hit the nail on the head with this snappy video on mobile marketing. http://tinyurl.com/252bhe8
- IT managers will struggle to stay in control of work place desk tops in the future as the consumerisation of technology will make it easier for employees to use their personal laptops, mobiles and tablet PCs for work. http://tinyurl.com/27ecyh6
- As social media and technology infiltrate every nook and cranny of our lives, even the nativity has been given a digital makeover. Here’s how it would have unfolded if Mary, Joseph and Co. were anticipating the birth of Christ using smartphones and email. http://tinyurl.com/3928jc6
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