Filtering the web so you don’t have to for July 29th 2010 through July 31st 2010:
100 Million Facebook Profile Pages Leaked to Torrent Site – A 2.8GB torrent is floating around out there containing data from 100 million Facebook profiles. But don't freak out: all the data was already available publicly.
Don't freak out, you let everyone see the information, this just grabs it and puts it all together for offline use.
RIM Tablet to Take on iPad Soon – Sources are saying today that RIM's rumored iPad competitor is coming in November of this year, just in time for the holiday tablet buying season.
With more than a hundred million users on Twitter, there are sure to be at least dozens of accounts out there that will reflect your interests. The trouble is finding all of them. Today we're beginning to roll out a simple, but powerful new feature to help address that — "Suggestions for You". The algorithms in this feature, built by our user relevance team, suggest people you don’t currently follow that you may find interesting. The suggestions are based on several factors, i.. show all text
Win backstage passes to Jimmy Cliff & Matisyahu! Cool As Ever Tech is shaping up to be the hottest party of the summer, and it just got better. Besides getting a look at the latest in tech gear and apps, attendees can partake in Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s Reggae & Beer Fest, with reggae music playing all day and craft beer tastings happening on the infield. Immediately following Cool As Ever Tech, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff takes the infield stage, followed by “The L.. show all text
The final designs are in for a new museum dedicated to displaying vehicles and other artifacts from the James Bond film series. The Gensler-designed Museum of Bond Vehicles & Espionage is due to open in 2012 in Illinois. Momence, Illinois.
Report Snapshot (full report embedded below) Altimeter Group conducted research, and gleaned input from 34 vendors, agencies, and experts, to determine success criteria and develop a roadmap for Facebook page best practices. We found Eight Success Criteria for Facebook page marketing, and then tested the maturity of 30 top brands across six industries.
Our heuristic evaluation revealed that brands fell short – nearly half of the brands we reviewed (14 out of 30) did not fully leveraged s.. show all text
A new Twitter setting called “Tweet Media” has rolled out to some of Twitter’s users, strongly suggesting that the company will soon embed videos and photos in the stream.
Tweet Media, which the Mashable team and others have been able to access under Twitter’s account settings, asks you whether or not you want to show photos and videos from everyone. It also comes with the following description of the setting:
“By default, you’ll only see images an.. show all text
The crew and I went down to San Diego last week to do some murals and attend the “Viva La Revolucion” show at SD MoCA. With the help of Nic, Dan, and Spencer, I did my largest all painted mural of the Burmese Monk at 30 feet high. We also did a huge mural on 5th in Hillcrest, and a couple stenciled large icons around. It was a nice way to return to San Diego after having to deal with a good bit of police harassment when I lived there from 96-01. I was on probation there until recen.. show all text
Pro Photo Tools provides a set of tools photographers can use to perform various tasks with their images—including RAW captures. With Pro Photo Tools, you can quickly geotag your digital photos and determine location name automatically. You can also view your images on a map, edit and view metadata, and much more using the power of Windows and Microsoft Live Local.
Facebook reached its 500 million member milestone yesterday and celebrated the event with the launch of Facebook Stories. The monumental moment also played a role in the ABC World News report featuring a candid interview between Diane Sawyer and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
To commemorate the achievement, the team at Facebakers.com put together the comprehensive infographic included below (click to enlarge). The illustration breaks down the demographics of Facebook’s burgeoning population (accor.. show all text
The Internet will run out of Internet addresses in about 1 year’s time, we were told today by John Curran, President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). The same thing was also stated recently by Vint Cerf, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist. The main reason for the concern? There’s an explosion of data about to happen to the Web – thanks largely to sensor data, smart grids, RFID and other Internet of Things data. Other reasons include the increase in mobile devices .. show all text
This series is supported by Rackspace, the better way to do hosting. Learn more about Rackspace’s hosting solutions here. We’re big fans of the micro-blogging service Tumblr. Like other blogging platforms including WordPress.com, Posterous and Blogger, Tumblr is free to use and doesn’t require users to install or manage any software on their own servers. What really makes Tumblr — and Posterous for that matter — stand apart from the pack is that these pl.. show all text
Union Square Ventures managing partner Fred Wilson’s had plenty of blunt opinions on the tech industry today at the Geo-Loco conference in San Francisco. But he also had some compelling justifications for his insults, even if they were mainly targeted at competitors of his portfolio companies. Wilson was especially dismissive of Facebook, calling it “a photo-sharing site.” He said Facebook’s supposed monopoly on the “social graph” is overblown. Every big w.. show all text
As widely expected, Facebook has announced that it has passed the 500 million member mark. In a blog post, CEO Mark Zuckerberg writes that, “I could have never imagined all of the ways people would use Facebook when we were getting started 6 years ago. I want to thank you for being part of making Facebook what it is today and for spreading it around the world.” Zuckerberg has also announced the launch of Facebook Stories, showcasing interesting ways that people have used th.. show all text
I’m doing a keynote presentation today at the Geo Loco Conference in San Francisco. In putting together the visuals for my talk, I wanted to show my Foursquare checkins from my recent trip to europe on google maps. So a little googling around led me to this post which explains how to do it: Visit your foursquare feeds page. Right click the KML link and copy it to your clipboard (don’t download it). Visit Google Maps and paste the link you copied into the search box. Hit enter. It is so.. show all text