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Bristol Palin fires back at foes on Facebook again, this time going after Margaret Cho….

Ladies….

Ladies…..

It’s over!

Neither of ya had a chance really…

Move on ….

We applaud you getting out there with your legs showing….

Bristol Palin fired back at Margaret Cho on a Facebook post late Saturday night.

[Cho and Palin…..]

Bristol Palin is firing back at her enemies on Facebook – again.

Sarah Palin‘s oldest daughter took to her Facebook page on Saturday night to slam a report that she had been forced to go on “Dancing With The Stars” to boost her mom’s popularity ratings.

Palin’s post hit back at a blog entry written last week by her former “Dancing” competitor, comedian Margaret Cho.

“Sarah supposedly blames Bristol harshly and openly (in the circles that I heard it from) for not winning the election, and so she told Bristol she ‘owed’ it to her to do DWTS so that ‘America would fall in love with her again’ and make it possible for Sarah Palin to run in 2012,” Cho wrote.

Bristol slammed Cho’s comments in a note posted late Saturday night titled “Cha-cha-cha to Cho-Cho-Cho – Here’s a Hint: Three Dog Night.”

The abstinence advocate said she went on the reality show to get exercise and confidence – and her famous mother had no say in her decision.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/12/05/2010-12-05_bristol_palin_fires_back_at_foes_on_facebook_again_this_time_going_after_margare.html#ixzz17HrOirBu


December 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Media, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Keep your personal secrets off the net’…..

Some people like to put EVERYTHING on Facebook , MySpace or other Social Media……

Why?

The conventional wisdom suggests that everyone under 30 is comfortable revealing every facet of their lives online, from their favorite pizza to most frequent sexual partners. But many members of the tell-all generation are rethinking what it means to live out loud.

While participation in social networks is still strong, a survey released last month by the University of California, Berkeley, found that more than half the young adults questioned had become more concerned about privacy than they were five years ago — mirroring the number of people their parent’s age or older with that worry.

They are more diligent than older adults, however, in trying to protect themselves. In a new study to be released this month, the Pew Internet Project has found that people in their 20s exert more control over their digital reputations than older adults, more vigorously deleting unwanted posts and limiting information about themselves. “Social networking requires vigilance, not only in what you post, but what your friends post about you,” said Mary Madden, a senior research specialist who oversaw the study by Pew, which examines online behavior. “Now you are responsible for everything.”

The erosion of privacy has become a pressing issue among active users of social networks. Last week, Facebook scrambled to fix a security breach that allowed users to see their friends’ supposedly private information, including personal chats.

Sam Jackson, a junior at Yale who started a blog when he was 15 and who has been an intern atGoogle, said he had learned not to trust any social network to keep his information private. “If I go back and look, there are things four years ago I would not say today,” he said. “I am much more self-censoring. I’ll try to be honest and forthright, but I am conscious now who I am talking to.”

He has learned to live out loud mostly by trial and error and has come up with his own theory: concentric layers of sharing.

His Facebook account, which he has had since 2005, is strictly personal. “I don’t want people to know what my movie rentals are,” he said. “If I am sharing something, I want to know what’s being shared with others.”

Mistrust of the intentions of social sites appears to be pervasive. In its telephone survey of 1,000 people, the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at the University of California found that 88 percent of the 18- to 24-year-olds it surveyed last July said there should be a law that requires Web sites to delete stored information. And 62 percent said they wanted a law that gave people the right to know everything a Web site knows about them.

That mistrust is translating into action. In the Pew study, to be released shortly, researchers interviewed 2,253 adults late last summer and found that people ages 18 to 29 were more apt to monitor privacy settings than older adults are, and they more often delete comments or remove their names from photos so they cannot be identified. Younger teenagers were not included in these studies, and they may not have the same privacy concerns. But anecdotal evidence suggests that many of them have not had enough experience to understand the downside to oversharing.

More……..

May 9, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Computers, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Updates, Women | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Keep your personal secrets off the net'…..

Some people like to put EVERYTHING on Facebook , MySpace or other Social Media……

Why?

The conventional wisdom suggests that everyone under 30 is comfortable revealing every facet of their lives online, from their favorite pizza to most frequent sexual partners. But many members of the tell-all generation are rethinking what it means to live out loud.

While participation in social networks is still strong, a survey released last month by the University of California, Berkeley, found that more than half the young adults questioned had become more concerned about privacy than they were five years ago — mirroring the number of people their parent’s age or older with that worry.

They are more diligent than older adults, however, in trying to protect themselves. In a new study to be released this month, the Pew Internet Project has found that people in their 20s exert more control over their digital reputations than older adults, more vigorously deleting unwanted posts and limiting information about themselves. “Social networking requires vigilance, not only in what you post, but what your friends post about you,” said Mary Madden, a senior research specialist who oversaw the study by Pew, which examines online behavior. “Now you are responsible for everything.”

The erosion of privacy has become a pressing issue among active users of social networks. Last week, Facebook scrambled to fix a security breach that allowed users to see their friends’ supposedly private information, including personal chats.

Sam Jackson, a junior at Yale who started a blog when he was 15 and who has been an intern atGoogle, said he had learned not to trust any social network to keep his information private. “If I go back and look, there are things four years ago I would not say today,” he said. “I am much more self-censoring. I’ll try to be honest and forthright, but I am conscious now who I am talking to.”

He has learned to live out loud mostly by trial and error and has come up with his own theory: concentric layers of sharing.

His Facebook account, which he has had since 2005, is strictly personal. “I don’t want people to know what my movie rentals are,” he said. “If I am sharing something, I want to know what’s being shared with others.”

Mistrust of the intentions of social sites appears to be pervasive. In its telephone survey of 1,000 people, the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at the University of California found that 88 percent of the 18- to 24-year-olds it surveyed last July said there should be a law that requires Web sites to delete stored information. And 62 percent said they wanted a law that gave people the right to know everything a Web site knows about them.

That mistrust is translating into action. In the Pew study, to be released shortly, researchers interviewed 2,253 adults late last summer and found that people ages 18 to 29 were more apt to monitor privacy settings than older adults are, and they more often delete comments or remove their names from photos so they cannot be identified. Younger teenagers were not included in these studies, and they may not have the same privacy concerns. But anecdotal evidence suggests that many of them have not had enough experience to understand the downside to oversharing.

More……..

May 9, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Computers, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Updates, Women | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

John Calipari….The Kentucky Basketball Coach….. REALLY believes in Facebook and Twitter……

The Kentucky Basketball team this year is the odds on favorite to be in the final four in the NCAA March Madness College Basketball Championship Tournamnet…..The team is led by a colorful, driven coach that happens to be a a bigger fan of the social networks leaders Facebook and Twitter…

This has enabled coach Calipari to reach around the world with his story….and connect with team fans …..

Calipari has 1,113,647 followers on Twitter, 138,325 fans on Facebook, and his Coach Cal application for the iPhone andiPod touch sold more than 6,000 applications in its first month, making it the top paid sports application on iTunes less than a week after its debut last month.

His Web site, CoachCal.com, which went up in July, receives more than 100,000 page views each week. It has been visited by people from more than 100 countries, even Kyrgyzstan, which borders China.

Calipari, who was first encouraged by Indiana Coach Tom Crean to become active on Twitter, says social networking helps him connect with Kentucky fans, who are famously rabid.

“If you’re not doing it, you’re behind,” said Calipari, who had 1,300 people wish him happy birthday in 25 minutes on Facebook last month.

His team isn’t doing too bad either…..

…….his top-seeded Wildcats (34-2) have shown in the N.C.A.A. tournament entering Thursday’s game in the East Region semifinals against No. 12 seed Cornell (29-4), the competition is not close.

He, he, he…..the funny thing is the coach  ( who has has a up and down history ) is computer challanged…..

The results of Calipari’s efforts to raise money through technology have been a step in revamping his often controversial image of a coach who took Memphis and Massachusetts to the Final Four, but both programs were ordered to give up their victories in those seasons because of N.C.A.A. violations.

“He’s using it for good, not evil,” Scott said. “There’s ways to use it not just to keep people informed, but to get people to realize that this is bigger than basketball.”

It is even more amazing considering that the 51-year-old Calipari does not use a computer and struggles to type on his Blackberry. He is helped in his technological adventures by Scott, who moved to Lexington from the Boston area when Calipari was hired in April.

More…….

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Education, Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Sports, Travel, Updates | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If you screw with the cops on Facebook..they’re gonna hunt you down…..

Seems Craig “Lazie” Lynch didn’t get the memo…..

This guy….skiped out of a minimum security jail in Suffolk England in September……and began posting up enjoying his self-induced freedom….and laughing at the cops trying to find him……what a knucklehead!

He got over 40,000 hits and the attention of the cops who have now deposited him back in jail…..fame is fleeting, eh, guy?

January 13, 2010 Posted by | Crime, Entertainment, Government, Law, Media, Men, Travel | , | 4 Comments

If you screw with the cops on Facebook..they're gonna hunt you down…..

Seems Craig “Lazie” Lynch didn’t get the memo…..

This guy….skiped out of a minimum security jail in Suffolk England in September……and began posting up enjoying his self-induced freedom….and laughing at the cops trying to find him……what a knucklehead!

He got over 40,000 hits and the attention of the cops who have now deposited him back in jail…..fame is fleeting, eh, guy?

January 13, 2010 Posted by | Crime, Entertainment, Government, Law, Media, Men, Travel | , | 4 Comments

Facebook changes “Friends” policy again…..

After making the “Friends” list open to the public…the social network has backed up a bit, and will give users the option of deciding if they want the list open to all…..

This from PC Magazine, which brought the policy change to light…..

Facebook users “felt — with reason — that Facebook’s new privacy controls made the information easier for third parties to misuse,” PC World reported.

“Businesses and their users should exercise special caution because of the relationships — both business and personal — that may be revealed through a user’s friend list. These could be mined by competitors or in some cases used to develop competitive intelligence about a target company,” PC World added.

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Computers, Media | , , , | Leave a comment

Facebook changes "Friends" policy again…..

After making the “Friends” list open to the public…the social network has backed up a bit, and will give users the option of deciding if they want the list open to all…..

This from PC Magazine, which brought the policy change to light…..

Facebook users “felt — with reason — that Facebook’s new privacy controls made the information easier for third parties to misuse,” PC World reported.

“Businesses and their users should exercise special caution because of the relationships — both business and personal — that may be revealed through a user’s friend list. These could be mined by competitors or in some cases used to develop competitive intelligence about a target company,” PC World added.

December 14, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Computers, Media | , , , | Leave a comment

Google will link to Twitter, Facebook and Myspace in real time……

The updates on Google,  which are currently done in minutes, will now be done in real time, and there will be an increase the amount of them at their site…..Google has made agreements with the social networks….it is unknown if they will receive income from google for the service, or vice versa…..right now those results will be boxed to let the readers know where they are from…the box updates continually in real-time …….

Ah, progress…we’ll see if this service is a big deal….or just ho, hum……..

Note: Google launched the service at a presser in Mountainview, California….and also talked about two other services….Google Goggles…which queries a data base about images sent…..and voice search technology……….

December 7, 2009 Posted by | Computers, Media, Updates | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Online privacy is getting a serious look by the government, congress and by activists….

The two big guys of the internet, Google and Facebook, have indicated that they are working on software to limit who see’s your online content…..The House is talking, and working on Internet privacy standards  for this country, and the Federal Trade Comission is discussing the issue on this Monday….Finally, the Fedral Communications Comission is still talking about broadband availablity……

All of this effort is to keep up with the fast moving medium that is still the ‘Wild West’, where anything goes…..

Stay tuned..there will be more……

December 3, 2009 Posted by | Computers, Government, Media, Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment