Posts Tagged ‘ social networks ’

Secret decoded

February 11, 2014
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Secret decoded

The Secret app is a new iPhone app for sharing photos and text anonymously. The sharing model of Secret is unusual and intriguing to me.  According to their FAQ: Your secrets are delivered anonymously to the people in your Contacts who are on Secret. Ok, so right there, although it may not be obvious on…

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First “Bring Your Own Cloud Storage” demo app available on the Apple app store

February 22, 2013
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First “Bring Your Own Cloud Storage” demo app available on the Apple app store

Today a proof-of-concept app I’ve been working on was approved onto the Apple App Store: The app is called reInsta. I know, I know. I can hear you now “here we go again, another social photo sharing app.” I get it. The goal with this app is not to “win” the social networking landscape or be…

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App.net branches into Cloud storage and social networking framework API

February 13, 2013
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App.net wants to be “Twitter that you pay for” and, so far, that has been a bit of an uphill battle. Now they have introduced a File API and have started talking about the idea of an “unbundled” future where your data is separate from the social networking service. Dalton Caldwell writes: The promise of “unbundling”…

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Facebook has just done Google a huge favor

September 18, 2011
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Facebook has just done Google a huge favor

Facebook is rolling out two new features that appear to be a direct reaction to Google+ (and to a lesser degree Twitter). Of course we have no way of knowing how long Facebook has been planning these features, but the timing and similarity to Google+ features certainly makes it appear to be a copycat response…

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Google+ The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

July 15, 2011
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Google+ The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I’ve been told that nothing we know about Google+ can be criticized because it is pre-beta. Okay then. Well, here’s some quick takes after trying it out a bit. 1. The Good This section is the hardest to fill in for me. We already have Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (and others). It makes it hard…

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