Hey There! If you didn’t already know, in addition to all the wonderful content you can find right here on AMOLAT, I also write a weekly tech-life column for TheRoot.com.
I think mobile apps are the best thing since sliced bread. They make life so much easier by offering convenient ways to get organized, take great photos, manage your finances, or just kill some time playing games. But they can also be sneaky little thieves, collecting your personal information without your knowledge and using it for who-knows-what.
Did you know that out of a possible 5000 allowed friends on your personal Facebook page, only about 12% of them will ever see your status updates? Currently, the social network’s algorithm is designed for you to see the updates of friends you interact with the most, or updates that get a lot of ‘Likes’ or comments. So now Facebook is trying to change that – but it’s gonna cost you.
Try saying that title five times fast, LOL! You might get little tongue-tied, but this week’s Digital Friday post will get you tech-ready to go!
Happy New Year! January is always a time of renewal, so why should ‘A Matter of Life and Tech’ be any different? We’ve done a couple of things to get a great start to 2012.
In addition to A Matter of Life and Tech, one of the other media outlets I write for is theGrio.com. This week’s topic, “What Happens to Your Online Identity when You Die?”
Google’s second attempt at social networking, Google+, is being met with mixed reviews at best. Right now, it’s being field tested by a small number of users, with a full rollout expected soon. I happen to be one of those users, so here are my initial impressions of the latest social media offering.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen! The once-powerful social media website responsible for launching the career of Tila Tequila is a shell of its former self. Myspace, bought six years ago for $580 million, just recently sold for $35 million.
Sexting has been all over the place recently, from politicians (I’m talking to you Anthony Weiner) to teenagers.