Posts Tagged Social network

30 Days Of Blogging Honesty: Day 21


The person or persons that do not read my blog but I wish he/she/they would is…

Lady Gaga.

I know that sounds crazy considering I don’t even like her music and don’t know that much about her personally. What I do know is that I would love to have more followers. I would love to reach more people when I write on certain topics. I would especially love to have more teenage girls to read those posts when I write them and where there are females there are sure to be some teenage males following close behind.

Lady Gaga has more Twitter followers than anyone else on Twitter (pay no attention to my first post about Twitter). If Lady Gaga tells people she reads my blog and only one percent of her 23,397,137 followers begin to read Morning Erection…

Do you mean to tell us that you are only blogging to get more readers and not just simply because you like to blog? I blog because I have (sometimes) something to say. There are those rare occasions when I write something and I want the entire world to read it. So, the answer is both. I blog therefore I am and I am blogging because I want lots of people to read what I wrote. I hope I don’t sound like a sell out.

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Firefox Add-Ons Series: Social & Communication

Social & Communication

QuickTranslator

Quick Translator allows you to translate between more than 50 languages with a hot key or click of a mouse.

More information at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/58606/

Yoono

Yoono is a powerful but easy to use sidebar for Firefox that helps you simplify your online social life by connecting you to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, Friendfeed, AIM, Yahoo IM and more…all in one place. Yoono is also the easiest way to share stuff with all your social networks – share links, images and video from the page you’re viewing across all your networks simultaneously.

  • Connect to all your social networks and never miss another status update from friends or family. You’re connected wherever you are on the web.
  • Update your status across all your social networks at the same time.
  • All your IM services right in your browser sidebar to easily chat while your surf the web – no more logging on to multiple services.
  • Easily share links, images, and video from the page you are viewing with all your social networks at the same time.

More information at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1833/

PicsOrLinks

This addon allows you to right click on a pic while browsing in Firefox to upload it to PicsOrLinks.com. If you are logged into PicsOrLinks.com at the time it will be added to your account.

More information at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/243507/

Meebo

Instant messaging across all major IM networks built right into Firefox. Get a sidebar with all of your buddies visible while you’re browsing. Get visual notifications when your friends IM you. Drag and drop links and images from web pages right onto your friends!

More information at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5700/

 

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AOL’s SafeSocial

Many kids will find this intrusive as will many adults. I however, as a concerned hope to be a parent someday I find it essential. What am I talking about? SafeSocial by AOL is what has me grinning ear to ear. There are some real shady characters out in cyberland and whats worse is outside of cyberland is the real world. The creeps you try to protect your family from just might be your next door neighbors.

What does SafeSocial do? SafeSocial makes keeping your child’s online experience a safe one without you having to stand over them like a guard in a prison. With your children’s permission you will be able to monitor their friends, their behavior and conversations. A summary of their online activity will be sent to parents for each child listed.


What child in their right mind would agree to something like this? For a parent the conversation might go something like this. If you want a Facebook account you have to agree to allow us to monitor your activity via SafeSocial. If the child wants a Facebook account they will agree to it.

On the SafeSocial.com website they spell out why their service is an important one. Do you wonder whether your children are safe on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace? Are you curious who their online friends are, or if they’re talking about sex, drugs, or violence? AOL SafeSocial can help address these worries while giving your children the independence to explore social networking at an age-appropriate level. With AOL SafeSocial, you get a complete view of your child’s online social networking activities: sites where your child has accounts, who your child is friends with, and what content your child is posting online and what’s being posted about them. We also let you know when you need to get involved, be it an inappropriate photograph that has been uploaded on your child’s account or an online “friend” who may not be trustworthy.

Internet privacy policy’s designed to make website users safe also inhibits and prohibits a parent from enforcing household rules. If my child sneaks off to a friend’s house and sets up a MySpace or Facebook account, by law I cannot get either site to close the account. If my child orders pornographic material like Penthouse or Sweet Action, I can write a letter to the publisher, tell them my child ordered the magazine, that they are under 18 and they had no right to send it to a minor. They would apologize and remove the charges from the account and then close it.

This is the message from Facebook:

We appreciate your concern for your child’s use of our website, but unfortunately we cannot give you access to the account or take any action on the account at your request. We are generally forbidden by privacy laws against giving unauthorized access to someone who is not an account holder. Please note that all users ages 13 and older are considered authorized account holders and are included in the scope of this policy.

We encourage parents to exercise any discretion they can on their own computers and in overseeing their kids’ internet use. If you are a parent, you might also consider using software tools on your own computer in order to do so. Please do a search for computer-based Internet control technology on your preferred search engine to discover options that you may wish to pursue.

Please also talk to your kids, educate them about internet safety, and ask them to use our extensive privacy settings.

Something needs to be done to help good parents be good parents. If a parent tells their child they are unable to have a certain account whether it be with Blogger, MySpace, Club Penguin or iCarly, they should be able to enforce their house rules. Something needs to be done but until then there is SafeSocial. Weigh in with your thoughts, especially any teenagers reading this.

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