Ed’s weekly News and Views!
As we saw in the summer riots your activity on social media sites can and should be treated in the same way as spoken words. Though a place of free speech this does not give you the grounds to break common law. Following the tragic collapse of the Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba, Liam Stacey (a student) has pleaded guilty to racially aggravated comments he had posted on Twitter. He now faces a 56 day sentence full article here>>http://bit.ly/HacPfL
So have we to be a little worried that employers may be asking for our Facebook passwords at interview soon? Well if you live in parts of America you should be as some private and public companies are starting to do just that! Safe over here mind you by the data protection act no organisation should hold excessive data about individuals, laws remain murky in the US! read on here>>http://bit.ly/Hhvmdw
Latest edition to the site
President Barack Obama is the latest edition to hot topic social networking site Pinterest. Set up as part of his #obama2012 campaign it seems social networking may be playing quite an important part this time around>>http://tgr.ph/GVG9M1
The con is on
While we are on the subject of Pinterest a 24 year old man who goes by the name of Steve, makes over $30,000 per month by posting product links on Pinterest. Making the most of Pinterest’s fast growth and optimal user demographics, spammers direct mostly brand aware and wealthy females towards making purchases on Amazon linked to their fake accounts. Read more>>http://on.mash.to/GYVXKs
Here is a cool installation that is part of Nokia Lumia’s worldwide campaign. Set up in Sydney Australia, the interactive augmented reality instillation is quite impressive! Here’s the video>>http://bit.ly/GCHTJ1