Weekly Roundup – August 21, 2010


Facebook Places

Well, we’ve made it through another week! The word on the street this week was the impending announcement of Facebook’s location based features being released, and Facebook didn’t disappoint. Learning from past mistakes, the default setting for Places is “friends only”. If you want to totally opt out of Places, then check out our blog post: Facebook Places – The Good, The Bad and The Fugly.

If you decide to take the plunge into location based social networking, then read this article for some good safety tips. Safety Tips for GPS Location Sharing.


Scams of the Week

Several Facebook Scams hit users this week. Some of the top ones were:

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Other notable Facebook stories we followed this week:

Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, claims that people will need to change their name to distance themselves from past on social networks
Fake trailers poke fun at Facebook movie
Avoid Cameron Diaz, Breaking News, and Facebook
Teachers asked to ‘unfriend’ students on Facebook
New Wave Of Spam Spreads On Facebook Through Chat & Messages

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