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Facebook?s Open Graph Personalizes the Web

from Mashable! by Samuel Axon

Facebook Seeks To Build The Semantic Search Engine

from All Facebook by Nick O’Neill

-f8 Logo-If HTML is the way developers get information into Google?s search engine, meta data is the way developers will get data into Facebook?s semantic search engine which will be based on the company?s ?Open Graph?. Through the use of easy to implement plugins, Facebook is rapidly collecting structured data on every user. Facebook has also upgraded their API to make building on top of the Open Graph a much easier process. What?s pretty clear is that it?s an attempt to tackle the residing search giant.

Facebook Open Graph: What it Means for Privacy

from Mashable! by Christina Warren

At Facebook?s F8 Developer Conference today, the company fleshed out its plans to become the social center of the web. With the new Open Graph API and protocol and the ability to integrate websites and web apps within your existing social network, the platform will become more robust than ever before.

Facebook Reveals FriendFeed?s Future [VIDEO]

from Mashable! by Jolie O’Dell

Mark Zuckerberg: What Facebook Changes Mean for Users [VIDEO]

from Mashable! by Jolie O’Dell

Google rapped over privacy issues by 10 nations

from CyberLaw Blog

UK almost tops international Google-snoop league

from CyberLaw Blog

Google tool ranks gov appetite for your private data

from CyberLaw Blog

Live Coverage Of Facebook?s f8 Developer Event

from All Facebook by Nick O’Neill

-f8  Logo-Today Facebook will be announcing a number of new products and services at the company?s f8 developer event. While there are numerous rumors and speculation about what will be announced, we?ll start to find out what?s being announced in the next few minutes as Mark Zuckerberg and Bret Taylor take the stage. If you want to see streaming video of the event you can do so here. We will be posting coverage on our site as well.

HOWTO sneak Hitler onto YouTube

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Looking to game Google’s copyright enforcement bot? That’s the system that was used to hunt down rogue Hitler videos that remixed the bunker scene from Downfall, and it’s pretty thick:

89% of Content on Google Buzz Is Automated [STATS]

from Mashable! by Samuel Axon

News organisations collaborate on climate change project

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Emma Heald

Top news organisations will collaborate to publish a series of articles on how American businesses are responding to liabilities, risks and opportunities surrounding climate change, Foliomag reports. The Atlantic, Mother Jones and Wired, along with Slate, Grist, the Center for Investigative Reporting and PBS current-affairs program “Need to Know” have teamed up to launch Climate Desk, a project dedicated to exploring climate change issues.

Scientists mine YouTube to study effects of Salvia divinorum

from Boing Boing by Maggie Koerth-Baker

Twitter: Social media for social good

from Public Affairs 2.0 by fhbrussels

There?s lots of chat about how trivial Twitter is. Who?s interested in the minutiae of all these daily lives? How can you say anything sensible in 140 characters? How can anything emerge from this huge, constant, global clamour? And then something comes along that reminds us that actually any medium can be a force for good if used properly.

Reflections on the cyberdissidents event

from …My heart’s in Accra by Ethan

My impressions of Monday?s meeting at the Bush Institue are somewhat pointillistic ? I?ve ended up having interviews and conversations throughout that have kept me from blogging the blow by blow. And personal events have meant that this summary isn?t posted until 48 hours after the end of the conference. Still, there were fascinating ideas expressed, so here?s my set of impressions, rather than a narrative of the latter half of the day:

8 Social Media Strategies to Engage Multicultural Consumers

from Mashable! by Jessica Faye Carter

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