it’s time to rethink the way you cross post links if you maintain a social presence on both linkedin and twitter. if you are a linkedin regular, you probably have noticed a change in the service’s status updates. historically, updates on linked in were in keeping with its reputation as a buttoned-down, businesslike version of social networks like facebook and myspace. I wrote about linkedin’s increasing social mojo back in january. the new changes take it a big step further.
I realized why I was torn. making all my information available to anyone? so not good. making my information available to businesses that want to sell me stuff in order to save us both time? golden. don’t get me wrong. I still think facebook’s privacy shenanigans stink, and I worry about the potential for abuse with younger consumers. but I think the instant personalization concept is an enormous win for businesses and consumers.
funny satirical (I think!) video pitting Google Chrome browser against potato gun, lightning, etc. Chrome emerges victorious!