Someone scraped the publicly-available Facebook directory and hosted it as a torrent file, so anyone with an internet connection could download it.Here's how you can figure out if your information was in that file:From your Facebook profile dashboard click on 'Account' in the upper right hand side of your dashboard.
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Facebook has launched its new product: Questions. Now, you can query your social graph for answers to things that interest you.
When the largest online store on the web integrates with the largest social network, good things happen.Today you can connect your Facebook account with your Amazon account.
For Twitter clients, I prefer a one column desktop app, but I'm always open to trying new things. Normally, I'm not a fan of 3 column layouts for Twitter because I simply don't have that much screen space.
Designers and web developers are hard to come by these days, but I've been using a new website that is full of them. Imagine a Facebook-style site built for talented UX designers and programmers, where they can share interesting links, pictures, or code snippets with each other.
Months ago, Twitter added a hover card functionality, that lets you hover your mouse over someone's name to get more information about them.I thought this feature was new, but TechCrunch wrote about it in April.
I logged in to Twitter today and noticed that there is a new section above the list of people you follow called, "You both follow":I think this is a really cool feature and will make Twitter more discoverable. They have all of this valuable social data under the hood, but now they are starting to surface it.
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Foursquare isn't just Dennis and Naveen anymore. Their team of 25 is building a product that will probably take over the world.
The following is a rough note-taking session at the Mashable Media Summit, at Internet Week 2010. Enjoy!
Remember Kazaa? The guys who worked on that have been building something really cool: Rdio, pronounced "R-dee-o".
It's easy to jump on a professional sports team's website to buy tickets to an upcoming game, but it's also a waste of money. Craigslist is your next option, and it's usually hard to browse or perfect your search queries to find the best deals.
I rarely have something negative to say about a product or service, but today I woke up ashamed and embarrassed for Loopt.They launched a new product called "Loopt Star" (which, as of the time of publish, I still can't access).
Put.io is a website that downloads torrents for you.
Mike Arrington had a fireside chat with Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz this afternoon.