Facebook privacy concerns? Think outside the Platform API.

A lot of articles about tightening up Facebook security are flooding my Facebook news feed. I knew that one needs to check one’s Privacy and other settings frequently, but here is an interesting conundrum. I noticed that my setting for the Platform API was on, even though I recall turning it off at some time.

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Use Sᴍᴀʟʟ Cᴀᴘs in your LinkedIn profile name

Ash Nallawalla

30 December 2016

Ash, LinkedIn

While looking up a former NAB colleague in Google, I noticed that his name showed up as follows: Whereas, mine looks like anyone else’s:

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Starbucks India doesn’t get social media

Armaan Kapur is a 21-yo writer in New Delhi who did something that many middle-class Indians do — try to go to Starbucks India (Link to Facebook page) in Connaught Place, New Delhi. In Australia, you don’t normally admit that you drink that brand of coffee, and most of their outlets were closed down (Link […]

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Are LinkedIn Groups of any value anymore?

Ash Nallawalla

16 January 2012

LinkedIn

LinkedIn has thousands of discussion Groups, where actual discussion seems to be minimal. There was a time when a given topic had one or two groups, but now a popular topic will have hundreds of identical competitors. Anyone can create their own groups. Numerous small businesses (and some larger ones) have done this. Why do […]

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Twitter: Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!

Ash Nallawalla

30 November 2011

Browsers, Twitter

For nearly a week I could not get anything out of the Twitter website, i.e. http://twitter.com. I tried to click the links of people who were following me, but without fail, Twitter kept responding, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”. It didn’t matter if I tried the handles of some famous people — they all did […]

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Does LinkedIn police its own rules?

Ash Nallawalla

24 September 2011

LinkedIn

Unlike the majority of LinkedIn users, I pay for my account and I advertise there (as do my clients), so I have a lower tolerance to lax quality control within LinkedIn. Fake Accounts I used to belong to some SEO discussion groups (inside LinkedIn) when I noticed that Halle Berry was a participant, except that […]

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Community management pays off for Big Four banks

Ash Nallawalla

26 August 2011

Twitter

While browsing through my Tweetdeck, I couldn’t help noticing the @NAB search column nearly full of praise from customers and retweeters. Disclosure: I consulted to this division of NAB (i.e. Direct Banking, which includes social media management) until a few months ago and I am still consulting to UBank at a different location.

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How to get started on Twitter

Ash Nallawalla

13 August 2011

Twitter

Anyone can start up a free Twitter account from http://www.twitter.com and can register from the home page. Registration is easy: the fields required for initial setup are: Your full name Your email address A password

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Only public profiles allowed on Google+

Some months ago, Google announced that there would be no more private profiles in Google. It was around the time when rumours of Google+ started leaking out in the form of Circles. Here is the wording (emphasis mine):

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Is Foursquare coming or going?

I saw a retweet of this tweet by @codelust: I don’t want to focus on the Indian tweeter, who later tweeted that he quit Facebook in 2010, but it got me thinking again about Foursquare. A few people I know who are active on Twitter and FB don’t bother with Foursquare.

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Your YouTube video speed history

Ash Nallawalla

10 June 2011

YouTube

Did you know that you could check your YouTube video speed history, comparing your ISP with other states, country and the world? In the graph below, my ISP NetSpace (now part of iiNet) is the yellow line that’s going south.

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LinkedIn Connection Timeline

LinkedIn Labs has released a tool called LinkedIn Connection Timeline that enables us to view our connections over a time period.

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