Archive for December 2010

29 Dec, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options--
To manage your privacy on Facebook, you will need to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options. Facebook says it wants to offer precise controls for sharing on the Internet. Related Article »
SOURCE: Guilbert Gates ; nyTIMES ;
TAKEAWAY: FACEBOOK may be good for keeping in touch with family and friends. It may be a good idea to study the privacy rules. It may be good for advertising your photography. Maybe.

08 Dec, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes

-- Forget Calling Home… Social Media Replaces Phone, E-Mail, As Way To Keep In Touch On The Road, Sheraton Survey Reveals
Social Media = One of Life’s Necessities?
Waiting for word from a loved one on the road? Don’t sit by the phone. These days, chances are they’ll keep in touch through social media, according to a survey released today by Sheraton Hotels & Resorts.
More than 60% of respondents in the global social media study use social media to stay in touch with family and friends while traveling; more than a third (36%) say they’d rather log on than make a call to share good news.
Social Media = One of Life’s Necessities?
Overall, survey respondents ranked social media somewhere near air and water as a must-have in their lives. Four-fifths of respondents said they access social networking sites throughout the day, while 39% said they “could not live without” social media sites. One-third of respondents said they log in multiple times each hour. Habits barely shift on the road. One fifth of respondents say that they check social networking sites multiple times throughout the day while traveling.

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POINT & SHOOT -- "How to take great travel photos” with a point and shoot camera... a photography how-to guide by Brendan Van Son
Here’s a brand new photography how-to guide from traveler and photographer Brendan Van Son. SOURCE: LadyE

Facebook makes user profiles more visual
Though it is primarily known as a social networking site, Facebook is actually one of the top destinations for photo sharing, and a new user profile design change unveiled Monday ups the visibility of Facebook photos and encourages users to share personal information in a more visual way. Two years ago, Facebook came forward with some staggering figures about the photo sharing taking place on its sites, which amounted to between 2-3 Terabytes of photos being updated daily with a peak of 300,000 images per second. Facebook would serve about 15 billion photos, and the storage dedicated just to photography amounted to more than a petabyte. SOURCE: Tim Conneally