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  1. #181

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    Interesting development in the case of the Tagged.com "social media service" I posted about earlier in this thread:

    60 million stung in social networking rip-off: official
    9:12AM Friday Jul 10, 2009 - by Verena Dobnik

    NEW YORK - New York's attorney general says that Tagged.com stole the identities of more than 60 million internet users worldwide - by sending emails that raided their private accounts.

    Andrew Cuomo said he plans to sue the social networking website for deceptive marketing and invasion of privacy.

    "This company stole the address books and identities of millions of people," Cuomo said in a statement. "Consumers had their privacy invaded and were forced into the embarrassing position of having to apologise to all their email contacts for Tagged's unethical - and illegal - behaviour." ...

    Started in 2004 by Harvard math students Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith, Tagged calls itself a "premier social-networking destination." The California-based company claims to be the third-largest social networking site after Facebook and MySpace, with 80 million registered users.

    Cuomo said Tagged acquired most of them fraudulently, sending unsuspecting recipients emails that urged them to view private photos posted by friends.

    The message read: "(name of friend) sent you photos on Tagged." When recipients tried to access the photos, Cuomo said they would in effect become new members of the site - without ever seeing any photos.

    Recipients' email address books would then be lifted, the attorney general said. ...
    Crikey! There are some real shonky characters playing this game, by the look of it, aren't there? - P

    Read full article at the NZ Herald: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology...ectid=10583620

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    Recipients' email address books would then be lifted, the attorney general said. ...
    At the risk of being seen as a cynic,
    anyone who elects to use Windoze
    address book is naive, at best.
    With all the Draconian new laws for residential rental LLs, perhaps AirBnB would be better? To avoid any hassle in Hawke's Bay, consult Be My Hostess. Want a great looking concrete swimming pool in Hawke's Bay? Designer Pools will do the job for you!

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    Funny thing lately.
    Checking my emails I notice I got one from the self proclaimed interent guru's Geekversity.

    But why had 2 peices of software marked it as Spam. Outlook junk folder is pretty common and I thought most marketeers sent a single test email first. To test they are not being trapped in junk folders etc?

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    Anyone participated in one of those Internet Use surveys? The
    ones that ask a series of questions like, how often have you:

    • Looked for product or service on the www
    • Looked for product or service and purchased on the www
    • Looked for product or service and purchased @ a walk-in shop

    I often wonder what the number dazzlers make of such results.
    I've done all three and I suppose I have some undefined set of
    criteria that I use in deciding whether to buy via the www, or not.
    Web pages don't talk back, don't make suggestions, don't tell
    one that there's a new model due out in six weeks . . .

    One hotel site mentioned a feature being a hairdresser. When
    asked about this, the reservations person said: "no, just hair
    dryers in the rooms."
    After steering the person to the features
    web page of his establishment, he said, "Well, I never. I am
    sorry sir, but that's a fib. I must tell the manager of that error."

    Another aspect of that same reservation process was the hotel
    web booking page showing rooms @ a special rate - one rather
    less than I'd been quoted, earlier. I asked if I should make use
    of that web-based option. The person looked up my booking and
    compared the web page prices and volunteered, "leave that with
    me - I'll change your quoted rate to the same as the web page
    rate - for the duration of your stay."

    That was a saving of $27-50/day, for the price of an international
    toll call. Try achieving that on the web.

    A month or so ago, I phoned to check the process of getting m'ship
    of something. The person volunteered that - if it didn't interfere
    with my plans - I should leave my application till the following week.
    Why? As it was the last week of the month and as their internal
    renewal processes worked on the 1st day of the following month
    as the anniversary for the renewal payment. Being not time critical,
    I followed that advice and saved a month's subscription. Try achieving
    that on the web.

    The Internet very definitely has great uses. But I doubt if it will ever
    displace people - especially astute/good people.
    With all the Draconian new laws for residential rental LLs, perhaps AirBnB would be better? To avoid any hassle in Hawke's Bay, consult Be My Hostess. Want a great looking concrete swimming pool in Hawke's Bay? Designer Pools will do the job for you!

  5. #185

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterEmpowerEd View Post
    Can't help with that, Marc, but I stumbled across this 1 minute ad ...

    ...which says something about what I see as the underlying theme of this thread: the authenticity (or lack of it)
    of marketing claims -- e.g. of 'expertise', 'quick-and-easy wealth' , impartiality, 'endorsement' by others, etc...

    Where's the substance?
    The youtube clip I linked to has stopped working ... so here's an updated link. Cheers, P


    From: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up9LipCONDI

  6. #186

    Default So long Twitter - "I want my private life private; I'm living for me"

    I've always thought when facebook and twitter got mainstream the kids would leave for somewhere 'cooler'... as happened to MySpace.

    Now Miley Cyrus (1.1 million followers) has [reportedly] bailed on twitter... too intrusive, too demanding, too ADHD, would be my guess.


    From: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tSOTQPUQoU

    Twitter followers are not friends. For many, facebook 'friends' are often not friends either.

    In my view there's a lot of the commercial equivalent of 'cupboard love' happening -- "Follow me and I'll follow you", or "I'll follow you to see if I can copy you" etc.

    Is the end nigh?
    Peter Aranyi
    Blog: www.ThePaepae.com

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    Good point Peter

    A lot of the people i follow I follow because it's an easy way to get info,i.e someone posting a lot about mortgages or real estate for example. I don't feel the need to go looking for stuff myself because I know I can just jump on and scroll down a few pages to get tonnes of tweets about what ever it is I am looking for.

    Someone else doing my homework I guess would be the best analogy

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    Thumbs down Diploma in Diminished Discretion

    Hula hoops, rubric cubes, rune stones, limbo rock,
    frisbees, gigapets, teletubbies, wombles, fatuousbook,
    birdbobrain, twitsandtwerps, emptyheadspace, dippity-do,
    Gibbs dentrifice, on and on. Recent history is littered
    with the detritus of the short-fling commercial derelicts
    and the debris of dumb, abnoxial, sociopathic ideas.

    Yo-yos come and go, but human foibles go on for ever.

    Bah! Humbug!
    With all the Draconian new laws for residential rental LLs, perhaps AirBnB would be better? To avoid any hassle in Hawke's Bay, consult Be My Hostess. Want a great looking concrete swimming pool in Hawke's Bay? Designer Pools will do the job for you!

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    so thats www.twitter.com/perry or just @perry

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    Well, Terry, you already know my penchant for
    correct / proper grammar & written expression.
    So an un-capitalised proper noun would not be
    me, now - would it?
    With all the Draconian new laws for residential rental LLs, perhaps AirBnB would be better? To avoid any hassle in Hawke's Bay, consult Be My Hostess. Want a great looking concrete swimming pool in Hawke's Bay? Designer Pools will do the job for you!


 

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