Sunday, August 21, 2011

NetActive 21 August 2011

Looks like Google+ is following Twitter's example when it comes down to having a "Verified Account" so that you know for sure if you have the real Xiaxue in your circle or not... The badges appear as grey Twitter-like check marks that expand to say ‘verified name’ when you hover over them... perfect for the celebrity or blogebrity who wants people to know "it's really me."

The head of internet unit in the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance called Google+ one of the most dangerous social networking options for Iranian users. So you know it's a good thing!

Where Google+ Gets It REALLY Right ::: David Seaman, creator of the popular finance blog writes "Google+ is a truly great product, and so far they are playing their cards right. I was so taken with the social network, in fact, that I deactivated my Facebook and pledged to use my Google+ profile exclusively as my way of communicating with readers. (Others have done the same. Tech writer Mike Elgan is probably the most famous example, with hisGoogle+ diet.)"

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Global Voices is proud to be partnering with Ashoka Changemakers on its ‘Citizen Media Innovation Competition' with Google. Four winners will be awarded US$5,000 each for citizen media projects that make the world a better place.

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Dominican Republic: Rita Indiana, “Projects Like Mine Owe a Lot to Social Networks and the Internet”

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In an interview possible thanks to a collaborative network of bloggers and friends, Dominican songwriter, singer, writer, and performer Rita Indiana talks about her musical identities, artistic multidimensionality, future projects, and her relationship with social media and the Internet, among other topics.
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