Ready the spandex and decide on a name for your alter ego, because come October 16th, you’ll have the chance to fight crime from the comfort of your computer. On that date, the “Connected To The Case” website goes live with the aim of crowd-sourcing tips from its users to help the cops solve active investigations. You’ll use your Facebook login for access, as the service pulls data from your profile to prioritize cases with which you might have a connection. Morgan Wright, CEO and Chief Crime Fighter of Crowd Sourced Investigations, told us its system looks at five key areas when digging for pertinent triggers: “date, location, time, relation and demographics.” It then uses that data to tailor notifications of unsolved crimes based on — for example — proximity to your school, or where you used to work. Rest assured that you control the privacy settings, and if you’ve got useful info to share, you can do so anonymously.
Law enforcement agencies can register to include their cases from today, with the initial roll-out targeting the US. The plan is to expand first to other English-speaking countries, with foreign language support in the future to build a global network of internet do-gooders. Including data from other social networks is also in the pipeline, starting with Twitter and later, Foursquare and Pinterest. A smartphone app is also on the agenda, so get your detective devices ready — we can be heroes, if just for one click.
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Etichette: app, apps, crime, crime fighting, CrimeFighting, crowd sourced, Crowd Sourced Investigations, facebook, facebook integration, facebook profile, foursquare, investigation, law enforcement, Morgan Wright, MorganWright, pinterest, police, praetorian group, smartphone app, smartphone apps, social media, social network, social networking, Social Networks, Twitter
We’ve had Google’s Chrome browser on iPad and iPhone since June and now it has received its first update. After a recent update for the Google+ iOS app added sharing of links to Chrome, the lead feature in the new version is the ability to share from Chrome to “your favorite social network” (Google+, Facebook or Twitter). There have been a few other tweaks that the team says are in response to user reports including better sync sign in error messages, language detection and a fix for blank pages in incognito mode. While a share function that’s limited to just a few apps and not being able to use it as the default browser still doesn’t quite match the Android edition, users who prefer it to Safari can snag Chrome 21.0.1180.77 free in the usual place.
Flipboard has been an extremely popular application on Apple’s iOS platform, and the team behind the app have just released Flipboard for Android, it is compatible with Android devices running Android 2.2 Froyo and above.
Flipboard for Android comes with some new features which include support for Google’s social platform Google+, as well as support for many other social networks that include Facebook and Twitter.
Flipboard’s award-winning experience lets people see everything in one place. By bringing together the world’s stories and life’s great moments, you can stay up to date with the things that matter most. Flip through the news from your Twitter timeline as well as from outlets like the BBC, USA Today and The Verge. See everything from posts and photos shared by friends on Facebook and Instagram to videos from Stephen Colbert and pop culture nuggets from Rolling Stone. Find inspiration for your travel, style and life from places like National Geographic, Oprah and Cool Hunting.
You can find out full details about Flipboard for Android over at the Google Play Store.
Over the years Twitter has been growing from strength to strength being powered by the open source MySQL database code. MySQL has allowed Twitter to keeps it database in control and manager the massive amounts of Tweets it needs to process on a daily basis.
The MySQL has been used in many free-software-open source projects in the past that require a full-featured database management system. But this week Twitter has announced they will now be giving something back to the MySQL community in the form of its MySQL contributions, adding Twitters knowledge to the open source community via GitHub under the BSD New license.
Twitter developers Jeremy Cole and Davi Arnaut explain on the Twitter engineering blog:
“MySQL is the persistent storage technology behind most Twitter data: the interest graph, timelines, user data and the Tweets themselves,”-“Since we believe in sharing knowledge and that open source software facilitates innovation, we have decided to open source our MySQL work on GitHub under the BSD New license.” “We look forward sharing our work with upstream and other downstream MySQL vendors, with a goal to improve the MySQL community,”.
Source: Venture Beat
Any popular platform unfortunately will suffer from spam, Twitter has now decided to address Spam on its network, and has filed a Federal lawsuit in San Francisco against five companies which twitter says are the most aggressive tool providers for spammers.
Twitter has filed the lawsuit in an attempt to have these five tools shut down, and in the process they hope to reduce spam significantly on Twitter, by shutting down the tool providers.
While this is an important step, our efforts to combat spam don’t stop here. Our engineering team continues to implement robust technical solutions that help us proactively reduce spam. For example, earlier this week, our engineers launched new anti-spam measures within Twitter to more aggressively suspend a new type of @ mention spam. Additionally, we now use our link shortener (t.co) to analyze whether a tweeted link leads to malware or malicious content. This helps us prevent users from visiting malicious links and helps us shut down hundreds of thousands of abusive accounts. You can help out, too, by reporting and blocking spammers you encounter on Twitter.
It will be interesting to see how effective the lawsuit is at reducing spam on Twitter, and whether a bunch of other tools will pop up once these ones have been shut down.
Do you like to listen to music while you’re working on a blog post, doing some web development, or maybe even just browsing the Web? For many, music works as a motivator and actually helps them to get more work done. Music is also a great way to connect with other people online based on similar interests in songs, artists, and genre.
This is where social sharing really comes in handy.
Internet tools that give you the ability to share the music that you’re listening to on your favorite social networks let people see a more personal side of you. Also sometimes you may hear a song that reminds you of a significant other, family member, or friend and you want to share it with them. So, let’s take a look at the best Internet tools for getting the job done.
Here are 20+ web-based tools that will let you share music on the Web.
Well, Mark’s just unveiled Facebook’s new look at his f8 keynote, and he’s calling it Timeline. The idea is to make it easier to see events, pics and posts from your past by placing a, surprise surprise, timeline on the right edge of your profile page that breaks down your content by year and month. It’s a much more visual experience than Facebook’s previous incarnation, and Timeline Views allow you to filter the content by photos, locations (courtesy of Bing maps integration) and much more. You can also add apps, “likes”, and all of your other content in neatly organized panes on your profile page to let you “tell the story of your life” in the way you want to — including the ability to go back and add stuff to your timeline after the fact, no flux capacitor required. Timeline’s going live in beta immediately for some, and a broader roll-out will be happening over the next few weeks. Get ready people, Facebook’s future is here.
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La società Viewdle ha lanciato un applicazione per Android chiamata SocialCamera che consente agli utenti di codificare istantaneamente le foto, aggiungere didascali e condividerle su Facebook, Flick, e-mail etc..
SocialCam è gratuito ed è ancora in fase beta, il suo funzionamento è molto semplice. La prima volta che lo si utilizza dovremo individuare i nostri amici su Facebook dopo di che l’applicazione sarà in grado di rilevarli automaticamente. Da sottolineare che l’applicazione richiede un terminale con almeno android 2.x ed un processore da 1 Ghz.
Viewdle è stata fondata nel 2007 e lo scorso ottobre ha sollevato 10 milioni dollari nel finanziamento di serie B da un gruppo di investitori tra cui Best Buy , BlackBerry Partners Fund e Qualcomm e questa è l’affermazione di Jason Mitura,Viewdle‘s chief product officer: