iOS app Android app

Entries by Larry Magid from 10/2010

The Social Network Portrays Zuckerberg As More Driven than Evil

| Posted 10.01.2010 | Technology

After watching the film, I don't think less of Zuckerberg. If anything, it gave me a better appreciation for his genius -- not just as a nerdy coder but as one of the first people to truly understand the power of social media.

10 Things the Microsoft Tablet Has to Be to Compete With the iPad

| Posted 10.05.2010 | Technology

On Tuesday Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that there would be a "slate" computer running Windows by Christmas. If he succeeds in delivering a tablet that can rival the iPad, it will be the biggest Christmas miracle since the one on 34th Street.

Follow Facebook's Announcement LIVE: Updates From Facebook's Press Conference

| Posted 10.06.2010 | Technology

UPDATE: See what Facebook unveiled at its announcement here. -- Starting at approximately 10AM PT, Larry Magid will be live-blogging Facebook's Wedn...

Survey: Parents Worry About Kids' Online Privacy: But are Worries Based on Facts?

| Posted 10.08.2010 | Technology

The poll reflects parents' worries, but not necessarily their knowledge about the tools that do exist to protect their children's privacy online. Yes, there should be a national dialog on these issues, but it should be based on facts, not myths or misperceptions.

Waiting for Zuckerberg: The Real Mark Stands Up for That Other Movie (VIDEO)

| Posted 10.12.2010 | Education

Now that he's paying attention to education, perhaps Zuckerberg can make a difference. Maybe someone will create a mashup between the two recent movies. It could be called "Waiting for Zuckerberg."

Facebook Groups Can Jeopardize Privacy

| Posted 10.18.2010 | Technology

The breach that allowed application developers to disclose user information to advertisers, isn't Facebook's only current privacy problem. There is also the issue of Facebook's new Groups.

Facebook's Latest Privacy Flap Is Due to Web Plumbing, Not Policy

| Posted 10.21.2010 | Technology

Facebook has a policy of not sharing user information with advertisers and an agreement with its third party developers that they not share such information either. The culprit in this latest case was not bad intentions but bad Internet code.

President's Video to LGBT Youth Is a Message for Everyone (Video)

| Posted 10.22.2010 | Technology

Regardless of what you think about President Obama's performance in office or his social and economic policies, the message he just delivered to LGBT youth needs to be heard by all of us.

So-Called "Future of the MacBook" Is Not New

| Posted 10.26.2010 | Technology

2010-10-26-Screenshot20101026at9.46.29AM.pngLaptop PCs are back in the news and, as usual, Steve Jobs gets the credit.

Google TV: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

| Posted 10.28.2010 | Technology

In theory, Google TV makes an enormous amount of sense. Overall my experience with Google TV was OK, but not without some glitches.