An identity thief can make life very difficult for you. As the hacks of the New York Times and Twitter prove, it's only a matter of time. And how can anyone in their right mind "Like" that?
Facebook announced a major addition to their Gifts product on January 31st -- Facebook Cards. Facebook Cards, as the name implies, are physical, multi-use gift cards that users can order for friends directly through Facebook.
While the Internet and technology has become an extraordinary medium for commercial -- and personal publication, and we embrace it with abandon at times to satisfy our varying degrees of narcissism -- we really don't like it when we lose control of what we think is ours and ours alone.
What this means is that each and every one of us is going to have to spend hours sorting through our Activity Log sooner rather than later, making sure nothing that we're not ready for the world to see is on there.
Not up for shelling out $100 to message Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg? Social innovator and marketing thought leader Ekaterina Walter has a much cheaper way to pick the brain of the famed boy wonder.
Although the stock market yawned at Facebook's announcement of "Graph Search," its new search service, with investors wagering it would only hurt smaller, vertical search services like Yelp and Linkedin, the truth is that it is potentially much more significant than that.
Anyone who can gift $500 million is sure to make headlines and honestly, few of us could even hope to match or even comprehend Mark Zuckerberg's wealth. But it's not the size of his gift that's so inspiring; it's the example that he sets for the rest of our generation.
Where are the Wang Word Processors and IBM PCs now? Well, the same place that the iPod, iPhone and iPad will be shortly. We should be planning for change instead of resisting opportunities for advancement that new technology platforms offer.
Whatever Facebook does eventually replace the current voting system with, there is one fundamental thing that will not change: You will still be the product, not the customer.
Those who want to use social media as a real form of influence will need to bring passion, perseverance and cultural insights based on anthropological underpinnings into play as they learn to use it as the personal communications tool it was meant to be.
Through anonymous connections at Facebook, Banner Ad Confidential has gotten exclusive access to Mark Zuckerberg's holiday wishlist. He was apparently reluctant to ask for anything, but when pressed, he sent these items to his assistant Anikka.
The suit claims, because of Facebook's insatiable desire to break into the still untapped Chinese marketplace, it has aligned itself with a Chinese marketing firm that has been repeatedly accused of doing business with counterfeit entities in numerous countries across the globe.
We need to refocus our attention on school and its importance. We have to create a culture where education is of utmost significance and that it is the key to economic freedom and success in this country.
From privacy concerns to a botched IPO to "Winkle-gate," Facebook has faced a slew of naysayers, some of whom have predicted the company's demise from day one. But Zuck is one of the greatest business leaders of our time. Wall Street just doesn't know it yet.
Facebook appeared unprepared to launch, and its IPO was wildly overvalued. The question investors should ask themselves now is whether they should bail out, as many insiders and early investors did, when Facebook first went public, because there's a larger wave of potential selling before year-end.
This week, I turn 28-years-old, which means it's time to reevaluate life and consider how everything's going to change in my maturity.