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Happy Birthday, Jeanne Martinet, author of The Art of Mingling and Life is Friends! http://www.mrmedia.com/2009/06/jeanne-martinet-life-is-friends-the-art-of-mingling-author-mr-media-radio-interview/#.US5xGBmHapkHappy Birthday, Jeanne Martinet, author of The Art of Mingling and Life is Friends!... more
Please only watch this if Your 18 and over | Don Taiga - She Loves My Dick
Simple Things G - Pure Grime Bars in UK 2011 FLuxscuzz / DJ Prayut / Don Taiga
I went to London about a week ago, and met couple other artist also Mr Ashley Abigo and decided to throw this bars cuz i aint gonna lie "When it comes to Grime: Crazy Titch is the ShiT
Majority of the lyrics on this track are from "Crazy Titch" Grime Lyrics.. Rcorded over by FLuxscuzz / Don Taiga DJ Prayut. Copyright To Grime Records in Conjunction with RMRE-RainMan Records/Entertainment 2011.
Music by Don Taiga. (C) 2011 under exclusive license to RainMan Records/EntertainmentDonTaigaOnlne Simple Things G - Pure Grime Bars in UK 2011 FLuxscuzz / DJ Prayut /... more
Owner AOL announced on Tuesday that the social networking site Bebo may have to be sold off or close the site down for good.
The site has 12.8m users globally, but only gained popularity in Europe than the US. In an memo to the employees, AOL said "Bebo, unfortunately, is a business that has been declining and, as a result, would require significant investment in order to compete in the competitive social networking space"
Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-20001882-2.htmlOwner AOL announced on Tuesday that the social networking site Bebo may have to be... more
Open ID is now being used by Facebook, Yahoo, Flickr, Paypal, Google, Microsoft, AOL, MySpace, IBM, LiveJournal and VeriSign, among many others.
OpenID is a distributed single sign on solution that allows people to sign into different services with the same login credentials.
Simply put, one cracked OpenID site (by hackers, the government, parents, etc) could result in total profile information access and/or one's identity being abused over several other OpenID sites.
The creator of OpenID currently works at Google.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenID#Security_and_phishingOpen ID is now being used by Facebook, Yahoo, Flickr, Paypal, Google, Microsoft, AOL,... more
More invasion of privacy on the online social network front...
"Twitter is handing out the personal details of people who register brand names on the micro-blogging service to big companies, without alerting the original registrant or performing any kind of standard due diligence."
"Stephanie Robesky of Atomico registered @Skype... a Twitter employee had handed out her name, email address and contact details to someone at Skype who then contacted her."More invasion of privacy on the online social network front... "Twitter is... more
Clearly Facebook is not the greenest company out there given this. Seems like a big price to pay for being able to tell people you're cooking dinner right now. This article raises the question; Is it environmentally conscious to have Facebook storing your numerous photos and videos?
Facebook Completes Rollout Of Haystack To Stem Losses From Massive Photo Uploads
by Michael Arrington on April 6, 2009
One nugget of information Facebook leaked out to press last week during the Gideon Yu fiasco: the company has been EBITDA profitable for five quarters, but doesn’t expect to generate positive cash flow until 2010. Why the discrepancy? There’s only one answer to that - Facebook is paying out big dollars for something that must be depreciated over time. If they could just write off the expense in full as they paid it they’d be having much bigger losses now that matched cash flow, and they’d hit profitability sooner. But accounting rules let them pay cash now and recognize the expense later on. In early leaked projected financials, there was a $200 million difference in 2008 cash flow and EBITDA profitability (or lack thereof).
What have they been buying? Stuff to serve up all these massive page views, and photos in particular. In our post last October, when Facebook was fishing for dollars in Dubai, we noted some of their expenses, including a massive ongoing outlay for NetApp storage systems that cost $2 million each:
The company is likely spending well over a $1 million per month on electricity alone, say experts we’ve spoken with. Bandwidth is likely another $500,000 or more per month on top of that. The company has earmarked $100 million to buy 50,000 servers this year and next. And sources say they’ve been buying one NetApp 3070 storage system per week just to keep up with all this user generated content. At up to $2 million each, that adds up quickly - we’ve heard estimates that they may have spent as much as $30 million this year alone with the company. And the icing on the cake - earmark another $15 million per year in office and datacenter rent payments.
As we noted in February, Facebook is the largest photo application on the web (forgetting everything else they do). More than 850 million photos uploaded to the site each month, and these things chew up bandwidth and storage like crazy. And it’s even more expensive to serve photos in poorer countries where Facebook is getting all its growth (and little revenue).
Haystack is Facebook’s way of substantially lowering the cost of storing and serving photos, and the rollout of the new internal infrastructure was recently completed. See Niall Kennedy for a technical overview of what Haystack is and why it’s so much more efficient than third party solutions they’ve used to date, as well as this 2008 presentation by Jason Sobel.
What isn’t clear is if Haystack will really help Facebook control costs outside of the U.S., particularly in Asia. But it’s a step in the right direction for cost control, and is certainly being factored in Facebook’s estimates of cash flow profitability by next year.
Location: Palo Alto, California, United States
Founded: February 1, 2004
Funding: $516MClearly Facebook is not the greenest company out there given this. Seems like a big... more
Social networking sites like Facebook could be monitored by the UK government under proposals to make them keep details of users' contacts.
The Home Office said it was needed to tackle crime gangs and terrorists who might use the sites, but said it would not keep the content of conversations.
Civil liberties campaigners have called the proposal a "snoopers' charter".
The idea follows proposals to store details of every phone call, email, and internet visit made in the UK.
Tens of millions of people use sites like Facebook, Bebo and MySpace to chat with friends, but ministers say they have no interest in the content of discussions - just who people have been talking to.Social networking sites like Facebook could be monitored by the UK government under... more
Eight newspapers (The Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mirror, the Sun, the London Paper, Daily Express, The Times and Metro) and news channel Sky News have all issued apologies and paid substantial libel damages over stories about Jodie Hudson's house gatecrashed over so-called "Facebook Party"
The truth was that there were only minor damages and it wasn't Facebook that Jodie promoted the party but Bebo.Eight newspapers (The Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mirror, the Sun, the... more
Facebook's UK audience grew 107% in 2008 to a massive 17.6m users, according to new figures released by Nielsen Online.
The site's increased its lead over MySpace (seriously, who still uses MySpace?) and Bebo, which only grew an average of 6.5% each. MySpace's UK monthly audience is 5.4m and Bebo gets 4.3m.
It all begs the question: would you rather go without Facebook for a month or your mobile phone for two weeks?Facebook's UK audience grew 107% in 2008 to a massive 17.6m users, according to... more
Bebo cofounding couple Michael Birch and Xochi Birch have purchased a $29 million manse in Pacific heights on the corner of Broadway and Broderick.Bebo cofounding couple Michael Birch and Xochi Birch have purchased a $29 million... more