Tech Talk

Observations from Jamie DeLoma, journalist and computer nerd

And the world gets a little bit smaller

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The twitterverse is on the verge of getting a whole lot smaller — that is, if a report posted Wednesday night on TechCrunch is correct. [Read More]

Glitch exposes private Facebook chats

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Facebook inadvertently allowed some users’ instant messages and friend requests to become public, the Wall Street Journal reports, as a result of a bug. [Read More]

‘Incredible’ lives up to the name

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Tech Talk recently had the opportunity to take the HTC Incredible for a drive — and was blown away. [Read More]

Social networks and news: Where’s the line?

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As an increasing number of news organizations join social networks, it is important to ask: Are the rules different for what one should disseminate on air, in print or on their websites versus on Twitter or Facebook. [Read More]

Teen treks to N. Pole to raise awareness, earn Foursquare badge

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Parker Liautaud, with help from the General Electric Co., is going to the top of the world to raise awareness about environmental issues facing our planet — and to encourage young people to get involved in working toward solutions. [Read More]

Media turns to Twitter to break the story

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When news of a potential shoe bomber allegedly trying to bring down a large commercial airliner over Denver raced across America two and a hours ago, I heard about it first on Twitter — which has become the rule more than the exception. [Read More]

Businesses ‘Yelp,’ company makes changes

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Yelp, a Web site that gives folks the opportunity to share business reviews and events, has been under increased pressure to change the way it operates — and finally has. [Read More]

Facebook more of a melting pot than America?

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A just-published Mashable graphic effectively highlights Facebook’s primary demographics consist, and illustrates how the social network may be a greater melting pot in the United States than the country itself. [Read More]

Twitter becomes a little more divine

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Anyone who ever said Twitter was just a waste of time and used only by the self-absorbed should look to one if its newest users. It could very well lead to inner peace. [Read More]

Google to unveil social networking element

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Google will launch a new feature as early as this week to make sharing media and updates with friends easier, the Wall Street Journal reports. [Read More]