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July 26, 2011

Navigating Google Plus Privacy: Infographic

 This Infographic   was shared at TheAtlantic   and shows  how Google Plus privacy  works.

Setting up circles: Google+ circles allow you to create and share information with groups of friends just like you have in your real life social circles. Once these circles are created it is safe to privately share information with your circle of friends.

Lockdown your profile: By default, most of your profile is visible to anyone on the Web. Unless you want to share all your information with the world, then you'll want to change these settings so only your circles can view it.

Restricting search visibility: Again, by default, your profile will appear in Google search results. You can change your visibility under your profile settings at any time if you don't want Google or other search engines to index your profile.

July 9, 2011

The Social Web Battle : Google + Vs Facebook :

The day Google+ was announced with Hangouts  it was time for  Facebook launch an all out war on Google by launching  the video chat feature. And yesterday Facebook announced the launch of Video chat in partnership with Skype.

Both the Social networks have lot of features in common at the same time each one has some unique strengths as well. For eg. Facebook has Pages for brands which are presently now available for Google+, although executives at Google commented on it and said they are working hard to get something like that soon.
Comparing the major Social networks, folks at Techno Bombs created a nice Infographic which was later edited by The Tech Addicts.

One of Facebook’s clearest weaknesses is its privacy practices, which have come under attack many times for being confusing, ever-mutating and self-serving. Facebook’s privacy controls remain difficult to navigate, despite efforts at simplification.For the Uninitiated Facebook's privacy Policy in terms of words is even bigger than " the American Constitution ( 5380 as compared to  US Constitution which   has 4543 word counts Source:Nytimes )To manage your privacy on Facebook, you will need to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options

So what’s different about Google+’s privacy policy?

For one, it’s much shorter — just a sentence or two past 1,000 words. That, however, can be a little deceiving because Facebook’s policy covers all of its services, while Google+’s version has links to its other privacy policies, including ones for Google generally and the +1 button specifically.

June 28, 2011

Top 5 Most Secure Social Networks: Infographic

Privacy concerns and the state of our personal information continue to dominate the conversation around social networking. Because of ever-changing -- and sometimes confusing -- privacy policies, Facebook seems to be in the news at least once a month because a new group is organizing as a way to protest the site's latest shift in direction. But only a subset of those protesting ever leave. That's why they protest to begin with: They don't want to leave the site -- it offers them too much -- they just want the site to conform to their ideals.

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This infographic is from  ZoneAlarm which has  assembled an infographic that ranks some of the most trafficked social networks according to the level of security they each offer. Surprisingly, Facebook was given four stars, putting it at the top of the list because of its personalized settings. In the end, though, it's not the number of stars that matter but the factors ZoneAlarm used to determine that ranking.

  • MySpace was given four stars because users are given the ability to report spam messages and account abuse. "Did you know that MySpace will delete profiles of members that have lied about their ages to obtain a membership?" the infographic asks. You must be 13 or older to join.
  • Bebo, which also requires users to be at least 13 years old, received a top rating because it is the only social networking site that defaults your profile to private; that setting must be manually changed in order to be public.
  • Orkut, which is popular in Brazil as an alternative in Facebook, also received four stars. The social networking site requires users to be 18 before they can join, but that's not because there is any explicit material available.
  • Twitter and hi5 both received three and a half stars from ZoneAlarm. It's surprising that hi5, which doesn't have any advertising, didn't rank higher on the list: It includes a privacy link at the top of every page that allows users to set a number of settings, including comment blocking and message and photo restrictions.
source :TheAtlantic

January 31, 2011