Twitter gobbles up Posterous team

Twitter announced it has acquired blogging and sharing platform Posterous in what appears to be acquisition of talent. No details about the acquisition were released but Posterous Spaces will remain up and running for the time being, though it's unclear how long that will last.…

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Why Facebook is (mostly) right about sharing

As is usually the case when Facebook adds new features, the rollout of its "frictionless sharing" has caused controversy because of privacy and oversharing issues. But more than anything, what Facebook's changes illustrate is that we still need better filters for our growing signal-to-noise problem.…

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Facebook & its double standard on sharing

Facebook's approach to data is that of a one way street. Use any of its products -- Connect, Comments, Likes -- and you keep sending data into the giant Facebook brain. When you want to take something out of the Facebook borg -- well, tough luck!…

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SXSW: Shirky's New Opportunities in Public Sharing

Today social technology theorist Clay Shirky delivered a fitting counterpoint to Danah Boyd's keynote on privacy at SXSW the day before. Where Boyd spoke of the danger of making information more public than users intended it, Shirky talked about new opportunities for sharing information.…

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