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January, 2010

  • 21 January

    Facebook to construct its own data centers

    For most companies, it is cheaper to rent data center space rather than build a server room themselves. Not for Facebook, however. The social networking site has reached the size where it is cheaper to build its own data center rather than rent space. It is expected to announce the …

June, 2009

  • 15 June

    Facebook Cybersquatting Concerns Prove Valid

    It’s only been three days since Facebook launched its new vanity URL system, an event that many intellectual property experts claimed would result in a flurry of cybersquatting. Well, they were right. Since the service’s launch three days ago, hundreds of celebrities, companies, and even royalty have had vanity URLs …

  • 12 June

    Trademark Holders Concerned About Facebook Vanity URLs

    Later today, Facebook will begin allowing users to register their own vanity URLS, such as http://www.facebook.com/danielfoster. While many users are eagerly awaiting this opportunity, trademark holders are concerned this might be an opportunity for cybersquatting to occur. Trademark lawyers are urging their clients to get on Facebook as soon as …

  • 9 June

    Why people keep blogging

    Last week the New York Times ran a feature about several bloggers who had abandoned their blogs. They quoted statistics from Technorati stating that 95 percent of blogs are abandoned, the ruins of the lost World Wide Web. They cite many reasons. Some people thought they would become financially independent. …

  • 5 June

    EFF tracks policy changes on Facebook, YouTube and others

    TOSBack is a new site created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that tracks terms of service (TOS) agreements on major websites such as Google, Facebook, YouTube, eBay, Apple, and WordPress. In the past, some major social media sites have instituted TOS agreements that alarmed users and raised questions about their …

  • 1 June

    Facebook to Offer Vanity URLs

    This week Facebook is expected to announce a new feature: vanity URLs. The new web addresses will make it much easier for people to be found and market themselves. Rather than have the normal http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=xxxxxxxxx, users will have the chance to register http://www.facebook.com/yourname. Sites like Flickr, Twitter, and LinkedIn have …