Tag: Facebook

QQ International Version is dead: Learn Chinese or Use WeChat

If you are using QQ, the Chinese social media platform, on a PC and want multi-language capability, or at least a language other than Chinese, your days are numbered. The PC program was last updated in 2014 and has been slowly degrading in functionality. There is no foreseeable new version planned. The best you can do is to learn more Chinese and install the Chinese version, or use the Android international version on an Andriod smartphone.

Posting From Hub of All Things HAT to Facebook and Twitter

So here’s the deal. We, as citizens, post up on Facebook, or Twitter. A lot. Yes, a lot. When we log in and use their screens we give them permission to own our content and data. They can make money off it and resell it. Our data. They claim that it is now their data. Huh? How did it get from my life and finger tips to their ownership? What if you could own not only your own data but your own data’s database, just like your wallet? And from your wallet, you post to Facebook and Twitter. This means that you originally posted from your wallet, which you own. This means that the data, that is yours, that was originally stored in your wallet, that you own, is all yours. You keep it, you own it, just like it should be. Welcome to the Hub of All Things, or HAT.

Facebook’s Instant Personalization Setting: Turn it Off

There needs to be a fine balance point between sharing personal information on the internet and privacy concerns. I am a private person and thus bias towards not sharing personal information on the internet. Once information goes out to the World Wide Web I know that it will be propagated and disseminated at will, far beyond any one country or individual’s control. Once out, there is no reeling it back in. Facebook is testing this fine line by allowing third party application developers to save the personal information of their clientele. They allow personal information to be shared by default. That’s too much for me. I’ll follow the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s lead and block this privacy breach, and I think you should as well.