‘Just before he died, Steve Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson about his dream for revolutionizing television. His fantasy device would control all the many doodads that crowd your living room—DVRs, game consoles, Blu-ray players—and would connect to the vast world of entertainment available online. Best of all, it would be drop-dead simple to control—no more futzing with the Input button to switch between different kinds of content, no more fiddling with different remotes to control your devices. “It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine,” Jobs said. “I finally cracked it.”…’
Just another patent issue
Kim Dotcom vs Google, Facebook, and Twitter
Kim claims patent of two-step security and says he’s suing now ’cause of what the U.S. did to me.’ Not because of Twitter?
‘Hours after Twitter rolled out support for two-step verification, Kim Dotcom has claimed credit for inventing the security feature. In a series of tweets, the embattled Megaupload founder points to a patent dating back to 1997 as proof for his claim, and accuses companies including Google, Facebook, and Twitter of infringing his intellectual property rights.
‘”I believe in sharing knowledge and ideas for the good of society. But I might sue them now cause of what the U.S. did to me.”…’
An example of two-step security by Twitter
Getting started with login verification
Why Teens are Dumping Facebook
And that’s funny because it’s the adults who should be doing that
Focus group discussions with teens show that they have waning enthusiasm for Facebook
‘In focus groups, many teens expressed waning enthusiasm for Facebook. They dislike the increasing number of adults on the site, get annoyed when their Facebook friends share inane details, and are drained by the “drama” that they described as happening frequently on the site. The stress of needing to manage their reputation on Facebook also contributes to the lack of enthusiasm. Nevertheless, the site is still where a large amount of socializing takes place, and teens feel they need to stay on Facebook in order to not miss out.
‘Users of sites other than Facebook express greater enthusiasm for their choice. Those teens who used sites like Twitter and Instagram reported feeling like they could better express themselves on these platforms, where they felt freed from the social expectations and constraints of Facebook. Some teens may migrate their activity and attention to other sites to escape the drama and pressures they find on Facebook, although most still remain active on Facebook as well…’