Archive for August, 2009

Woof!

August 17, 2009

logoIf Twitter’s 140 characters aren’t enough for you, now there’s Woofer, which lets you ramble on for 10 times as long.

Says Woofer about itself:

We are in no way associated with Twitter.

This is simply a novelty website where we thought it would be funny to have a minimum character requirement for public posts and see what people did with it.

What can you accomplish with the extra 1260 characters?
Be eloquent.

Use adverbs.

Don’t abbreviate. Ever.

Okay!

– Mike F.

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The few, the proud, the anti-social-networking

August 5, 2009

marine-corpsMarine Corps officials have banned using social-networking Web sites on the service’s networks due to the security risks associated with the Web 2.0 tools, according to an order published on the Marine Corps Web site.

The order issued August 3 bans accessing social networking tools that include Facebook and Twitter on the Marine Corps Enterprise Network and on the Non-secure Internet Protocol Router Network.

“These Internet sites in general are a proven haven for malicious actors and content and are particularly high risk due to information exposure, user generated content and targeting by adversaries,” the order states, adding that social networking sites create an easy conduit for information leakage. Read the rest of this entry »