Things I said on 2011-07-17

♺ @nmar: Android tablets + old school papers: good idea or desperate twofer on goods no one really wants? http://ow.ly/5BKz9 # ♺ @FreedomBoxFndn: Groupon changes privacy policy to collect more personal info http://ur1.ca/4oodl #freedombox # Debt Contagion Threatens Italy http://awe.sm/5OgG6 and Italian minister shows the middlefinger to the flag http://awe.sm/5OgHk #tweko # My week on…

The Horrible Situation of Free Speech in Italy

I have watched with increasing concern the latest evolution of Italian regulations on Internet. The new law that allows the telecommunications agency to shut down websites without a court order may have dramatic consequences for Italy. via The Horrible Situation of Free Speech in Italy – Technorati Technology.

Things I said on 2011-07-10

♺ @wadhwa: I think people are also cheering Google because the company is less arrogant and more customer sensitive than Facebook. # bandwidth caps or traffic shaping done by the providers? I'd rather have caps and pay per use of the dumb pipe. You? http://is.gd/sENIK1 # facebook and skype? is this the awesome news? *yawn*…

Mute chatty posts on Google+

Google+ tends to show you again and again the same posts, every time there is a new comment. This may be annoying or useful, depending on the circumstances. If you don’t want to remove Scoble from your circles, you can always mute the thread.

A possible explanation of why Google Health failed

Interesting thoughts on the rise and death of Google Health. I’m not sure I agree with all of it, definitely it’s worth spending some time thinking about why the product failed. Simply put, Google Health was never a true Web 2.0 application. Google Health didn’t get better the more people used it. Google didn’t get…

Facebook’s Awesome Is My Yawn

[caption id="attachment_1736" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The Many Faces of A Website"][/caption] Mark Zuckerberg tried to steal Google+ thunder announcing that Facebook would soon have something ‘awesome’. Today the veil was lifted on the new feature of Facebook: video chat. Seriously? I find this boring. Facebook’s videochat only works one-to-one, no group video chat. It runs as…

Why Google+ is going to be hard to beat

A lot of my friends are still saying that Facebook cannot be beaten by Google+ because people don’t change habits, because Google+ doesn’t have this or that… While I acknowledge all these fine points, I believe that unless Google+ makes huge mistakes, Facebook will have a serious contender. Facebook is the Internet behind a wall,…

Things I said on 2011-07-03

Woke up a bit 'logorato' today… must be the fog http://is.gd/DAJnNo # Great review: Words alone cannot express how useless they are; somber music is required http://is.gd/mEGPCl # Microsoft comes clean: cloud data (regardless of where it is) is not protected against the USA PATRIOT Act http://is.gd/RByjnC !freedombox # Facebook spent $230,000 lobbying in Q1…