Google Chrome for Mac and Linux
Google finally released a version of Chrome that works on Mac and Linux. This has been a highly anticipated release for many non-windows users. The problem is that this release is pretty much for developers only and it’s pretty incomplete.
If you like to live on the bleeding edge, hit the Chromium dev-channel to download your super pre-alpha unstable version of Chrome.
Facebook Doesn’t Like Boobs
Facebook reversed a decision where they had removed photos posted by a British woman who had a mastectomy. After a Facebook Group was created in protest of the decision, Facebook put the boobs…or lack thereof back online. There is still the outstanding issue of the breast-feeding photos that have been completely banned from Facebook. The problem here is that photos of women breastfeeding are not supposed to be sexual and many people feel they should not be blocked. I’d also think photos of a naked baby aren’t sexual, but I think you can still get in serious trouble for those. (from Mashable)
Microsoft Bing Has Gone Mobile
According to ReadWriteWeb, Bing dropped their mobile version just after their new web search became available. We’re not sure if they are the future of search, but the mobile version seems to be inconsistent in the results it returns as compared to those from the web version. In other news, I caught one of Bing’s TV ad spots while the Lakers blew out the Magic. Apparently, the big bing theory is that we are all suffering from search overload. I honestly had no idea. Then again, I know how to find what I want from a search engine.
DandyiD Pro Accounts
DandyiD wants to be a hub for your social media identity. It’s similar to what’s offered by Chi.mp, but they differ on a few different levels. One important new feature of DandyiD is their verification service. Louis Gray describes it quite clearly:
Think of verification as the VeriSign of social media. The new verification services will allow you, as a DandyiD community member, to create an authentic, centralized hub displaying all of your various social profiles in a convenient and discoverable identity management offering.
The new Pro version of DandyiD sounds quite interesting for those of us deeply involved in social media. Arron Kallenberg, part of the DandyiD team, describes the new offerings:
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The Free version is very rich, and intended to help you collect yourself, verify yourself, and proliferate yourself. The Pro version is intended to help you understand the impact of your identity and brand, ultimately bringing value to the identity.