Flickr Adds People Tagging
No clue what took them so long, but photo sharing site Flickr has finally added the ability to tag people in your photos. You should be familiar with this feature from Facebook, but you have also probably been highly annoyed by this feature on Facebook as well. What makes Flickr’s tagging features superior to Facebook’s is the controls offered to the user. If someone tags you in a photo on Facebook, you can remove it, but they can always go back and tag you again. With Flickr you have full control over who can tag you in their photos, who can tag people in your photos, and you’re immune from being tagged again once you opt-out on an individual photo. (via TC)
In case you weren’t done laughing hysterically at Kanye always interrupting stuff, Nascom brings us KanyeThis.com. The site lets you pick a site you don’t like and have it be interrupted by a superior site by none other than Kanye West. Most important is that you can share the interruption with friends and they can actually navigate the site (kinda) with Kanye in full view. Not really useful, but just slightly amusing enough to laugh at. (via NerdLike)
Google Can See Your Private Tweets
Apparently, Google search bots are so gangster that they can’t even be stopped by setting your Twitter account to private. They are able to index your tweets and make them available via Google search via a simple search. If we want to see what the real first black president of the US, Bill Clinton, has been up to on Twitter, we can simply search for “site:twitter.com/billclinton” and all his secrets are out in the open. Don’t worry, though. It seems Google only has the tweets that were posted before the account was made private. Looks like someone jumped the gun.
#BeatCancer Raises Over $70,000
If you were one of the many who participated in the #beatcancer campaign, congratulations. You won. The goal was to set a Guinness world record for the most social media mentions in a day. Guinness confirmed the record at 209,771 mentions in a single day across Twitter, Facebook, and blog posts. The new record raised 70k from it’s sponsors, which will be distributed among Spirit Jump, Bright Pink, Alex’s Lemonade, and SU2C (Stand Up to Cancer). Just goes to show that what you tweet or retweet may actually matter in the long run. (via Mashable)Category: Tech Week In Review, web 2.0 | Tags: #beatcancer, Flickr, google, Kanye West, twitter