iPhone tips, how to find fake followers in twitter, and a tumblr of repentent pooches
The Wall Street Journal gives ten tips and tricks every iPhone and iPad user should know, including shortcuts to access apps, a quick way to take screenshots, and how to make you iPad into a digital frame for a slideshow. In a similar vein, Yahoo! gives you 10 hidden controls on you iPhone headphones.
Your Twitter account is firing on all cylinders—providing information, commentary and your thoughts to your many followers. How many of them actually exist? Fake Follower Check scans your Twitter account to reveal which followers are fake, active or inactive. “OK, so how do the people behind StatusPeople arrive at their results? The group says it looks at a sample of your followers, up to 500 accounts, depending on how popular you are. It then determines which ones may be spam accounts based on certain criteria. Accounts that have few or no followers and few or no tweets are suspect. Spammers also tend to follow a huge number of other accounts.”
Has access to information not only expanded our lives, but contracted them? Sure we can talk to friends around the world virtually for free, but in trying to keep up with our wide range of contacts via email, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. are we more and more tethered to not really getting beyond the surface? Fortune argues that the information economy is reaching maximum overload.
The Augusta National Golf Club is now admitting women members—former Secretary of State Condolezza Rice and financier Darla Moore. The private club finally admitted women as members after years of protest by women’s groups. In the past, the Masters was shown without commercials to deflect pressure from sponsors. “[T]he club’s membership procedures have always been secretive. No one applies directly for membership. They are nominated and considered by existing members, often with no idea they are under review. The process can take years.”
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