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Facebook rolls out facial recognition - what are your views?

Facebook rolled our facial recognition software last year to the US. It automatically scans photos and if it finds you, or someone like you in a friends photo. It will then suggest your name so that your friends can tag it.

I think the feature is clever, but what is not so clever and really surprised me is that they have implemented it with a default setting of enabled AND they have not bothered to inform its users that they have done this.

EasyBitsGo.exe wants to use Skype

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Strange messages on my PC today. Firstly I had a pop up message saying something about Skype games wants to upgrate. I clcked in not now as I don't play games and not used to seeing Skype ask these type of messages.

Which Skype video tablet?

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What would you recommend as a good low cost Skype device?

  • hand held
  • wi-fi
  • built in webcam, speaker, microphone
  • resonable screen
  • good battery life
  • optional kepboard (or via screen)
  • less than £100

A low cost Android tablet sounds about right. I am sure there are some out there.

It's what you think that counts

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"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about."

Which is your favourite Christmas advert?

Which TV advert do you like the most? John Lewis with the excellent Ellie Goulding singing 'Your Song' or M&S with 'You Should Be Dancing' .

Social Media Optimisation - the new SEO?

I've been designing, building and editing websites for a number of years. I was brought up on SEO - ensuring good meta tags and keywords; good headings; words in the copy that users are looking for, search friendly urls, etc, etc.

More recently I've paid less attention to some of this, but focused on ensuring page design is socially friendly. Many people spend more time seeking advice and recommendation from friends within Facebook or LinkedIn rather than relying on search engines bloated responses.

Watch this video - Annie Lennox - Universal Child

This Annie Lennox song Universal Child is my favourite song at the moment. Lovely lyrics which reminds me of my visit to Beautifal Gate childrens care home in Lesotho earlier this year.

Watch the video and read the lyrics - every child has the

Skype access from Outlook Web Access

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Was working from a different PC today. When I signed into Outlook Web Access I noticed a little green tick next to the senders name. Clicking on it showed a menu to contact the person by Skype. Very useful.

I wonder if this is a new feature on Outlook Web Access, or a third-party plugin?

 

Drive through shopping - what a great idea

I hope Tesco's new online shopping trial is a success and it is rolled out to my local town. 

The idea is simple.  Order online, drive into the  car park, flash your card and your shopping is put in your car without having to leave your seat. At only £2 it is much cheaper that the delivery option.

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