Thought I would take the opportunity to share the talents of the wonderfully amazing Laura A. Tiliman Photography. I’m no expert in the field, but I know a good picture when I see one and there’s plenty more from her to come.
Check out her work and see what you think….
Stuff from Model Mayhem
Google+ has now gone live and is available to everyone. All you need is a Google account. Over time we will find out to see if Google+ has what it takes to go head to head with Facebook and take them on at their own game….
In the meantime, here is a list of things you can learn on Youtube.
As you may know, it can be a bit of a pain to delete an account from a site you no longer use. For instance, it has been documented that deleting one’s Facebook account has a few hidden surprises – technically your account is simply being made inactive rather than being deleted, as Facebook still keep your info on some database. I’ve also heard that it is even more difficult to delete a Skype account – it seems companies are more interested in keeping user account numbers high, rather than whether they are actually in use.
Anyhoo, I stumbled across a wonderful site that helps you navigate your way to deleting those unused accounts, and to make sure your data is actually removed.
Visit Account Killer here….
At the end of the month, Google+ is set to go live and available to anyone, as it is currently an invitation-only party. Reports show that at the end of the week there will be around 20 million users checking out the new kid on the block.
Question now is when the service goes live, will people continue using it in the same way Facebook is used? Compared to Facebook, Google+ is far less bloated with no ads, games or apps cluttering the place, and the ‘Circles’ system seems to be a pretty neat way of sorting out your contacts into specific groups. This way you can control who sees what when you post something, compared to the generally public findings with Facebook.
I certainly like how it is linked to your existing Google account, and you can also create your own ‘vanity URLs’ – meaning you can get creative in the way you link your profile on other sites. And as a web design & development student I love the fact that the whole thing is written in HTML5, showing just how powerful HTML5 already is even though it is still years away from the finished article.
It will take a massive effort to knock Facebook off the top spot, and if anyone is capable of doing so, Google are definitely up for the fight. Myspace and Bebo couldn’t do it, and I’ve no idea how Twitter fits into all this, but a new contender has entered the social networking war and they plan to stay.
The guys over at cracked.com came up with this graphic, and it is making me think twice about leaving my laptop/PC unattended while in use. Seriously.
Don't leave your laptop unattended, or your toys will use it
Toy Story 3 would have been slightly less depressing if they depicted this at the very end…