Twitter, Google go transparent with information requests

Did you know today is Data Privacy Day? And what better way to celebrate than with new reports from Twitter and Google about government and rights holders’ requests for user information in 2012? Google, the internet giant that it is, received far more requests than Twitter, with about 21,000 requests from July through December last … Continue reading Twitter, Google go transparent with information requests

How half a billion check-ins help you find the perfect margarita

Today Foursquare announced a cool mapping feature that visualizes its users’ last 500,000,000 check-ins. Click on the interactive map to discover check-ins anywhere in the world. What’s the point? The Foursquare powers-that-be say recommendations will be more personalized than ever. For example, if locals frequent a certain watering hole (and check in on Foursquare) after … Continue reading How half a billion check-ins help you find the perfect margarita