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FAVE RECAP: 12 things you need to know about tech and social this week

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Time for your FAVE recap and mine… It’s what’s hot in tech and social.

Listen, I know you’re busy. When I first started this blog I considered making the tagline, “Putting in the man hours so you don’t have to.” I enjoy doing this research and I want to make it as easy as possible for you to always be in-the-know on all things social. If you read nothing else this week, this run down will keep your social and tech IQ above the rest. Rest easy, busy one, I’ve got your back.

Go ahead and copy and paste your favorite links and send them to your boss, co-workers, peers. They’ll remember (in case they forgot) what a rockstar you are. (Or you can always forward a copy of this post.)

  1. The Huffington Post wins a Pulitzer.
  2. Path Announces $30M+ Round Of Funding. That’s a lot of cheese.
  3. Read It Later rebrands as “Pocket.” Oh, it’s now free. Lets its 4.5m users save articles, videos, images and more.
  4. Foursquare confirms 20M users, 2 billion check-ins, on 4sqDay 2012
  5. Apple reportedly launching ‘iPad Mini’ priced at $249-$299 in Q3 (Wait, isn’t this an iPhone?)
  6. Social logos on TV actually work? In the U.S, about a third of TV viewers have liked a show’s or brand’s Facebook page or tweeted about what they saw on TV after seeing one of these logos.
  7. Twitter mobile ads can now be targeted by platform
  8. The MPAA says you can infringe copyright just by embedding a video. Eek!
  9. College students can win a paid summer internship with The Huffington Post, Techcrunch, AOL Video or About.me.
  10. The top 10 social media influencers, according to Klout.
  11. The first reality show about Silicon Valley is in the works. Meet the cast.
  12. Rackspace launches OpenStack-powered next-gen public cloud

FAVE TOOL: Free privacy policy for mobile developers

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In light of what just happened with Path, if you’re a mobile developer, you might want to put a privacy policy in place. This isn’t the first time there has been concerns about how mobile apps use and share personal data and it probably won’t be the last. Just don’t let it be you.

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) developed a plain-language policy for developers to edit and use as they see fit. It’s six pages, but don’t freak out–that’s actually a relatively small privacy document. It covers basics, like:

  • What data an app may collect (including location information, device ID, and operating system);
  • How data is being used, how a company uses information provided by users;
  • How a company might provide user information to third parties, a user’s opt out rights, data retention, general security; and
  • How the policy affects children under 13 and how changes may be made to the privacy policy.

To make it even easier for you, the document contains blue text and suggestions for what content needs to go where. Whew!

Of course, nothing is truly “free.” You need to submit your email address and complete a basic information form. The good news is it’s automatically downloaded once you hit “submit.”

Share this FAVE with developers in your life.

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FAVE RECAP: Keep your social IQ above average this week

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Listen, I know you’re busy. When I first started this blog I considered making the tagline, “Putting in the man hours so you don’t have to.” I enjoy doing this research and I want to make it as easy as possible for you to always be in-the-know on all things social. If you read nothing else this week, this run down will keep your social and tech IQ above the rest. Rest easy, busy one.

In fact, go ahead and copy and paste your favorite links and send them to your boss. He or she will remember (in case they forgot) what a rockstar you are. (Or you can always forward a copy of this post.)

  1. The social network Path makes a mistake by copying users’ address books and not telling them. Then, they apologized.
  2. Co-tweet shuts down in about a week. If you use the service, you might want to export your information.
  3. Pinterest is making money off modifying user submitted pins. Some people were unhappy. Skimlinks, the provider that helps Pinterest make said money tells people to simmer down, “it’s no secret” we help people make money from links.
  4. Linkedin acquired Rapportive.
  5. Sky News reporters are banned from reposting non-company tweets and must check with news desk before breaking news via social media.
  6. Apple opening stores in Sam’s Club locations? It’s a rumor.
  7. Feel good about deleting those pictures from Facebook? They might still be out there.
  8. GigaOm buys paidContent.
  9. Get paid by Google to surf the web.
  10. Facebook could be launching mobile ads.
  11. Yammer is closing a $50M funding round. Yowza!
  12. Lady GaGa launches her own social network. You know, because she was born that way.
  13. Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime show got more than 800 likes in three minutes on the NYT’s Facebook page.