Ep. 1163: Where we just can't be friends Video
When botnets do battle for your desktop, you lose. But we still find it kind of cool. Google Buzz on the other hand, we're not so sure about -- mainly because we just want to try it out and it turns out we've now been opted in to all kinds of public information and sharing our email addresses and all this weird stuff. But I guess if Google gave is gigabit-per-second Internet access, we might feel better about things. Oh, and Warner Music is turning into a bird. Long story. --Molly
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom shows off a new video tool for the social-networking service that lets users capture a 15-second video clip, add up to 13 filters, and share it with friends. The feature is available starting today via iPhone and Android.
YouTube turns six years old today, and we could spend an entire episode playing our favorite videos, but instead we're shifting gears to a new way to share media: OUTLOUD.FM is a collaborative way to play and discover new music with your friends! Anyone can join a chatroom (or start your own) and immediately begin uploading songs that get added to an infinite playlist. The current song plays simultaneously for everyone in the room, and we've created an exclusive 404 OUTLOUD.FM room for our listeners to share and play their favorite tracks! The three of us will be in the room throughout the day, so log in using your Twitter or Facebook and start uploading music!
At 10:30 a.m. PDT today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will announce "simpler privacy controls." The popular social-networking site has recently come under fire for sharing users' personal data with advertisers and secretly adding apps pages to profile pages if you browse the Web while logged into an account.
Feeling lonely on your new social network? Veronica has a new way to find interesting people on Google+, and she takes you through it on today's Tekzilla Daily.
MTV is sending out a casting call to all you lonely weirdos out there with longstanding online relationships, but tune into today's episode before you go--you may dodge a brutal Catfishing.
If you've ever petitioned Facebook to add a "Dislike" button to the site, you might get a kick out of a new antisocial networking site that lets your friends anonymously rag on you from the privacy of their homes. Failin.gs is currently in beta, but soon you'll be able to hit your friends up for anonymous comments about your mundane status updates. No, it doesn't integrate with Facebook itself (thankfully), but hopefully it'll force you to think twice about telling everyone what you had for dinner last night.
Today's episode of The 404 Podcast starts with a big change in the show title format. That's right, we're now announcing the date with the episode number and name. Can you feel the excitement?
Today's episode of CNET's The 404 Podcast features a pink Ouija Board, the newest Facebook meme, search engine profiling, and Google's latest mapping feature that waves good-bye to your shopping privacy.
In Jeff's absence, Wilson takes the reigns as chief engineer for the show...and runs it in to the ground. Just kidding! Today we invite host of The Green Show and longtime 404 friend, Mark Licea, to join us in a few stories about a handy iPhone app, traveling water bottles, Facebook jealousy, Internet addiction, and a hilarious Calls From the Public!