Ep. 1172: Where we heard a rumor on MySpace Video
Cyworld.com will officially be released in the U.S. on Aug. 15, 2006. The site recalls "The Sims" or "Second Life" with the incorporation of avatars, but is similar to MySpace.com in its more basic functions (photo uploading, journaling, networking). CNET's Neha Tiwari, a self-proclaimed social-networking site addict, explores Cyworld to see how it stacks up to MySpace. Read Neha's blog on the subject here.
CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari speaks with Larry Magid, co-author of "MySpace Unraveled," on how the social network should monitor the age of its users. They also discuss the pros and cons of having a privacy option for one's profile.
MySpace has been sold to Specific Media for a whopping $35 million and Justin Timberlake is reported to be one of the investors. Can Justin bring the sexy back to MySpace? Google's Google+ social media site opens and closes the invites within one day, and Antuan Goodwin might be to blame. And Donald Bell joins us to give his two cents on the HP TouchPad. It's show 1501... Join us tomorrow as we go back in time for show 1500!
The iPhone guest-hosts. Yeah, seriously.
This week in tech news, Google gets back into social networking with Google+. Justin Timberlake is bringing Sexy Back, and we celebrate our 1500th episode with a big juicy cake!
After a worm attack, MySpace distributed a fix for QuickTime. Also, Microsoft will patch Windows and Visual Studio next week, but it won't remedy a new zero-day Word flaw.
The latest from the iTV rumor mill: accessorizing yourself in order to get the most out of the TV. We certainly hope not. Also this week, the next-gen Xbox might be announced soon and guest-host Eric Franklin makes everyone cry with his bad jokes.
ZDNet takes a look at a demonstration of how functionality from the Flixster social movie review site can be piped directly into a MySpace.com profile using Google's OpenSocial framework as the connective tissue between the two sites.
Make sure you're not oversharing on Google's new social network. Sharon Vaknin shows you how to lock in the right privacy settings.
Siri hasn't quite figured out how to deal with these social networks yet, but Sharon Vaknin has a work-around.