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Friday, November 12, 2010

So I Guess Social Media Isn't a Fad?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Thoughts Media Status Updates" @ 05:00 PM

A quick note for all readers of all sites: since this whole "Social Media" thing isn't going away any time soon, we've decided to modernize our sites a bit by adding both a Twitter "Re-Tweet" button and a Facebook "Like" button to the bottom of every post. If you find one of our stories useful, interesting, and worth sharing with others, please use the buttons. Thanks so much, and let us know if you see any problems. Right now we're using the basic Facebook integration rather than the deeper one that requires more coding work, but it should do the trick for now. And if you're using Twitter, you'll find our Twitter feeds in the upper right-hand corner of each site.


Friday, December 18, 2009

The Zune HD Twitter App & Curse Words

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Talk" @ 10:53 AM

Soon after the Zune HD Twitter app was released yesterday, people who were following people who swore in their Tweets noticed something strange: the app on the Zune was filtering the swear words and replacing letters with asterixes. It looked like this:

Image courtesy of Engadget

Now, personally I don't follow many people who swear - and would probably un-follow anyone who swore constantly - so this issue didn't bother me at all. Many people got worked up about this though, so when I started to think about why Microsoft did this, the reason seemed obvious to me: parental controls.

If you're a parent, and you bought an iPod for your kid, you might not want him to be able to download any app he wants from the app store. The app store doesn't have truly "adult" apps, but there are some "mature themed" apps. From within iTunes you can control which apps your kid is allowed to download. If you own an iPod you've doubtless seen the pop-up warnings about age 17+ content on apps like FML [NSFW] - those are more of a "cover your butt" thing from developers. The reality is that if a parent wants to control which apps their kid downloads, they need to lock it down from iTunes. Read more...


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Twitter App Coming to Zune HD Today

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Software" @ 08:28 AM

Details are scarce - if I hadn't checked my Twitter feed early this morning, I wouldn't have seen this - but apparently the long-awaited Twitter app for the Zune HD is going to be released on Zune Marketplace today. Watch for it!

UPDATE: The Twitter client is now live in the Marketplace. Anyone tried it yet? What do you think of it? Some screen shots after the break. I'm on Twitter a fair bit, so this app is by far the most useful of them all for me. What I really want is an email client though... Read more...

Tags: app, twitter, zune hd

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