What is this world coming to…

Following the social networking scene, I ran across a few interesting pieces of information.

First, there is the onset of some strange social networks.  I have always said social networking is about passion!  So here you go.

Whether you want to join the mustache network, future prediction network or even a network where everyone is your friend (unlike others where you need to approve), this piece of information will be valuable to you. Here are 10 weird and truly niche social networking sites that strive to bring together some unusual birds of a feather (http://tinyurl.com/yeszled).

With Lent in full swing, we are seeing some “interesting” groups come up.  The Wall Street Journal discovered a group “Giving up Facebook for Lent”, but there are others that include giving up playing PS3, homework, smoking and drinking but best of all “Farmville“.

Thos sounds like New Year’s resolutions but later in the year.  I guess if it works for you it must good.

Good news for the US troops around the world, the US government has changed its “social networking policy” and now Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networks site can be used.  However, military secrets will not be know as only non-classified computers can be used.

I do not think we will have a play by play report on the action at the front, but at least the communication to the home front will be much more open.

Finally, there  is the most remarkable story that got tweeted around the world.  A bunch of people who are concerned about the security of people’s house created a website call www.pleaserobme.com.  The makers of this website and “service” have NO bad intentions in mind.  They simply want to inform people about the dangers of the social web.

This website scans Twitter accounts and posts the messages from people saying where they are.  This means two things:

1. It gives you the address and a map of where that person is which is great if I want to meet up with that person.

2. more importantly – that person is NOT home! and guess what?  A robbery in the making.

To think this only works in the US, please think again…  Just sit back and watch the message fly by and you will see that even in your country people are tweeting they are leaving.

To close this post, I would like to end with a newly discovered species: the cheerleader eating mascotte…

Thanks for reading!

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