Archive for April 2008

Facebook service glitch – so what   Leave a comment

For two days – and one hotel online connection, maybe that was a factor – I was stuck with a "Gianluca is…" phrase I wished to change.
It would take updates but keep the text I wished to change, or a different text, rather than what I wanted to post.
Negligible? Of course!
Worrying? You bet! What if it were something serious?
Goes to show: let’s keep in mind it’s a sport more than anything else: friends and foes can tweak and hack whatever we put online of ourselves and much more – still most of the time they – and we – have better things to do.
What makes it special here? Facebook is a great platform to share services you like (yes, ok, ok, "virally") and get you to like sharing services. Better in fact than few earlier and more popular ones. So glitches here are more apparent than in many other places, and mildly worrying.

Posted April 13, 2008 by Gianluca Marcellino in Computer e Internet

The Economist’s special report on Mobility   Leave a comment

do check it out. Look up my Facebook mini-feed for today with my comment.
Well, alright… just go 

Posted April 12, 2008 by Gianluca Marcellino in Computer e Internet

Welcome back, Live Search Maps with my collections   Leave a comment

Great to have them back after some 4 months when only a local version was available without collections – as per my post!3FAA9B8D8ACD3F7!141.entry.
Let’s see how long will search for international locations take to get on a par with Google’s – international hotels, for instance.

Posted April 6, 2008 by Gianluca Marcellino in Computer e Internet

Personal request – Milan Residents Please Consider Signing   Leave a comment

This petition is for a cause dear to me personally. I believe it is beneficial to my community.
If you are an Italian citizen, please review it and consider seriously signing it.
For the rest of you, – Italian correspondent to, interestingly teaches you how to leverage your social network by promoting petitions you signed through it in this way and others.

Posted April 5, 2008 by Gianluca Marcellino in Notizie e politica

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