Klout, Hugging Kids, 2012 Social Business Predictions & more

Message in a bottle.I am happy for it to be Friday. Aside from heading into a short week for Thanksgiving next week, I just need time to kick back and relax and am sure you feel the same. Aside from a hectic workweek I had to do work most nights when I got home as my family was dealing with a pest problem and we have been trying to resituate Casa La Espo, to mild success. How was your week? Hopefully it was a good one and hope you have an even better weekend. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Five for Friday will take an one-week hiatus.  Have a good one and enjoy this collection of articles from the past week. Would also love to know what links I may have missed this week in the comments below.

When Sites Drag the Unwitting Across the Web – Last week there was a buzz on the social Web about Klout and assigning accounts to users’ profiles even if they didn’t sign up for the service. This article in the New York Times does some good reporting on the issue while bringing the voice of a subsect of bloggers to the public.

We need to protect kids – not touch them – As a new father, seeing the news out of Penn State on child molestation makes me sick. After a week of seeing non-stop coverage and wondering how it could have happened and noting it would never happen to Baby Espo, I wanted to see what other dads were pondering. This post from CC Chapman offers his insight and some good comments from some fellow papas. I’d suggest reading if you have a small fry.

IBM’s 2012 Social Business Predictions – with Christmas music playing on the radio and Santa getting ready to have children tell them they want a pony in the local department store, it is also time for folks to start making predictions for the new year. Here are three from IBM.

Social networking in its oldest form – I dare you to click on this link and not smile. This is an interesting story of connecting via messages in bottles.

Microsoft Socl: inside the company’s secret social network (exclusive) – not sure if you have heard, but Microsoft is working on their own social network that also makes search smarter. Some interesting screenshots of this project that is still in the works.

Image – elvis_payne

2 Responses to Klout, Hugging Kids, 2012 Social Business Predictions & more
  1. Tinu
    November 20, 2011 | 2:34 pm

    I’d closed this window already when I went to see the Message in a Bottle video and had to come back to make a comment. Really great one. “Not going to stop until I close my eyes for good.” It did make me smile, thank you.

  2. jeffespo
    November 21, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    @Britopian glad to, thanks for sharing

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