Captain’s Log

Opt-In Vs. Opt-Out: Social Media’s Privacy War

Posted by Eric McGehearty

Last week Twitter was abuzz with news about LinkedIn’s new social advertising using member’s profile pictures and established social connections. The ads were merely intended to show people what businesses their connections were following, which would lead to more connections. The ads featured the profile photos of the friends who liked the subject of the ad, and had been running since June in a trial period. But one blog post from a disgruntled member makes people notice that they’ve opted ...

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Dallas Area Charity Kickball League signup

Posted by Eric McGehearty

Sign up for our league has started! http://j.mp//dfwkball2011signup Please have one representative from your company signup.

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Dallas Advertising / Web Development Kickball League

Posted by Eric McGehearty

We thought of a fun idea to start a kickball league. Kick ball is very egalitarian. It just requires good feet and kicking abilities! Thus, we figured it may become interesting if we started a league.

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Top Responsive Websites Pt. 1

Posted by Eric McGehearty

Ever since Ethan Mercotte published his seminal article coining the term, “Responsive Web Design”, the trend has near reached its tipping point. Today, client expectations are growing and more and more websites have evolved to respond to the context of the media device. This technique makes a sense since mobile browsing will eclipse desktops/laptops in the year: Source: Wikimedia Commons Thus it only makes sense for us to highlight some of the top responsive web sites on the internet now: ...

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Facebook launches new chat and video features

Posted by Eric McGehearty

As promised, Facebook had a big announcement this morning- they’re introducing group chat features within the regular chat application, updating chat’s design, and adding video chat through a partnership with Skype. These features will certainly help Facebook stay one step ahead of Google+, but shouldn’t outpace them- Google+ has group VIDEO chat, and Facebook haven’t created any additional customized privacy settings or safeguards, which is one of the main selling points of Google+ as a social network.

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