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Update : Resolved! Hooray!

Am trying to add easy share buttons on my blog, and its not as simple as I had hoped it would be.
Have managed to get it on my sidebar, but somehow the image isn’t showing up. Can someone help?

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This video was made for BBC’s The Wall and depicts what Facebook would be in real life. It points out the obvious silliness in things we find fun on Facebook like making connections with long lost ‘friends’, poking, writing on walls, etc.

Its really quite a silly video, but somehow I quite liked it. Thank goodness they didn’t have access to sheep.

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There have been many things said about the abundance of personal information online and how much you are revealing to your friends, aquaintances and ultimately the public (depending on how good you are at customising your privacy settings). Good or bad, the reality is that sharing fragments or full pieces of your life online is not something that is not going to go away anytime soon. The reality is that it is as long as we have a Facebook or Twitter account, a blog or even something as simple as Google Buzz, this is something that we have to learn to manage, and manage in a better way.

While I think I do post, comment and share responsibly, ultimately I can only be responsible for my own actions and not those of my friends, acquaintances and all of their friends.

This article in the NYT ‘How Privacy Vanishes Online’ is just one of the many reminders that “When you’re doing stuff online, you should behave as if you’re doing it in public — because increasingly, it is.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/17/technology/17privacy.html?src=me&ref=homepage

So before you post or publish, always review what you’ve written or pictures you’ve posted and think about how much you are really telling people. Think about it not only in the context of that post itself, but how it fits into everything else you have already said or will ever say. Ultimately you may be revealing more that you intended to.

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