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Australia are to use two most popular social networking site in warning people about bushfires, especially resident of towns in victoria state where 173 people were killed from the devasting incident where they said they had no warning of the attack.

Victorian state premier John Brumby says social networking sites on the internet will help to improve advice to households.

“We’ll be providing more information to the community, like Twitter and Facebook – alternative means of communication to get the information out to the public,” Mr Brumby said.

“So that they’ve got better information from a variety of sources and if they need to make a judgement to go early, they will go and they will go early,” he added.

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This Guy practically does everything, He practically is connected to everything on the web, just continue reading, you will understand.

1). Marc is an entrepreneur, investor, startup coach, blogger, and a multi-millionaire software engineer best known as co-author of Mosaic, the first widely-used web browser, and founder of Netscape Communications Corporation, Netscape was acquired in 1999 for $4.2 billion by AOL, which made Andreessen its Chief Technology Officer.

2). He was the chair of Opsware, a software company he founded originally as Loudcloud, Opsware was purchased by Hewlett-Packard in September 2007 for approximately $1.6 billion. He is also a co-founder of Ning, a company which provides a platform for social-networking websites.

3).As of June 30, 2008, he is said to be joining the Board of Directors of Facebook. On September 30, 2008, it was announced that he had joined the Board of Directors of eBay. Andreessen is a frequent keynote speaker and guest at Silicon Valley conferences.

4). Andreessen  received his Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

5). Andreessen is an investor in social news website Digg and several other early-stage technology startups, like Plazes, Netvibes and Twitter. His latest project is Ning,He serves on the board of Facebook, eBay and Open Media Network, a combined Kontiki (VeriSign) client and media player, launched in 2005. Andreessen is now active in the blogging community. His blog can be found at: http://blog.pmarca.com/

He actually has time to blog, this guy is a genius..it’s that simple

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Facebook will be allowing its members to set and adjust their privacy settings for any piece of content they post on the site.

The changes follow the recent announcement of new settings for publishing content that allow you to choose to post items that everyone, not just your friends, can see. Many see both moves in part as Facebook’s attempt to blunt the rapid rise of microblogging service Twitter.

Read more on businessweek

Check on facebook’s Blog for more info

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I Can’t wait till july 14 to get my copy, it looks like an interesting read..

What do you think??

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Apparently facebook are asking users if they want their comments to go public, To my suprise, few users are relishing the opportunity, How would you feel if facebook takes your information everything you update your status “what’s on your mind”

From the 24th of june, facebook started testing the new feature…
Let me know what you think about this, would you mind?

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Beet Tv covers the story–In their HEADLINE, IT READS…
MySpace Has been a “Calamity for News Corp,” Michael Wolff

Michael Wolff, who has written a much talked about book about Rupert Murdoch and the rise of News Corp, sees MySpace in a downward spiral. In this interview with Beet.TV, he calls the acquisition of the social media site a “relative calamity for News Corp.” because the giant media company “knows nothing about technology.” On stage with Andy Lack, the head of multimedia for Bloomberg, he said the valuation of MySpace would be somewhere around $600 million, about the purchase price.
Andy Plesser, Executive Producer

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