Posts Tagged ‘friends’

Facebook to Allow Comments via Email

November 23, 2009

It’s started to look as though Facebook will soon allow its users to comment on other users status updates without the inconvenience of having to actually, y’know, leaving the safety and comfort of their own mail client.

The whole thing is reminiscent of the release of Facebook Lite.

TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook’s latest move has already been rolled out to a very select group of users, having managed to narrow down about four tweets that mention users have noticed that they can already use Facebook’s latest addition. If nothing else, this could well be a godsend for those desperate to keep up to date and in the mix with Facebook from offices where the social networking service has been blocked.

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Google Latitude Adds Alerts and Location History

November 11, 2009

Google Latitude has seen some new additions in the form of requested features from users, one of which is a location history, the other offering alerts when users are near friends.

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Word comes from the Official Google Mobile Blog of the new changes to Google Latitude, which users can use to see just how much of their time is spent in certain places. Google notes that the location history feature won’t be something friends can use to check up on you though… which is good news for anyone who’s been spending a lot of time somewhere they shouldn’t. The example Google gives of a simple use for the Location History option is to help a friend find a restaurant you’ve recommended but can’t remember the name of, nice and easy.

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