Why Netflix is spending millions on encryption

The popular streaming service Netflix recently announced in their quarterly letter to shareholders that they plan to secure their entire service with HTTPS. While some parts of Netflix already use encryption, such as the registration and payment services, the intention is now to encrypt the entire service for users on all platforms. This includes the […]

Urban Warfare Twitter Heroes

Here’s a good social media story, Microsoft has just release a report about social media in conflict zones, called “The New War Correspondents: The Rise of Civic Media Curation in Urban Warfare” The report focuses mainly on Twitter and the gang wars in Mexico and highlights the work of regular social media users acting as […]

An e-fork in the e-road

Over the weekend I read this article on TechCrunch. For those too lazy to follow the link, it’s an article about Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s upcoming book. The book, called The New Digital Age, tackles many of his predictions for what the web holds in the near future and includes predictions for Twitter, Search, Journalism […]

LifeKraze: Make friends, get fit, save money

So, you think you’ve got all the social media you need in your life right? Wrong! A brand new, Android based social network called LifeKraze has got some pretty ambitious designs on our social media lifestyles. “If Twitter is what you say, and Facebook is who you are, then LifeKraze is what you do” explains founder Michael […]