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LinkedIn Launches Personalised News Aggregator

Published by pratyushkp on April 24th, 2011 - in Social, Technology
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Uses your profile information to give you news relevant to your profession

LinkedIn unveiled its brand new service  LinkedIn Today at a press conference today in California. The new service is a news aggregator that uses your LinkedIn account information to generate a feed of relevant news stories.  The service uses an algorithm to analyze the details in your profile to determine the kind of stories that would be conducive to your profession.

The service also allows news stories to be flagged in either from LinkedIn or from Twitter for those who have linked their Twitter accounts with LinkedIn. A similar effort is under way to incorporate Facebook likes to flag stories in a similar manner, but no immediate Facebook support is available at the moment. There’s also a plan to place LinkedIn share buttons on major news websites. LinkedIn’s iPhone app will also get Today service.

Check out the screenshot to see how the top story slideshow looks like. As expected the stories are relevant to your industry, so a tech journalist will get geeky feeds while someone more politically inclined will be have his feed full of scams and the likes. The stories get the typical LinkedIn networking tweak by displaying who shared the story and along with “Sections” of the main being created from each users’ LinkedIn profiles. You can add news stories from other fields as well.

LinkedIn Today seems to be more than a mere aggregator. It’s smart algorithm based feed uses your professional details to provide relevant news and also adds a social twist to the mix by letting professionals interact by sharing news stories, leading to conversations, contacts and hence job/business opportunities.

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Twitter brings HTTPS Security Protocol Across Site

Published by pratyushkp on March 19th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Opt-in security setting already available to users

Popular micro-blogging style social network Twitter has announced that it will add extra security settings for the users. Today onwards, Twitter users would be getting an option to choose HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) for the web interface as well as number of clients meant for the service. Twitter has followed the footsteps of Facebook, Gmail, and Hotmail for offering basic HTTPS security protocol for protecting the user’s account login details and against other attacks.

People tend to use social networks over unsecured or poorly-protected Wi-Fi networks without being aware about the possible ill-effects of the same. Hence the web mail services and the popular social networks offer the HTTPS protocol as part of security setting so that login credentials of users don’t get hijacked. The FireSheep plugin uncovered how easily one could steal login details.

From today onwards, Twitter web interface users will get a new security setting under the Settings option – Always use HTTPS checkbox, at the bottom of the page. After you’ve checked the box, your login details and sessions at Twitter web interface would be secured. By default, the HTTPS security setting hasn’t been enabled and hence we would advice you to enable it.

Several Twitter clients have already got the HTTPS protocol setting by default. Apart from that, official Twitter for iPhone and iPad Apps will get “Always use HTTPS” setting. However, the new enabling HTTPS protocol setting isn’t forced on the mobile web interface. That means you’ll have to type out> to use the secured HTTPS connection. Twitter promised that it will work on making the option default for mobile platform as well. For all those using third-party services and clients, ensure that it offers HTTPS security setting.

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