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14 Jan 2011

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Friday’s Food for Thought: Are We Really Too Obsessed with Facebook?

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Welcome to the Friday’s Food for Thought post from got geoint? Before we dive into this week’s post, did you all see the recent CNN.com story about the bizarre weather happening these days? Yep, we’d like to think that last week’s FFT post inspired CNN to do a larger story about the weather (though they did not include an SRV video!). Well, for this week’s FFT post we are going to dive a bit further into a recent Mashable story that questions whether or not we are too obsessed with Facebook. Oh, and a final reminder to Federal Employees that the last day to donate to USGIF’s Combined Federal Campaign is Monday, Jan. 17. Here’s the web site to donate and the USGIF CFC # is 88693. Happy Friday!

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11 Mar 2010

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Thursday News Round Up: Facebook to Allow Users to Share Location; Foursquare’s Business Tools and Mapping the Internet

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As our loyal got geoint? readers know, we like to start the week off with our Monday Morning News Kick Off post, which highlights all the actionable news you need to get your week started on the right foot. Well, every so often we like to break out of the mold and do a news round up post in the middle of the week. And, since our research department just found a whole slew of very cool location, imagery and science stories, we had to do a “Thursday News Round Up” post. All the news you need to get through the last leg of the week. Read on and enjoy.

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12 Nov 2009

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New Facebook Application Uses Facial Recognition; Location Next?

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FacebookLet’s face it. Everyone who is on Facebook has surely untagged photos of themselves on the social networking site. Many of us are “friends” with bosses, co-workers, clients and business partners; and that photo of you doing tequila shots in Cancun may not go over well with your professional network. Well, how would you feel about a new application that uses facial recognition technology to alert you when a photo of yourself — tagged or untagged — appears on Facebook? Check out this TechCrunch article on the application. Of course, this begs the question: when will there be a Facebook application that focuses on location? Not only targeting where Facebook users are in real-time, but also gives the geo-location of each photo? It’s only a matter of time.

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31 Jul 2009

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Friday’s Food for Thought: Too Much Information and Were Duran Duran Visionaries??

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Welcome once again to our Friday’s Food for Thought post. The summer weeks are surely rolling by — oh my, tomorrow is August 1st already! Well, spend some time with us this morning. This post will surely slow down time and bring you to a place of pure peace and comfort. Who are we kidding. This post will most likely do the exact opposite — the theme is about too much information. We live in a harried world where we are overloaded with information. Is this a good thing? We will surely explore this question in today’s FFT post. Oh, and if you could not guess, our recent post about the military being overloaded with too much intelligence influenced today’s post. Enjoy.

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