Daily Archives: October 18, 2012

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Tweetbot: Perhaps The Last Great Twitter App For Mac

Tweetbot: Perhaps The Last Great Twitter App For Mac.

Tweetbot for Mac follows in the footsteps of some pretty great Twitter clients for Apple’s desktop computers, including Tweetie and the official client that was based on it. Unfortunately, because of Twitter’s hostile attitude towards independent clients that aren’t its own, it is very likely to be the last really great one we see. Continue reading

10 Spooky Cyberattacks In 2012 – Infographic

It’s been a chilling year so far for web and mobile security. Cybercriminals continue to think of clever and sneaky ways to strip millions of consumers of credit card information and personal data, thanks largely in part to malicious links, phishing scams and password hacks.

The team at cybercrime prevention company ThreatMetrix has put together an infographic detailing the top 10 spookiest cyberattacks of the year so far. And with big names such as Zappos, Amazon, LinkedIn and Android gracing the list, there’s a good chance you or someone you know has fallen victim to a security breach.

“With threats looming everywhere from banks and web browsers to online dating and social networking sites, this list is sure to leave you with goosebumps,” the company says.

For a full look at the spookiest cyber attacks of 2012, check out the infographic.

Source: Mashable.com, threatmetrix.com

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Who Will Social Media Users Vote For? – Infographic

You’ve probably seen the results of dozens of election polls by now, but what about research specifically concentrating on social media users? How will they be voting in the U.S. presidential election coming up on Nov. 6? To find out, market research firm Lab42 surveyed 500 U.S. social media users.

In the survey, respondents were asked who they planned to vote for, and in an interesting twist, who they’ll be voting against. The survey digs deeper, finding out if spouses agree on presidential candidates, which issues have the most impact on voters’ decisions, and who is just not going to vote at all.

The most significant findings are about the closely watched independents, those who say they aren’t affiliated with either the Republican or Democratic parties. According to the survey, the race is nowhere near over for denizens of social media, with significant percentages still undecided, especially those who aren’t registered. One statistic that made us laugh: 7% of registered independents have changed their minds four or more times.

And really, 29% of the respondents didn’t even know what “GOP” stands for…? Ouch.

By the way, if you’re having trouble making up your mind, here’s a powerful tool, I Side With, a website that gives you a detailed questionnaire and lets you discover how your political views match up with the candidates.

The survey was conducted Oct. 2-4, 2012 with 500 Facebook and Twitter users responding. A lot has happened since Oct. 4, the day after the first debate in which Obama’s performance was widely panned. However, the next two debates were seen as mostly wins for the Obama campaign, so it’s possible these results could somewhat balance out. And, according to a spokesperson from Lab42, “The majority of respondents took the survey after the first debate, and I think the only stat that may have changed is the undecided vote, which will continue to change up until the election.”

What do you think? Does this survey reflect your impression of the voting landscape in social media?

Source: Mashable.com, Lab42.com