April 1, 2010 | By Kodi zz

miniLinks for 2010-04-01

  • Facebook Adds "It's Complicated" Comment Option
    Facebook added a new button designed to disambiguate users' feelings about status updates pertaining to copyright laws, Terms of Service Agreements, and locked-down Apple products. However, Facebook continued its refusal to add a "dislike" button, noting that users have clearly indicated that they would like pushing such a button, making their feelings, at best, complicated.
  • Google to Reverse Privacy Snafu with Google Zubb
    Responding to the backlash caused by Google Buzz exposing Gmail users' frequently emailed contacts, Google Zubb instead identifies your "least favorite contacts" before forcibly and publicly extricating them from your digital social circle.
  • Social Game-maker Zynga Unveils Captivating New Game
    Attempting to replicate the success of the Farmville and Mafia Wars games, Zynga today introduced "Social Networking: The Game," an application that allows users to run their own social networking startup. Players profit by obtaining users and gathering dizzying quantities of private information and social connection data. Advanced strategies include scraping competing networks, and developing "upgrades" that make it difficult for users to migrate to competitors.

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