The program I working on!!! Though not the politics I prefer.
“Kraft, which upped its expenditure on Singles from $25 million in 2008 to $34 million through November of last year, per Nielsen (the data does not include online spending), is also using social media sites like Facebook.com to drive consumer entries for the contest.”
Sarpa and my worlds COLLIDE again.
After Googling myself yesterday and freaking out a bit about Internet privacy, I decided to go straight to the source and e-mail a friend’s boyfriend, Mark, who also happens to be the founder of Plancast, a geolocation social calendar start-up that I use, to ask about privacy settings. Unfortunately, knowing someone at the top doesn’t necessarily get you results. It does, however, get you a nice, quick response:
"So anyway, when I saw that Plancast is my #1 Google search result, all of a sudden I had this image of someone seeing something I had Plancasted and showing up there and cutting my head off or something lovely. I guess the same could be said for foursquare, but (so far) that doesn’t show up on Google, so I guess I feel like it’s at least a teensy bit more in control.
Anyway, sorry for the diatribe, but I just figured I’d go straight to the source to ask about privacy settings. Plus, the question seems pretty relevant, given that privacy is top of mind for everyone in the industry right now (read: Mark Zuckerberg).
"Sorry about leaving you more vulnerable to stalkers. I worry about Victoria googling my name and finding me IRL, too.
We currently don’t have any way to make your plans private. However, it’s on our shortlist to roll out that functionality. Rough guestimate is that we’ll have a way for you to lock down your plans in 2-3 weeks time. Until then, I guess I’d advise you to be careful about what you post =/
The moral? Duh - be careful what you post and be aware of your privacy options….straight from the horse’s mouth, in Silicon Valley.
“There’s something so sensical and formulaic about having a club at the top of a hotel,” Abramcyk says. “Downtown New York is supposed to be the coolest place in the world. It’s not Los Angeles or Vegas. It’s about being in a stand-alone space, figuring out the most interesting music, and making people feel welcome. It’s not about just getting the credit card machine to charge that crazy, $100,000 bill. I think you lose something there. I don’t like big, shiny places.”—http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/the_beatrice_strikes_back_j8RvnVZntuyaf28gUCG64L#ixzz0cWMV4xDJ
If anything, the Beatrice’s absence has been filled by what might be described as “The Death Star” of New York nightlife, the imperious Boom Boom Room, a penthouse lounge perched high atop Vader-esque hotel lord Andre Balazs’ glass-wrapped Standard Hotel.
Boasting a door policy tighter than a supermodel’s abs, the Boom Boom was dubbed “the new Studio 54” by The Daily Beast soon after its glitzy September unveiling. Madonna, Marc Jacobs, Bono, Mick Jagger and assorted swells gaped at its stunning views and luxuriated in its futuristic Rainbow Room vibe. But with no dancing, $25 cocktails and decidedly low-key energy, this staid hot spot’s supremacy seems ripe for a fresh challenge by rebel nightlife forces.