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Sep30
nComN's People Laugh About Their Security Errors
After my laughing, admittedly in a mean spirited tone, about their site security that I posted this rebuke to nComN:

I started to be mean, it is in my nature, but I am restraining myself. 

However, there are plenty of users that would have lots of fun with this.  Imagine, you could invite people to connect on LinkedIN, spam your blog url or even place a contextual ad in there... 

Remember, it's naughty to take advantage of the weak.  ;)

Really, I haven't thought much more about it until I received a comment today from someone there at nComN:

Thanks for helping us find that security glitch.

We are a fairly open system that requires users to login to contribute content. We do have content revision and history, so when people hacked our site we were easily able to go to the original version.

While it would have been more fun to know exactly to whom I was speaking, I appreciate their commenting to let us know how people responded.  They were very good sports.  Here are a few comments on their hacked pages:
  • "you can just add text anywhere on the page? what prevents anyone from hacking the site?" (this one was me)
  • "Is your web team being paid with Monopoly money?  wow!"
  • "NcomN's Popularity Contest. You could win a broken iPod Nano!"
    (With a picture of a broken iPod)
  • "We Need a Slogan! - NcomN is offering another chance for you to win a FREE Broken iPod!!!!"
  • "All you have to do is sign up for our site and help us with a slogan (and site security)."
Sep29
Facebook's Crossroads
With the college social networking company new initiatives (sponsored feeds, sponsored groups, privacy issues and non-exclusivity), Facebook is poised to either dominate the student social networking scene *or* do the Friendster nosedive.  I have to admit that I have no... Continue Reading
What's HAWT Today On YouTube
PimplyWimp has drummed up 384,551 views for this YouTube epic, "YouTube, The Movie".  Admittedly, since he credits a dozen or more people in the 'film' many of them have probably helped drive up traffic.  However, the movie is good, despite... Continue Reading
Sep28
Cuban Says Potential YouTube Investors Need Their Head Examined
Today's buzz comes to us courtesy of the loudest rich guys on the internet.  Brash and opinionated Mark Cuban says that only a moron would buy YouTube.  Them there sounds like fightin' words... Cuban, co-founder of HDNet and owner of... Continue Reading
VideoEgg's VC Is A Latte Jolt
VideoEgg isn't interested in competing with the video giants, focusing more on delivering video, and potentially monetized video, to websites (small to enterprise). They have partnerships with several big names already, including AOL, Bebo, Tagged and Current.tv. They recently got... Continue Reading
Sep27
MySchoolTube is Facebook + YouTube
Let's take a deeper look at MySchoolTube.Michael Cho, a Berkeley student, has taken a clean social site dominated (can't say exclusive any longer) by college students and mashed it with a super-popular video site to create a mostly college-oriented site... Continue Reading
3 Great Mashups
A mashup is defined as a website or "application that uses content from more than one source to create a completely new service." (wikipedia)  With the collaborative web that we're seeing, ala Web 2.0, you're seeing them more and more. ... Continue Reading
Sep26
More On Local Social Options
I posted yesterday on Local Social Networking Options.  I took 3 local socials, Craigslist, Judy's Book and Insider Pages and compared them to each other.  Here's a snippet of what I wrote about Insider Pages: A rising newcomer, though, is... Continue Reading
Wallop Is Pretty
Some of you know I consulted on a social networking site's launch earlier this year that was flash-based.  So, as you can imagine I am intently watching Wallop's upcoming launch.I'm already impressed they aren't basing their entire business model on... Continue Reading
An Open Facebook on Digg
In a widely anticipated move, Facebook opened their registration up to everyone today.  Most current users are less than thrilled, if you can judge by Digg commenters: "and now its just another myspace copy" "Facebook was essentially the alternative to... Continue Reading
Sep25
Local Social Networking - Options
Some of the most exciting social sites are those that attract the local market.  Craigslist is a phenomenon that capilatized on the local market, and others are attempting the same thing.Two local social sites that deserve your attention are Judy's... Continue Reading
Social Networking For Your Parents
So your mom couldn't find her way to Google by herself?  Well now she's got a place she can go to network online and she won't need your help with it (you can't play there anyway).Eons is social networking for... Continue Reading
Digg vs Del.icio.us
All of us will admit to yearning to be Dugg and Del.icio.us-ed, but one is inherently better than the other in the long term.  Performancing takes a look at the results of both and determines that Del.icio.us is better in... Continue Reading
Is Social Networking Making Us Cold?
In late 2005 and early 2006, PEW research sat down with some of the online world's biggest stars, including Esther Dyson, editor-at-large of CNET, VC/analyst Stewart Alsop, Boing Boing's Cory Doctorow, Howard Rheingold of "Smart Mobs" and more than 700... Continue Reading
Flixn Is The Video Flavor of The Month
As someone who is immensely jealous of her Mac friends and their on-board video camera, I'm even more motivated now to put a camera on my own sad little notebook so I can make use of Flixn.  I'll probably hook... Continue Reading
Sep23
Sightings of Sphere Blogsearch Seen In The Wild
While reading a Time story earlier today, I noticed a Sphere It Button at the bottom of the page. If you aren't familiar with Sphere, I did a podcast last year with Tony Conrad, CEO of Sphere while it was... Continue Reading
Sep22
Exhaustive Blogging How Tos
The group writing project at Problogger was a rousing success with 343 entries.  Topics written on ranged from fertility issues (several) to web design and manners.  The 4 winners were chosen randomly and are no doubt jumping for joy at... Continue Reading
Bebo Adds Moderation To Prevent Comment Bullying
To satisfy their expanding universe, Bebo added some new features that aims to prevent, or at least moderate, cyberbullying: ... moderate comments on your profile page, delete comments and ban posters altogether. Bebo has a “whiteboard” feature where visitors can... Continue Reading
Gather Updates Features
I received an email from Gather today letting me know they'd added some neat features.  My first thought was that it was odd that Gather was only now adding them, but, looking at the positives here, at least they are... Continue Reading
Sep21
YouTube and Facebook Set Prices
YouTube is reportedly valuing itself at $1.5 B.  Most people say that without a sustainable monetization model (or even one pulled out of a hat), the bandwidth hog that is YouTube won't get it.  Although, industry moguls see definite value... Continue Reading
Lazy Like MySpace
I know they get kudos for their focus on user customization, but I say it was just laziness, not thoughtful design that allowed users to do what they want with their site.  Since customization was, basically, what made MySpace really... Continue Reading
TechCrunch Grows and Changes
I know everyone is always down on TechCrunch's Arrington, and I agree that he does seem to take himself a little too seriously, but he's got probably the best Web 2.0 blog out there, so I have to give him... Continue Reading
Is Zuckerberg Sabatoging Facebook?
Sometimes smart people with a pulse on the youth mindset can dream up and run a successful company, right out of college.  Usually they do this by partnering with people who have more experience or hiring experts along the way. ... Continue Reading
Sep20
Free Flickr Prints at Moo
Flickr Pro users can get a free batch of 10 custom cards printed (and shipped) from Moo.com (via ProBlogger).  Free is always fun, especially a tangible item like this.  The giveaway encouraged me to go to Moo (which I probably... Continue Reading
Family-friendly Social Networking
As a parent and a social networking afficianado, I admit some fear and trepidation when I consider my children taking part in the online world.  I recently helped my almost 9 year old set up her own blog (blocked by... Continue Reading
Sep19
5 Overused Social Networking Marketing Techniques
5.  Invite OnlyNothing makes a user feel special more than an invite to an exclusive online social clique.  Throw in the fact that most of us geeks were not cheerleaders or jocks in high school and you've got a captive... Continue Reading
Feedburner and Blip.tv
When I logged into Blip.tv today I noticed that the Feedburner options looked a bit different.  In fact, I don't think I noticed Feedburner options last time I got on Blip.  After digging around I saw a small blog post... Continue Reading
SoapBox on MSN
SoapBox is live for connected beta users (invite only) and the first impressions are that it is very similar to YouTube.  My question is Can you download (yes you can) and Will there be RSS?  Both of these will determine... Continue Reading
Talk Like a Pirate Day - 2006
In honor of the most fun day of the year, I have to tip my hat to the creation of Arrrrrr! The Social Network for Pirates (seen on ValleyWag).  Joining the likes of BlogHer and Edelman, Arrrrrr! The Social Network... Continue Reading
Gamma Entry Into Socializr
As we all like to follow the news of yet another startup, I bring you the story of Friendster-founder, Jonathan Abrams' next social site, Socializr.  An event site (rumored to have been the original focus of Friendster (pre VC), Socializr... Continue Reading
Sep18
Doostang's Blog Is Going Places
Knowing that their market is in high-quality career types that want to interract and build relationships with other execs and soon-to-be execs, Doostang's bloggers have taken to the road to build buzz at Yale's career fair.Doostang clearly knows their target... Continue Reading
Zebo's Millions
Cashmore over at Mashable, a highly influential and read social networking blog, is reporting that Zebo has millions of users.  He questions the accuracy of the numbers reported by Zebo and by the New York Times: For what it’s worth,... Continue Reading
Warner Music Video LEGALLY On YouTube
In the smartest move I've seen in months, Dogster funding notwithstanding, Warner Music opened it's library to the clamoring masses on YouTube (via Slashdot). ... Continue Reading
Sep17
Blufr Fooled Me, Has It Fooled You?
After finding Blufr through Digg, I've been playing around to see if it could bluff this trivia hound, and within minutes these intelligent questions did just that.  Here's the question that bluffed me.  How would you answer it? If you've... Continue Reading
Sep15
Bigger Than Social Networking
Is signing up on a social site the online equivalent of unprotected sex?  Who is selling their user list to dirty marketers like those who've targeted preteens/teens in the below spam email?  Anyone know the privacy policies at the big... Continue Reading
Don't Force Me To E-gnore you
Valleywag always has a way with words and today's no different.  The blog known for pissing off most of Silicon Valley at one time or another is offering a vocabulary lesson so that you can avoid a Web 2.0 language... Continue Reading
nComN Launches, Site Begs To Be Hacked
I got the press release on the new site nComn (not sure if those capitalizations are perfect or not) and, for some reason, I checked it out.  When I got there I noticed an iPod giveaway, and like the easily... Continue Reading
Sep14
Connect on LinkedIN?
If there's one email that isn't spam, but feels like it, it's LinkedIN connection requests.  Emails with this subject communicate a few things to me: You Are LazyIf you've not even taken time to change the auto-generated text, you're a... Continue Reading
NBC Searches For The Next "Bachelor" On LinkedIN
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Online Video Sharing Sites, Part 2
Continued from yesterday's review of Online Video Sharing Sites.Second Coolest FeatureGrouper allows users to download a PSP-ready version of the vidcast, which would really increase your audience.  However, they ruin it's ease by making it downloadable only through their software... Continue Reading
Hot on the Social Web Today - 9/14/06
Today's entry to the Hot on the Social Web files is from Google Video.  It originally aired on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network.  While it is a copyrighted file, clearly recorded from someone's DVR, credit is given to the owner... Continue Reading
Skype Adds Beta Video For Mac Users
Skype's Mac users are in for a treat as theSkype video beta was announced today.  It's open to any Mac users (OS versions supported are below) that aren't afraid of beta software.  Users of the Skype Mac video service will... Continue Reading
Sep13
MySpace vs. YouTube
One of the hottest stories on Digg at the moment is a story that says MySpace is about to pull the plug on the outbound traffic to YouTube (via).  At the Merrill Lynch Media & Entertainment Conference in Pasadena, Calif.,... Continue Reading
Online Video Sharing Sites
We all understand how much video sharing sites are impacting the social web, but do you know the difference between each?  In my trials as a videoblogger, I've learned a bit about which sites offer the best networking, which has... Continue Reading
Using Wikipedia To Gauge Your Brand
Following your brand online can be easy with ego searches on major news search engines.  Now, navigating Wikipedia for mention of your brand is easier thanks to Steve Rubel's wiki branding hint: Wikipedia has quietly rolled out a special page... Continue Reading
Understanding a wiki
Wikis are fast becoming essential parts of many businesses.  Using services like Jotspot and PBWiki to create wikis for your site encourages fast collaboration between colleagues and enables new people to jump in on day one with very little one-on-one... Continue Reading
Social Advertising
Advertising online often means advertising on a social site.  However, new research suggests that online advertising via social sites (blogs, community sites and forums) are less successful than traditional online advertising (via). Only 21% of consumers trust product information within... Continue Reading
Sep12
Focus on User Generated Content
User generated content is all the rage.  It's what makes YouTube, Gather and Revver so immensely popular with today's users.  However, user gen content is not new.  Geocities and HomeTown AOL were both popular for their user gen content.  I... Continue Reading
FaceBook's Open To The Public, Almost
Facebook postponed their expansion today after last week's backlash caused, in part, by failing to inform the users before they made changes in their profiles.  Fearing another angry mob due to the unanticipated user expansion, Facebook chose to hold off... Continue Reading
Digg's Future Depends on the Current Backlash
Much like LinkedIN had to step in to stop the rampant invite spam that annoyed it's regular users, those gaming the system are being punished on Digg.  However, just like the power-users of LinkedIN were handled with kidd gloves by... Continue Reading
Don't Digg the Buzz on Digg
Digg scores 1% of all internet traffic1.  The buzz on Digg is usually good buzz.  However, as MySpace is plagued with stories of teen abduction and spam, Digg is continually followed by accusations of top users 'gaming' the system.It's certainly... Continue Reading
Valleywag's MySpace is Evil Obligatory Entry
The internet is buzzing today about Valleywag's "MySpace:  The Business of Spam 2.0".  It's a scathing editorial on the intent-to-spam consipiracy alleged of DeWolfe and Anderson by a college student in Orange County.  A testament to this strange new social... Continue Reading
Sep11
LonelyGirl 15's Cover Is Blown
The biggest question in the blogosphere in the past week, after the HP scandal and the Facebook debacle, was "Is LonelyGirl 15 real?".  If you don't know who she is, you're probably not alone.  However, to the 27,555 subscribers of... Continue Reading
Welcome to SocialRiots
Thanks for visiting SocialRiots.  The business of social networking is still fleshing itself out.  Profits are rare, but users are many.  We'll take you through this seemingly unbalanced trending as we attempt to discover all we can about this new... Continue Reading

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