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Did you know that about eight in 10 employers will Google a job applicant before inviting them in for an interview?
Twitter’s first mobile developer conference, Flight, took place yesterday in San Francisco, with the company unveiling their new Fabric platform for mobile app developers.
One aspect of Fabric that’s very interesting is Digits, a new Twitter-powered tool that lets users sign in to their party apps with just their mobile phone number.
Did you know that almost half of the world’s internet users are now active on social media sites? One billion of us are using Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and/or LinkedIn, and the rapid growth in this global phenomenon is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down.
Indeed, the audience is getting younger and younger – some 82 percent of children have some kind of internet presence before the age of two – and your online identity has never been more important for getting into school, finding a job or simply meeting people.
Gigya, a company that provides technology that wraps the most popular social networking APIs (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and others) into a single API, have created an interesting infographic that looks at the different online IDs that many people use to sign on to other websites via those oh-so convenient connect buttons.
But just how safe are these buttons? And how much of your online identity are you exposing?
Over on his personal blog, Twitter’s Evan Williams has written a very detailed post that compiles his thoughts on what he calls The Five Easy Pieces Of Online Identity.
It’s a lengthy read, but worth a moment of your time as there might be clues here about the direction Williams is taken with his new (and currently very hush-hush) start-up project.