Items tagged with Rooms

A couple of weeks ago, we reported on a secret app that Facebook has been working on that would allow people to "poke, stalk, and whine" anonymously. Well, today, the company has taken the veil off of that app, and we can see that the rumors were quite on-the-mark. You will have the ability to remain anonymous with 'Rooms', though that's not really its purpose. Ultimately, Rooms brings back the magic of Internet forums or BBSes, where communities can congregate and discuss a subject in a far more sane manner than with a Facebook status. I'm sure we've all seen a message on Facebook to the effect of "(Your Friend) commented on this post", only to be unable to find it among the 2,000 other comments.... Read more...
A Pew Internet and American Life Project study shows that not only has text message speak reached schoolwork, so has Jerry Yang-ish lack of capitalization!Teens may spend a lot of time texting and IMing, but they don't consider those short exchanges to be writing. If it's not assigned to them through school, they have a hard time thinking about it as legit.These are among the findings of a national phone survey of 700 young people (ages 12 to 17) and their parents conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project and the National Commission on Writing last fall, the results of which were released Thursday. Eight focus groups in four cities also were questioned in the summer of 2007.The... Read more...
Microsoft has 6 million console users on its "Live" online gaming service, and announced that starting on May 8th, you can join in using your desktop computer. Cross-platform mayhem here we come. This development has been foreshadowed by Microsoft for some time, with their ultimate aim of letting you play almost anywhere, or at the very least access your 'Live' account from any device, including your cell phone, although that last particular development is still set for the future. Unsurprisingly, the initiative is called 'Live Anywhere'. The new Live experience for PCs is said to look very much like that enjoyed by existing Xbox 360 owners, ensuring a smooth experience for those already... Read more...