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Selecting Components for WordPress

I have been dealing with WordPress for years now. I have developed and maintained my own site; built a number of experiments and Proofs-of-Concept and managed blogging platforms for others. Each context has taught me something new, but one of the aspects that keeps me hooked into this environment is the vibrant community that WordPress has.

The amount of plugins, themes, and solutions that get built on top of it is astonishing. WordPress is estimated to run to 33% of all websites and 60% of the ones with a known CMS. There is certainly a virtuous cycle behind ...

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Spotting influencers and VIPs in LinkedIn with PowerShell – Part 2: “The Dark Side”

What we have seen on our previous post may seem interesting and powerful. Essentially, what we are doing is opening the door to creating local datasets with personally identifiable information coming from our Social Networks. That's a pretty big deal. Therefore, there are a couple of things that we need to understand before going forward.

Privacy, Law and Ethics

Usually, on Digital Media, whenever you can access some information is because you have rights and permissions to do so. However, I would like you to consider the difference between “can” and “should”. Now, you have the chance to “download” datasets ...

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Security & Privacy on Personal Mashups

It is not new that there is an explosion of services around the web that can play a role in a user-based mashup. I won't count them all, because this will change after this note has been written. If you don't know what I'm talking about, just have a look to the Services connected by ShareThis or Ping.fm.

Many of these services will raise their own privacy questions/concerns. But, anyway, your questions may fall into these two categories:

  1. How this Service Provider will manage my data.
  2. Which are the Risks I'm facing on my use (publishing/sharing/…) of
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