Comment utiliser Facebook Places sur iPhone depuis la Belgique (via VPN)

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1) Choisissez votre fournisseur de VPN aux USA (ici: Blackvpn – 5€ pour 3 mois. Utilisez le code de réduction VXBNKWV )  C’est quoi un VPN ?
2) Installez le profil VPN sur votre iPhone (comme expliqué ici)
Activez le VPN, lancez l’appli Facebook … et roulez jeunesse
A noter:
-> L’interface de Places est déjà 100% en français (lancement imminent ?)
-> Il y a un message qui averti l’utilisateur mais je sens qu’on va quand même devoir le répéter un paquet de fois: « Ne checkez pas chez votre maîtresse ni au bistro pendant les heures de boulot ! »
-> Bing (Microsoft) est le moteur pour les cartes en Belgique (alors qu’on voit du Google maps dans toutes les demo jusqu’ici)
-> Le potentiel publicitaire est Kolossal  (voyez dans le dernier screenshot la manière dont le lieu s’affiche: « entreprise locale » + le « lien commercial » dans la colonne de droite + le « partager » en colonne de gauche qui laisse supposer une viralité à l’instar des Pages) … bref, mode #cashmachine ON

Vous voyez d’autres choses intéressantes à souligner ? A part que ça risque de killer tous les Foursquare, Gowalla, Plyce, etc. (ou pas !)

EDIT: merci à Denis pour l’illu Geek & Poke pile-poil ad hoc
hat tip: Inside Facebook


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Les bons liens de la veille ( 10 novembre au 16 novembre )

Voici quelques articles dont la pertinence/l’intérêt m’ont marqué au cours des derniers jours. Faites-en bon usage ! 🙂

  • Calls on the President to actually USE Twitter (@marshallk ) – Maybe you should try it sometime, Mr. Obama. And while you’re at it, you should ask someone to brief you on the movement for distributed social networking standards. A speaking gig in China would have been a great opportunity to sing the praises of decentralized, standards-based, interoperable, free-market competition in communication technologies. That’s the next part of the Twitter story
  • How Social Media is Taking the News Local – Early last year, journalists Cory Bergman and his wife, Kate, started a Seattle-area neighborhood network of news blogs called Next Door Media, which won the Online News Association’s first Community Collaboration award in 2009.Cory Bergman said in an e-mail interview that about 80% of their stories come from their neighbors and what they post in the blogs’ forums, comments, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. Experienced journalists who live in the neighborhood cover stories they find via those methods, using traditional journalism skills to gather and confirm information. When the stories are posted to the blogs, a hat tip is given to the user who originated the idea.
  • Excellente synthèse du débat Murdoch-Google et de la couverture Twitter de la tuerie de Ft. Hood – In this week’s edition, I look at recent comments by News Corp. honcho Rupert Murdoch about taking his content out of Google searches, and how many people reacted to it. Plus, many news organizations made Twitter Lists to cover the Ft. Hood shooting, but the Austin American-Statesman had an excellent Twitter feed of original and aggregated information. And Salon CEO Richard Gingras talks about how his site will be funding investigative journalism with soft-news features.
  • A Microformat with Major Implications for The Newsroom – Imagine this: you visit one of your favorite news sites and the homepage displays a notification that an article you read yesterday has been updated with new information, and a story you read last week has been corrected. The notification enables you to click on a link and read the correction, or to be taken to the updated story.
  • 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error
  • Why Google Latitude’s added features have potential for mobile journalism ( /by @paulbradshaw ) – Google Latitude, a service that works with your mobile phone to enable people to see where you are, has launched 2 new services with interesting potential for mobile journalism: Location History and Location Alerts.
  • 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error
  • My students don’t have TVs … – CBC News wants to attract younger viewers with its recent relaunch, but as Carleton broadcast journalist instructor Marilyn Mercer found out, many of her students don’t have TVs or cable subscription
  • « Welt Kompakt » among the first newspapers around the world to integrate Google Wave into its coverage (via @philaloux ) – Welt Kompakt, a spinoff of the German daily Die Welt, is among the first newspapers around the world to integrate Google Wave into its coverage, Revolution Magazine reported yesterday. The addition comes even as the lifestyle daily also invites readers to follow its editors – and contribute to content – via the free tabloid’s Twitter account, Welt Kompakt yesterday announced.
  • Le New York Times publie un article financé par souscription du public ( (via @eni_kao et @couve ) – The New York Times has published a story about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” by Lindsey Hoshaw that was funded in part through the “community funded journalism” site Spot.Us, which helped Hoshaw raise $10,000 from more than 100 people so she could report the story.

Les bons liens de la veille ( 18 août au 24 août )

Voici quelques articles dont la pertinence/l’intérêt m’ont marqué au cours des derniers jours. Faites-en bon usage ! 🙂

  • Personal brands vs. corporate brands: Who are the real superstars? (via @owyang ) – It’s always interesting to see when superstars emerge out of existing brands. And it is fascinating to watch when they choose to leave for something new.
  • TableSurfing: You’ll never eat alone again … (via @TheAfter) – Tablesurfing is a bit like Couchsurfing, but then with tables…
  • Kazaa founder Kevin Bermeister turns music piracy fighter – A few short years ago, Kevin Bermeister was the music industry’s public enemy number one, pursued by lawyers and private investigators over his file sharing business Kazaa. Now Mr Bermeister, who paid out a reported $150 million in a 2005 legal settlement with the majors, has created a new weapon against music piracy that could make him the industry’s new best friend.Called Copyrouter, it is technology that detects when a user is trying to download a copyright-infringing version of a song from a peer-to-peer file sharing network, and replaces it with a legitimate – paid – version. The user is asked before the download if they agree to pay for the copyright-protected version through their next monthly ISP bill.
  • 10 Really Tangible Ways To Measure Social Media Success | Microgeist (via @jeanlucr ) – This isn’t a number some may say not even tangible, but you won’t get anywhere unless you’ve actually defined some processes that can be measured. A lot of people are just going on these sites, putting up a profile and waiting for something to happen. Having an outline and plan of action is a sign of success, it shows that you have at least a basic understanding of social media and some of its components. This is your first benchmark. It is also important to realize that these plans are not static and require constant appraisal for effectiveness.
  • Twitter Launches a Geolocation API (via @jeffjarvis) – We’re gearing up to launch a new feature which makes Twitter truly location-aware. A new API will allow developers to add latitude and longitude to any tweet. Folks will need to activate this new feature by choice because it will be off by default and the exact location data won’t be stored for an extended period of time. However, if people do opt-in to sharing location on a tweet-by-tweet basis, compelling context will be added to each burst of information.
  • PayPal enters agreement with mobile credit card transaction company – Transaction Wireless, a mobile commerce payment and marketing company, has announced an agreement with PayPal™ to power the company’s wCharge Credit Card Terminal by Transaction Wireless™, allowing small merchants to accept credit card payments virtually anywhere, securely and conveniently using only a mobile phone and a PayPal account.
  • At its peak, the conversation about Michael Jackson’s death proceeded at a rate of 78 tweets/second (via @Digidave) – Detecting Sadness in 140 Characters: Sentiment Analysis and Mourning Michael Jackson on TwitterUsers tweeting about Jackson’s death tend to use far more words associated with negative emotions than are found in ‘everyday’ tweets.
    Roughly 3/4 of tweets about Jackson’s death that use the word “sad” actually express sadness, suggesting that sentiment analysis based on word usage is fairly accurate.
    That said, there is extensive disagreement between human coders about the emotional content of tweets, even for emotions that we might expect would be clear (like sadness).
    Tweets expressing personal, emotional sadness about the Jackson’s death showed strong agreement among coders while commentary on the auxiliary social effects of Jackson’s death showed strong disagreement.
    We argue that this pattern in the “understandability” of certain types of communication across Twitter is due to the way the platform structures the expression of its users.
  • Digital music sales will nearly equal CD sales by the end of 2010. (PC Magazine) – CD purchases made up 65 percent of all music sold in the first half of 2009, while paid digital downloads came in at 35 percent. In 2007, downloads accounted for 20 percent of music purchases. That jumped to 30 percent in 2008. iTunes, The Apple-owned music store, now accounts for 25 percent of music units sold, according to Tuesday data from the NPD Group.
  • Comment des demandeuses d’emploi deviennent expertes en veille économique internationale ( via @EGlobale)
  • Demand Media prend une participation dans CoverItLive, monétisation en vue ! – Les outils sociaux développés par Demand Media dans sa suite « Pluck » vont progressivement être intégrés à CoverItLive et des solutions « Entreprises » vont également être développées.

Application STIB sous Android. Plus d’excuse pour rater votre tram/bus/métro à Bruxelles

Voici une application que tous les bruxellois vont s’arracher, quand elle sera disponible officiellement, ce qui n’est pas gagné d’office puisqu’elle a été développée en stoemeling, comme on dit chez nous, par eMich, poète du code à ses heures perdues et grand afficionados des transports en commun dans la vie de tous les jours.

Cette application vous permet de recevoir en temps réel le positionnement de tous les véhicules, sur toutes les lignes, le temps d’attente à chaque station, les horaires théoriques et, cerise sur le cupcake, les arrêts les plus proches de vous grâce à la géolocalisation via le gps intégré. Rien que ça …

C’est à Florence, sa muse électriconique, qu’eMich a confié la responsabilité de la démo ci-dessous. Je serais boss à la STIB, je me dépêcherais de faire le nécessaire …

Tour d’horizon, sur la Première

Ce lundi, nous avons abordé le « turn-over » annoncé par le Groupe M en ce qui concerne la publicité sur internet vs publicité télé en Angleterre pour 2009, l’émergence de la « Mobiquité« , ainsi que la présence quasi généralisée du wifi.

Téléchargez le podcast en cliquant ici

Les Awards « Même pas peur » de la Ligue des Droits de l’Homme

C’était lundi la journée internationale des droits de l’Homme. Pour marquer le coup, la Ligue des droits de l’Homme a décidé de récompenser le meilleur du pire en matière d’actions et de mesures portant atteinte, en Belgique, à ce droit fondamental qu’est le respect de la vie privée.

La liste des nominés est ici.

Et ze winners zijn: Continuer la lecture de « Les Awards « Même pas peur » de la Ligue des Droits de l’Homme »

Les feux en Californie et les outils 2.0

Twitter et les feux en Californie from Damien Van Achter on Vimeo.

– L’article de Om Malik
– L’article de Webware
– L’article de Wired
– Le site du Los Angeles Times
– Le site de KPBS
– Le Twitter des pompiers de Los Angeles