POW! Following up the first-look image of a BlackBerry 10 phone we posted two weeks ago, today the good ol’ CrackBerry tip line received a pretty *interesting* email, to which was attached a 14-page .pdf file full of Cracktasticgoodness. The document was clearly prepared by one of RIM’s external ad agency partners as a BB10 briefing document, providing background information on BlackBerry 10 and outlining some of the OS features and ideas for how to position BlackBerry 10 in future advertising campaigns. BlackBerry 10 Phones may be months away still, but judging by the document it appears the behind-the-scenes work to begin marketing the next-generation of BlackBerry phones is already well under way.
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Overall, the changes make it easier for people to understand what audience will be seeing what they post on Facebook and to control who sees what others post that refers to them. The changes will start rolling out in coming days and people will be prompted with a tour option when they are available.
Facebook users have long complained that it’s not always clear who can see what content is posted, among other concerns. Meanwhile, Google+ has been praised for avoiding some of the Facebook (and Buzz) privacy pitfallsby allowing users to easily control who they share content with. Asked if the Facebook changes were in response to Google+, a Facebook representative said no.
Best thing about this is when your buddy posts you in a less than appropriate bar night picture, you get notified of the tag and can accept it or not. Power back to the people. My suggestion, start making groups asap. Friends, Work Friends, Bosses, Family. etc. you get the point. After those groups are created you can then choose who see’s what. The Ball is back in our court. Why? Because Google was doing it and Facebook should have already been doing it.
Click here to see a couple pictures, and to learn about some of the other features not mentioned here, like ‘SkyBox’, ‘SkyLine’ and ‘SkyMarket’.
Also check out the new service being released by Microsoft called “My Phone” Basically you can synchronize all your contacts, emails, texts, photos, documents, and music. Click here. Unfortunately this service is only available as an invitation-only beta. I hope everyone has unlimited data plans!