Woohoo, it’s Friday, Friday, Friday… (turn volume up) Yes indeed, another Friday is upon us and that means time for my weekly 5 Things on Friday. Today a few gems including a look at some cool data visualizations, Map as an art form, amazing glow in the dark technology in the Netherlands, a geocoding tool, and a lesson in history and geology… enjoy – See 5 Things on Friday #3
Archives for January 18, 2013
Privacy and security is always a concern, particularly in this era of social media and social sharing. Did you know that January is the tenth annual National Stalking Awareness Month dedicated to educating the public about the dangers related to the crime of stalking both online and offline? The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and McAfee (security software provider) have offered up some valuable tips for those of you who have been or may become victims of cyber stalkers. Indeed some useful tips here, however, it may be a mammoth effort to go back in time and correct everything so be aware, you may be in store for a huge effort if this is a concern of yours.
The following are 10 things that you can do to help prevent a cyber stalker from making you a victim – I’ve added my own comment to each point:
The gang at CloverPoint in Victoria BC, Canada is doing some really cool stuff with facebook via their resource known as MapSocial. The latest addition to the service is a fun infographic building tool that lets users create a Social Graph of their friends based on location parameters harvested from their settings.
Users can quickly and easily connect to the service (through facebook) follow the prompts, and generate and share a fun visualization (infographic) to share with their friends. Here’s how it works:
- Go to App on https://www.facebook.com/MapSocial
- Click the Get Started Now button and begin creating your own infographic
Here’s something kinda cool that you may have never thought of… how about printing up a new shell for your smartphone? Well, if you happen to have a device like the Nokia Lumia 820 which sports a removable shell (case) Nokia developer is making it a bit easier for you by providing you with all the specs and design drawings so you can print up a nice, fully customized shell… oh, you will need access to a 3D printer! If 3D printing is your thing and you happen to be a Windows Phone geek then have a looksee at the mechanical drawings of the Nokia Lumia 820 back shell… and be sure to send me a pic when you print one up!
Now let me see, where did I leave that darned 3D printer of mine?? ;0)
Want to know more about 3D Printing? See How 3D Printing Works