Youth get smart about privacy settings

Today’s youth may have a reputation for texting in short hand, but they are proving to be a savvy bunch when it comes to privacy on social networks. A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project has sparked discussion about how young people are rising to the top when it comes to online reputation management. The study highlights how young people in the 18-29 age bracket are actively deleting comments that others have made on their profile and locking down privacy settings in an effort to maintain a clean image online, particularly those who are entering the workforce.

Google adds Moderator to YouTube

YouTube users are now able take their comments to another level with the integration of Google Moderator – a platform that lets users ask viewers to answer specific questions. Moderator lets you set up parameters for the dialogue, including the topic, the type of submissions, and the length of the conversation. Users are then able to vote questions up or down, with the top-voted submission responded to with a video post on the channel. Here’s an example of how The New York Times is using Google Moderator.

Mark Zuckerberg responds to privacy concerns

In a column in The Washington Post, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about how Facebook missed the mark with it’s latest privacy settings. Users recently began to complain about the overly complex Facebook privacy settings, a move which Zuckerberg described as an attempt to give people more granular control over privacy settings. Zuckerberg promises that they will be releasing simpler controls for privacy settings in the coming weeks, which will help users easily turn off all third-party services.

Nike’s “Write the Future” ad goes viral

Nike’s latest ad, which captures the excitement of the fast approaching FIFA World Cup, broke all kinds of viral video records this week. The video captured 7.8 million views in it’s first week, breaking the previous record of 6.8 million which was set by Nike’s Tiger and Earl ad.

Check out the ad below (via CatchUpLady):

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