WBEZ | Subway http://www.wbez.org/tags/subway Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Facebook embarrassments now easier than ever to find http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/facebook-embarrassments-now-easier-ever-find-105112 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/usaf.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><strong><a href="http://actualfacebookgraphsearches.tumblr.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="U.S. Air Force appears in Facebook search for &quot;Current employers of people who like racism.&quot;" src="http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-ash4/c90.0.781.781/s160x160/425843_10150814084844989_801553969_n.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 160px; float: right; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>FACEBOOK EMBARRASSMENTS.&nbsp;</strong>The Web site &quot;<a href="http://actualfacebookgraphsearches.tumblr.com/">Actual Facebook Graph Searches</a>&quot; reveals awkward things now easily found on Facebook -- like &quot;Current employers of people who like racism,&quot; &quot;Married people who like prostitutes,&quot; and &quot;Mothers of Jews who like bacon.&quot; (The site&#39;s creator, Tom Scott, is also the guy behind the <a href="http://klout.com/home">Klout</a> parody &quot;<a href="http://www.tomscott.com/klouchebag/">Klouchebag</a>.&quot;)<br />* GigaOM: Facebook&#39;s new search function means&nbsp;<a href="http://gigaom.com/2013/01/23/facebooks-graph-search-and-the-end-of-privacy-by-obscurity/">the end of &quot;privacy by obscurity.&quot;</a><br />* Champaign-based&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wolframalpha.com/">Wolfram Alpha</a>&nbsp;upgrades tool to reveal &quot;<a href="http://gizmodo.com/5978542/wolfram-alpha-will-tell-you-even-more-about-your-facebook-page-than-you-ever-knew">more about your Facebook self than you ever knew</a>&quot; -- including your most-liked and most-commented posts, your friends by gender and age, and more.<br />* Google <a href="http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/01/24/google-unveils-a-more-beautiful-reliable-and-faster-image-search-with-inline-results-and-metadata/">upgrading image search</a>.</p><p><strong>THE FIRE THEY STARTED.&nbsp;</strong>A number of big backers, including UPS and the Intel Foundation, are&nbsp;<a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/01/boy-scouts-verizon-protest-lgbt">dropping or postponing funding for Boy Scouts of America</a>&nbsp;because of its policy of excluding homosexuals, according to&nbsp;<em>Mother Jones</em>.<br />* Some older female veterans not wild about decision to let&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-women-in-combat-tammy-duckworth-applauds-pentagons-decision-to-lift-combat-restrictions-20130123,0,349253.story">U.S. women serve in combat</a>.</p><p><strong>FOR DESTRUCTION, ICE IS ALSO NICE.</strong>&nbsp;A photographer who didn&#39;t grow up around here delights in day-after shots of the <a href="http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/01/23/fire-and-ice-2/">now-ice-encrusted Chicago warehouse</a> where fire broke out Tuesday.&nbsp;<br />* <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-freezing-firefighting-0124-20130124,0,4939289.story">Ice&#39;s weight weakens burning buildings</a>, endangering firefighters.</p><p><strong>FIVE ... FIVE ... FIVE-DOLLAR LAW-SUIT. </strong>The&nbsp;Subway chain faces a legal challenge in Chicago because a customer says a footlong sandwich he ordered was <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/17758324-761/suit-subways-footlongs-come-up-short.html">just 11 inches long</a>.<br />* At post time for this blog, &quot;#<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/19/subway-response-footlong-controversy-measurment_n_2511316.html">NotIntendedToBeAMeasurementOfLength</a>&quot; not <a href="https://twitter.com/trendinghashtag">trending on Twitter</a>.</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/AgentM" target="_blank"><img alt="Marvel's @AgentM" src="https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/2676916712/ee19170115faf3f3e75187124a97ce3b.png" style="width: 100px; height: 100px; float: right;" /></a></p><p><strong>HULK TWEET.&nbsp;</strong>Looking for a model social-media presence? Consider&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ragan.com/PublicRelations/Articles/2d80c25a-6bd6-4638-9ede-96e8f6ecf4fe.aspx?utm_medium=twitter#">Marvel Comics</a>, whose&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://twitter.com/AgentM">@AgentM</a></strong>&nbsp;has more than 1.3 million followers.<br />* Chicago comics shop opens&nbsp;<a href="http://timeoutchicagokids.com/things-to-do/hipsqueak-blog/237441/challengers-comics-opens-sidekicks-a-store-for-all-ages-comic-boo">separate all-ages store</a>, specializing in stuff for kids.<br />* Star Trek comic serves up&nbsp;<a href="http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/174601-star-trek-into-darkness-comic-book-prequel-reveals-a-surprise-character">surprise about new Star Trek movie</a>&nbsp;mythology.</p><p><strong>THE CASE FOR BEYONCE.&nbsp;</strong>A <em>Slate</em> writer who&#39;s also a pro musician says he&#39;s certain&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2013/01/beyonce_lip_syncing_at_the_inauguration_musician_mike_doughty_says_she_was.html">she <em>was</em> singing at the inaugural</a>.<br />* <em>The Borowitz Report:&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/01/obama-urged-to-resign-over-beyonc-scandal.html?mobify=0">Obama urged to resign over Beyonce scandal</a>.<br />* Are journalists <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-kanalley/journalists-joking-twitter_b_2535813.html">joking too much on Twitter</a>?</p><hr /><p><em>ANNOUNCEMENTS.<br />* Soundtrack for preparation of this issue: Yesterday&#39;s &quot;Afternoon Shift,&quot; <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/what-happened-nike-missile-sites-around-chicago-105087">exploring the history of Chicago-area Nike missile sites</a>.<br />* The countdown to this week&#39;s news quiz&nbsp;</em><em>is&nbsp;<strong><span style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">ON.&nbsp;</span></strong></em><em>Limber up your quiz-taking muscles by taking <a href="http://cpm.polldaddy.com/s/D4AE27F3118C62BA?pop=10">last week&#39;s edition</a>.</em><br /><em>&nbsp;</em><iframe frameborder="0" height="27" scrolling="no" src="http://free.timeanddate.com/countdown/i3gyz4um/n64/cf12/cm0/cu4/ct5/cs1/ca0/co0/cr0/ss0/cac000/cpcf00/pcfff/tcfff/fs100/szw256/szh108/iso2013-01-25T07:30:00" width="200"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-01/facebook-embarrassments-now-easier-ever-find-105112