Twitter launched its first TV commercial about a new hashtag-related page. Here it is.
In Mashable’s words: “Twitter explained in an email that the hashtag event page, launched for Sunday’s 2012 Pocono 400 NASCAR race, was aimed at detailing the race experience and not the NASCAR brand“.
By the way, Nascar had no editorial control over what was displayed on the #NASCAR hashtag page. This may confirm that these pages are not for brands.
The hashtag page collected content from fans, but also drivers, their families, commentators, pit crews, celebs and media. Twitter said they plan to continue using the page for future races. I guess more examples of these pages will show up as long as this first experiment proved to be successful.
When you share information with your friends on Facebook, every app that your friends use can access and use that information. Read this post for further information.
Of course it’s better to think of all your data on Facebook as public, but still it’s hard to accept to share data with apps you can’t control.
There’s a way to stop this flow, though. Go to your Privacy Settings and follow this path:
Apps and websites : Edit settings
How people bring your info to apps they use : Edit settings
Here you can customize the information you share with other people’s apps. Other than that, you can just turn off all the apps:
If you don’t want apps and websites to access other categories of information
(like your friend list, gender or info you’ve made public), you can turn off all Platform apps. But remember, you will not be able to use any games or apps yourself.