Author: Jim Collison

Burger King gets defriended by Facebook

I posted last week how Burger King has endorsed an application that rewarded Facebook members with a free Whopper if they defriended 10 Facebook friends.  It seems that Facebook has shut that site down due to what they are calling “privacy concerns.”  The official Facebook response sounded like this. "We encourage creativity from developers and brands using Facebook Platform, but we also must ensure that applications follow users’ expectations of privacy. This application facilitated activity that ran counter to user privacy by notifying people when a user removes a friend. We have reached out to the developer with suggested solutions.

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Want to try Windows 7 beta? It doesn’t necessary take a geek!

A geek like Jim, right? Come on, you were thinking it! You have most likely heard all the hype around Microsoft’s newest OS release, Windows 7. It is technically in what the computer industry calls “beta”, which really means they want the public to help them test it. (Almost every Google product is in beta!) Microsoft released Windows 7 for public beta last Friday and it has been one of the most popular downloads since Firefox 3 last year. So popular in fact, the servers Microsoft used to host the download were quickly overloaded and they had to shut things

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Helping the Average Guy with a Donation? Take Advantage of a Deal!

Deals OR visit While Podcasting has a bunch of free options…not everything is free.  Here at the Average Guy Network we pay for things like webhosting fees and bandwidth for the downloading and streaming of the audio and video content.  If you have enjoyed what you hear and feel compelled to give, a donation to the network is always welcome.  $1, $2 or $10, your gift helps to keep the lights on. Thanks, Jim for all the Average Guys (and Gals)!

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