Robert wants to install the Facebook and Twitter apps, but he's worried about the apps having access to his address book. Leo says it's best to just say no to that. The apps should ask beforehand, so he should take his time when he installs, and just say no. Twitter does it different on Android, though. It makes him think the contacts are on Twitter by having a check beside all his addressees. And that can be embarrassing when Twitter is harassing them with emails. That's what happened to Leo.
The New York Stock Exchange has decided to learn from NASDAQs Facebook disaster and simulated a Twitter IPO to make sure that the NYSE could handle the traffic when Twitter's Stock goes live. Twitter's stock is expected to fetch around $17 a share, making the company worth about $10 Billion. Leo says it's very interesting that a company that hasn't really made any money should be worth so much.
Andrew's web site is reaching the point where he has to decide if it needs to be redone completely with social media integration. Should they just update it or strip bare and rewrite from the ground up? Leo says it largely depends on the host. The host is an “ASP” host which is a very old format that relies on “dot net.” Leo says it largely depends on how dependent on dot net he is. If he's not married to dot net, then there's plenty of other options.
Jonathan is a music student getting his Masters and he's putting on a chorale recital soon. He would like to create a way for his audience to interact with their smartphones, follow along with the score, and more. He's using QR codes that link to DropBox files of the scores and wants to set up a mobile chatroom. Leo says that the music group Umphrey's McGee is really good at stuff like this. They also do stuff like take requests and sell the concert on USB key afterwards.
Facebook has changed their privacy settings, but this time they've eliminated the option to keep your page out of searches. This means that every member on Facebook will turn up in search results, even if they previously chose to not show up. This is largely linked to the graph search.
Leo suggests removing any personal picture if your name is fairly common, lock down your personal settings, and take out any way to contact you through the page. At least that way, you're not making it easy. If you really want to be anonymous, you can always delete your account altogether.
Caller wants to create some sort of timeline or internet time capsule. Leo says that Google TakeOut is a great feature that lets you export everything you put on it and save it on a format. There are other timeline features like Facebook. You can also create photo books from the images you post online. There's also TimeHop and JoliDrive.
Larry is an angel investor and wants to know what Leo thinks the future holds for networking with people using technology. Leo says there's a conference in Hawaii called Lobbycon. David Hornik started this did it because he realized the best parts of the computer or business conferences he went to were the conversations in the lobby.