I have to admit: I've known about these goodies for at least a few months, but I just haven't had the time to write about them! Nonetheless, here's another edition of Social Goodies (a.k.a. tools/tips/tricks on the Internet that you probably want to know about)...
Temporary Facebook Passwords
Surf the Web often on a public computer? Well, there's another Facebook security measure you might not be taking advantage of yet.
In addition to making sure you access Facebook through secure HTTPS when you're on a public computer, you should also try out Facebook's temporary password feature. Any time when you rather not use your regular Facebook login password, you can text "otp"- you know, One Time Password- to 32665, which spells "FBOOK". The temp password can be used just once and is only valid for 20 minutes, but it will protect your account from being logged into by future computer users in the event that your credentials are saved when you enter them.
GroupMe is a group message and communication application available on the iPhone, Blackberry and Android, which allows messages to be sent and received instantly between group members. The app also includes location mapping, conference call and inter-network sharing (FourSquare) capabilities.
I haven't used this app intensely- I'm not a huge group text user and the iPhone has since added a group SMS feature- but I can see where it could be very useful for frequent texters and for groups who need/want to communicate with each other often. For business purposes, the conference calling feature could be particularly interesting for professionals without another easy conference solution; each group receives a unique phone number, allowing professionals to have one destination to communicate with team members via text and phone.
Give it a try- it's free!
This tool is another one to put in the Don't-Make-Yourself-Look-Bad-Online category :)
Still in beta (think prototype), ToneCheck software integrates with Microsoft Outlook to identify and notify users of words and sentences in emails that may be inappropriate in tone. Since email often lacks the ability to convey emotions you might be able to detect in person, such as sarcasm and anger, I think ToneCheck could help email users avoid miscommunication issues.
In terms of identifying inappropriate content and configuring customized settings, the user experience seems to be pretty similar to the way SocioClean works. Hey, you never know- it could make the difference between your client thinking you're funny instead of thinking you're a jerk!