Anthony De Rosa

Most people don’t care about their digital privacy

By Anthony De Rosa
December 17, 2012

Most of us simply don’t care about our digital privacy. Sure, you see people citing their displeasure every time Facebook changes their terms of service, but with more than a billion users, few actually leave. Today, Instagram took a chance on its own privacy policy, betting that people will treat its service the same way. Instagram now will feature advertising on its mobile application that uses your name, likeness and content, tracks your location and shares the data with Facebook.

Facebook brings new ad opportunities to brands

By Anthony De Rosa
February 29, 2012

Facebook unveiled a number of new opportunities for advertising on their social network today, the biggest being the ability to post ads to mobile devices, which they had not yet been offering.

Can Pinterest sell your content?

By Anthony De Rosa
February 29, 2012

Excitement around the meteoric rise of Pinterest may come at a cost to those jumping on the social media site. Its terms of service say it can distribute, license and sell any content you put on their site. What?! That’s right. And it is creating an uproar in the online world with many people wondering – can Pinterest really do this? I get to the bottom of this legalese with the help of tech, media and business lawyer and consultant, Ash Kalb.

Three challenges for Facebook’s IPO – Tech Tonic

By Anthony De Rosa
February 25, 2012

Can Facebook live up to the hype? I uncover three problems standing in the way of Facebook’s future growth.

Red flags in the Facebook S-1 filing – Tech Tonic

By Anthony De Rosa
February 25, 2012

Sam Hamadeh of PrivCo talks with me about the potential pitfalls in Facebook’s S-1 filing yesterday and why he’s bearish on Facebook’s IPO. Watch and find out why you might want to hold back some irrational exuberance when FB shares debut.

Pinterest stands apart in a crowded social network world – Tech Tonic

By Anthony De Rosa
February 25, 2012

Watch out Facebook. One of the fastest growing social network’s online right now is newcomer, Pinterest. Pinterest is exploding in popularity. A skeptic at first, I show how Pinterest works, how small businesses can take advantage of it and if its success can be sustained.

Tumblr’s first executive editor Jessica Bennett

By Anthony De Rosa
February 3, 2012

Tumblr, the microblogging platform that has been experiencing explosive growth which I detailed recently, has hired Chris Mohney to become their editor-in-chief, along with Jessica Bennett, who will act as executive editor.

The most interesting data points in Facebook’s IPO

By Anthony De Rosa
February 1, 2012

Here are some of the most interesting bits of information in Facebook’s IPO filing:

Lingering concerns about Twitter’s censorship policy

By Anthony De Rosa
January 31, 2012

There’s a bit of a debate going about whether Twitter’s new censorship policy is reasonable or not. My colleague Paul Smalera wrote one of the better posts leaning toward Twitter’s policy having some merits, in the way it makes it easier for those outside censoring countries to see what’s being censored. But I also see some flaws with this, which Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin helped me realize. She calls it “a polite step down a slippery slope”

President Obama hangs out on Google+

By Anthony De Rosa
January 30, 2012


A social media first occurred this evening when President Barack Obama held a Google+ Hangout to take live questions from five Americans and a few people who were taped beforehand, including a homeless veteran and an Occupy protester.