Would-Be Facebook Suicides Not Permitted Death With Dignity

Would-Be Facebook Suicides Not Permitted Death With Dignity

Facebook has shut down the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine’s access to the site, claiming the service violates Facebook’s “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.” [More]

Kill Off Your Online Identities With The Web 2.0 Suicide Machine

Kill Off Your Online Identities With The Web 2.0 Suicide Machine

Supposedly the most depressing day of the year is just a few weeks away, and that sucks. But if you off yourself, you can’t drink, so it’s a conundrum. What you can do is use the website suicidemachine.org to remove yourself from unnecessary social media sites that either you’ve stopped using or don’t really enjoy anymore. [More]

Dell Downgraded From "Evil" To "Bumbling"

Dell Downgraded From "Evil" To "Bumbling"

“They’ve been downgraded from evil to bumbling.” – Me in FORTUNE about Dell’s online thrusts that attempt to repair their image and listen to their customers more. What do you think? Do you feel any better about them than you did two years ago, or are do their customers still writhe in the eternal flames of “Dell Hell?” Would you add Dell to your Facebook?

Get Personalized Advice From Social Finance Sites

Get Personalized Advice From Social Finance Sites

Social finance sites are evolving from utilities that track spending into resources that can provide useful, personalized advice. The sites allow anyone to anonymously upload and tag banking records and credit card statements and receive advice tailored to their particular financial situation.

Some of the sites, such as Wesabe.com and Geezeo.com, include many of the same features offered by popular software programs such as Intuit Inc.’s Quicken and Microsoft Corp.’s Money, such as the ability to track spending in different categories and from different sources in one place. But they also allow users to get feedback from peers that is tailored to their specific circumstances. Some allow users to rate the quality of other members’ tips or provide feedback on various products or services they’ve used.

Have you found the advice from social finance sites useful? Share your experiences in the comments. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

This Next: Fun Social Shopping

This Next: Fun Social Shopping

We noticed right away that This Next users recommend the “Airzooka”, which we own and love. The Airzooka is the single best way to scare a cat off the sofa. It shoots a “ball of air” (this makes sense once you try it) wherever you point it. Seriously, Airzooka is amazing, and This Next seems pretty cool too. —MEGHANN MARCO

Join Us On Wesabe

Join Us On Wesabe

Wesabe is one of those crafty community-based web 2.0 sites that is both helpful and intuitive. Why is the Consumerist telling you about it? Because it’s about your money and how you spend it. According to Cory Doctorow (of BoingBoing, and who also sits on Wesabe’s Advisory Board):

Sutori: Digg for Consumerists

Sutori: Digg for Consumerists

Corporate Logos: Web 2.0ified

Corporate Logos: Web 2.0ified

Amazon Dabbles with ‘ProductWiki’

Amazon Dabbles with ‘ProductWiki’

Amazon has become one of the de facto locations for customers to write up their experiences with products—even if they didn’t buy them from Amazon. Now Amazon is toying with even more customer interaction in the form of ‘ProductWiki,’ a collaboratively-edited description page for each product.