If rumors are true we may see Facebook offer vanity URLS as soon as next week. What the vanity URL promises is to turn ugly lengthy links to your profile like http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531173044 into something more memorable like http://www.facebook.com/judie.lipsett. Facebook has been offering these types of URLS since earlier in the year but only to celebrities and the closely connectedRead more
“Iran has blocked access to social networking site Facebook ahead of June’s presidential elections, Iran’s Ilna news agency and web users say” [Per the BBC]
Don’t you find this amazing, that due to politics in a country all users of FaceBook have been blocked. Imagine if you tried to login to Facebook this morning and you received the following message
You know that itch you get when you buy a new digital camera, the type of itch that makes you capture everything from kids to office supplies, at least I hope other people do that too :o) My wife is one of the smartest people I know, but I couldn’t count the times when I get a scream from the
PhoneFace, the Photo Speed Dial application for BlackBerry and Android, has been updated for improved contact search integration to select your friend’s photo ID based on their Facebook or Twitter profile pics — or selecting a photo that you saved directly to your phone. Simply start typing the name of your contact, and PhoneFace will bring up the listingRead more
I have a confession: I am not a big Facebook user. I know this can get me thrown out of being a late-term gen-Xer and/or banned from geekdom, but there it is.
However, despite my best attempts, I can’t avoid using it entirely. Everyone I’ve ever met or ever will meet seems to have a Facebook profile, so I do
Celery, the service that lets the less technologically-inclined population (their website really screams ‘old people’) send and receive emails via fax, has introduced support for Facebook updates. And from June, Twittering by fax will become a reality.
Okay, I think that emails by fax is a great idea – from personal experience, iPhones rock for older folks, but printed pages
Some readers are certainly going to think I’m twisted, but the fact is that I like mowing my lawn. My lawn isn’t large, so it’s not an overwhelming, time consuming ordeal, but it’s at least large enough to work up a sweat. One of the reasons that I like mowing is that when I’m done I can clearly see whatRead more
Seesmic Desktop Preview version 0.2.0 has just been released and updates the Adobe Air based Twitter client to include Facebook integration. You can view status updates and wall posts of your friends. Although you cannot comment (yet) on friend’s posts – you do have the ability to Like them. Among the other updates is the ability to follow/unfollow Twitter users,Read more
Now this has to get filed under bizarre stories. According to CNN, there is a rise in addictions to Facebook.
How can you tell you are addicted to Facebook?
According to the article if you:
1. You lose sleep over Facebook
2. You spend more than an hour a day on Facebook
3. You become obsessed with old loves
I usually keep my thoughts of economic doom and gloom to myself, but John Starkweather posted a link to this on Facebook, and I had to share.
Chris Wilson of Slate has posted an interactive map of where jobs have been gained and lost across the country since January 2006. The map’s dates start with January 2007, and when each
PhoneFace has now added Twitter support, enabling you to call, email, or send an SMS to your contacts by flipping through photos.
You have the choice of loading a photo you’ve taken with your smartphone’s camera, or by selecting the option to use either their Twitter or Facebook profile pic.
Researchers from Ohio State University have found that Facebook users, in general, receive lower grades in college than non-users. Their research, to be presented today to the American Education Research Association, is by no means definitive – Facebook usage was a common factor, but not the only one.
This probably comes as no surprise to anyone in college. When you’re
Shape Services released their version 2 upgrade for IM+ All-in-One Mobile Messenger. Those of you who are Facebook users may want to have a look for the newly integrated Facebook chat capabilities. Especially noteworthy is the way IM+ integrates their brand of push notifications which allow you to shut down their chat program and still retrieve chat requests forwarded viaRead more
Are you a BlackBerry user addicted to instant messaging but hate that mobile chat eats batteries for breakfast? Constantly watching in the background for incoming chat requests tends to cause these programs to use battery power like crazy.
Shape Services IM+ All-in-One Mobile Messenger is the answer for instant messaging users — Push instant messaging. The way it works is
Did you know there’s an add-in for Gmail that shows everyone you email who also has a Facebook account? This makes it easier to totally pester and annoy add people you may not have known were on Facebook. There is also a way to upload mobile pictures straight to your profile, update your status via Twitter, etc.
You may already
Facebook updated my profile yesterday to the new site design. I’m far from a Facebook expert but so far what I see seems so – well – 2008.
Of particular annoyance is the continuing inability to import any more than one RSS feed to your profile (even using Notes limits you to one and only one RSS feed). In this
There’s was a huge uproar the past few days over the newly updated Facebook terms of service. In a nutshell they tried to amend their terms to include new provisions that essentially allowed them to keep your personal data on whatever retention policy that they liked. In addition other sites had pointed out a more disturbing clause that seemedRead more
For the longest time, one of my favorite reasons for using Facebook was that I could play a live version of a certain very popular word game with friends from all over the world. Scrabulous, or “Scrab” as many of us called it, was the perfect online alternative to pulling out a Scrabble board, because you could play with friendsRead more
I started my writing experience at GearDiary by commenting on a story by Jenneth and Judie who had written about how Facebook was the greatest thing since sliced bread (my paraphrasing). At the time I derided it as a place for “chicks with hot pictures” to hang out and chat up guys. I couldn’t have been more wrong. They’ve justRead more
If you know anything about me, you know I’m lazy. L-a-a-a-a-z-y. Brush my teeth while standing at the urinal watching SportsCenter lazy. I prefer to call myself a multi-tasker.
So I was impressed when I found out from the good people at www.tekzen.net that they’ve come up with another alternative for people like myself who don’t want to go to