Showing posts with label defriend on twitter and facebook. Show all posts
Showing posts with label defriend on twitter and facebook. Show all posts

Thursday, April 1, 2010

How to tag someone in a Facebook Status update

With the introduction if the @ reply or tag feature in Facebook it is now easy to tag someone in a status updated. You can tag as many friends as you want. You can also tag pages, event, applications and groups. This feature has simplified things on Facebook and made it easier to share specifically with friends. You can share just about anything by using the "@" feature on Facebook. Tagging on Facebook allows you to tag just about anything. If tagging of photos and videos would be made available it would be really cool.

1. You can use the tag feature anywhere in you status update
2. Type the @ symbol
3. Beside it start typing the name of you friend
4. A drop down list appears and you can choose who you want to tag.
5. Simple start by typing the first letter of your friends name to find the person.
6. Clicking on their photo will tag them in your status update
7. You can also tag groups or pages
8. Start by typing the first few letters of the page or group and tag it in your status update

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Facebook surpasses 100 million US visitors

comScore has just released it's finding on November 2009 traffic and reports that facebook has surpassed the 100 million unique visitors mark in the US alone. making it the fourth largest internet site. Below we have attached the image from comScore graph depicting this trend.

Facebook over the last year has more than doubled it's US audience. It would be interesting to note what changes their newly launched privacy policy will have on their ratings. Also the new integrating with Twitter in which user updates from Facebook will be published on Twitter

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Backlash over New Facebook Privacy Policy

Facebook faces criticism because of their privacy policy. Digital right groups and bloggers have heaped criticism on Facebook's changing privacy policy. Critics said that Facebook was moving towards an even more open policy nudging people to share their updates with everyone and made them found easily on the internet. The changes were first introduced on Dec 9 asking people to update their privacy settings.

"Facebook is nudging the settings toward the 'disclose everything' position," said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the US Electronic Privacy Information Center (Epic). "That's not fair from the privacy perspective."
Epic said it was analysing the changes to see if they amounted to trickery."

"In a statement, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said: "These new 'privacy' changes are clearly intended to push Facebook users to publicly share even more information than before. "
It added: "Even worse, the changes will actually reduce the amount of control that users have over some of their personal data."

There has been a lot of backlash on the Facebook blog with users showing their disapproval

Is Facebook moving towards being more like Twitter. Do they want everyone to be more open and share everything. But that was not the point in the first place. Facebook users came to the site to connect with friends and maintain their contact within their own private circles. The new privacy policy is for nudging users to be more open and share more with everyone and not restrict their updates only to their friends.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Alicia Keys Album Free Stream on her Facebook page

Well, how about it. Check in on Alicia Keys FB page and download her new album for free. Just click the link to go to her homepage on FB and listen to all 14 tracks of her new album for free. The Album is titled "The Element of Freedom". She becomes the first musician to allow her whole album to be streamed live and for free. Allowing her fans to listen to the latest songs and also interact with the artist.

" With “Empire State Of Mind” having been such a hit, the album exclusive “Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down”, should help drive sales starting next week".

Found on The Washington Post

"The album's "real" release date isn't until December 15. This marks the first time a world-famous artist has debuted their album through the site. Keys is using a new Facebook app from Involver, a company that helps brands connect through social media, to power the launch."

The San Francisco start-up, Involver came up with the widget that allows free straming but users will not be able to download music. Involver has already announced that they are working on some really big names in the music industry who would also like to debut on FaceBook. So music lovers can get ready for a thrill ride on FB as far as music is concerned as we expect more and more musicians will start to release their music via FaceBook.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Yahoo and Facebook tie-up

Beginning during the first half of 2010 Yahoo users will be able to to combine their activity streams between yahoo and Facebook. Currently the Yahoo homepage allows visitors to check their Facebook stream in a preview window without leaving the site.

"At some point in the first half of 2010, Yahoo users will be able to see their friends' Facebook activities directly within "Yahoo updates", while activity on Yahoo sites like Flickr may be automatically re-posted to the Facebook news feed."

The most important debate that has popped up is this. Who will be the primary social identity on the web. Facebook wants to be No1. with FB connect and so does Google with it's friend connect. Fb has since changed the whole scene. With it's 350 million users it can now be separate and  other sites would need to collaborate with it, instead of the other way around. Yahoo stands to gain from this deal rather than the other way around. What happens then to OpenID. Which was supposed to have grown and become the social web's primary identity.

This snippet from BusinessWeek explains it quiet clearly

"The Yahoo-Facebook tie-up may deal the strongest blow to OpenID, a movement to create a non-proprietary standard for identity and authentication on the Web. Some advocates for OpenID contend that the use of Facebook as an ID by millions of Internet users consolidates too much power in the hands of one company.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Yahoo Juices Up Its Search With Twitter

With its declining use as an Internet search engine. Yahoo now wants to jump on the Twitter bandwagon. By indexing twitter feeds along side breaking news stories.

Google and Microsoft have had plans along the same lines. But yahoo is going to be the first to incorporate tweets on its search result's page.

By doing this Yahoo is surely bringing in the latest gossip along side breaking news stories. With real-time search feel to the whole thing. Users will now be able to see what is hot and happening along with what people are saying about the topics in real time.

Bing has been testing incorporating tweets in its search results but have not announced when it will be ready. Google also has plans to incorporate tweets in its search engine. Real time search now is the big thing. Thanks to Twitter

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Facebook and myspace refuse to enbed 'report abuse' button

Reports indicate that both facebook and myspace have refused to embed a 'report abuse' button. This is a button that can be installed that once clicked will do the following.

"According to a report in New Scientist, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) has devised the free “abuse button” that would link children and teenagers to advice and put them in contact with counsellors and law enforcement officers"

And both sites have claimed that due to technical issues this cannot be done. Facebook also saying this has been tried before but has not been successful. Also since the sites are global facebook would like to have its own global reporting system

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Defriend or Unfriend

Well thats the argument. I think it pays to look at the prefix "De" and :Un". Well the suffix "De" would mean to remove or reduce. Therefore destabilize would be the opposite of stabalize. And the suffix "Un" would have more to do with undo. Think of the words undress, unfold, unable, unblock.

So what should the word be?.

You decide

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