10 November 2010

Street smart Facebook stalking prevention strategies

Deactivation and deletion doesn’t prevent participation.


1 October 2010

Zynga Moves 1 Petabyte Of Data Daily; Adds 1,000 Servers A Week

“10 percent of the world’s internet population (approximately 215 million monthly users) has played a Zynga game.”

[via:High Scalability]

17 June 2010

IT staffing firm TEKsystems Inc. sues former employee over LinkedIn activity


1 June 2010

How Facebook will win the Internet and why that scares the shit out of me

[via:Jarno Seppänen/RT]

30 May 2010

Steve Gibson: Facebook and the Ford Pinto

[via:Thomas Tvivlaren]

26 May 2010

Zynga now sells Farmville ice cream (press release). For real.

[via:Chris Helenius]

12 January 2010

Anonymous Facebook employee: All user interactions logged, employees can access anything, privileges commonly misused

“If you look in your type-ahead search, and you press “A,” or just one letter, a list of your best friends shows up. It’s no longer organized alphabetically, but by the person you interact with most, your “best friends,” or at least those whom we have concluded you are best friends with.”

They’re also redoing the site in a compiled version of PHP to reduce web frontend CPU load by 80%.

[via:Gina Trapani]

22 November 2009

Depressed woman on sick leave loses insurance over cheerful Facebook photos

She was partying on doctor’s orders.


2 November 2009

An Arbitrary Number of People Demanding That Some Sort Of Action Be Taken (FB Group)


27 October 2009

Facebook simplifies handling of user deaths

Relatives or friends of a deceased user can now contact FB via a form to have the profile archived, or “memorialized” with decreased visibility on the site.


25 October 2009

Math Overflow, a Questions and Answers site for math problems

Implemented using the platform of Stack Overflow, a Q&A board for programming topics. Beats any old-type forums or wiki sites, they have among other things, an addicting reputation and badge system inspired by Xbox Live.


3 October 2009

Stalking Facebook users with strict privacy settings

This is important, so I’ll try to explain the linked article: The API is what applications and developers use. Applications on Facebook run with their users’ privileges: applications can see anything their users can.

To put it simply: Facebook allows anyone capable of writing, say, a simple but alluring questionnaire access to stuff most users probably think of as visible to friends and site admins only.

All Internet users who think of sharing information on Facebook and the Internet in general as being “kind of private”, should familiarize themselves with data mining. Except for when you forget to log off a service or leave your computer unlocked, the real privacy issues are rarely about what someone is able to see while browsing your inbox for a few minutes. It’s all about what profiling information can be collected over time and which patterns are identifiable in heaps of data.


30 September 2009


Lame and awkward posts from Facebook. Hilarious.


18 July 2009

Facebook using user faces for ads

Failing contextual advertising is always hilarious. You might want to opt out, though.


31 December 2008

Facebook Lexicon counts occurrences of words and phrases on Walls over time


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