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22
Jun

HowTo: edit comments on facebook

FaceboOk just rolled out another new feature..  And this in fact is something that was much awaited.. You can now edit comments on facebook.. Earlier facebook only allowed to edit within firs few seconds of posting the commenet by pressing delete and the comment would again appear in the textbox and you could edit the text and post it again..

But now you can edit comments on facebook in its truest sense.

To edit Comments on Facebook follow the below steps:

1. Hover over the comment an click on the Pencil icon Pencil Icon

Click on Pencil Icon

2. Click on Edit.

Click on Edit


3. Edit your comment and Press enter to save or Esc to cancel.

Press Enter or Esc to cancel

Edit comment and press Enter

Now The edited comment history would be visible to all who can see this comment.

Edit history

history

Since the edit history is visible to all you won’t be able to troll people like you used to do on goOgle buzz but still its a very useful feature.. And I feel FB came up with this very late..






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27
Dec

HowTo: Insert profile picture in faceboOk chat

Earlier Facebook chat used to be my last choice of communication.. all this changed when faceboOk introduced the modern messaging system code named project Titan. Post this I have never gone offline on FB chat to avoid chatting on it or told any one to come on gtalk instead..

Then FB added tons of other features to the chat like calling, video calling and whatnot..  now they have made another little but unique addition to the system.. you can now insert your mutual friend’s profile picture in the chat with your friends.

All you need to do is just write [[username]] and send it on the chat.. if the person haven’t selected the username yet then you can use his/her profile-ID instead..

It makes use of the goOd old Graph API to access the user’s image from this url:

http://graph.facebook.com/username/picture

For e.g: http://graph.facebook.com/snehilkhanor/picture


I’m not really sure what I’m gonna do with this system but it really is one coOl feeature..

Insert profile pics in Facebook's chat

Also, I don’t think much people will be able to use it because no one even really remember their friends’ username.. let alone profile IDs.  And people today are too lazy to open a new tab of their friend’s profile to see their username or profile-ID. It would have been better if it was something like that of tagging system. Mark Zuckerberg.. If you are reading this.. take this advice.. I won’t ask for royalty or anything.. 😉

P.S. you too remember that its my blog’s Bday this sunday.. be ready with the presents 😉

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23
Sep

HowTo: Enable Facebook Timeline now


So the facebook says this timeline feature of their’s will be available for everyone in a few coming weeks.. right now its only available to open graph developers..

So if you want it you can either wait for “a few weeks” or you can follow the below given steps and get it right away..



  1. Just login to your faceboOk account and goto https://developers.facebook.com/apps
  2. Add the developers application to your account by allowing the permission which it asks for
  3. Then after allowing look in the top-right-ish corner and find a button to “Create New App”
  4. Name it anything and enter any 8 letter word as a namespace, agree to terms and click continue
  5. Now find “Open Graph” in the left side bar and click on it
  6. Now in “Get Started with Open Graph” section fill in the fields anything.. for e.g people can read a blog and then click on “Get started”
  7. Now on next screen do “Save Changes and Next” for all three steps.
  8. Now you’ve completed the process.. wait for a few minutes and goto your home screen and you’ll get a notification inviting you to enable the new Timeline

Her’s a screenshot of the invitation:

Facebook Timeline Developer release

If you don’t get the notification just don’t panic and wait a few more minutes.. It may take a little time.

Did this worked for you?? If yes how’d you liked the new Timeline?? Do tell in comments below..


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23
Sep

Time travelling with Facebook Timeline


Facebook introduced TimeLine and I just can’t get enough of it.. Every minute I’m discovering some new feature hiddens ome where in the big bulk of changes..

The best one I found uptil now is Time Travelling.. Yes now Facebook enables you to travel in time.. and NO, not just to view your past sories/events/albums/videos.. you can even upload or add stories/events/albums/videos in you timeline in the past..

Now isn’t that awesome..

I was always fascinated with the concept of time travelling and parallel universe travelling.. though real time travelling is few years away,  facebook has enabled us to time travel in our digital life though.. and I soon expect them to release something for enabling us to travel to an alternate parallel universe..




So I was feeling very bad when I remembered I forgot to wish myself on my birthday this year.. but now with this awesome facebook timeline.. I can totally go back in the past and make up for that..

Time travelling with Facebook Timeline

And obviously you can also just travel through your timeline to relive your old memories that you’ve posted on faceboOk..

Time travelling with facebook timeline


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21
Sep

Insight: Facebook updates News Feed


I always say “Facebook is like girls.. Just when you think you understood.. It changes..” and in its constant changing facebook came up with another change today..
Last week we saw some major changes like allowing users to subscribe to public posts of other users (Like Twitter), The New Lists which totally reminded every one of the new goOgle+ circles..


If you missed them then read it here..
FB Smart Lists – GoOgle plus Circle thingy.. Now on FaceboOk

Facebook launches subscription.. much like “follow” on twitter

This time facebook updates the New Feed

Just got this notification saying..

All Your News is Now in One Place
Top stories since your last visit are at the top
Each top story is marked with a blue corner
Recent stories are below, in the order they were posted
Learn more about changes to News Feed.
Facebook updates News Feed
“Top stories marked with Blue corner” Now thats something..
Top stories that may interest you..

But how do they determin Top stories anyway?
There’s how…
We determine whether something is a top story based on lots of factors, including your relationship to the person who posted the story, how many comments and likes it got, what type of story it is, etc. For example, a friend’s status update that might not normally be a top story may become a top story after many other friends comment on it.

If you’ve been away for awhile, you’ll see the top stories that happened since your last visit at the top of News Feed.

If you see something that isn’t interesting in top stories, hover over the right side of the update in question, click the arrow  and click ‘Unmark as top story’ from the menu.

click ‘Unmark as top story’ from the menu” So does this means they are also recording feedbacks to better determin top stories patters or they just unmark it and do nothing to recognize our patterns..


Another intresting change is in the top bar..

Facebook Updates News Feed & Top Bar
So whats intresting in it??
Lemme walk you through it..
To notice the interesting part we’ll have to go through a series of small images of the top right of the Facebook top bar..
Before:
Facebook top bar before
After:
Facebook Top Bar NOwAnd on a TOTALLY UNRELATED NOTE:

GoOgle Top Bar
GoOgle Top Bar

IF you still didn’t get the interesting part then Gawd help ya!

Waiting for your awesome comments on this new News Feed Update by Facebook.. Start scribbling..


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19
Sep

Facebook launches subscription.. much like “follow” on twitter


Facebook launched a new feature this week inspired from the micro blogging site – twitter – “Subscrtibe”
Like “Follow” on twitter.. you can now “Subscribe” to people who have allowed to subscribe to their public updates..
This means you can read people’s posts with out them accepting your friend request.. if and onli if they have allowed subscription to their public updates and you have subscribed to them.

How to Subscribe?

To subscribe to any one’s public updates got to his profile and then from top right click on Subscribe.. given that, this person you’re trying to subscribe have allowed subscription.

subscribe on facebook

To allow subscription to your public updates.. goto Subscribers from the left sidebar and “Allow people other than your friends to subscribe to your public updates.” in Subscriber settings.

Subscriber settings on facebook
This is one hot new feature.. How useful is it in your opinion??


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19
Sep

FB Smart Lists – GoOgle plus Circle thingy.. Now on FaceboOk


So this week apart from allowing users to subscribe each other (inspired from “follow” on twitter), faceboOk introduced one more feature – Smart Lists i.e is more or less like Circles from the goOgle+ minus the coOl JS animations that goOgle+ have..

So what are the Smart Lists?

Smart Lists automatically update themselves with coworkers,classmates,local friends and family members based on your friends’ profile info.
It provides a quick, optional way to organize friends so you can control what you see in your News Feed and post updates to specific people.
Your friends dont get to know if you add them to these three new lists:
Close Friends: Your best friends, who should show up more in News Feed.
Acquaintances: Friends who should show up less in News Feed.
Restricted: Friends who can only see posts and profile info you make public.
Smart List on Facebook
If you’ve been using the old Lame not so smart lists of FB then don’t worry you still have your old lists
If you previously created lists you can continue using them, merge them with your new lists or delete lists you don’t need any more.
With Smart Lists in action.. you can Share with Just the Right People
Post your updates straight to the friends and family who will find them most interesting, without worrying about bothering anyone else.
Share with just the right people
So what do you think of this new feature?? Do you think these Smart Lists are smart enough?? Share your precious thoughts in comments..


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13
May

Osama Bin Laden is still alive!

On 1st May 2011 US President Barrack Obama declared to the world that they have killed Osama Bin Laden – Major culprit in 9/11 attacks and Leader and Founder of Alqaida, BUT he was not completely correct.

Osama Bin Laden Still Alive

Although he might have been successful in getting rid of the Alqaida terrorist osama hiding in Abottabad, Pakistan but the very same day new Osama(s) started to emeerge and terrorirze netizens and computer users all around the globe.
Within the few hours of declaration of his death the facebook feeds were flooded with posts like:
“Osama is dead, watch this exclusive CNN video which was censored by Obama Administration due to level of violence, a must watch. Leaked by Wikileaks.”
Links claiming to show footage of Osama being killed by US troops and Photoshopped images of him started doing rounds on people’s wall..
“Exclusive footage” that will “leave you speechless” has been leaked by “Wikileaks” and organisations like “CNN”
President Barack Obama has decided not to release any photos of the deceased Osama bin Laden, so any link claiming to show this photo or video should not be opened as they are nothing but spammy viruses.

Those accounts which fell prey of this spam attack automatically spam their friends’ wall too..

FBI also warned people to not to open thise unsolicited links even if they were posted to you by your friends.
In a statement FBI said:
Exercise caution when you receive e-mails that purport to show photos or videos of Usama bin Laden’s recent death. This content could be a virus that could damage your computer. This malicious software, or “malware,” can embed itself in computers and spread to users’ contact lists, thereby infecting the systems of associates, friends, and family members. These viruses are often programmed to steal your personally identifiable information.
The FBI further advised computer users to ensure that they have updated anti-virus protection to detect and handle such malicious softwares and to keep an eye for fraudulent messages that often feature spelling mistakes and poor grammar or nonstandard English.

Its not the first time that spammers have taken advantage of any such event and particularly the “Killing of Osama” have been rumoured many a times by the spammers on social networking sites and in emails.

Like with any other virus, the best ways to defend against the Osama virus is to make sure your antivirus software is up to date. Anti-Virus software companies continually update their databases to make sure that all new threats are addressed as they become known. If you don’t keep your antivirus up to date, you’re as good as with none at all.

Another way to stay protected is a two word mantra –  “goOgle it” rather than clicking on the doubted link.. thats what I do..
If its out ont the internet its surely on goOgle.

Also avoid granting Permissions to the Facebook applications that you don’t think they require.. Always read what permissions are you granting to any application before allowing granting them those permissions.

Facebook and other affected sites are working hard to get rid of the virus and making sure nothing like this happen again But its us Netizens who should stay alert at first place and not fall for these scams otherwise Osama will stay alive.. only this time he’ll be hiding inside our computer.

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4
Mar

Facebook announced Improved Facebook comments box for other sites

Facebook this morning posted a video on its official facebook fan page saying:

You’ll soon start seeing the Comments Box on some of your favorite blogs and websites across the web. You’ll be able to easily make public comments on other sites using your Facebook account, while seeing more relevant comments, less spam and an option to share your comments with your friends back on Facebook. Watch this video to learn more.

Here’s the video they are talking about..

In the video Austin, Project Manager at faceboOk tells about the new comments box feature.. See the video for details..

I’ll soon  experiment with the new feature and will post again..

What do you think about the new feature.. ?

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