Mighty small… and for such an epic* win.
*This is left to my personal, misguided interpretations.
I have to admit… it’s pretty awesome.
Facebook has officially crossed over from “social network” to “online life center”. Dramatic term to use? Maybe. Still… this new change is legit, and I really can’t make you love it until you play with it yourself.
I didn’t receive a special invite or anything. I actually used the hack suggested by Mashable (who did something right for a change) and it worked.
Elements of it are still quite clunky (it’s beta bro) but the ability to easily/swiftly scroll back in time to see events from even just a few months ago causes one to realize just how quickly the new becomes old in Internet time.
Just wait, you’ll appreciate soon enough. Use the hack and start browsing ASAP.
A screenshot a took during Mark Zuckerberg’s July 6 announcement from Facebook HQ in Palo Alto.
There is one individual making eye contact with the creator and curator of one of the most influential website of the last 10. See red arrow… that’s the only lady not glued to her MacBook keys, reporting to the twitter and blog-reading masses.
Oh… and one girl on the left who had just taken a picture of Markie Z and was, I assume, uploading it to Facebook.
Daxko was a partner at the CalSAE conference in Monterey, California. Nick (Daxko Connect’s product expert) and I spent Saturday morning driving around Silicon Valley on the hunt for some of our favorite dot-coms, Facebook and Google being the main interest.
Sweet Moses, it was perfect.
I’ve driven through Mountain View, Cupertino, Palo Alto, before, but that was long before the web fully took shape.
First, much looks just like any other town you’ve visited. Strip malls and office parks, all of which are unassuming until you see ‘Loopt’ or ‘LinkedIn’ on the side of the building.
Second, you drive past Facebook and never know you passed anything special. We did. Twice.
Third, you cannot drive past Google without knowing you passed anything special. There are signs of the Googleplex long before you reach the main building. ‘Google St’ for example is a not so subtle sign.
You would only truly recognize it if you were attending classes at Harvard in 2004.
This is hilarious, though the language won’t be safe for the kids.
[credit Jennifer Wyckoff]
…that due to the college football smack talk (read: annoying Bama-mania, pro and anti) Alabamians have used the ‘Hide’ feature on facebook more over the last few days than ever before.
Truly curious as to how many people have hidden me. It’s just too much fun, and way too easy to get folks in a tizzy. Seriously, some Bama fans are sitting ducks… and some are sitting while hunting ducks, which is a whole other joke in and of itself.
One of my favorites is from Friday night. My favorite is comment #2.
Everyone with a Facebook account should go through: The Valleywag Guide to Restoring Your Privacy on Facebook
“…a Canadian woman learned when an insurance company cut her health benefits, claiming she was healthy after seeing pictures of her smiling in bikini at the beach.
Nathalie Blanchard, 29, took long-term sick leave from her job at IBM in Bromont, Quebec, more than a year ago for severe depression. She was receiving monthly benefits from her insurance company, Manulife.
When Blanchard called Manulife to inquire why the payments dried up, the insurance company said that “I’m available to work, because of Facebook,” she told CBC television.
She said that Manulife cited several pictures Blanchard had posted on her social networking website page, including some showing her enjoying herself during a male strip-tease show at a Chippendales bar, celebrating her birthday and bathing in the sun.
Based on these postings, the firm claimed Blanchard was no longer depressed.”