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Facebook Becomes Better at Security – One-time Passwords

Facebook gets a lot of backlash about privacy and a lot of people get their Facebook account hacked. But, they have been working constantly on this area and now have a very good feature set when it comes to security. The kind we are used to with Gmail. One-time passwords Facebook just started to roll […]

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Archive All Your Social Data With ThinkUp

Twitter and Facebook and other social networks are in a way microblogs out there. You publish content on someone else’s servers and they hold on to it. If you ever wish to leave a particular network, all the history of your activity thee is gone… poof! I think about this all the time and in […]

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Gory Details on the Recent Facebook Outage

Facebook was out for 2.5 hours yesterday due to some technical issues. With millions of users on the network, it did create a furor in the social networks. A lot of people were dissing Facebook for this outage but as a database administrator by day and as a person running multiple websites, I was lot […]

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Flickr Gets Facebook Integration Right

I have been a big fan of Flickr since it’s early days. We have had different ways of posting our Flickr pictures to Facebook through either Flickr apps or Facebook apps. Flickr has now added a much-needed social networking integration to its popular web service. You can now easily post pictures to Flickr and Facebook […]

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Facebook Privacy Scanner & How to Quit Facebook?

Facebook has been receiving a lot of flak lately and for good reason. It is a great social networking platform that is being used by millions around the world. But, with time Facebook’s privacy settings have become downright a nightmare to manage. That is for those who are worried about their privacy and actually go […]

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TweetDeck Gets Google Buzz, FourSquare & More

TweetDeck is an amazing desktop Adobe AIR app for Twitter. But, it has been adding support for other social networks as well making it a one app to have in your desktop to access all your social network accounts! TweetDeck version 0.34 just came out with some amazing additions and here is a quick run […]

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Quickly View All Your Facebook Friends Likes In One Spot

So, if you run a website you know how to add a Facebook Like button on your webpage for your readers to share it with their friends. If you are not a publisher but active on Facebook, I have a very cool website to share with you. LikeButton.me is a new web service that shows […]

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How to Add Facebook Like Button to your Blog?

Facebook just announced a brand new way of adding social sharing feature to your blog with the ‘Like’ button. You may be familiar with seeing the earlier ‘Become a Fan’ button. It has been replaced by ‘Like’ button and it brings a lot more features with it. And it’s not just that. There are a […]

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Do You Have a Gist of Social Media?

Gist is a new web application in beta that looks to help you build stronger relationships. It connects your email inbox to the web and gives business-critical information about key people and companies. Gist lets you connect your contacts from your email (Gmail, Outlook), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc and gives you valuable insights about them […]

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Are You Screaming Please Rob Me With SN Updates?

A lot of Social Networks like FourSquare, Facebook, Twitter and more recently, Google Buzz, allow you to post your location along with your updates. Location aware social network updates are so useful in so many contexts. But, announcing where you are at any particular time also comes with a danger. You are telling the world […]

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Quick Tip: Add Facebook Updates Next to Gmail Buzz

Google Buzz has been keeping me stay inside my Gmail Inbox a lot more than I usually do. With this new Google Chrome extension, it appears I am about to stay a lot longer! Google Facebook Integration Google Chrome extension adds Facebook right below Google Buzz link inside Gmail. With this Facebook integration inside Gmail, […]

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Share Your Flickr Photos on Facebook

Do you use Facebook and Flickr? They have both been walled gardens even though they are both such a powerful social networking tool. With my renewed interest in photography after purchasing my Canon Rebel T1i, I post a lot of my pictures on Flickr. But, the only way I have been sharing my Flickr pictures […]

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Beware: Facebook Phishing Scam in the Wild

Beware: Facebook Phishing Scam in the Wild

I woke up this morning to see 45 emails via Facebook. Looks like I started spamming my friends’ walls with messages like ‘How to make $6000 with hot colon?’. Luckily, I have friends who know me better than to post such nonsense in their walls and they said so. Finally, the Facebook team had sensed […]

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How to Add Facebook Events to Google Calendar?

How to Add Facebook Events to Google Calendar?

I use Google Calendar all the time now that I can sync Google Calendar with my iPhone. Go to Events page in Facebook (see the bar in the bottom of the page) Look for Export Events link in the Events page Copy the url in the popup window Go to Google Calendar – Look for […]

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