After much delay – I finally attached my blog to Facebook. Its not really a difficult exercise but it does require a bit of technical know-how. You have to navigate through the treacherous WordPress template to find the places where you can put the plugins.
The “Like” button
How it appears on Facebook
I will blog on how it can be done tomorrow if I have time 🙂
Its amazing what people do in their free time. But this, is just mind blowing. Somebody, really has put all their effort to come out with a Map of Online Communities (don’t think its as scientific as Social Graph).
From the map, we can see all the key social networks in the world that dominating the market. Do have a look closely and the map, and have fun with it!
The Financial Times said that the implied valuation of Facebook is worth about USD33 billion which bigger some of the major Internet giants like Yahoo!(USD18.3B) and Ebay(USD30.1B).
David Gelles, a reporter for The Financial Times wrote: “Common stock in Facebook is trading as high as $76 a share as investors scramble to get a piece of the company before it files for an initial public offering, which analysts say could be the biggest technology IPO since Google’s $1.67bn flotation in 2004.
This is amazing for a company that is barely 6 years old … and now so big. I guess its a good time for people to get a job with Facebook so that they can get the common stock. Whenever and wherever that they go IPO (whenever the economy recover perhaps) – those guys will be millionaire on paper!
I guess, the recent evaluation is in time for the new movie called The Social Network! A movie on Facebook 😀 kekekek
Do you know that you can configure your ichat to work with facebook chat? Its so easy to configure! Here are some of the screen capture of the configuration – and do pay particular attention the server configuration! Its not a default setting…
Settings are as follows:
Account type is Jabber account
Account name is your firstname.lastname@example.org where username is http://www.facebook.com/username <– get this?
Yahoo announced that they may join Google-led social networking alliance – OpenSocial
Yahoo intends to join OpenSocial, a Google-led alliance that is developing a common set of standards so developers can create programs that run on many social networks and other Web sites, according to a person with direct knowledge of Yahoo’s plans.
Yahoo’s backing, which could be announced as early as this week, would bring a large base of users to the OpenSocial alliance, which is seen as a counterweight to Facebook’s successful courtship of application developers. The alliance, which was announced in the fall, already includes MySpace, Bebo and several other social networking sites.
Yahoo’s participation “would mean that the site with the largest group of users, and with the largest base of registered users, would be joining OpenSocial,” said Charlene Li, an analyst with Forrester Research.
When asked about Yahoo’s OpenSocial plans, a company spokeswoman said: “Yahoo has a rich history of supporting open standards, such as OpenID and Apache Hadoop, as we believe industry collaboration is beneficial to the developer community and the Web as a whole. While we are evaluating OpenSocial as an emerging standard, we do not comment on speculation or rumors.”
Yahoo has said it wants to speed up efforts to open its site to outside developers. Although it is not a social network, Yahoo could benefit from third party “social” applications that allow users to share, say, their favorite photos, music or movies with their friends.
The creators of many of the most popular applications on Facebook have already said they plan to also adapt their programs to conform with the OpenSocial standard.