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The Cost of Living in Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet Empire - The Ringer
"The fact that I cannot remember the last time the internet made me feel, on balance, less anxious and better about other people tells you something about how much has changed online since 1999, 2001, and even 2007." This is very good, on what the Internet used to feel like for so many of us, and perhaps why I still engage, or hold out hope parts of it might be like that again.
internet  memory  privacy  facebook  nostalgia 
13 days ago by infovore
Pictures and vision
"In this context, Google+ is not the company’s most strategic project. That distinction goes to Glass, to the self-driving cars, and to Google Maps, Street View, and Earth—Google’s model of the real, physical world. Maybe in twenty years we’ll think of Google primarily as a vision company—augmenting our vision, helping us share it—and, oh wow, did you realize they once, long ago, sold ads?" This is good. I like the distinction between pictures and vision a lot.
robinsloan  facebook  google  seeing  vision  pictures  photography  computervision  robotreadableworld 
june 2012 by infovore - Why music ID resolution matters to every music fan on Facebook
"I cannot think of a worse fate: hearing something worse than John Mayer when you have to click on a link that says John Mayer. (Consider clicking on a Google search result for your dentist’s office phone number and getting your ex-girlfriend instead.)" This line is very funny, but the whole post is a shrewd explanation of the importance of resolution, and the fist Facebook makes of it. I hope consumers will discover they care about this more than they thought, too.
api  music  echonest  facebook  resolution 
october 2011 by infovore
Woods+ (
"In this scenario one sunny day you're working on low-level NoSQL projects at the Gootch or wherever, and you get an email from Facebook and you go for the interview and Zuckerberg is talking about scaling PHP and suddenly pauses, gets this look in his eye, pulls his hoodie over his head and says “You have sixty seconds. You should be running.” Because engineers, as we are often reminded, are the ultimate prey."
facebook  google  plus  social  interviewtechnique  paulford 
july 2011 by infovore
Ian Bogost - Cow Clicker
"In cinema and theater, we often hear about method acting, a technique by which actors try to create the situations, emotions, and thoughts of their characters in themselves in order to better portray them. In creating Cow Clicker, I rather felt that I was partaking of method design, embracing the spirit and values and ideals of the social game developer as I toed the lines between theory, satire, and earnestness." Bogost calls it Method Design; I've been describing it as "systemic satire" - the making of satirical mechanics.
games  criticism  mechanics  satire  socialgames  facebook  ianbogost  cowclicker 
july 2010 by infovore
Spotify - the next generation - Spotify
Blimey. Spotify want to own social music - linking out to Facebook and creating a more public Spotify profile - but, more to the point, they also want to own music playing, by making your own library available inside the Spotify app... and even offering wireless sync of your own music.
music  spotify  product  social  facebook  integration 
april 2010 by infovore
GameSetWatch - Opinion/Round-Up: The State Of Social Gaming
"I think that there are really obvious reasons this isn't currently happening. Tech-oriented, web-trained, fast-paced, hard-nosed Silicon Valley culture is not really that similar to game developer culture. Outside of GDC Austin... I haven't seen a lot of opportunities for the two industries to mix. Most crucially, everybody's too damn busy trying to get their jobs done to really spend a lot of time or thought on the issue." That gap in culture is something that still fascinates me.
games  social  facebook  platform  culture  web  socialsoftware  gaas 
june 2009 by infovore
4 Takeaways From the Social Gaming Summit — So Far
"Pincus said game-based activity like this was an investment of what he called “social capital,” a means of maintaining contact with our growing network of friends and acquaintances. If the industry further emphasized this advantage in future games, Pincus argued with charming bullishness, social gaming could become as pervasive as social networks themselves."
socialplay  games  socialsoftware  socialcapital  gaas  facebook  myspace  platform 
june 2009 by infovore
Xbox 360 And Facebook Games Can Interact With Each Other -
'With Facebook Connect coming to Xbox 360 later this year, could we see similar connectivity between Xbox 360 and Facebook games? "Absolutely," Facebook's head of platform Ethan Beard told me back at E3. "Yeah, totally. That's a simple one -- that's an easy one. There's probably things that we haven't even thought of [coming later]."' Hmmn. Worth a quotation, at least.
interoperability  facebook  games  xbox360  gaas  socialsoftware  platform 
june 2009 by infovore
Social Animals - Eurogamer
"Even the platform holders are excited about the potential for social networking to tie into games. At E3, Microsoft proudly announced integration of Facebook, music network and Twitter with Xbox Live. The latter pair are fairly irrelevant, admittedly. is solely a music service, while Twitter isn't actually a social network at all - it's a one-to-many broadcast system, which isn't quite the same thing." Oh. But that's where you're wrong, Rob. Sorry.
games  socialnetworking  socialmedia  platforms  xboxlive  lastfm  twitter  facebook  yawn 
june 2009 by infovore
Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil Dash
"I hope you find this overview of the future timeline of Facebook Usernames useful to understand where this exciting feature is going in the future, how our industry will adapt and respond to this sort of innovation, and how our tech trade press will hold the powerful company's feet to the fire as this sort of capability becomes mainstream in the years to come." Meanwhile, Anil Dash drops the awesome.
facebook  identity  online  humour  anildash  funny  sotrue 
june 2009 by infovore
Facebook usernames and the battle over your digital identity | FactoryCity
"This is what Tim O’Reilly warned about in his definition of Web 2.0. He said that one of the new kinds of lock-in in the era of [cloud computing] will be owning a namespace." Chris Messina, being thoughtful about the Facebook Usernames issue...
facebook  identity  lockin  namespaces  web  socialnetworks 
june 2009 by infovore
The Aeneid on Facebook
"Virgil is singing arms and a man". I must admit, I prefer "the man", but this is lovely nontheless.
facebook  humour  classics  pastiche  aeneid  virgil 
march 2009 by infovore
Oh Crap. My Parents Joined Facebook.
"So, you finally caved. You've accepted a friend request from your Mom, Dad, crazy Aunt Ida, and your college roommate’s newly divorced mother. Well here's your chance to get back at them for taking away your public privacy."
blog  facebook  humour  socialmedia  privacy  family  parents 
february 2009 by infovore
Whopper Sacrifice: Ditch 10 Friends, Get a Free Whopper | So Good
"Instead of encouraging you to join a group, find new friends, or spread the word, Burger King’s new Whopper Sacrifice Application is offering you a free Whopper if you DE-FRIEND 10 people from your friend list." Um.
marketing  advertising  facebook  friending  burgerking  insidious 
january 2009 by infovore
Zoey’s status has been updated. « Hardcasual
Hey, I've been in that relationship too! These made me laugh a lot.
games  left4dead  facebook  parody  pastiche  funny 
december 2008 by infovore
Zoey posted a photo. « Hardcasual
"bill. francis. louis - look here. help." Ah, the fun of the farm. It's all coming back to me now.
games  facebook  parody  pastiche  left4dead  funny 
december 2008 by infovore
'Facebook Army' wreck £1m home |
"The Facebook Republican Army, based on Brighton's tough Whitehawk estate, looks for parties on Facebook. The gang boasts it travels nationwide – and has even bought its own coach." Oh boy.
facebook  socialnetworking  crazy  parties  fail 
december 2008 by infovore
YouTube - FaceBook In Reality - and BBC'sThe Wall
"But it's a joke! A REALLY FUNNY joke." Entertaining because it's accurate and awkward, all at once.
bbc  socialnetworking  facebook  humour  video  funny  parody  interaction  design  copywriting 
june 2008 by infovore
This Blog Sits at the: How social networks work: the puzzle of exhaust data
Exhaust data is, I think, a clear case of "phatic communication." This is communication with little hard, informational content, but lots of emotional and social content. [It] doesn't get much said, but it has social effects so powerful, it gets lots done
phatic  communication  twitter  facebook  community  social  culture 
december 2007 by infovore
James Governor’s Monkchips » The Notes application, Do you Faceback yet?
"Why would I ever want to use Facebook as the UI for blogs? One simple reason: people as tags, tags as people."
facebook  tags  socialsoftware  ia 
october 2007 by infovore
Adactio: Journal - The password anti-pattern
"...even if it costs me a contract in the short-term, I will refuse to implement any kind of interface that involves asking the user for a password from a third-party site. I urge you to do the same." Jeremy is right. No question about it.
privacy  security  openauth  oauth  facebook  identity  design  pattern 
october 2007 by infovore Analyzing the Facebook Platform, three weeks in
Marc Andressen provides some interesting analysis of F8. The news for popular applications, such as iLike, isn't good.
facebook  f8  platform  api  web20  development  scaling  business 
june 2007 by infovore
Personal Data Flows and APIs | Privacy Digest
"‘Facebook hasn’t told people they are now being exposed to third party applications,’ Roschke said. ‘They have made the general announcement, but there was no notice to me as to whether I wanted these settings."
facebook  privacy  data  api 
may 2007 by infovore
Facebook Developers
Facebook's new development platform looks fantastic - very rich, very unusual for its sector.
facebook  api  programming  development  social  software 
may 2007 by infovore
Largest production memcached install?
"Facebook has roughly 200 dedicated memcached servers in its production environment". Blimey. 200 x 16GB is a LOT of cache. Still, 99% of hits go straight to cache - impressive!
facebook  development  memcached  scaling  performance  caching  cache 
may 2007 by infovore
Friends, friendsters, and top 8: Writing community into being on social network sites
Friendship helps people write community into being in social network sites. Through these imagined egocentric communities, participants are able to express who they are and locate themselves culturally.
friends  socialsoftware  social  networking  paper  analysis  facebook  friendster  myspace  sharing  technology  sociology  research 
january 2007 by infovore
Facebook's "Privacy Trainwreck": Exposure, Invasion, and Drama
"Privacy is not simply about the state of an inanimate object or set of bytes; it is about the sense of vulnerability that an individual experiences. When people feel exposed or invaded, there's a privacy issue." Loads in here that's of use beyond this qu
exposure  privacy  facebook  social  socialsoftware  socialnetworking 
september 2006 by infovore

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