Updating relationship status

Friday, December 4, 2009 at 19:34 | Posted in social | Leave a comment
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I have never bothered to publish my relationship status in Facebook, nor in Twitter (it is currently single if you must know) but Dana Hanna obviously thinks it is important to keep it updated. Congrats :-)

Facebook’s crazy error message

Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 23:49 | Posted in internet | Leave a comment
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It is not the first time I receive this crazy error message when trying to enter a comment to a Facebook status update.

Now, if I am indeed offline as Facebook seems to be thinking, then what is the point in showing me this mesage? If I were offline I would obviously not see it.

Come on Facebook!

Friday, November 14, 2008 at 19:12 | Posted in internet | Leave a comment
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If I were not connected to the Internet, I would obviously not see this error message:

Come on, Facebook! Get your act together! It is not Okay!

Just say no!

Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 4:46 | Posted in social, web 2.0. | 1 Comment
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Michael Arrington writes (via Vesa) that Facebook has taken serious steps to fight application spam. A growing number of application developers are using the annoying tactics of forcing users to send invitations to their friends when signing for an application. I have also on several occasions been denied results of a quiz I have taken because I did not want to spam my friends with invitations.

A group against forced invitations has quickly collected more than 95.000 members, Yours Truly among them. I also made an exception from my policy of not signing web petitions. This petition is worth signing because it has already made a difference: Facebook has started to send letters to bad behaving developers saying that they have been temporarily restricted from using the invitation feature.

This does not, of course, solve all of the problem but it is a good start. As from now, I am officially a fan of “Petition Against Forced Invites” application.

I just wonder when all those quiz results screwed from me are going to be made available.

A googling party alien

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 17:01 | Posted in Communities and cool stuff, web 2.0., Web tools | Leave a comment
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During my few weeks in Facebook I have received three nominations for a superlative. My own sister nominated me as most likely to be an alien. Maybe so but I just wonder what that would make her.

Mick granted me with an assumption that I would be most likely to party like a rock star. He may know something about it because we have been seen to party together on a couple of occasions but if you take a look at his profile and then mine (provided that you have a Facebook account) you may judge for yourself which one of us looks more like a rock star.

Last but not least, Indrek says I am most likely to google everything. I do a lot of googling, granted, but everything? Like my bookmarks or the contents of my feed reader?

Being a googling party alien is not so bad. Some people have called me worse than that and I did not mind. But that is another story.

Kucinich and Gravel at my field quarter

Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 19:47 | Posted in Election, entertainment, Politics, USA, web tests | 6 Comments
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I spotted at Chawed Rosin an image of the political compass scores of each of the US presidential hopefuls. Since I happened to take the very same test the other day through my Facebook profile, I inserted my own score (Left/Right: -3.50, Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.82) into the same image. This is how I seem to compare to the candidates:

Looks like Mick Gravel and Dennis Kucinich are the only two of the bunch who manage to place themselves at the same field quarter with me. I was no longer surprised for the outcome since Kucinich also topped the result I got from both Candidate Calculator and Presidential Candidate Selector. As for Gravel, he was close to top in Candidate Calculator but somewhere in the mid region in Presidential Candidate Selector.

As usual I want to point out that this sort of surveys should only be considered as web entertainment. I would never consider casting a vote according to a survey score (even if I had one in this particular election). That said, my interest in these two fellows has been awaken.

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