A little infographic showing some of the things that happen on the internet every sixty seconds. but for those who don’t like looking a pretty pictures here is the bulleted version:
[Graphic - Shanghai Web Designer]
It has been reported across the web, Facebook is restricting what ‘Status Updates’ you see. By default, users will only see recent Updates from friends they regularly interact with. This default setting has been active for some time. Facebook users report the same default setting was active in the old Facebook layout.
This default setting has angered many business owners who use Facebook to advertise and interact with clients.
There is a solution:
On your homepage click the “Most Recent” title on the right of the Newsfeed, then click on the drop down arrow beside it and select “Edit Options”. Click on “Show Posts From” and change the setting to “All Of Your Friends and Pages”
Note: Business pages do not have a newsfeed. Owners of business pages should adjust the settings on their personal accounts.
This short action film by director Ross Ching, Harry Shum battles Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss with guns and lightsabers. For an independent film, the action and effects are pretty good!
The film is called “3 Minutes” and it’s well… three minutes long.
Check out their Facebook page for more information on when the sequel & prequel will be released.
[From: Geeks Are Sexy]
MySpace said Tuesday that it is laying off 500 employees, cutting its staff by 47%. From the article: ‘MySpace’s management kept most of the site’s developers but gutted nearly every other job role, according to a staffer who survived the cuts … “Today’s tough but necessary changes were taken in order to provide the company with a clear path for sustained growth and profitability,” CEO Mike Jones said in a written statement. “These changes were purely driven by issues related to our legacy business, and in no way reflect the performance of the new product.”
Facebook continues to live on the edge of controversy. Back in July, Facebook’s blog talked about their efforts to improve photo tagging with facial recognition capabilities, and Mashable reports that this feature is to become automatic. The new feature is called Tag Suggestions, and was announced by Facebook Vice President of Product Chris Cox.
When a user is offered the chance to tag people in photos, Facebook will group what the software recognises as similar faces together. If it recognises the set of faces as someone specific, that name will be recommended under the set, in the “Who is this?” box. If it’s accurate, you can save the tags and you’re done.
So what’s the controversy? This will be an opt-out service, like many others Facebook has implemented. I myself think that opt-in would be far better, but at least this time they intend to include the opt-out ability right from the start instead of waiting for people to scream about it.