These are the things I've written that are tagged "facebook"

Facebook Weirdness

28 August 2012

Today I made a series of seemingly innocuous, though slightly filthy, joke tweets based on a vaginal rejuvenation cream being sold in India. The Facebook thread (I have Twitter set to auto-post to Facebook) for the third tweet now has over 118,000 comments and 5,500 likes, and the comment threat is INSANE. This appears to […]

Kickstarter’s Spam Problem

14 August 2012

Garrett Murray on a troubling trend in Kickstarter projects: At least once a week I receive an unsolicited request to fund a project. These messages are rarely offensive in and of themselves–they’re usually just information about the project and a paragraph or two of generic “please help us out” text–but they’re still spam. They’re usually […]

The Pitfalls of Facebook’s “Social Authentication”

27 January 2011

Dan Wineman shoves a hot poker up the ass of Facebook’s “social authentication”: Captchas don’t verify identity. “Social authentication” challenges based on public information — especially information that the service itself provides, for free, to anyone who asks — don’t do that either. The problem with “social authentication” is that second word, there. Facebook’s calling […]

A Comparative Analysis Of The Differing Approaches Twitter and Facebook Take To “Share” Buttons And What It Might Say, Philosophically Speaking, About Each As A Company

27 October 2010

Visually, the “Share” and “Tweet” buttons are very similar, and are structured identically. On the code-side, however, they are very much the product of two different companies with, I would argue, different outlooks on the web as a whole and HTML specifically. Facebook’s “Share” Button <a name=”fb_share” type=”button_count” share_url=”someurl” href=””>Share</a><script src=”” type=”text/javascript”></script> There is no […]

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