FB.WALL – jQuery for Facebook Lovers

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Wouldn't it be nice if you could display the activity occurring on your Facebook wall directly to your website visitors? Now you can with a great jQuery plugin called FB.WALL . The jQuery plugin, which uses Facebook's Graph API, allows designers…(read more) [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Facebook For iPhone App Gains 1.6M Users In Three Days

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Earlier today, we reported that Facebook beat Google in terms of UK traffic over Christmas.  We also reported that Apple upped its sales forecasts for iPhones.  Now, to perhaps link the two stories together, it turns out that the Facebook for iPhone app gained around 1.6 million users in the past three days. Considering how long Facebook, the iPhone, and …

Hitwise Finds Visits To Social Networks Surging

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Out of a desire to say "hi" to old friends, reconnect with family members, or perhaps get a moment away from visiting relatives, it looks like lots of people are signing into social networks this month.  Indeed, Hitwise relayed some UK-specific stats today, and the increase has been sharp enough that Facebook might top Google in traffic on Christmas. We’ll …

Remembering What Facebook Has Done Since the Beginning of 2010

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2010 has been a huge year for Facebook – arguably the company’s biggest yet. CEO Mark Zuckerberg was named Person of the Year by Time magazine, a Hollywood movie about the founding of the company was released in theaters, and attracted a great deal of critical buzz. The company launched the "open graph", possibly the most important feature the company …

Mark Zuckerberg Shares Philosophy Behind New Facebook Messaging System

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke at the Web 2.0 Summit and faced an interrogation from Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle. He spent a good portion of the discussion talking about the new messaging system announced this week.  He said that Facebook was not looking to build an email product, but more what a "modern messaging system" would be if they …

Yada Yada Newsletter July 13, 2010-Why Social Media Might be More Important than Google

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I’m not sure if you missed this or not but about six weeks ago Facebook changed its designation of fan pages and they are now just called “pages” If you are so inclined you can quote unquote “like them.” Not only that, Facebook overtook Google is the
number one website worldwide.

In Defense of Facebook

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  The Social Analyst is a weekly column by Mashable Co-Editor Ben Parr, where he digs into social media trends and how they are affecting companies in the space. All eyes are on Facebook. Ever since Facebook revealed Facebook Open Graph, the world’s largest social network has been getting hammered by tech pundits, mainstream media, and its users. Facebook’s used …

HOW TO: Add Facebook “Like” Buttons to Your WordPress Blog

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This series is supported by Rackspace, the better way to do hosting. Learn more about Rackspace’s hosting solutions here. Facebook officially unveiled its new Open Graph API and tools a few weeks ago, making it possible for developers and end users to easily hook their own sites into Facebook’s broader ecosystem. In just the first week, Facebook’s social plugins were …

Facebook’s New Social Plugins: 50,000+ Websites in One Week

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Phase one of Facebook’s strategy for world domination: complete. Facebook has announced that over 50,000 websites have integrated Facebook’s new social plugins in just one week. The plugins are a core component of the company’s new Open Graph initiative. Last week, Facebook launched the Open Graph API and social plugins during its F8 conference in San Francisco. The complex protocol …

Nobody Can Stop Facebook Because Nobody Understands Facebook

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Can companies turn confusion into a competitive advantage? It occurred to me when attempting to explain Facebook’s Open Graph this week that the social web has become increasingly complex — relating the full implications to a broad audience is a Herculean feat. How do you explain the Open Graph to the average user so he or she can make an …

Facebook Open Graph: What it Means for Privacy

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At Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference today, the company fleshed out its plans to become the social center of the web. With the new Open Graph API and protocol and the ability to integrate websites and web apps within your existing social network, the platform will become more robust than ever before. The potential for this new technology is great — …

Facebook “Likes” World Domination

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Facebook will host its F8 developer conference this Wednesday, announcing plans to spread its roots through the web. Those plans include a web-wide “Like” button and a social toolbar to be placed at the bottom of your website, reports the NYTimes. It’s all part of Facebook’s plan to follow you around the web, and perhaps avoid the same fate as …