Category Archives: Facebook

Poll: Are you concerned about the privacy issues on Facebook with the new changes?

The new changes that Facebook released last month has caused a lot of privacy and trust issues. This is actually nothing new. They have been in this hot seat several times before with the addition of the News Feed, Connect and TOS (Terms Of Service). Facebook has managed to get themselves out of these situations many times but yet they always find a way to get right back into the same boat. How many times can they Read the rest of this entry


Facebooks New Open Graph API

I have been reading a lot about what was discussed at Facebooks f8 Confernece and I am having trouble trying to figure out how I feel about it all. For those that haven’t heard what it was about or don’t quite understand it, I will explain.

Facebook just announced Facebook Connect is being completely replaced by the new Open Graph API (Application Programming Interface. This allows one application to connect and share data/info with another application). What this means is that now other websites can get information from Facebook and are able to keep that info┬áindefinitely, before it was only 24 hours. Facebook has created social plugins for websites to add to thier source code that will allow people to interact with their Facebook contacts on third party sites. You can now see which friends “Like” what while you are browsing the web. So you might go to and see that your friends activity on movies. These social plugins are available to anyone who wants to put them on their website. This can be used on eCommerce sites,┬árestaurants, blogs/news sites and others. Read the rest of this entry