[Via @webponce @hellokinsella @the_defiance @k0nG]
Posts Tagged 'facebook'
Tags: data, facebook, google
As of last night, you can export your Facebook contacts. How come? Thanks to another wave of the slapfighting going on between Google and Facebook. Thank you, whoever is behind this (Google?).
Facebook Doesn’t Own My Friends is a Chrome extension to export your Facebook friends’ contact data.
Despite what Facebook says, if someone is your “friend” and you can see his/her email address on his/her Facebook info, they are probably OK with you emailing them.
Facebook doesn’t let you export this data, so they expect you to click on each of your friends’ pages, copy their email address (or other contact information), and paste it into your email client. Kind of ridiculous? Yes.
Facebook Doesn’t Own My Friends will let you export all (or some) of your friends’ contact info, to CSV or directly to your Google Contacts (GMail).
Advice? Do it – while you can.
Tags: facebook, flashmob, free, fun, global, improv everywhere, just for fun, london, no pants 2k9, no pants day, pranksters, society, uk
Improv Everywhere is an urban prankster network which causes scenes or flashmobs crowds in cities around the world. One of their latest ‘missions’ was the No Pants 2k9 day organised across 22 cities. The group has spread over to blogs and Facebook as well with their Improv Everywhere page and multiple country-specific groups that try to keep participants up to date with what’s going on.
On Saturday, January 10th, 2009 nearly 2,500 took off their pants on subways in 22 cities around the world. In New York’s 8th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride we had over 1,200 participants, spread over four subway lines.
One of the more interesting ‘missions’ coming up in London is the Urban Desert Island Shipwreck, which will consitute of a few agents being dropped off on an pond island. They’ll be wearing ragged clothes on and showing consequences of a 2-week stay full of hunger and misery setting in. The scenario so far involves a plane crash, a rescue mission and family reunions.
Tags: facebook, language, language change, linguistics
So what is everyone talking about these days? For once it’s actually hard to tell, since new buzzwords seem to be introduced every time we go online. Everyone is expected to be highly involved in the online life of blogs, facebook, and such. We’ve come to a time where our online lives more and more often converge with our real realms of life, including work, friends, political movements, art trends we follow, you name it. We all use the new words, even if we’re not entirely sure what they mean, which leads not only to language change, but to a constant re-definition of these terms as people continue to use them.
Except for the obvious ones, you can check out the ones infiltrating the business spheres these days…
The online social networks and these new linguistic phenomena have an immense breadth of influence on our lives. The language does not only seep through from user to user on FB and blogs, but also gets picked up by a more and more seductive industry of businesses, which thrive on being able to convince you they are more than just that. More and more brands try to create an experience for their customers, appeal to higher values, try to be eco-friendly, privacy-friendly, whatever it takes. Customer loyalty building and networking have become one of the most visible trends when you navigate the web.