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November 10, 2011

Facebook goes old to their News Feed

Today Facebook announced an update to its much contested news feed. This new version builds upon the current hybrid news feed, and has some aspects of the old one. But instead of being able to toggle back-and-forth between "top news" and "recent news," users will see a "sort" button at the top which gives them the option to see highlighted stories first, or recent stories first. 

This is big news for Facebook users, who have complained relentlessly since the news feed switched over to hybrid.
Giving users the option to experience a news feed that's closer to the old one seems like a smart move Facebook.

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UPDATE on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011: Now you have a new way of sorting your News Feed: most recent stories first.  You can also continue to view highlighted stories first, followed by recent stories, like what you see today.  If you don't have the updates to News Feed yet, you can expect to see them over the coming weeks as the rollout continues.

Originally Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2011: When you visit Facebook, you should see the things you're most interested in, like status updates from your family and closest friends. Last week, we announced improvements to Friend Lists and a new Subscribe button to help you see more of what you care about, and less of what you don't.

But it's not just the people you hear from that make your News Feed interesting. It also matters how much you visit Facebook. If you haven't returned in a week, you may want to see a summary of top stories first. If you've already visited several times that day, you probably care more about recent news.

Starting today, it will be easier to keep up with the people in your life no matter how frequently or infrequently you're on Facebook.

News Feed: See What Matters at the Top

When you pick up a newspaper after not reading it for a week, the front page quickly clues you into the most interesting stories. In the past, News Feed hasn't worked like that.  Updates slide down in chronological order so it's tough to zero in on what matters most.  

Now, News Feed will act more like your own personal newspaper. You won't have to worry about missing important stuff. All your news will be in a single stream with the most interesting stories featured at the top. If you haven't visited Facebook for a while, the first things you'll see are top photos and statuses posted while you've been away. They're marked with an easy-to-spot blue corner.

If you check Facebook more frequently, you'll see the most recent stories first. Photos will also be bigger and easier to enjoy while you're scrolling through.

Ticker: Join Friends in Real-Time

News Feed often has a time lag. Usually when you're on Facebook, a lot of your friends are too. Until now, there hasn't been an easy way to see and chat with your friends about photos, articles, and other things they're posting in real-time. The new ticker helps you do just that.

Ticker shows you the same stuff you were already seeing on Facebook, but it brings your conversations to life by displaying updates instantaneously. Now when a friend comments, asks a question or shares something like a check in, you'll be able to join the conversation right away. Click on anything in ticker to see the full story and chime in – without losing your place.

If you have a wider screen, slide the grey bar between ticker and chat up or down to adjust how many updates you see at a time. To control who can see your updates anywhere on Facebook, including in ticker and News Feed, adjust your sharing control or apps settings.

We hope these improvements make your conversations on Facebook more lively, no matter how often you visit. For tips about how to use improved Friend Lists, and the new Subscribe button right from News Feed, check out this video.

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October 17, 2011

Checkout the Facilities at Google,Facebook,Twitter Workplace

Are you a techie looking for work? We recently offered some tips on landing jobs at Google, Apple and Facebook, but there are more companies in the Valley than those three. And you might be wondering what the culture is like at each of these companies, as well as at LinkedIn, Twitter, Eventbrite, Gaia and Tagged.

Back in August, we brought you word of awesome perks at various startups; now, we bring you perks at a number of Silicon Valley’s largest and finest. From yoga to catered lunches, 401(k)s to dry cleaning, sports teams to vacation days, these tech companies seem to understand that quality of life affects productivity — and that having to run fewer errands after work means you’re more likely to stay at the office.

Check out the infographic below from ResumeBear for a breakdown of who offers what perks. Do you work at any of these companies and take advantage of any of these perks? Let us know in the comments below.

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25 Most Liked Pages on Facebook

Facebook’s Page again topped our quarterly list of the top Pages by the number of Likes, as measured by our PageData tool. As with past lists, the majority of the names on this one remain unchanged even as all of them grew. Both Facebook and Zynga’s Texas Hold’em Poker reached over 50 million, with several others above 40 million Likes.

The number of Likes that Pages on our list had ranged from Facebook’s 54 million down to MTV’s 28.3 million.

See how other top brands are maximizing their returns on their Facebook campaigns in the Facebook Marketing Bible. See the list below:

1. Facebook – 54,031,990

2. Texas Hold’em Poker – 51,151,002

3. Eminem – 47,880,731

4. YouTube – 46,059,390

5. Rihanna – 45,905,971

6. Lady Gaga – 44,288,366

7. Michael Jackson – 41,557,728

8. Shakira – 41,109,665

9. Family Guy – 38,543,871

10. Justin Bieber – 36,690,985

11. Harry Potter – 35,671,699

12. Katy Perry – 35,636,341

13. Linkin Park – 35,393,553

14. The Simpsons – 35,382,429

15. Cristiano Ronaldo – 35,016,634

16. Coca-Cola – 34,714,743

17. South Park – 34,329,509

18. Lil Wayne – 31,878,344

19. Bob Marley – 31,737,524

20. AKON – 31,301,325

21. Disney – 28,914,893

22. Megan Fox – 28,851,053

23. Music – 28,774,416

24. BeyoncĂ© – 28,585,631

25. MTV – 28,338,730
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October 10, 2011

Some Disruptive Innovations that changes their Market

Who are the movers, the shakers, the companies that affect profound change? And what products do they bring to market that disrupt all others, making other companies completely re-think their strategies? Let’s take a look at seven of those products whose competitors wish had never existed.

That’s what we’ll find out with this infographic by professional networking site You’ll see how 7 companies such as Skype, Netflix, Apple and Google rolled out products and services that approached their market in such a unique way that they changed everything. 

Besides those usual suspects, there are a few surprises in the group, too — products that lowered prices, approached their markets in unheard-of ways, even created new markets — and changed the world. See how they did it in this rich infographic, and then let us know of disruptive innovations you’ve encountered. What do you think will be the next disruptive product or service?

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October 2, 2011

Some Tips and Analysis to get a Job at Google,Apple & Facebook

Google, Apple and Facebook are the tech trifecta, so we found facts that could help you land a job at one of these companies. No doubt, there will be stiff competition: Nearly one in four young professionals wants to work at Google, for instance, but there’s more room in the Googleplex for software developers. Facebook gets 250,000 applications a year and sifts through them to find the cream of the crop, preferring those who build things, whether they’re apps or organizations. And Apple wants, well, Apple fanboys to help create the next generation of gadgetry, but you ought to have a reference from an existing Appler.

                                      SEE ALSO: How to Enable the New Facebook Timeline NOW 

The tech field is booming, and the industry needs bright young talent to keep innovating. Some facts:

  • An IT manager can make more than $110,000 a year
  • Android app developers are especially coveted
  • Data mining and statistical analysis are ideal collegiate specializations

So, if you’re like most other young professionals and are looking to nab a job at any of those three companies, take a gander at the info-graphic below. There are tips on how to optimize your resume, how to land an interview and how to impress the HR team. If you’ve landed a job at any of these companies, feel free to offer tips and insights in the comments below.

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October 1, 2011

10 Facebook Timeline Profiles that will amaze you !

Facebook’s new Timeline design gives users a large “cover photo” space at the top of the page. We think this revamp is a great opportunity to get creative with your profile presentation.

Here are 10 examples of Facebook Timeline cover photo designs we think are particularly creative, and that offer a witty take on the new layout.

SEE ALSO: How to Enable the New Facebook Timeline NOW 

Take a look through the image gallery below. Share your new Timeline designs in the comments and don’t despair if yours didn’t get chosen this time around. Our coverage of the new Facebook continues, so keep your submissions coming!

Pics by Mashable 

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September 28, 2011

What is the “findability” of your photos?


Another nice find from does a great job of estimating how many photos have ever been taken, both analog and digital. Their analog estimation is astonishing with 85 billion photos being taken in the year 2000. As we shift in to the digital age, the initial uptake was slow but it’s not estimated that 2.5 billion people in the world today have a digital camera and assuming every person snaps 150 photos per year that equates to 375 billion photos per year. Put another way, every 2 minutes today we snap as many photos as the whole of humanity took in the 1800s. Mind boggling.

The post continues by exploring where these photos get stored, with an estimated 70 billion heading towards Facebook this year – adding to the current 140 billion photos they have. It’s going to make Facebook’s recently introduced timeline feature all the more visually compelling.

As the 1000memories post mentions, the potential for all of these photos, when brought together, is amazing. Technology like Photosynth can create some remarkable moments that would have been almost impossible with analog photography - “The Moment stands as a great example.

The post finishes by imploring us to cherish the “lost photos” in shoe boxes and there is something quite magical about finding a creased, old, black and white photograph and enjoying that sensory experience.

Despite all of these advances in photography, there is another reason that digital photos languish in much the same way analog photos do – I’ll call it findability. Most of my digital photos are seen once or twice at best as the lack of meta data makes them too hard to find. I want to just speak to my computer (or TV, or room) and say “show me all the photos of me and the family in the last 18 months”. That’s a relatively obvious query but it shows how far we have to go as today, that would involve lots of sorting and searching in my folders. Facial recognition and batch tagging of the kind found in Windows Live Photo Gallery, Picasa and recently Facebook, will certainly help but it’s just one part of the puzzle to solve that relatively simple sounding query.

As you may have heard me say before on this blog, we’re really just scratching the surface with technology at the moment – there is so much more to come. 

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