Facebook just loves to do what it wants when it wants. They just removed and replaced everyone’s email address with a brand new @facebook.com email address. This is not the email Facebook uses for notifications and password resets. It is just the one everyone sees when they click your info. If you don’t feel like advertising extra for Facebook there is a fix. Here’s how to change your email back.
Click “About” on your profile and scroll down to your email address. Click “Edit” to change them.
Click on the circle next to your Facebook email address and change its setting to “Hidden From Timeline”.
Click on the circle next to your other email addresses and change their settings to “Shown On Timeline”.
Click the Save button at the bottom of the Edit popup (Don’t forget this step).
Facebook has just added a new feature that lets users find friends and potential friends that are close to them. You can go to http://fb.com/ffn or use the app to test the new feature out. The way it works is you log into Facebook and http://fb.com/ffn or just the Find Friends Nearby section. You can see both your own friends, as well as those you may not know if they are in that that section too at the same time. I think letting users meet new people rather than just the friends you already have makes Facebook more accessible adds favor to a seemingly stale product. It also feels like OK Cupid’s meet now feature. Find Friends Nearby option is available on Facebook’s iOS and Android apps. It’s here: menu > apps > find friends > other tools > Find Friends Nearby, which takes you to a page that looks exactly like the mobile web page. I think Facebook did this to reach as much people as possible. Note however you have to have Location service turned on for your browser for it to work.
The service comes on the heels of Facebook buying a mobile app that helps users discover people near them with similar interests called Glancee. We are not sure if the app is the reason why Facebook has this new feature but so far it works pretty well. Friendshake was to be the name of the new feature but it was changed to Find Friends Nearby. … Read the rest
Alright maybe that title is a little misleading. There can be more than one social network at a time. The thing is the new kid on the block never seems to hang tough. (yes it was a NKOTB reference) MySpace has already showed us that bigger does not always translate to long term winner in the Social Network landscape.
That being said Facebook has over 700 million users. They are not going anywhere anytime soon. Google tired with Buzz and failed very publicly. This time around they are at it again but with Google Plus. A funny thing happened though. Everyone loved it. It was not a clone of anything else. It was not trying to be the next Twitter or a new Facebook. It was Plus and people loved it.
Google+ is now open to the public which means the floodgates are wide open too. I have been getting email after email that someone has added me to their Circles. I have no idea who half these people are. Unlike Facebook people can add you at will but you don’t have to add them back if you do not want to. I took one step further and made a circle called Unknown. Facebook clearly feeling the heat has retooled its NewsFeed so you can see all your friend’s updates in real time like Twitter does.
Google+ now lets you turn on Hangouts into broadcast platform. They also have search in Google +.… Read the rest
Google+ now open to the public: Let’s see what kind of number it puts up
Google+ social network is now available to anyone who wants to join. They have also added 91 changes during the social network’s beta trial. The trail was only 90 days but it got a lot of good Buzz. The most notable additions are that the Hangouts video chat feature is now available for Android smartphones running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or newer.
The list of key changes:
A new “Hangouts on Air” option allows users to live broadcast to up to nine different people.
Hangouts can now be named.
A screen sharing function has been added to Hangouts.
Users can now share and view a sketchpad directly inside Hangouts
Google Docs can be viewed and shared inside Hangouts.
Google+ members can now search for other users from the social network directly and Google+ will return results from around the web.
The Google+ Hangouts API is now available for developers.
Facebook continues to refine what a user can do with it’s News Feeds. Google Plus is already seem by many as a win for Google and a real competitor to Facebook. At the moment Twitter is filling to void as the place to gather information and share it. Although technically a social network, its more like a water cooler than a hangout spot.
That said everyone loves to hang out at the water cooler. Facebook has taken note of this. The social network’s newest feature called Subscriptions lets you follow people on Twitter, sort of. This feature combined with the recently announced Acquaintances is sure fire way to compete with Google Plus. Will it work. We won’t know just yet. Google Plus is still in closed beta.
When you hit the Subscribe button on someone’s profile, it gives you the ability to keep tabs on their updates without having to befriend them. Some are calling it the stalk button but Facebook thought of that too. You have the option to toggle subscriptions on and off if you’re concerned about privacy.
Facebook has released a new version of their iPhone app.
Facebook 3.5 brings some new features such as the ability to tag friends and places in photos and finally the ability to add privacy controls on posts. Facebook has fixed a number of annoying bugs and improved the overall performance and stability of the iPhone app.
Facebook app v3.5:
[ Made it easier to share with who you want– Added the ability to tag friends and places in posts– Added the ability to share external links from a web view– Added new design for Profile and Group Walls– Improved the sharing tool to add privacy controls on posts and match your settings on the web site
Improvements and bug fixes: – Improved Notifications speed– Fixed a number of Chat bugs– Made it easier to select filters in News Feed– Fixed a bug with the Notifications bar disappearing– Fixed a number of Photos bugs– Improved performance and stability overall ]
This is not however the Facebook’s iPad app. In fact Facebook has gone out of it’s way to removed the iPad app code from the latest version. That means if you update to this new version. The jailbreak tweak FaceForward to enable the Facebook for iPad app won’t work. So I would skip updating the app on your iPad for now.