Category Archives: Facebook

How to delete Facebook friend list

Long time back I created a few lists on facebook and over the time one of them became redundant. I was looking all over facebook about how to delete that list and ultimately stubled upon the right link.

1.click on Accounts
2.click edit friends

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3. On the left, about half way down you will see the category "Lists"

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4.click on the list you want to delete
5.click on "Delete List"

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6.Confirm by clicking "Delete List"

Facebook – the new face of evolving social media

According to Facebook, Public will be the New Private. Goodbye Privacy, Social will now be the default status of the Internet as dominated by Facebook.

At the F8 conference, Facebook released stats of their growth. More importantly, they released tidbits of information which revolutionize the way the 400 million users of Facebook use the Internet.

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Facebook has included.

  1. A Universal Like Button
  2. Auto-Login Capabilities using Facebook
  3. A Facebook Social Bar

And the Open Graph!

So what all this mean and how is it going to change our experience of the Wild Wild Web?

Social plugins like the Universal Like button mean that you can instantly share on Facebook anything you like across the Web. Unlike the share, you can also see all your other friends who’ve liked it, and everyone else who shares the same interest. Lets see what Google and Twitter come up with against this.

A lot of sites will auto-login with your Facebook account. So, you don’t really need to login to Like something. Facebook Connect with it’s multiple permissions will evolve into a one-click permission button, where you can now logon to almost any website.

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The Social Bar adds Facebook Chat. A small bar, hovering on your browser, with the Like Button and Facebook Chat. That’s not all, assuming you’ve auto-connected, it’ll also show you pictures of all your friends who’re currently on that site.

The Like Button has a few more features, like the Activity Stream and the Recommendations Stream. If you go to a Website, you will get recommendations based on your “Like” activity and that of your friends.

The Open Graph!

Facebook will now connect with over 30 partners across the Web to give you a more personal experience. Yelp in the USA maps businesses, restaurants etc. Pandora is prolific in the USA for music. Facebook plans to track usage of these sites deeply with your activity and that of your friends to give you recommendations. Go to CNN.com, and once it’s implemented, you’ll receive recommendations on the stories you might like. Pandora, once linked with Facebook will give you music recommendations. Check out a restaurant on Yelp and you can also see every review that your friends have made on nearby restaurants.

Docs for Facebook! Microsoft and Facebook are now collaborating to unleash on the Internet Docs.com, which is sure to prove to be competition for Google Docs.

Facebook can now evolve to more than just conversations. Docs can be uploaded either through a Web application or through a computer, and more, they can be edited realtime.

Facebook has also finally given details on Facebook Credits, perhaps the most long-awaited virtual currency on the Internet. This is especially important for those who like gaming on FB.

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Facebook in India!

Facebook has tied up with Naukri.com, Times Internet and Espn Cricket. So now, users can share job postings on Facebook. Naukri, one of India’s largest job-search portals, has integrated Facebook’s new Social Plugins. This integration will give users the ability to share job postings with their circle of friends and view jobs posted by their friends on Facebook using the Naukri platform.

This move by Naukri is a brilliant First Strike as it is the only jobsite partner in India to partner with Facebook.

Times Internet has also jumped onto the bandwagon. Content on Timesofindia.com, Indiatimes.com and all sister websites will be connected via Facebook, to give you recommendations, the ability to instantly share on Facebook and many other features.

Cricinfo.com has also integrated Fb plugins. Cricinfo.com is prolific, and apart from sports news, also features blogs and opinions. And now, Liking the fact that your favourite IPL team is winning will be a click away!

Phew! This is a lot for one go. I am pretty sure that Facebook have massive plans and they are not far from the top. In case I have missed out on something please let us know via your comments.

Facebook vs Orkut

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I was no fan of online social networking till the early days of my college because I had so many real friends and barely spent any time online and then one fine day I was introduced to WordPress which changed brought a turnaround in my cyber life. Most of my real friends were not on online and I had a tough time gathering a following for my blog. I started off with Orkut and after a year or so I was on Facebook. I was on Orkut most of the time till I realized that Orkut was becoming monotonous with nothing much to do. They had been doing great for a long long time [yes… 3-5 years is a long long time in cyber world] but somehow lost it to Facebook.

When I completely moved onto Facebook, I found it better to share and post. I still have a lot many friends on Orkut who are not there on Facebook so I visit Orkut once or twice a week.

I liked Facebook so because it provides so much more exposure than other Social Networks. The proof is the constantly growing number of users on Facebook.

One major fact that makes Facebook better for me is that I feel that I have to spend less time to see what all updates are there unlike in Orkut. [Its the way I feel and I may be biased]. Facebook also allows me to decide what goes where on my page though in a limited way but it still counts. Orkut and Facebook both have chat and I like that. Just one more feature that I want is a common place to upload my pictures so that they are seen on both Facebook and Orkut because I get tires of uploading same pictures two times on both the sites. If any one of you knows any such site or service please let us know.

For those who think that Facebook still lags behind Orkut in India please visit GlobalThoutz illustrations.

We would also like to hear from you all how you feel about the two of them and which one you find better for yourself.