Besides, I'm too busy admiring the Facebook redesign, which I just got a few hours ago. I am a big fan. We can talk about that here too.
They made the idea of private networking mainstream,
which was for a time blatantly unexpected — lots of people thought that it would be the thing keeping them subservient to MySpace
LOVE that they put notifications and private messages on a level with one another. Also the unified Account dropdown (interesting that credit balance is so prominent now). I'm confused about why they'd make friend requests a top priority, though (do people really add that many friends?), and the chat sidebar looks odd to my eyes, though it reduces the clutter down at the bottom and lets me chat with a lesser screen width.
Then they created the newsfeed, which was very controversial for a long time, and which sparked the idea for sites like Twitter.
On 6 September 2006, Farooq Khan announced a new home page feature called News Feed. Originally, when users logged into Facebook, they were presented with a customizable version of their own profile. The new layout, by contrast, created an alternative home page in which users saw a constantly updated list of their friends' Facebook activity.
The first Twitter prototype was used as an internal service for Odeo employees, later launching publicly into a full-scale version in July 2006.
$ finger mathowie@firstname.lastname@example.org
“Work fast and don’t be afraid to break things,” is the mantra at Facebook, he said. “If you take down the site, it’s not going to be the end of your career.”
So, what's the word from people who have tried it so far?
So, sorry that I'm wrong, and thanks for calling me out on those mistakes. But delmoi, I've noticed whenever we get into arguments that you get this real priggishness about yourself. Like, I enjoy debating with people and being wrong and correcting people when I think they're wrong, but it's all in fun, you know? No need to be an asshat when you disagree. I think you're smart and I wish I could enjoy our spats more than I do.
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When you first go into Google Buzz, it automatically sets you up with followers and people to follow.
A Google spokesperson tells us these people are chosen based on whom the users emails and chats with most using Gmail.
The problem is that -- by default -- the people you follow and the people that follow you are made public to anyone who looks at your profile.
In other words, before you change any settings in Google Buzz, someone could go into your profile and see the people you email and chat with most.
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