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Msn, google, yahoo, facebook chat in one window

01/09/2009 6 comments

 Msn, google, yahoo, myspace facebook chat in one window

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 Access all your chat accounts with this single website meebo.now it also has the option to access facebook chat. so now you can login to your facebook chat without going to facebook.com and second advantage is that you can use facebook chat even if facebook is blocked on your workplace computers.

Facebook 3 for iphone

28/08/2009 3 comments

Facebook 3 for iphone

facebookAs expected, Apple last night approved the highly anticipated Facebook 3app for the iPhone and iPod touch – 11 days after it was submitted for approval. If you have a previous version installed you’ll get an update notification when you tap the Updates button. The newest version of the popular app adds several new features, including:

– Landscape mode
See your upcoming Events and RSVP
– See your friends’ birthdays
– See Pages and post updates and photos to Pages you administer
– Write Notes and read your friends’ Notes
Upload videos from an iPhone 3GS
– Upload photos to any album
– Complete photo management (create albums, delete albums, delete photos, delete photo tags)
– Change your Profile Picture
– Zoom into photos
– Like posts and photos
– See the same News Feed as the Facebook website
– Visit links in a built-in web browser
– See all of your friends’ friends and Pages
– See mutual friends
– Easily search for people and Pages
– Make friend requests
– Become a fan of Pages
– Quickly call or text your friends
– Create shortcuts to your favorite friends and Pages
– Friends sorted by first or last name according to your settings
– Chat friends sorted alphabetically

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Facebook gets Twitter-like search

 

New users to Facebook (and probably some existing users, but not all of them yet) are getting a new search experience in Facebook . The new interface for search makes it possible to see all public results from Facebook users (the Everyone filter), or just results from your friends. Or, as before, only Events, Groups, or Applications.

The Everyone filter is the key new feature. It lets Facebook users monitor the entire network for news and updates on big topics, the same way Twitter was consumed for information coming from Iran after the recent election.

Like Twitter Search, the Facebook search result page alerts you when new results come in that match your query, but it doesn’t update the whole page until you ask. This is arguably the best way to keep people up to date without overwhelming them.

facebook, twittter

 

Facebook‘s 250 million-strong user base, and the demographic breadth of its audience, puts Twitter‘s geeky but growing audience to shame. However, Twitter and Facebook are not, strictly speaking, direct competitors. The standard social models for the sites are still quite different. In Twitter, by default, anyone can follow anyone else. In Facebook, however, people are accustomed to only reading updates from those people with whom they have established a two-way relationship. The new Everyone filter makes Facebook like Twitter in search, but it will take some time for people to learn to use Facebook the way they do Twitter, and it’s not clear that the two models will mesh well on one social platform.

‘Facebook Lite’ gets public debut

Facebook has begun tests on a new service tailored for mobiles and narrowband internet connections.

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Facebook Lite appears to be a cut-down version of Facebook and is aimed at countries where broadband is limited.

The site is currently on trial in India and it is thought there are plans to extend this to China and Russia.

In a statement Facebook said the new service would be a “faster, simpler version similar to the Facebook experience you get on a mobile phone”.

“Facebook Lite is a fast-loading, simplified version of Facebook that enables people to make comments, accept friend requests, write on people’s walls, and look at photos and status updates,” the statement continued.

“We are currently testing Facebook Lite in countries where we are seeing lots of new users coming to Facebook for the first time and are looking to start off with a more simple experience.”

Facebook claims to have more than 250 million active users, although more than 72% of these are in Europe and North America, where fast broadband internet connections are common.

Mobile world

In developing countries, where the infrastructure for broadband is limited, mobile phones are emerging as the dominant way for the internet to develop. A cut-down version of Facebook that loads and runs effectively on a mobile platform would enable the firm to expand into these markets.

The news of Facebook Lite comes just days after Facebook acquired content-sharing service FriendFeed.

The service offers a “real-time” search engine that lets users know what is happening currently on any given subject.

The purchase caught many industry watchers by surprise, even though the two companies had been talking on and off for the past two years.