A bunch of system wide updates occurred today. The biggest, and most obvious change is in the site's graphics. The friend lists are larger, and have a nice text overlay. Taking a page from Google's book, Facebook's coding is simple, yet under the hood, extremely complex. I'm personally not a fan of the design on my large displays, but on smart phones, and iOS and Droid phones reap all the reward. I wonder what main platform or device(s) they could be gearing their anticipated audience to be viewing their pages toward? Hmmm?
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It's really quite unfortunate that a young man, such as featured in the attached video could be, somehow, misconstrued to be some sort of criminal. Not only does he work for white-hat security companies whose job it is to find vulnerabilities in Networks so that they can be fixed. No data was compromised, nor changed. On the other hand, Protocols in this rapidly evolving industry have been created to be followed.
confession / explanation for the 'less informed'.
Following a slew of other major updates, Facebook announced in November that its users would be able to sharestatus updates up to 63,206 characters long. That’s a little harder to visualize than Twitter’s 140-character limit.
So, we measured 10 other textual things to determine whether they made Facebook‘s character cut. Did you know you can fit an entire movie script in your Facebook status? Or that you can share multiple copies of the U.S. Constitution? Find out which iconic texts you can squeeze into Facebook’s 63,206-character limit below.
If you’re curious how Facebook arrived at this seemingly random number, Facebook engineer Bob Baldwinexplained to ZDnet, “I set the exact limit to something nerdy. Facebook … Face Boo K … hex(FACE) – K … 64206 – 1000 = 63206.” In other words, Baldwin calculated the number using the hexadecimal numeral system: The hexadecimal value of “FACE” is 64,206. Then, Baldwin subtracted “K,” or “kilo-” (the prefix for 1,000), to arrive at 63,206.
I have thoroughly examined the 'back-ways' in to hidden posts, and for those who have NOT enabled this feature, this is what the timeline looks like... Going back to the day that you were born!
...and so on... But the key is to hit the little grey box literally ON the timeline which reveals other posts, including their associated thread comments. You can find some real gems on people in those posts! It's wonderful. It's even more wonderful simply because *most* people don't even comprehend it!
Facebook over the past few days has improved its GUI (graphical user interface) and much to many users' dismay, the change [which was INCREDIBLY difficult to conduct on-the-fly (without shutting Facebook down at ANY time) has made it incredibly easy for any user to control who can and cannot see their posts. This is precisely what all the Facebook Privacy Issue mongrals.]
Today, Facebok has unveiled it's music streaming service, reportedly to be similar to what Myspace had going on, *hopefully* without the ads! I foresee 'people' getting upset due to the changes, although I bet nobody even notices that it is there for a few days!