So… as we all know, Facebook has been ramming some new privacy policies down our throat and also a few new grossly oversteped bounds in the area of making everything more social. Tonight I ran across the new “automatically like all of these things from my profile” box, which leads to this page (if you don’t choose to let it like everything for you).
This page has a listing of every single entity in your profile that is now a “likable entity” and by default they are already selected for you, how nice… ugh. To make things even better, once you’ve gone ahead and deselected everything, as I did, you are given this dialog
really Facebook? You’re going to get rid of all the information in my “Work and Education”, “Hometown”, “Current City”, and “Likes and Interests”? That’s just awesome… I’m glad that me opting out of letting you milk even more information out of me and my social circle will now pretty much clear out my information section…
All this does for me is pushes me one, very large step closer to deleting… erm, or should I say deactivating (as you can’t actually delete anything) my Facebook account. I really hate how this company has seemingly flipped completely on its ear in the past 4 or so years… when will it be enough Mr. Zuckerburg? When?
P.S. For another fun trick, once you’re on the page that allows you to pick and choose what you want to like, try clicking on the Facebook link in the upper left, as you would normally do to get back ‘home’… it doesn’t do anything, your options on this page are, “Logout”, “Save Changes”, or use the browser back button or manually edit the url to leave the page… awesome.
This post was written by derek and filed under: Carsonified, Conferences, featured
In a blaze of glory and a whirlwind of a travel schedule I attended the Future of Web Apps conference in sunny Florida this week. As my schedule shows no signs of slowing right now, I will give you the short of it, with every hope of divulging full details in the near future! Read the rest »
This post was written by derek and filed under: Wordpress, featured, introducing
Yesterday I finally got an invite code for IntenseDebate and promptly installed it right here on my Wordpress blog. Here are my initial thoughts.
The installation process for IntenseDebate was really quite straight forward and simple for Wordpress, seeing as they have made it a plugin. For those of you familiar with WP and the use of plugins will have no problems installing this system. you simply download the plugin zip file, unzip, upload to your plugins directory, and activate. Then it’s just a matter of modifying a few settings (I left everything pretty much stock) and taking a look on your site to see how it looks. Read the rest »
This post was written by derek and filed under: Plugin, introducing
I ‘borrowed’ this widget from the sidebar of Paul Stamatiou’s blog, changing the feed link of course and I want to see if it works for me. You’ll see now, in the sidebar to the right and near the bottom, that you can subscribe to this blog via SMS. This means, that if everything works the way I think it does, You’ll get a text message when I post this.
This post was written by derek and filed under: Carsonified, Dream, Golden Ticket, featured
Who can take a sunrise, Sprinkle it with dew…
Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two? The Candyman of course, and in this case that Candyman is Carsonified. I’m writing this in response to a recent post by Ryan Carson over on the Carsonified blog about a contest they are having. This contest is HUGE! Read the rest »