Facebook’s $50million planning permission

So Facebook have acquired FriendFeed for a reported $50million (guardian.co.uk). Looks like they’re building an extension to their walled garden. A walled garden which harvests real-time and personal data. And most importantly, Google the search engine isn’t big enough to see over. (Dollar heart from masscorporation) People’s profiles on Facebook and FriendFeed purposefully aren’t viewable …

Facebook’s status update, #allyourfacebookarebelongtous

So the Facebook status box doesn’t seem like such a good idea. Why is a virtual machine asking me what’s on my mind? It’s not going to offer advice and I’m not comfortable sharing my innermost worries with everyone’s News Feed. So what is better question and response to expect? Here’s some ideas! These were …

What’s on your mind? Facebook becomes ‘Dear Deidre’

Is Facebook trying to be the new agony aunt of the Virtual world? The previous design we were asked to share, “what are you doing?”, which was a pretty pro-active question. It had potential to provoke updates like “Daniel is happy with today”, “Daniel is far far away!”, “Daniel has just finished climbing Everest” etc… …

The new facebook is here

The new Facebook has been released but what are some of the changes about? Navigating the profile The profiles have been re-designed to allow you an easier navigation of all the ‘information’ people want to post up about themselves. I suppose with it normally expanding vertically 30 Million Pixels high to accommodate information was becoming …

Google welcome lively .com

They’ve acctually done it, Google went ahead and released lively.com a 3D world to “create an avatar and chat with your friends in rooms you design”. [youtube]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5YbwfOucET8[/youtube] They packaged the whole product to explore the lands completely through your browser, no need for a separate client application, just download a package (windows only) and install …

Re: Pervasive Weather (where’s Facebook gone?)

I’ve been carrying out some very ‘in-depth’ studies into social network usage over our short-lived British Summer, and realised I’ve been using Facebook a lot less. Apparently my ‘phone-losing house-mate‘ hasn’t checked hers in a few days too and it raised the point relating to my pervasive weather post. We’re more likely to interact with …