Posts Tagged ‘links’

Facebook Adds “Retweet” Function

January 18, 2010

Facebook has added functionality similar to Twitter’s (in)famous retweets, allowing users to share linked content from their friends with friends who might now know them.

Word comes from AllFacebook that the folks at Facebook have moved to include a “Share” button on links that are being passed around. This means that if a friend posts something you really enjoy, you can click the share button and pass it on to any non-mutual friends, with their name tagged in as “via TheirName.”

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Google to Run Games Through YouTube?

December 30, 2009

It looks as though Google might be trying to ease its way into casual gaming with a patent that’s emerged this week detailing plans for building games on top of hosted video.

Word comes from Bnet that Google’s patent, which was filed way back in February of this year but only published now, is simply titled, “Web-Based System for Generation of Interactive Games Based on Digital Videos” and describes a way to add interactive features to a digital video and “in particular to interactive video annotations enabling control of playback locations and creation of interactive games.” It certainly sounds like an interesting idea, and one that would allow for some fairly interesting “Choose Your Own Adventure” projects… if nothing else.

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Yahoo to Increase Facebook Integration

December 3, 2009

Yahoo is to push further into Facebook integration than it already has in the first half of 2010. It’s announced that it is to start “deeply” integrating Facebook Connect with its own services, including Mail and News.

Earlier this year, Yahoo told us all that it wasn’t a search company, which raised all kinds of questions about how it had managed to gain such a substantial block of the search market. It then rebranded itself as a kind of ultimate homepage, boasting news, mail and support for users to post Facebook status updates without having to leave Yahoo’s own page, which means more people spending more time on Yahoo… something it clearly wanted.

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Worm Hits Facebook Walls

November 24, 2009

Thanks to the fact that it stores so much of users’ personal data, Facebook has long been the source of security concerns, but now a new worm is taking advantage of Facebook’s relative openness, spreading via wall posts.

You can tell this isn't my facebook, beacuse it's not in Latin.

AVG is carrying word that the latest worm to hit Facebook isn’t really all that destructive, but is plenty inconvenient and potentially embarrassing. Essentially, the exploit takes advantage of the fact that users are logged into Facebook when they click the link in the first place, an exploit that was highlighted earlier this month by a Facebook application developer, who then said he hoped it to be fixed shortly. According to AVG’s Nick Fitzgerald’s description of the worm itself,

“The worm’s objective, of course, is that others viewing the victim’s page will click the link, and as they are logged into Facebook, the worm will propagate its link to that victim’s wall, and so on…

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