Facebook’s new layout! again!!!

Flickr, Social Networking
Facebook's new layout! again!!!, originally uploaded by asim.zeeshan. Facebook has issued another update on profile-layouts and I am loving this one. It has put more focus on letting users have a summary of the actual users and trying to group people together by letting you specify people you have gone to school, college, graduation and work-place with. The best part is, that my privacy settings are not changed by opting in this new layout!
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Download personal details of 100m Facebook users

News, Social Networking, Virtual Private Server
Update (April 23, 2011): I have updated the download urls to point to new servers A little while ago (approx 2 weeks) I read a story online which claimed a person has downloaded a compiled 100m Facebook users' personal data. I searched online and found this torrent on thepiratebay.org I downloaded this torrent and to my surprise, its almost NOTHING personal. Just names and Facebook IDs. Anyway, I also found a BBC Story on the same topic which is pathetic! They sounded this as if Facebook is HACKED, which is not the case. Anyway, anyone who does not want to download via other file-sharing services or torrents can download this from the following VPS locations Location 1 (US) Location 2 (UK) P.S. If, for some reasons, you cannot download this…
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Using Facebook Graph API to keep an eye on friends activity

Experiments, Personal, Social Networking, Virtual Private Server
Life is really moving in the fast lane for me, and Im pretty sure for most of you readers too. I login to social-networking platforms after weeks and I cant recognize most of these faces (even though they are my friends). Its proven that Humans tend to recognize people by face more quickly then names and email addresses so whenever someone puts on a new face (uploads a new profile-picture), I have hard time getting to know them. Well, I thought today, I have been developing in facebook application for so long now - Why not put online a few hours to fetch Facebook Friends data via API and keeping track of who did what? (status updates) and who changed his/her profile picture? So last night I was up, as…
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Facebook Unblocked but are people really using it?

News, Pakistan
Facebook is unblocked as per latest verdict from Lahore High Court but I find many people not using the popular social networking website. I have even seen many foreign friends leaving facebook and publishing email addresses to stay in touch via email. Updated at: 1027 PST, Monday, May 31, 2010 LAHORE: A Pakistani court on Monday ordered authorities to restore access to Facebook, nearly two weeks after the popular social networking website was blocked nationwide in a row over blasphemy. Justice Ejaz Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court issued the directive, reversing a May 19 order on the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to block Facebook over "blasphemous" drawings of Prophet Mohammed on the website. "Restore Facebook. We don't want to block access to information," Chaudhry told the court. A contest…
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Facebook Inappropriate ads

Last time I wrote a piece on Facebook duplicate ads but this time I am being offered to watch Free Indian movies online. I actually visited this link and it offers the content without any subscription. I am pretty sure the copyright holders of these movies would be pissed off when they hear this.
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Games.com Best of ’09: Five most addictive Facebook games

Reviews, Social Networking
Games.com say Even though gaming on Facebook has been around for a while, 2009 was the year of the social gaming boom. Mafia Wars was the first game since Scrabulous to get a nod from mainstream media, and by the end of the year, you'd be hard pressed find anyone -- even your Mom -- who hasn't at least heard of FarmVille. Then there's the fact that these games are basically cash cows, corralling millions of dollars for Zynga, Playdom, Playfish and CrowdStar (and the prediction that social gaming will be a 5 billion dollar industry in a several years), we'd say this whole social gaming thing has officially taken hold, and we can't wait to see how these games change in 2010. Out of the 500+ games on Facebook,…
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