Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Facebook Chat

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As we speak, Facebook is developing their own chat application, which may or may not allow
communication over the Jabber/XMPP Protocol (we all hope it will though).

I, however,
like several other nerds that probably exist out there, am trying to get a look at it first.  And,
I've gotten very close to succeeding, but I'm very far away.  From the video, I discovered that the
employee was using http://www.dev.facebook.com/
which is a special domain name, resolving to, and Internal IP
address.  Upon setting the IP to that of Facebook in my HOSTS file, I can manage to very slowly
pull up a web page.

Anyone else have any further luck getting to the Development version
of Facebook?

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Facebook or MySpace?

How many people have wondered which social networking website they should use? 
Of all the choices, MySpace, Facebook, Bebo,
and so many others.  Yet, with all of the competition, the majority are at either MySpace
or Facebook.  Well, which one should be your main account? 
Some people (like myself) create multiple accounts on nearly every network just for the sake of staying
connected to your friends.  So, why are these two networks so popular?

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Fully Customizable Layout Can Only Customize the placement of the
applications Discernable and Unorganized UI across multiple
profiles. Standard, Clean, easy to navigate user interface
(Beta) Applications A large library of applications that can interact with
the user's profile or computer Fully Public Profiles
Profile's blocked off of visibility by network or friends added
Meta Networking Support Full-Fledged Networking embedded
MySpace TV Facebook's small video app
Large Ads Everywhere Small, generally un-obtrusive ads.

All in all (in my opinion anyway) Facebook is a lot more organized and
a lot easier to use (once you get the hang of it).  Maybe this is why it had a growth of 102% when
MySpace only grew 2?

Saturday, March 1, 2008

2007 Tech in Review

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