Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

Have you been invited to Google+? Well, I’ve already been invited and I think it’s awesome but Facebook gonna do something about this. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has today announced that Facebook is about to launch something awesome next week, Reuter reports.

Chief Executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg told reporters in a visit to Facebook’s Seattle office on Wednesday that the company planned to “launch something awesome” next week.

He said the project had been developed at the 40-person Seattle office, Facebook’s only major engineering center outside of its Palo Alto, California headquarters.

Reuters suggests that it may be the much-much-waited Facebook app for iPad. It could be also the photo-sharing app, something like Instagram or PicPlz. Reuters asked Facebook to comment but they prefered to keep this things private. May be a dislike button?


Are you surprised? Yes that’s right we have got some news that the most-famous hacker Geohot behind LimeRa1n jailbreak tool which still used till our day to jailbreak iOS devices. Anyway he dissapeard for some time but today we found that George Hotz (aka Geohot) is actually working for Facebook since May, but why do you think Geohot is working for Facebook? Check Geohot Facebook profile below:

The come-back of Geohot to Facebook amazed all the Dev-Team members and especially P0sixninja who made a video talking about the come-back of Geohot again. Surprisingly, you can’t add Geohot on Facebook as there’s no “Add as a Friend” button. Interesting, isn’t it?

Now give us your thoughts about what kind of work is he doing for Facebook?

There is a new scam going on on Facebook right now, which involves you, your friends, and the yet to be released iPhone 5. Here is how it works. You see in your stream that one of your friends commented on an article titled “First Exposure: Apple iPhone 5.” Because your friend commented on it and because you really want to know about this iPhone 5, you click on the link as well.

You are then directed to a domain ending in .info (that should be a bad sign in itself), where you are asked to enter a captcha code to prove you are human. That should really be a second warning that this is not so legit…

After verifying that you aren’t a bot, a message is posted directly to your wall, notifying your friends that you have commented on the story. Your friends may or may not fall for it like you did. In the meanwhile, you are asked to fill out a survey to win some crappy prizes.

This technique is known as clickjacking. Although not as dangerous as a virus or spyware, it still acts on your behalf without your consent.

So really, watch out for what you click on. Sometimes a little good sense can go a long way.


In facebook stream you’ll see the time period at the bottom of the stream. For example: 4 minutes ago, 2 days ago, 3 weeks ago…. In our recent project we have to show similar time fashion for our application’s activity stream. So I write a function to retrieve the time duration.

From twitter xml response got the date of the tweet. From the date i converted it into seconds from this method

 $tz = new DateTimeZone('Asia/Colombo');
 $datetime = new DateTime($status->created_at); //get the tweet created date send to DateTime php function 
 $time_display = $datetime->format('D, M jS g:ia T');
 $d = strtotime($time_display); //convert date string to second integer

After getting the data I just pass the created value in my function. Here is the function:

 * @method: getTimeDuration
 * @param: unix timestamp
 * @return: duration of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years
 function getTimeDuration($unixTime) {
 $period    =   '';
 $secsago   =   time() - $unixTime;
 if ($secsago < 60){
 $period = $secsago == 1 ? 'about a second ago'     : 'about '.$secsago . ' seconds ago';
 else if ($secsago < 3600) {
 $period    =   round($secsago/60);
 $period    =   $period == 1 ? 'about a minute ago' : 'about '.$period . ' minutes ago';
 else if ($secsago < 86400) {
 $period    =   round($secsago/3600);
 $period    =   $period == 1 ? 'about an hour ago'   : 'about '.$period . ' hours ago';
 else if ($secsago < 604800) {
 $period    =   round($secsago/86400);
 $period    =   $period == 1 ? 'about a day ago'    : 'about '.$period . ' days ago';
 else if ($secsago < 2419200) {
 $period    =   round($secsago/604800);
 $period    =   $period == 1 ? 'about a week ago'   : 'about '.$period . ' weeks ago';
 else if ($secsago < 29030400) {
 $period    =   round($secsago/2419200);
 $period    =   $period == 1 ? 'about a month ago'   : 'about '.$period . ' months ago';
 else {
 $period    =   round($secsago/29030400);
 $period    =   $period == 1 ? 'about a year ago'    : 'about '.$period . ' years ago';
 return $period;

Then in the view files I showed the data as:

<div class="period">
 <?=getTimeDuration($created);?> ago
If you need similar task instead of writing a new function again, you can use the above function.


Apple‘s CEO Steve Jobs is ranked as the world’s 110th richest person with net worth of $8.3 billion according to Forbes annual list. Last year, Jobs’ net worth was up from $5.5 billion and 136th place so I think he made a great milestone in one year.

It’d be interesting if we take a look at Facebook‘s Mark Zuckerberg wealth which is with net worth of $13.5 billion. Zuckerberg is ranked as the 52nd richest person in the world.


Image via Wikipedia

Image representing Steve Jobs as depicted in C...

Image via CrunchBase


For those who wants to know more, Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim Helu holds the top spot in the list followed by Microsoft founder Bill gates with net worth of $74 billion and $56 billion respectively.

Facebook is launching one-time passwords in an effort to make it safer to log on to the social network from public computers.

Users can text to get a temporary password

It also claims the system will help prevent cyber-criminals accessing users’ accounts.

Users need to text the words ‘otp’ to 32665 and they will be sent a temporary password that will expire after 20 minutes.

But security experts questioned whether the system was safe.

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Facebook Cookbook

Posted: May 31, 2010 in E-Books, Facebook
Tags: ,

Title…………….: Facebook Cookbook
Type……………..: Ebook
Reader……………: PDF Reader
Size……………..: 8.62 MB


Facebook announced a revamp of its user privacy controls, responding to widespread public criticism following its f8 conference product launches with systematic changes that it said came out of weeks of nights-and-weekend work by its top engineers and designers. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called the release a “modern privacy system” that reflects what the site has become and incorporates feedback from users.


Facebook chat client


Seesmic for Facebook: Get Facebook on your Desktop

Listen to your friends and update your profile from Seesmic for Facebook desktop.

this is Based on the technology behind Twhirl, Seesmic for Facebook lets you keep track of your friend’s Facebook status and easily update your own.

You can download Seesmic for Facebook from:

You will need Adobe AIR installed on your computer – available free from open the Seesmic air file with Adobe Air when installed