Facebook buys whatsapp for $19 billion
If you want to know more and find out why whatsapp makes sense for Facebook click here for a video interview which has On Malik, the owner of GigaOm a technology portal, talking about the whole Facebook and Whatsapp deal.
According to experts each employee will get half a million each.
This page which is a reply to a question on stackoverflow about how to to go about building Facebook games for absolute beginners,
Here are the basic instructions for building a clone of Farmville(Yes you can do it)
Farmville clone 101 Instructions
- Learn flash, I recomend Kongregates Shootorial, start at step 0.
- Create your first game (this will be hard), post it to Kongregate and feel good about yourself (because you should, if you complete this step).
- Make it social, target the Facebook platform, you can find the developer portal here.
- Realise that now is a great time to learn php.
- Make a second game, integrate it with facebook and publish it. Feel good about yourself again.
- Going from a shoot em up to a persistent game (the worlds “state” is saved between sessions) you will need to learn mysql.
- Find a host with a database so you can keep the players games saved.
- Make a third game, persistent and Facebook integrated. Feel very good about yourself.
- Now is the time to look for a group! If you decide to take this further and want to create something either to time consuming or complex to do it by yourself.
Cannot wait for the the Indian Film Industry (to be politically correct specially for Big B) to start such events in the future. They would be a big hit for the Indian audience for whom Hindi movies are integral part of their lives.
Sending a private message on Facebook is not intuitive and that is why it gets asked a lot.
The answer can be found on this page.
You should avoid sending a private message on Facebook especially personal messages having information that you will not like to be public as Facebook is notorious and vulnerable to hacking and people accessing personal information of users.
I mean if you are looking to improve your vocabulary here we go!!!
Interesting analysis of how CEO’s of big companies use social media. Social media sites most used by CEO’s to least used are as follows
- LinkedIn (did you have any doubts?)
- Google+ (surprisingly there are very few there)
Another fact that was interesting was of the 2 million followers of CEO’s accounts on Twitter were fake profiles. Are the CEO’s buying followers?
Read the full post for interesting facts about social media usage by the top management.
Yeah right! Blame it on Facebook!
Come on guys this is below the belt. It seems the author is already mentally challenged to come out with this excuse!
People will be quick to point out that Social Media is exposing the children to the bad world and it should be banned.
I would disagree (and maybe I might be biased). But I see social media as a reality and it will get to children sooner or later. It is just like drugs in the world - I do not understand that if drugs are so bad then why the governments get together and stop its production. So is the case with cigarettes and liquor - first they got the world addicted to it and now they warn them against having them. Bullshit.
My personal recommendation is that if you have children at home share this story with them so that they do not fall for similar kind of people (God Forbid).