10 more sites that stupidly try to ban you from linking to them
July 15, 2012 – 6:44 pm | One Comment

Even more sites that try to bank you from linking to them in the terms. Make it stop.

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Use Facebook’s activity stream to make friends look like adulterous, job-changing murderers
September 23, 2011 – 10:17 am | 2 Comments
Use Facebook’s activity stream to make friends look like adulterous, job-changing murderers

Trick people's friends into thinking they have an STDs, are leaving their partner or looking for a new job.

Can you use schema.org with Facebook Open Graph?
June 8, 2011 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

It's a simple question. What's the answer?

Facebook’s new comment system doesn’t work when you’re logged in as your page
March 2, 2011 – 12:57 am | No Comment
Facebook’s new comment system doesn’t work when you’re logged in as your page

When I look at the examiner.com page logged in as my website Facebook page, all the Facebook like and new comment options are missing. Bug or deliberate?

Open Graph: let people FaceBook “like” your WordPress (or other) website
February 28, 2011 – 12:07 pm | 2 Comments
Open Graph: let people FaceBook “like” your WordPress (or other) website

How to use the Open Graph protocol and a Facebook Social Plugin to send people updates about your website - even if you don't have a Facebook page for it.

Exposed: gaping holes in Facebook’s procedure to report abuse
March 12, 2010 – 8:30 am | 20 Comments
Exposed: gaping holes in Facebook’s procedure to report abuse

Facebook claims that it "maintains a robust reporting infrastructure that leverages our hundreds of millions of users to look for offensive or potentially dangerous content."

But I've discovered that this is rubbish. Its methods for reporting inappropriate content are confusing, flawed or missing.

Why Italy was right to find Google guilty
February 25, 2010 – 8:24 am | 20 Comments

reedom of speech and the future of the internet are at stake. An Italian court has found some Google executives guilty after some students filmed themselves bullying a boy with Down's syndrome [1] and then uploaded the clip to Google Video. The students were later convicted for their actions.

According to Tom Watson MP, the decision to hold Google liable for publishing the video:

"is the biggest threat to internet freedom we have seen in Europe. The only people who will support this decision are Silvio Berlusconi and the governments of China and Iran. It effectively breaks the internet in Italy."

Well, Tom, you can make that Berlusconi, the Chinese and Iranian governments - and me.

Facebook login: the best comments on the readwriteweb fiasco
February 14, 2010 – 11:44 pm | 4 Comments

You may have seen the news that ReadWriteWeb posted a story about facebook's login. It appeared at the top of google for a search on "facebook login", leading to, allegedly, 000s of people turning up and trying to log in to facebook.

Here are the best of the 1,500-odd comments, to save you the trouble of ploughing through them. After the first page or so, most of the "I want to log in" comments appear to be jokes - leading to the suspicion that after the first few genuinely confused people, this massive thread is, in fact, between people pretending to be idiots, and people claiming they can't believe people are such idiots.