Tag Archives: Blog software

Facebook’s Trapdoor

By | May 12, 2008

I’m puzzled. I can’t understand this quirk in Facebook that means I can’t politely brush off someone requesting my friendship without giving them access to all my friends and a lot of my info.  Receive a friend request and you get this message: I have a rule that I don’t make buddies with people I’ve not actually met,… Read More »

Facebook is Dead. I’m Not Being Facetious

By | April 15, 2008

Either there’s a glitch in Facebook, or else it’s dead. Well, not dead, exactly, but I noticed that, at nearly 10 pm, none of my friends have done anything today to merit appearing on the News Feed of stuff (see above). (The News Feed, for those of you with real lives, lists recent activity by your friends in… Read More »

Facebook is Dead. I’m Not Being Facetious

By | April 15, 2008

Either there’s a glitch in Facebook, or else it’s dead. Well, not dead, exactly, but I noticed that, at nearly 10 pm, none of my friends have done anything today to merit appearing on the News Feed of stuff (see above). (The News Feed, for those of you with real lives, lists recent activity by your friends in… Read More »

Who Needs Enemies When You Have Facebook Friends?

By | January 24, 2008

It might be time to remove a) all your data and b) all third party apps from your Facebook profile. Here’s why. Add a Facebook app — SuperPoke, all that kind of stuff — and you’re required to agree to “allow this application to…know who I am and access my information.” Disagree and you can’t install it. Now… Read More »

Software That Plays Tag

By | October 12, 2007

This week’s WSJ.com column (subscription only, I’m afraid) is about Jiglu, a sort of automatic tagging service you can see in action somewhere on this blog: If you’re a writer, you hope your words will be etched in stone for eternity. If you’re a blogger, you’re happy if someone stumbles on your writings a few days after you… Read More »