Facebook supersizes photos and adds lightbox viewing

Facebook began rolling out high resolution image hosting today allowing users to upload images up to 2048 pixels on the long side. The prior limit was 720 pixels and 604 pixels before that. A 2048 pixel vertical image, 8x larger than the previous limit, has to be downsized to fit into the new Mac 27″ Cinema display which has a screen resolution of 2560-by-1440. Without downsizing, this is how big the image will be overlay on the new Mac Cinema 27″ display. In terms of megapixels, it’s like going from a .35 megapixel camera to a 2.8 megapixel camera.

Facebook supersize image relative to previous sizes. Model: Jess Robinson.

Facebook began rolling out high resolution image hosting today allowing users to upload images up to 2048 pixels on the long side. The prior limit was 720 pixels and 604 pixels before that. A 2048 pixel vertical image, 8x larger than the previous limit, has to be downsized to fit into the new Mac 27″ Cinema display which has a screen resolution of 2560-by-1440. Without downsizing, this is how big the image will be overlay on the new Mac Cinema 27″ display. In terms of megapixels, it’s like going from a .35 megapixel camera to a 2.8 megapixel camera. All users will have the new photo features within the next weeks. Continue reading “Facebook supersizes photos and adds lightbox viewing”

Facebook’s new subscribe feature a big plus for PAGES without affecting personal privacy

Facebook is currently testing a new subscribe feature for profiles and pages among a small group of testers. It works like an RSS feed for your friends’ activities. Another way to think of it is it’s a Google Alert for your Facebook friends.

Amy Dunn Photography Facebook Page

Facebook is currently testing a new subscribe feature for profiles and pages among a small group of testers. For one reason or another, I’ve been chosen as one of the profiles with this feature enabled. It works like an RSS feed for your friends’ activities. Another way to think of it is it’s a Google Alert for your Facebook friends. When enabled, users will see a new link under the picture that reads Subscribe to Amy or whoever it happens to be. When clicked, a confirmation message will read “Please confirm that you would like to be notified when Amy posts statuses, links, photos, notes, or videos.” Continue reading “Facebook’s new subscribe feature a big plus for PAGES without affecting personal privacy”

Facebook adds remote logout and new security features to alert users of unfamiliar logins

Facebook has been busy lately adding more security features to discourage or even eliminate unauthorized logins. I first noticed this a week ago when I tried to login to Facebook from Starbucks. It detects a different IP and if you mistype your password, it will go through a series of authentication steps to verify your identity. Users are presented with Facebook’s version of the roadside sobriety test.

Facebook has been busy lately adding more security features to discourage or even eliminate unauthorized logins. I first noticed this a week ago when I tried to login to Facebook from Starbucks. It detects a different IP and if you mistype your password, it will go through a series of authentication steps to verify your identity. Users are presented with Facebook’s version of the roadside sobriety test. You are given a series of pictures from your friends albums and multiple choice of names. You must match the names to the photos with a few opportunities to get it wrong. The problem with this method is that it assumes I know all my Facebook friends by look. In an ideal world, I may know most of them by their headshots but when presented with a picture of their foot or a closeup of their pet turtle, how am I suppose to identify them? Continue reading “Facebook adds remote logout and new security features to alert users of unfamiliar logins”

Facebook Places will broadcast your location even if you didn’t opt-in

Places is a new Facebook mobile application that allows members to tag their location and the location of their friends using geo-location feature of mobile phones. Facebook has started rolling out Places in the U.S. and will continue to over the next several days.

Places is a new Facebook mobile application that allows members to tag their location and the location of their friends using geo-location feature of mobile phones. Facebook has started rolling out Places in the U.S. and will continue to over the next several days. Continue reading “Facebook Places will broadcast your location even if you didn’t opt-in”

How to protect your privacy on Facebook Places

Places allows Facebook users to ‘check in’ to real world locations and to tag their friends as present (similar to how Facebook allows tagging in photos).

via Electronic Frontier Foundation

Facebook Places

Commentary by Kurt Opsahl

Yesterday, Facebook introduced Places, a new location feature that competes with popular services like Foursquare, Google Latitude, Loopt, and Gowalla. Places allows Facebook users to ‘check in’ to real world locations and to tag their friends as present (similar to how Facebook allows tagging in photos). Everyone who is checked in to the location can see who else is listed as “Here Now” for a few hours after they check in. Once you are checked in to a location, Places also creates a story in your friends’ News Feeds and places a notice in the location’s page’s Recent Activity section. The product will roll out over the next few days. Continue reading “How to protect your privacy on Facebook Places”

Implementing More Facebook Social Plugins

Today, I’ve added two more Facebook Social Plugin features to add even more Facebook integration with this site. The first is the Facebook Activity Feed widget made possible by a WordPress plugin by Dean Peters.

fbfeed I added the Facebook ‘LIKE’ button to this blog the day it was announce at the F8 conference and it’s worked out great giving my readers a one click solution to recommending my content. Today, I’ve added two more Facebook Social Plugin features to add even more Facebook integration with this site. The first is the Facebook Activity Feed widget made possible by a WordPress plugin by Dean Peters. If you are a member of Facebook and logged into Facebook while reading this blog, you will see a widget showing you recent activity on Facebook as it relates to this blog. The second feature I added is Facebook comment. Before this was added, readers had to enter some basic information to post comments. Facebook members will now be able to add comments using their Facebook login and have the option to cross post to their Facebook feed. Continue reading “Implementing More Facebook Social Plugins”

Got a Twitter problem? I’ve got a solution.

Are Twitter, Facebook, and Myspace feeds sucking up your time? Tired of logging into each site to check and update your feeds? Here are some must have applications to manage your social networking feeds more efficiently.

Twitter Problems:

1. Need to purge all direct mails.
2. Need to schedule future tweets.
3. Need to automatically follow back those who follow me.
4. Need to automatically unfollow those who unfollow me.
5. Need to send an automatic welcome direct message.
6. Need a digest of Twitter replies emailed to me.
7. Need to bulk delete multiple tweets.

Are Twitter, Facebook, and Myspace feeds sucking up your time? Tired of logging into each site to check and update your feeds? Here are some must have applications to manage your social networking feeds more efficiently.

Twitter Problems:

  1. Need to purge all direct mails.
  2. Need to schedule future tweets.
  3. Need to automatically follow back those who follow me.
  4. Need to automatically unfollow those who unfollow me.
  5. Need to send an automatic welcome direct message.
  6. Need a digest of Twitter replies emailed to me.
  7. Need to bulk delete multiple tweets. Continue reading “Got a Twitter problem? I’ve got a solution.”