Facebook Resistance Workshop: A Chance for A Change?

News update: Due to unforeseen circumstances concerning the trainer, the workshop will be postponed toto Friday April 22nd.

Ever wished that you could change or manipulate some of the many laws of Facebook? Your wish could finally come true through The Facebook Resistance Workshop by Tobias Leingruber, which will be taking place on March 18th, 2011 in Amsterdam.

Facebook Resistance

Facebook Resistance

Workshop participants will learn how browser extensions (e.g. Firefox Add-Ons) enable us to locally modify Facebook.com and distribute it to the masses. Leingruber will be presenting the experimental and artistic Facebook hack concepts to the participants before turning these concepts into a real software that users worldwide can download and share.

The Evolution of The Blogger [INFOGRAPH]

It is really amazing how the blogger evolved from the early 90’s up until now. It’s astounding – sometimes – to look back at the manner people blogged back in the days when having a Geocities page meant making a statement and when it was a big deal compared to how now we make a public statement every few minutes.

So reading about this in a post on Tomorrow’s museum that gave a brief history of blogs since their inception reminded me of a cool infograph that I caught on Flowtown. Here is a little taste of the post followed by the infograph.

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Brief history of blogs:

Not Blogs
pre-2002: Geek notes, diaries, frequently updated zines. Things that looked like blogs but went by other names

Linkblogs
1999 – (2011?): Perhaps even earlier than 1999. Linkblogs were either quick links or a blockquote and a link. Nothing labor intensive about sharing cool stuff but some people have better taste than others. Are they dying? Maybe? Twitter seems to have taken over for directions on how get lost online

Warblogs
2001 – 2004: You know how everyone has something to say about Wikileaks? Imagine that times twenty and that was the post-9/11 blogosphere. Here’s all you need to know about this frenzied media landscape.

Win $10,000 from Apple for Downloading the 10 Billionth App

Do you want a chance to win a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card from Apple? Only about 2.5 years after the launch of the Apple App Store, Apple is about to celebrate the 10 billionth app download!

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Blog Action Day Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

Blog Action Day 2010: Water from Blog Action Day on Vimeo. Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that invites bloggers from around the world to form a united front by tackling the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global conversation on a topic. This […]

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What’s Up Google? Latest News & Changes

What’s Up Google? Latest News & Changes

Google is going through some major changes, mostly to the better, and everyone is excited about what's next in line! Therefore, I decided to dedicate this post to latest Google news that can change the way you deal with the internet in general and your view of Google in specific.

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Should You Accept Your Parent’s Facebook Friend Request [Flowchart]

Should You Accept Your Parent’s Facebook Friend Request [Flowchart]

Accept or Not... That is the Question!

I came across this interesting flowchart on Mashable. The main idea of the flowchart is to guide Facebook users about whether or not they should accept their parents' friend requests based on certain criteria.

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Blogging Tools I Can’t Live Without

Blogging Tools I Can’t Live Without

Save it For Later

When creativity one of the first thing that people associate it with it is this sense of divine inspiration, the spark. This spark is the moment when a solution crystallizes in the mind of the creator, were the string of the puppeteer are hinged and the creator becomes an automaton focused solely on achieving his vision. But this...

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[HOW TO] Getting the Elderly Up To Speed On The Internet: Facebook And Beyond (part 3)

[HOW TO] Getting the Elderly Up To Speed On The Internet: Facebook And Beyond (part 3)

Skype Me

After going through with my mother over the last two parts I left her for a week to try and experiment with what she learned and I was really proud of what she achieved. Never mind that she now checked the pictures of friends of friends of people I never heard of, but she was now curious about who is that girl that is commenting...

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[HOW TO] Getting the Elderly Up To Speed On The Internet: The Prerequisites

[HOW TO] Getting the Elderly Up To Speed On The Internet: The Prerequisites

Keep the options limited...

My mother is one of those people, she has been holding out from learning how to use a computer or browse the internet for the past 20 years, but now that everyone is just sending their photos through email and Facebook rather than through post, and they send each other message through the internet rather than through voicemail she...

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Twitter & Apple: A New Collaboration to Save Ping!

Twitter & Apple: A New Collaboration to Save Ping!

A collaboration between Twitter and Apple opens a backdoor to a part of the corporate workforce that has been locked out of Ping during the crucial daytime hours.

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