Lovely-Faces.com Imports 250,000 Facebook Profiles Without Permission!

History seems to be repeating itself!

Lovely-Faces.com

Lovely-Faces.com

Do you recall back n 2003 when Mark Zuckerberg made his name at Harvard by scraping the names and photos of fellow classmates off school servers to feed a system called FaceMash? Lovely-Faces.com seems to have learned from the best and decided to follow Mark’s footsteps by scraping 250,000 Facebook profiles!

The site categorizes unwitting volunteers into personality types, using a facial recognition algorithm, so you can search for someone in your general area who is “easy going,” “wild” or “sly.” Or you can just search on people’s real names. Read more at Wired.com

The Social Network: Where Are They Now?

The Social Network has been received extremely well by critics across the boar, earning a 97% from Rotten Tomato and being compared to classics such as ‘Citizen Kane‘ and ‘Rashomon‘ . The movie is superbly directed and the script is impeccably written, and hell, even Justin Timberlake gave a solid performance in his role of Napster creator, Sean Parker. However, after watching the movie – which you should if you haven’t – you are left with two lingering questions: How true are the events depicted in the movie and what happened to all those people?

In our previous post, we went over some the factual errors that bend and distort the truths in the story of Facebook’s inception. In this part, we will be going over where are the characters now.

Mark Zuckerberg

Well, I think he dropped the “I’m CEO Bitch” from his business card but he definitely is the CEO of Facebook and still at the top of his game. While the movie paints Mark as the social awkward borderline asperger nerd, in reality he’s much more normal than that, except for being one of the youngest billionaires on earth. You can see him below talking about the early days of Facebook in an interview with the Business Insider, and he seems perfectly normal – though he never blinks!

Facebook Shutting Down in March: Fact or Rumor?

Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will be shut down in March. Managing the site has become too stressful.

[HOW TO] Getting the Elderly Up To Speed On The Internet: Making Friends (part 2)

In the first part we created a computer enviroment that requires little to no intervention by the user to get them from powering on their laptops to accessing their profile on Facebook. Using this setup my mother had more focus on what she needed to learn and deal with, sometimes we forgot how much a priori is required in order for us to navigate a website such as Facebook. Unless we break down the website into its smaller and simpler elements, the first time computer users will be presented with a very high learning curve and might be inclined to give up in frustration over how much they need to grasp before they are able to do anything with a computer.

[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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Divorce: What’s Facebook Got to Do with It?

Divorce: What’s Facebook Got to Do with It?

Social media opens the door to many topics, issues and problems which many of us are unaware of. Recently, while checking out my Facebook account, something triggered my trail of thoughts and I started wondering: How does Facebook affect the decision to get a divorce? What implications does divorce have on a Facebook user thinking...

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Who Has Not Joined Facebook Yet?

Who Has Not Joined Facebook Yet?

Super Geek

With Facebook hitting the 500 million user mark it is astounding how many people are on it, when it comes to the states almost 150 million people are on the website. That's half of the states population, if we eliminate those who are too young or too old, too stupid, or in jail we will end up with about 20 million users in the United...

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5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Privacy On Facebook

5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Privacy On Facebook

Wingnuts!

Now those privacy zealots are always bashing Facebook and its users for not valuing their privacy, and calling on everyone on the web to go back to their cocoon and place a big firewall seal on their information and lives. But let us face it, majority of the people on the internet like their Facebook and social media and like using...

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The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook

The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook

Facebook privacy 2010 (Apr)

Recently Facebook has gotten on the bad side of most people, from politicians to security experts to casual folks everyone is starting to realize just how little Zuckman and his Facebook care about their user's privacy. At first it was concerns about the latest "Like" feature that was popping up on 3rd party websites, then there...

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The “Like” Button: Facebook’s Covert Plan to Catalog The Web

The “Like” Button: Facebook’s Covert Plan to Catalog The Web

Over 1 Billion Likes

Recently small unassuming icons started popping up on various websites, little "like" buttons that are springing up next to movie titles on IMDB, a restaurent on Yelp or the hundreds of other products and service on the web that have that button. Why is this a big deal, and can it change Web marketing?

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