The finalists at Techcrunch Disrupt are shaking… literally. In this video, I sit down with Shaker to give you a look at why I say this is going to be an important company in the social world. You’ll need a Facebook account to use this as it works in direct conjunction with the popular social … Continue reading “Shaker Brings New Interactivity to Facebook”
Mark Zuckerberg is the smartest social thinker I’ve met on my journey through life. He’s frequently misunderstood because he’s, well, generally too far in front of us. I remember meeting Doug Engelbart, the guy who invented the mouse (and showed it to us back in 1967 — way before Apple shipped the first consumer machine … Continue reading “Facebook's new privacy and sharing defenses (they are quite nice)”
You saw my pictures from the Facebook datacenter tour I got a couple of weeks ago, but now our video is up. Thanks to Rocky Barbanica for editing this together. Enjoy!
Today I was very fortunate to have gotten a tour of Facebook’s new datacenter up in Prineville, Oregon (map). This datacenter is the most energy efficient in the world and only a handful of press got a look. We’ll have a video up after editing it, but here’s a look at the datacenter in photos. … Continue reading “Photo tour of Facebook's new datacenter”
I think that part of SXSW now is just that we’re getting pitched so many companies that those of us in the business of trying to keep up are falling apart. MG Siegler shows strains in his post titled “the App Wall” where he says he’s getting tired of trying new apps. Me, I’m hitting … Continue reading “No, I'm not going to be your Facebook friend”
Techcrunch today changed from Disqus comments, like the ones I use on my blog, to Facebook comments. That decision was discussed on Techcrunch, including by me (see the comments). They are hated by a lot of people, see the comments on this Techcrunch post, but I really love them. Why? The quality of the comments … Continue reading “I really like Techcrunch's new "Facebook comments"”
I shot this for my dad, who just got an iPad and just got on Facebook. I helped him yesterday get his account setup. It’s interesting bringing a new family member onto Facebook. Things we take for granted, like adding a profile photo, are fairly difficult for new social network users. I keep a photo … Continue reading “The Facebook iPad app maker: Friendly”