When you own a new, small business, checking your Facebook page for Likes has a drug-like draw to it. Checking your phone every 10 minutes for an update is a quick way to kill your battery, and perhaps your nerves. Enter this brilliant invention from RedPepper, a lamp that lights up every time someone likes your page!
This week, Chris and I will be hosting True Value's "Ask the Blog Squad" sessions on Facebook. We'll be taking questions from readers about anything you can think of (well, anything DIY-related you can think of; don't start getting too personal on me, buddy).
You can find the page on Facebook (make sure to click on the 'Ask the Blog Squad' tab). Head over there now and get your question in before it's too late!
A few weeks ago, Facebook announced their new "Timeline." The company explained it like this: "The original Profile was sort of like the last five minutes of your life. The updated Proile from 2008 extended that to show what was sort of like the last 15 minutes or your life. The new Profile unveiled today is “the rest,” Zuckerberg noted. He calls this feature Timeline. "It’s the heart of your Facebook experience, completely rethought from the ground up,” Zuckerberg says, noting that they’ve been working on it all year. “Timeline is the story of your life.”
Several technology gifted souls have already embraced the new profile design to great effect.
You Are Not a Photographer is a relatively new Tumblr blog that finds images from folks who've bought themselves a DSLR (or not) and have decided to create a "photography business" on Facebook. Not just post photos, but considered themselves professional photographers. For hire.
You've kinda got to take there word for it, but they do go out of their way to include warnings like, "
You Tube user Suzyj87 has just completed months of tattoo sessions to successfully inscribe 152 Facebook friend profile pics onto her right arm.
The Onion is well-known for its ability to create humorous fake news stories that still manage to comment on the truth of contemporary experience.
Though, not everyone knows that. Like these users on Facebook, who seem to honestly share Onion news headlines with their friends, who are equally disasstisfied.
With more than 500 million users, and its emerged status as the only online networking site that matters anymore, your parents are probably on Facebook. Mine are. Nothing too awful, though I'm still teaching my dad about the Inbox.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for these twenty-four unfortunate users.
A few months ago, Facebook got a makeover, allowing more and bigger photos to appear on the Facebook page (you know, so you can see how badly your high school friends have aged immediately, instead of having to click though).
Of course, some clever souls decided to take advantage of these new features, and turned their profiles into custom pieces of art.
With the release of The Social Network, we're experiencing a renewed interest in the gold-standard of profile makers. And the single biggest indicator of one's digital personality? The profile pic.
Fast Company has sought to identify and organize the variety of these photos: "Like all art forms, Facebook portraiture has its own lazy tropes—the laptop camera shot, the blue sky background, the blinding flash in a bathroom mirror—but even these thoughtlessly captured snapshots yield unintended insights about their subjects: How is the photo cropped? Can we see the subject's abs? Why is she giving us the finger?"
Brazilian advertising agency Moma created these retro-inspired ads for Facebook, Skype, and YouTube for the Maximidia Seminars campaign, "Everything Ages Fast."
Hi everyone - After months of being a social networking Luddite and stick-in-the-mud, I've decided something: Twitter's pretty cool.
See, at first, I made the mistake of following people I actually know, and just re-hearing all the things I'm actually present for everyday. But then I realized - there's so much to be learned out there, and Twitter's a great way to experience it. And, if you get connected to the right places, you can access to all sorts of links and content that simply isn't anywhere else.
So, we're gonna try harder - ManMade's Twitter stream won't just be links to blog posts, but will hopefully contain all sorts of extra stuff, projects, how-tos, and inspiration. We'll try to be creative, we'll try to be funny, and we'll try to highlight stuff we think you'll dig on.
So, follow us. Say hi. Give us an @. We'll respond, I promise. More importantly, we can follow you and learn more about what you're interested in, and what you're like in the real world. It'll be fun.
Also, on the networking front, if you're not already hooked in to the ManMade Facebook page, join the family there, too. It's always a good time.