How to make a Facebook Look Back video

 

I know Facebook is so outdated right now, but they have introduced a cool new thing called Look Back video. It’s a short one minute video of your life time on Facebook. It’s pretty nice to watch, very nostalgic. And it’s super easy to make, it’s actually already made for you. Just go to this [link] to watch your video.

Note: The videos are only available for one month, so save or record yours before the time is up. 

The Social Media car

MindDrive highschool kids club

 

MindDRive is an after school club that targets at risk teens in the States. As part of the teachers’ efforts to engage high school students in safe after school activities, the MindDrive project makes a realistic plan of using social media power. Students take an old beat up car and transform it completely into a functioning automobile. The unique part of this car restoration process is that fact that it’s fueled by social media coverage.

The car is literally fueled by an electric battery that runs on the collective and cumulative power of social media. It turns Facebook likes, tweets and retweets, and instagram likes into real battery juice. The club plans to drive all the way from Kansas City to Washington City, and need the following power from various social media venues:

MindDrive car highschool club

This truly is one of the best ways i’ve seen teenagers use social media. Ever.

Big Bad Facebook

Scary Facebook

 

With their ever changing privacy setting, there’s no wonder FB is losing members by the millions each month. This short video shows us how we really are exposed with FB, in a very funny and realistic way.

Who Has Access to Your Social Networking Sites?

It’s very hard to keep track of what information apps can access on our social networking sites, like Facebook & Twitter. Some sites need you to go through 4-5 different links just to check who really can access your profile, post on it, and even access your email.

So an Israeli Co., Mypermissions.com, found the final permission pages of 8 common social network sites, and compiled them into a single page. It only takes a few seconds to see what apps have access to your profiles on those 8 most common social networks, click [here] to check.

Hacking Facebook Private Pictures

  

  

You can easily hack into the private pictures of anyone with a Facebook account, and that’s exactly what happened to Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.

All you need to do is get the use name of the person you want to hack, check a public picture of them AND then report it as inappropriate\nude. This will allow you to report more pictures of that user, even if they are private.

I would assume that this new hack is embarrassing to Zuckerberg, especially after the numerous and multiple criticism of Facebook’s weak privacy and security issues over the years. So it’s a good thing that this has happened to him, it might encourage him to implement better security and privacy rules.

And of ourse, the biggest lesson to be learned here is: don’t ever post inappropriate private pictures, thinking that they’ll be completely safe and private on Facebook.

On a final and un-related note, Facebook is having one of the biggest IPOs ever. It’s estimated at $10 billion, to be done sometime around April-June 2012. Google till holds the largest IPO record of any internet\tech Co. at $1.4 billion, so you can imagine how huge the Facebook IPO is going to be.

A $10 billion IPO is a huge deal. Only a few companies have ever crossed that barrier; and they include giant American corporations like AT&T, VISA, and General Motors.

Facebook iPad App is Officially Out

   

    

Facebook has finally released an official iPad app. Facebook’s iPhone app was working fine on the iPad, but it wasn’t fully optimized for the iPad. This is how the new app is different:

What’s New in Version 4.0

Facebook for iPad
With high-res photos, games, chat and more, now you can get the best of Facebook—on your iPad.

– Enjoy bigger, better photos: Your photos are high-res and easy to flip through, like a real photo album
– Navigate anywhere, fast: Just tap, slide or pinch to move from one screen to another
– Play games on the go: Access your favorite Facebook apps and games, wherever you are
– Focus on what matters: Zoom in on your friends’ photos, updates and stories
– Never lose your place: Share a photo, update your status or send a message without leaving News Feed
– See who’s nearby: Check out the Nearby map to see what your friends are up to

You can get it from Apple’s App store for free [link].

You’ve got to do this: Save all your Twitter & FaceBook data OFFLINE forever

 

I think you should do this, this is a very important and crucial service. If you want to keep a secure and offline record of all your Twitter & Facebook activities, then you can do it by using SocialSafe’s service. You can try it out for free, or chose from one of two plans, costing between $3.5-$7.

I think the price is super cheap when you consider how valuable our online social media info is to us. I’m posting some of the credible and reputable reviewers of this service (like the Telegraph & Mashable) to aid you make this important decision.

Social Media Club Is Now in Kuwait

I just came from my first ever event with the Kuwaiti branch of the international “Social Media Club”. They were nice enough to invite us for breakfast.

I got to meet a lot of exciting people there; like TV presenter Hessa Al-Mulla, Social Media Queen Hind Al-Naheth, and VIVA’s Head of Communications Ms. Sara.

It’s nice to see people take social media professionally like this. I’ll have a more detailed post later on inshalla.

Good luck guys, wishing you all the best inshalla.

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Facebook is Losing Millions of Members Every Month

Facebook lost 6 million US members last month alone, while Canada lost 1.5 million members. UK, Russia, and Norway have all lost more than 100,000 members last month. I bet it has a lot to do with the new facial recognition privacy issues Facebook is facing right now. Check out these links (here and here) to see how controversial the facial recognition thing is. The EU has begun investigating it.

So go the reactions to a feature on Facebook that uses facial recognition technology to help users tag their photos. It has people so upset, in fact, that it’s just sparked a probe from European Union privacy regulators.

The uproar revolves around a feature that’s been around since December, so the technology itself isn’t particularly new. But regulators are only getting upset about it now after a Sophosreport pointed out that Facebook has recently turned the setting on by default, apparently continuing the social network’s habit of encroaching on user privacy without asking for permission.

Except this time, the complaints seem to be about issues that aren’t new — and humans are still very much involved in deciding who gets tagged.

In case you’re wondering if this feature is dangerous, Facebook has this to say when you try to disable the feature. Read it and see if you’re comfortable enough with it:

This feature uses a comparison of photos you’re tagged in to suggest that friends tag you in new photos.

You’re always in control of your tags on Facebook:

  • Only friends can tag you in photos
  • We’ll notify you when a friend has tagged you
  • You can remove a friend’s tag at any time
  • Tag suggestions are based only on photos you’ve allowed yourself to be tagged in

This video shows you how to disable it if you want to:

Facebook Friends Tattoo Was Fake

According to the Dutch paper Telegraaf, Rotterdam tattoo artist Dex Moelker fessed up to pulling off what amounts to an advertising stunt.

“It is a try out tattoo, a transfer, that washes off in a couple of days,” Moelker told the paper.

Turns out, the Facebook friends’ tattoo (shown here) was a compete fake. It was simply a publicity stunt for a company that makes Facebook profile pic gifts. Here’s the link.