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Access Facebook From The Linux Command Line

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Access Facebook From The Linux Command Line

Virtually everyone, especially in first world countries, is on Facebook. Friends, events, pictures, and plenty more are all commonly found on Facebook unlike any other location. However, an ultimate geek may not want to use Facebook like everyone else — namely via their website. Instead, the most geeky way to access the social network is to use the command line.

10-09-2012
Access Facebook From The Linux Command Line
Discover The Best Of The Web With The New Digg v1

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Discover The Best Of The Web With The New Digg v1

Digg was such a huge hit that content creators actively tried to get their material linked to on the site in order to experience the huge increase in traffic, known as the Digg effect, that resulted. At this point in the story all was well. By 2010 traffic had started to drop off. Betaworks finally bought Digg for a reported $500,000 earlier this year, and the company has set about trying to relaunch the site as a new, contemporary social media site.

06-09-2012
Discover The Best Of The Web With The New Digg v1
The Social Media & College Admissions [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The Social Media & College Admissions [INFOGRAPHIC]

This is the time of year when students are receiving their school grades and trying to get their places in university. But for many, those attempts will end in failure with a rejection letter coming in the mail. You may get a reason for the rejection or you may not. But there are certainly some things you can do to reduce the possibility of it happening next time you apply. In short, get your online search results in order.

05-09-2012
The Social Media & College Admissions [INFOGRAPHIC]
Share Opinions Online With Amirite.com… Amirite?

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Share Opinions Online With Amirite.com… Amirite?

The Internet seems to have had a strange effect on people when it comes to the sharing of opinions. It’s as though the chance to air a particular point of view to the world – whether the world in question is a few close friends or thousands of total strangers – is too good an opportunity to pass up. Amirite.com is one such website, offering an outlet for people to share their random thoughts and a way of gauging whether the opinions they hold dear.

05-09-2012
Share Opinions Online With Amirite.com… Amirite?
How To Log Yourself Out Of Facebook On Other Devices And Improve Your Security [Weekly Facebook Tips]

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How To Log Yourself Out Of Facebook On Other Devices And Improve Your Security [Weekly Facebook Tips]

For many Facebook users, it’s good to occasionally brush up on your security knowledge and see if there’s a better way you could be doing things. Despite Facebook’s tendency to expose your information as publicly as possible, they do take your login security seriously – and you should too. Do you know how to log out of Facebook remotely? Have you authenticated certain devices with Facebook so that you can be notified if someone tries to log in on another device?

04-09-2012
How To Log Yourself Out Of Facebook On Other Devices And Improve Your Security [Weekly Facebook Tips]
Bookmark, Highlight, And Share Your Favourite Pages On The Internet With Annotary

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Bookmark, Highlight, And Share Your Favourite Pages On The Internet With Annotary

There is certainly no shortage of online bookmarking sites but if you’re still on the hunt for that perfect way to bookmark your favourite posts and sites, Annotary is the perfect marriage of a social and visual bookmarking service, and it couldn’t be easier to use. Annotary is part productivity tool and part social networking site, by allowing you to bookmark pages, highlight specific parts of pages, add notes to your highlights, and share your bookmarks with other Annotary members.

01-09-2012
Bookmark, Highlight, And Share Your Favourite Pages On The Internet With Annotary
How To Block Facebook And Other Social Networks From Tracking You Online

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How To Block Facebook And Other Social Networks From Tracking You Online

Whenever you visit a site with a Like, Tweet or +1 button, you’re actually sharing data with Facebook, Twitter or Google. And that’s not all. There are hundreds of advertising and data collection companies that know quite a bit about your browsing habits. Luckily, no matter what your browser of choice might happen to be, there is a way to stop social networks and advertising companies from tracking your every move on the Web.

28-08-2012
How To Block Facebook And Other Social Networks From Tracking You Online
All IAmA Edition And A Subreddit Of The Week [Best of Reddit]

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All IAmA Edition And A Subreddit Of The Week [Best of Reddit]

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages; welcome to another fine edition of the Best of Reddit. This week we have a load of informative, entertaining and downright crazy stuff from the wide world of Reddit. On the agenda for today, we have a very special all IAmA edition. If you love hearing about the subtle intricacies of others’ lives, this is the Best of Reddit for you! It is time to kick back, relax and get ready to be entertained by the best of the crazy stuff Reddit has to offer.

25-08-2012
All IAmA Edition And A Subreddit Of The Week [Best of Reddit]
7 Fake World Leaders You Should Follow On Twitter

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7 Fake World Leaders You Should Follow On Twitter

Twitter isn’t for everybody. But whether you have love or hate for Twitter it’s hard not to acknowledge how it has changed the way we communicate, not only with each other but with famous people too. Twitter makes it immensely easy to contact celebrities, and even politicians and world leaders have accounts (although they’re usually run by a lackey or two rather than themselves).

22-08-2012
7 Fake World Leaders You Should Follow On Twitter
Draw Me Something, Musical First Timer, Subreddit Of The Week And More [Best of Reddit]

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Draw Me Something, Musical First Timer, Subreddit Of The Week And More [Best of Reddit]

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages; welcome to another fun-filled edition of the Best of Reddit. This is the weekly column where we look at some of the coolest shenanigans taking place on Reddit and share them with all of you. This week we have a draw me anything, a man hearing music for the first time, some interesting things I learned, the Subreddit of the week, and more juicy bits of Reddit goodness.

18-08-2012
Draw Me Something, Musical First Timer, Subreddit Of The Week And More [Best of Reddit]
Import & Search Your Social Network Links in Delicious

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Import & Search Your Social Network Links in Delicious

Have you ever wanted to find that one link you posted on Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn, but couldn’t seem to find it anywhere?! It’s frustrating. You might say “well, bookmark it!” And that’s good advice. But the thing is that we often think of that later. After reading an article, you might bookmark it, but you may also just share it to a social network. So, how do you find it? Delicious.

14-08-2012
Import & Search Your Social Network Links in Delicious
Mix Your Diary Or Journal With Your Social Network Activity Using Loccit

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Mix Your Diary Or Journal With Your Social Network Activity Using Loccit

Let’s face it, for many of us, our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram streams are our public diaries or journals. They may not expose much of our dirty laundry, but they represent a lot about who we are. In my ongoing quest to find and use the perfect digital diary or journal, I think the private online and mobile diary and journal site Loccit may be just everything I need in this regard.

13-08-2012
Mix Your Diary Or Journal With Your Social Network Activity Using Loccit
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