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After a huge wait, the Famous Angry Birds have finally landed on Facebook allowing over 800 million users to start hunting those pigs who stole the birds eggs.
There is not doubt that Angry Birds is one of the most famous games to come out in past few years. It is a simple enough game where you as a bird have to destroy all the pigs to avenge them for stealing your eggs and move ahead to the next stage.
The gameplay remains similar to the Google Chrome app, however, with the Facebook app you will be able to share your high scores with friends and also play along with friends. If you can’t wait, you can start enjoying the game right away by visiting the Angry Birds Facebook App and granting it appropriate permissions. Happy Pig Bashing.
It looks like that streaming big events has caught up with broadcasters in the United States. After the success of the live streaming of Super Bowl by NBC, CBS will also be streaming the GRAMMY Awards 2012 Live Online.
It is the time of the year again when everyone is excited about music again and will look forward to watching the Grammys. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 will be held on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Grammy awards will be broadcast live on CBS at 8PM Eastern and will also be available online as well and also on YouTube. There are several exciting nominations this year for the Grammys 2012 and you can see all the nominations at the official website.
If you are looking to watch the Grammy Awards Online you have several options to choose from. The best bet is to head over to CBS website for Grammys at http://www.cbs.com/shows/grammys/live/ where you can catch up on the Red Carpet and the live Grammy Awards for 2012. Additionally, you can also watch the show live at http://www.grammy.com/live.
If you prefer to watch the event on YouTube, you can do that too by visiting http://www.youtube.com/thegrammys which is the official channel of the Grammys. You can also catch up on all the Grammy Awards 2012 action and Grammy Awards 2012 Red Carpet at Live Stream by visiting http://www.livestream.com/.
Additionally, you can also download mobile apps for Android and iPhone to watch the Grammys on your mobile. iPhone users can download the GRAMMY Live app to enjoy live streaming and events of Grammy Awards 2012 on their iOS based devices. Android based users can also download the GRAMMYs app for their devices to catch on all the action and Grammys Red Carpet 2012 on their mobile devices.
If none of these options work for you, you can easily try searching sites like Ustream.tv and Justin.tv to see if there are live streams available to watch the Grammy Awards 2012 online.
In a bizarre incident a father decided to punish his daughter for posting rants about her family on Facebook. The father whose name is Tommy Jordan posted an 8 minute video on YouTube where he reads a letter from his 15 year old daughter and then pumps 8 bullets into her laptop.
The post was first posted on Facebook with a message "Facebook Parenting: For the trouble teen" and had the message:
My daughter thought it would be funny/rebellious/cool to post on her Facebook wall just how upset she was and how unfair her life here is; how we work her to…
In addition to that, Tommy Jordan also posted a message on his profile which can be seen here and read below:
Parents and Kids… watch. Today was probably the most disappointing day of my life as a father and I don’t know how to correct the situation. Since I can’t seem to make any headway with my daughter on Facebook, I chose instead to remedy the problem permanently.
The video in question has already gone viral and has amassed over 2 million views since it was posted. These days many kids take to Facebook for ranting against their family or school teachers. However, is such a punishment justified? Would you go ahead and punish your children likewise?
If you are interested in following the entire saga, you can catch up Tommy Jordan’s speech and him shooting his 15 year old girls laptop in the embedded video below.
So what do you think? Is the dad right or does he sound bizarre to you?
I have been using Facebook Comments Box on this blogs for over a week now to test out and increase interaction on the site. For starters, I did like the amount of interaction from Facebook users. However, there are quite a few problems with Facebook Comments when it comes to moderation.
First off, the website where you can moderate Facebook comments (https://developers.facebook.com/tools/comments/) is down most of the time (or whenever I try to access it). It gets frustrating because it is the only way you can see new comments and trash spam or hide comments from users.
On the other hand, Facebook comments moderation in itself does not work most of the time and administrators have problems when marking a comment as spam or banning a user.
Overall, I feel that Facebook comments do provide a lot of ease for their users to quickly comment on a website. However, there is a lot of work to be done when it comes to administrating those comments. I will continue working with Facebook comments for some more time and see if there is any improvement with it before I decide to remove it for good.
What has been your experience while using Facebook comments? Have you had problems with moderating comments and administrating them? I am looking for some alternatives so please feel to suggest them (No Disqus Please).
If you are looking to hide the Facebook Ticker in your Facebook feed, you can now simply click the UP arrow key on the Ticker to hide the Facebook Ticker from view. Once that is done, you will no longer see the Ticker on your feed. If you want to see the Live Ticker again, you just have to click on the down arrow key and it will show up again.
Facebook has a had a huge week with them going public with their $5 Billion IPO. However, it looks like they are facing problems with their infrastructure with the "Facebook Activity Feed" for websites showing an "invalid action type" error all across the web.
Website owners who have been using the "Activity Feed" social plugin from Facebook might notice that the feed is no longer showing up and instead an error box with the message "Invalid action type" has taken it’s place. This problem is occurring on all websites and seems to be a big problem on Facebook’s side.
The error is also apparent on Facebook’s Social Plugin code generator for all websites as seen in the screenshot above. Facebook has faced several problems in the past where the site has gone down for hours due to database problems and DNS issues among other things. However, this look like the first time that their social plugins have had issues.
If you are a webmaster who uses the Facebook Activity Feed on your website, you might see the above error. However, having the widget in question on your site does not affect loading time. We have contacted Facebook to check why this problem is occurring and will update the post when we get a response.
The new scam is similar to the other Gift Card scams which have been doing the rounds of Facebook lately and asks users to complete a survey before they can get hold of the Victoria’s Secret Gift Card. The scammers ask the users to post the page to their profile and also like the Facebook page using the Facebook like button.
However, clicking on the "Like button" on the Facebook scam page will take you to a page where the scammers will collect your email address and then collect your personal information and then ask you to complete a survey before you can get your gift card.
It is recommended that you DO NOT click on such links or scam messages on Facebook. If you come across this scam message, please delete/remove the scam from your Facebook news feed immediately. Alternately, you can report the scam to Facebook Security.
Profile viewed scams are becoming very common these days since people are concerned as to who are viewing their profiles. Potential Employees also run background checks on users which include checking their social networking profile which makes users more jittery and gullible to know such kind of information.
However, the app which is called "Stalker viewer" is basically a scam since Facebook does not share such information with others and it is difficult for apps to find out who is visiting your Facebook profile.
The "Stalker Viewer" app looks like just any other Facebook app and will ask for your permissions before taking you to a page where they will ask you to complete a survey before you can see "Who’s viewing your Facebook Profile". However, once you complete the survey it will only make money for the scammers and not show you the information you are looking for.
Tonight is probably the biggest day in American sports calendar with Super Bowl 46 being played between the New York Giants and New England Patriots at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The game is definitely big, however, there is some good news for fans as well who won’t be able to sit glued to television sets at their home or in a bar.
For the first time ever, NBC will be streaming Super Bowl XLVI live online, thus, allowing fans to catch live play by play action on the comfort of their computer or mobile phones.
Super Bowl XLVI (2012) will be available to Verizon mobile users an on NBCSports.com on the web. Users will be able to watch the entire game as well as the famous Super Bowl Commercials live online.
This is definitely a great move by NFL and NBC since lot of people might be on the move and might not be able to catch up on the action. So don’t fret if you are not have a TV, and dive into the biggest game in American sports today online or on your mobile phone.
A new direct message scam is spreading on Twitter right now with a direct message:
You seen what this person is saying about you? [link] terrible things..
The above message comes from someone you might know and follow on Twitter and looks pretty real. If you click on the URL accompanied in the message, you will be taken to a webpage which is designed to look like Twitter and asked you enter your username and password.
Please DO NOT enter you username and password since the scammers will then gain access to your account username and password. If you do enter your username and password into the phishing page, the scammers will then redirect you to Twitter and ask permission to install an app which will then send out the rogue message as a direct message to all your followers and continue spreading the phishing attack.
Most modern browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox will detect the URL as a phishing website so you might be better off upgrading to a secure browser.
To avoid phishing attacks, always look at the URL to see whether you are entering your password on the site itself and not some masked URL which is made to look like the original site. Additionally, you should also periodically check the apps you have given access to in your Twitter account and remove unwanted apps. Learn how to remove apps or revoke app permissions in Twitter.
Clicking on the URL in the link will take you to a page which looks very similar to Facebook (see screenshot above) and asks you to install a Divx plugin to watch the video. Clicking on the install plugin will download a extension or plugin for your browser which could snoop on your browsing habits and steal personal and important information from your PC.
This could also mean that the scammers have access to your banking and credit card information. So take this very seriously and do not click on those links.
Dropbox is no doubt one of the most popular file synching software for PCs and mobile phones alike. To start out, Dropbox gives users 2GB of free space (and an additional 250MB) and then allows users to earn additional space by referring friends. However, you can earn 5GB of free space by downloading the beta version of Dropbox.
Users who download the beta version of Dropbox and help the developers fix the bugs will get up-to 5GB of space for uploading photos and videos from their mobile phone, camera or SD card. You will receive 500MB of space when you first import your photos or videos to Dropbox and continue earning additional 500MB of data for every 500MB of photos or videos you upload to the cloud.
Beta software can often be buggy and sometimes crash your system. However, if you are willing to take the risk, you can download the beta version of Dropbox from here. Also, don’t forget to check our Online Storage section to find free online storage for your files.
A new Facebook scam message is spreading rapidly on Facebook where users are spreading messages that might cause lot of diplomatic problems. The scammers are spreading the new Facebook scam with a message saying that the U.S. is attacking Iran and Saudi Arabia and it is the beginning of World War 3?
The message is spreading with the text:
U.S. Attacks Iran and Saudi Arabia. F**k :-(. [url]. The Begin of World War 3?
Clicking on the URL takes the user to a page which looks like CNN and has a video and some comments on the side. Clicking the play button on the video asks the user to download Adobe Flash Player 11.5 to play the video. However, instead of download Adobe Flash Player the scammers download a virus to your computer.
We urge users to NOT CLICK ON THE LINK or on the DOWNLOAD anything to their computers.
There has been a long standing demand from Facebook users to have a "Dislike" button on Facebook. However, Facebook has never heeded to those requests and might never do. However, it looks like Scammers are readily making available a dislike button on Facebook.
"thanks, been waiting for this!!", been waitin so long for this
Facebook Now Has A Dislike button!
You asked for it, now you can get it. Just follow this link to enable
Clicking on the URL of the message takes you to a page where you are given instructions to enable the Dislike button on Facebook. The page says: "TO ENABLE THE DISLIKE BUTTON, JUST FOLLOW THE EASY INSTALLATION STEPS BELOW" and asks you to "share" the page on Facebook and also add a comment and say thanks.
We discourage you from sharing the page and commenting since this will spread the spam message to your friends as well.
The update in question is a malware and will install rogue software on your computer, so you are better off NOT INSTALLING anything. On the other hand, you would be safer if you do not click on the link itself. In addition to downloading malware to your computer, this scam will also start posting spam messages on your Timeline and affect your friends as well.