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Do you know A to Z of Facebook??

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After exploring about the Mr.Search Engine Google, we started exploring about Mr.Social Networking Facebook. And we come up with A to Z about Facebook!

OK! You want know what is Facebook? If you don’t know what is Facebook then read further..

Well before starting about Our collection we would like tell a brief history about Facebook. May be following 8 points,

  1. Facebook is a No.1 social networking website in the world now
  2. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes
  3. currently has more than 400 million active users worldwide
  4. Zuckerberg began writing code for a new website in January 2004 and on February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched “Thefacebook”, originally located at
  5. The company dropped The from its name after purchasing the domain name in 2005 for $200,000!!
  6. Facebook’s privacy policy is a whopping 5,830 words long, even more verbose than the Constitution of the United States which reads at 4,543 words
  7. Facebook has 77k+ application and counting
  8. Facebook has 5lakh+ developers!

What you say about Facebook now? In very short amount of time Facebook has reached great position by replacing a big gun like Orkut, Tweeter and many!!

Well let us start with Facebook A to Z now!



Facebook Applications

Waaw! What a topic to start with. One of the most astonishing fact why Facebook reached No.1 position is because of the number of Applications it provides for the user.

As we said before Facebook has 77,000+ applications and more to come. Starting with small calculator to big games like Farmville, Own application builder like quiz maker. Facebook shows all ways to get addicted to it!


Bottom Bar:

Facebook Bottom Bar

Facebook’s bottom bar one of the coolest feature in it. When Facebook added bottom bar, they had just added bookmarking facility. Later by April 2008, they added chat option as well. Currently we can call this as Chat Bar as there is no bookmarking facility available anymore in Bottom Bar.

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Facebook Chat

Chat is by no means a new concept, as instant messaging systems have been around for over a decade. But just as other features on Facebook have allowed friends to communicate more efficiently than before.

Now a days there are many problems with chat options. Few days there was an article in news paper about Facebook chat blunder!

Private chats between some Facebook users were briefly viewable by other users on May 6, 2010, an embarrassing technical glitch for a company facing growing criticism over “sloppy” privacy protection.

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1. Dashboard API:

Facebook Dashboard

The Facebook Dashboard API lets you integrate your application into the Application Dashboard or the Games Dashboard. These dashboards help users discover and engage with your applications on Facebook. They display which applications users and their friends recently used as well as any news your applications wish to communicate to users.

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2. Developers:

Facebook’s powerful APIs enable you to create social experiences to drive growth and engagement on your web site.

You can,

  • Add Facebook to your mobile app
  • Integrate with Facebook core experience
  • Build with the Facebook technologies using Open Source codes.

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Facebook Events

Facebook Events option updates many things about your friends and closer ones. It updates about latest Birthdays, past events and many.

You can even create your own event with Create Event option. Go and check it now and enjoy the features!



Facebook Friends

As we said before Facebook is an No.1 Social Networking site. The main definition of Social Networking is making friends and stay in touch with them.

As friends are main part of every human being in this world, Facebook provides very easy way to connect with friends anywhere in this world. And meanwhile you can even make new friends with just a few clicks.



Facebook Games

Facebook has 77000+ Applications and most of them are Games. Facebook provides all kind of games which any age of person will love to play.

Few of the big time worth mentioning games are, Farmville, Cafe world, Mafia Wars, Cricket and many many many more.

There are 1500+ developers game developers are there for Facebook except the games developed by the normal users using game creation applications.



Facebook Hackers

When Facebook came online many Orkut users deleted their account and joined Facebook because their account was hacked by Hackers(and I’m one among them). Now a days Facebook is having many problems with this Hackers.

The Facebook security gaffes keep coming, with the latest being a bug that allows hackers to delete all of a users’ site friends without permission, according to IDG News.

Facebook is getting many hackers because of many 3rd party applications. As Facebook started leaking data to 3rd party, many hackers are advantage on it and enjoying their work. And even many viruses and spams are playing around creating a bluders!

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Facebook Images

Facebook Images has many cool features and uploading images and viewing is one among that.

The Facebook photo uploader is an easy and secure way to upload your photos. It only takes a few seconds to set up. When you click on continue you will get and Facebook uploader Plugin and you have to install it to have a secure photo upload. Thats it you are done and now have a secure enjoy!!



Facebook Java

As of May 2008, Facebook has discontinued any support of their official Java client, directing users interested developing Facebook applications in Java to use one of the various third-party clients out there. As such, the purpose of this project is now to maintain, support, and extend the abandoned code base to provide a high-quality, up to date version of the Facebook API client for Java developers, and to keep the Java client up to date as the Facebook Platform API changes and evolves.


Koobface Virus:

Facebook Koobface

According to Wiki…Koobface, an anagram of Facebook, is a computer worm that targets the Microsoft Windows users of the social networking websites Facebook, MySpace, hi5,  Bebo, Friendster and Twitter. Koobface ultimately attempts, upon successful infection, to gather sensitive information from the victims such as credit card numbers. It was first detected in December 2008 and a more potent version appeared in March 2009.

Continue Reading..

Finally Microsoft came in rescue to keep Koobface virus off Facebook on April 2, 2009 with its Malicious Software Removal Tool.

We Suggests: Microsoft helps keep Koobface virus off Facebook



facebook lite

In August 2009, Facebook announced its new lighter version “Facebook Lite” which was optimized for users on slower or intermittent Internet connections. Facebook Lite offered fewer services, excluded most third-party applications and required less bandwidth. Very fast and easy to browse version.

But lite version couldn’t survive for long time. Although many users felt that lite version was very useful because whenever Facebook normal version experienced the downtime users had an another option to shift and connect to their buddies. On 20 April 2010 that support for the “Lite” service had ended and that users were redirected back to the normal, full content, Facebook website. The service was only operational eight months.



Facebook Mobile

After seeing the success of full version, Facebook decided to provide the access to mobile users and make users to get connected to their friends even when they are not infront of the system.

Facebook is providing the Mobile application free for its users and it is available to all kind of phones.

Just a week back they released one more mobile version called We will explain more about it later 🙂



Facebook Notifications

Facebook says “We will update each and every movement of your friends in second”.

Yes they are right. Facebook provides on-time updates about your friends. When your friends just says “HI” to another friend, Facebook Notification will notify about that to you. Now just imagine what all they can Notify.

But Facebook did something more that users started hating the notifications. They started Notifying about applications others using. So many people reported facebook to stop it. Finally users got good news about it and it came on Mar 1,2010. Facebook announced that they are taking off the notifications about the Applications!

We Suggests: Facebook to Say Goodbye to App Notifications on March 1st



Mark Elliot Zuckerberg

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American entrepreneur best known for co-founding the popular social networking site Facebook. With the help from 3 of his classmates Zuckerberg started Facebook from his Harvard dorm room on February 4, 2004. Intially they started with just publishing the annual student directory with headshot photos of all students.

On May 24, 2007, Zuckerberg announced a Facebook Platform, a development platform for programmers to create social applications within Facebook. And On November 6, 2007, Zuckerberg announced a new social advertising system at an event in Los Angeles. A part of the new program, called Beacon, enabled people to share information with their Facebook friends based on their browsing activities on other sites.

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As all social networking sites, Facebook also provides the page maintain your profile. It is just all about yourself. But the one new thing is Facebook is, it provides the left dashboard which shows-up Friends list and photos. And in main center page it just displays all the things your had updated on your wall recently. And Right dashboard is always booked for the advertisers!!


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R & S

Risks and Security:

Facebook has more than

  • 400 million active users
  • 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
  • Average user has 130 friends
  • People spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook

But now a days there many risk factors raising in Facebook that is forcing its users to Quit. Few of the risks that we have seen in past few days are,

According to a security expert website, Facebook users unwittingly expose themselves to five dangers that might be beyond their control:

  • their information is shared with third parties
  • their privacy settings revert to a less safe default mode after each redesign
  • malware from Facebook advertisements
  • fake profiles from scammers
  • real friends who unknowingly make them vulnerable.

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Facebook Theme

Its very easy to add Themes to your Facebook profile. But you need to have few things and the main disadvantage is only you can see the change not your friends!

View our post How to surf Facebook in different colors to know more 🙂



Facebook Users

As you all know Facebook is No.1 Social Networking site in world now. Now know more about it today!

As i said before Facebook has,

  • 400 million active users
  • 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
  • Average user has 130 friends
  • People spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook
  • There are more than 100 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.
  • People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice more active on Facebook than non-mobile users.

Above statics tells everything about Facebook users and their usage 🙂 No wonder Facebook is ruling the Web 🙂



Facebook Videos

Since Facebook launched video adding facility on 2007, more than 45 million videos have been uploaded to Facebook with approximately 100,000 new videos added each day. From 06 December 2008, Facebook provided much more to upload higher quality videos to Facebook and also embed your Facebook videos on other websites.

The one more new good thing about Facebook is you can see the video anywhere(even on main page itself). It has a facility to reduce the video dimension and play with a small screen as well 🙂

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Facebook Wall

When we started Social Networking, may be Orkut was the No.1 Site. In that all we knew was Scrap, Scrap and Scrap!! Nothing more than that. But Facebook bought new and coolest thing called WALL.

Yes its your Wall where you can write whatever you like. Post whatever you feel and let your Friends be the part of it! You and Your friends can see whatever written on your wall.



XHP is a PHP extension which augments the syntax of the language to both make your front-end code easier to understand and help you avoid cross-site scripting attacks.

XHP does this by making PHP understand XML document fragments, similar to what E4X does for ECMAScript (JavaScript). While PHP is typically used to write front-end code, by itself it isn’t a very good language for generating HTML (as evidenced by the popularity of templating engines like Smarty). XHP is something between a programmatic UI library and a full templating system.



One of the most success about Video part which we had explained before is because of Youtube!

YouTube Video Box is the best way to share your favourite YouTube videos on Facebook. You can quickly find the Youtube videos and sharing in Facebook with just few clicks.



Facebook Zero

Facebook also adopted Size Zero methodology to make its mobile feel relaxed whenever they visit Facebook from their mobile.

Facebook Zero is optimized for speed. Initially it was available through more than 50 mobile operators in 45 countries and territories with zero data charges. Just few days back we found in India also two mobile operators started this campaign. They are providing full-time Free access to their users to use Facebook 🙂

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