Posts tagged with "Facebook"
RSS: there's nothing better

“An RSS feed? That’s so 2007!” “Well then what do you suggest instead?” “Everyone gets their updates through their Facebook feeds these days! Just make a Facebook page!” “That sounds great! Then half of my subscribers will see half of my updates, during weeks in which Zuckerberg choses to weigh the algorithms more towards news and less towards friends’ photos. Also everyone has to have a Facebook account.” “Yeah, okay, point made. Twitter is better anyway: it’s totally public, doesn’t force people to sign in to see feeds, and its feeds aren’t subject to...

Apps vs websites

My immediate reaction to seeing yet another call from some website, shopping chain or mall to please install their app for all of these amazing benefits and indispensable features is to wonder just how many narrow-purpose apps any given person can have on their phone and use regularly. Just think about your own app usage – there’s the general stuff like your alarm, calendar, email, browser, chat (i.e. WhatsApp), phone (haha), SMS, and maybe a torch or note-taking app depending on your needs....

Scraping Facebook for fun and profit

In this past week I have spent an unhealthy amount of time looking at anonymous posts about people’s secret crushes (or inflated egos, but you can’t always tell), and that’s left some deep and permanent mental scars. On the other hand, though, I’ve also earned about a pizza’s worth of AdSense revenue, so it was entirely worth it. Crushly.info – both a play on the tech startup trend of adding -ly to words to make company names and the cheapest domain we could find – is...