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Essential Facebook Tips, Bookmarks and Hacks Collection

6 June 2007 2 Comments

Facebook, according to Wikipedia, is a social networking website – originally developed for college and university students – now any social groups or community or an individual can join (everyone has attended a college or have been to work, right?). As of Feb 2007, facebook is the largest of its kind of social network on web (college-focused social network sites) with over 25 million members worldwide. And Wikipedia has an extensive page on facebook. Now, we will look at the best online sources, hacks and tips that will help us use facebook in a productive, safe way.

Facebook 101 – A bunch of Tips – Macey has written a good starter guide for new people who wish to join facebook.

Facebooktalk – An exclusive site that has a good collection of tips, tricks and hacks; Plenty of new updates, added every day. Subscribe to the feed to stay on top of the facebook community.

How to use Facebook without Losing Your Job over it – A collection of tips to close the loose ends so you do not end up in a mess.

Facebook for paranoids - A privacy note for newbies.

Do you have a facebook? - Watch this short video that educates students on facebook traps and privacy matters. A well made, must-watch movie.

Hacks: (using Greasemonkey scripts)

Bold ones are most popular among facebook users and very useful, in my opinion.

Facebook Friend Menu – Press ALT while pointing to a profile or picture of a use to do common tasks such send poke, message, view album etc.

Facebook Auto-Colorizer – Adds an awesome color scheme to facebook based on your photo (like below).

FacebookSpyGlass – when you hover your mouse pointer over a profile picture – it shows the original, large sized picture.

Facebook GtP – Adds a link to their pictures – even if they are not your friends. Cool.

Facebook Age Checker 1.0.2 – now you can check the age of a facebook user. Sneaky.

post2facebook – Posting to your friend’s wall made easy. When you click on ”write something”, the ‘quick-post’ dialog appears.

smileyfaceBook – you can add smileys and emoticons in your posts.

moustache your facebook friends – Adds a funny moustache to your friend’s profile photos.

Facebook Autologin v2 – avoids the frequent “login dialogue boxes” – so, you need not worry about typing in the password every time.

Facebook EZ Poke — Version 2.0 – Easy for poking others. LOL>

Ad Stomper for Facebook Improved- removes the annoying ads from facebook homepage.

Facebook events to google calendar, take 2 – Now you can add Facebook events to your Google Calendar effortlessly.

Facebook Sharer + Google Reader – Share your readings from Google Reader and directly post it with Facebook (just a few clicks).

Encrypt Messages in Facebook – Protects the privacy. Install this and write encrypted, secret messages on wall – only your friend (they have to install to decode) can read. It works on Orkut too.

Mashup Applications for Facebook:

Facebook Platform: 30+ Awesome Applications for Facebook - A beautiful collection of mashups created with facebook platform.

Facebook Mashups - Official list of Mashup applications (you must login and type in http://apps.f8.facebook.com/apps)

And finally, you can read an interview with the founder of facebook, Mark Zuckerberg – Mark E. Zuckerberg ’06: The whiz behind thefacebook.com

I have a modest profile (login needed) in facebook as well.

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