The social networking ideas that Chris Hughes and his former college roomate, Mark Zuckerberg worked on worked on at Harvard have become a revolutionary platform remaking communications and business around the globe.
Now Hughes, who is based in New York, has launched the Beta version of Jumo, a social network that hopes to connect individuals working for global change. He described his vision for Jumo on the company blog.
I have a problem: it’s hard to find smart people doing meaningful work on the issues I care about. I’m sure they’re out there, but I can’t find them.
With Internet Week in full bloom, it was only proper to wish Facebook founder/CEO and ridiculously rich gazillionaire, Mark Zuckerberg a very Happy Birthday. The social media mogul turns just 28 today but is richer than Donald Trump twice over and has literally changed the world.
Not bad for an under 30-year-old!
Happy Bday Zucks!
Here's how it works: with the click of a button, you can receive instant updates from friends, celebrities, and public figures who want to share their thoughts with the the world.
The "subscribe" button, Facebook's most recent invention (besides its expected $10 billion IPO), is as close to a Twitter feed as you can get. But like Microsoft in the 90's, Facebook is capable of taking someone else's idea, relabeling it, and making it accessible to everyone.
You've always been subscribed to your friends: whenever one of them changes their status or posts a photo, it automatically pops up on your news feed. But with Facebook limiting personal accounts to five thousand friends (Angelina Jolie still hasn't accepted my friend request or my numerous phone calls), it can be difficult to keep track of your favorite athletes, movie stars, journalists, and web personalities. By clicking "subscribe," your news feed keeps you updated with any news they feel compelled to share.
While the computing power of Facebook allows its users to share more photos, links, and info than its compeTwitters (not to mention its newly-upped character limit of 63,206), the subscription service is new, and only a handful of celebrities are taking advantage. With its unequaled Facebook stalking skills, the Joonbug staff has compiled the Best Facebook Subscriptions thus far.
Last night - Wednesday, October 5th, the modern world lost one of its most beloved technological geniuses, Steve Jobs. The co-founder for the billion dollar Apple empire lost his battle with pancreatic cancer just over a month after resigning as the CEO. He was 56 and is survived by his wife, Laurene, their three kids, and a fourth child from a previous relationship.
President Barack Obama shares his deepest condolences in honor of Jobs:
"Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his longtime girlfriend Pricilla Chan have just adopted a 2-month-old ball of fluffy called Beast. The puppy already scores 4533 "likes" on his Facebook page. And we can understand why when we have a look at the pictures... So cute!
Beast's Facebook I.D:
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Affiliation: I belong to Mark Zuckerberg and Pricilla Chan
Birthday: 10 January 2011
Biography: I am a Puli, which is a type of Hungarian Sheepdog. I was born in Grants Pass, Oregon and now I live in Palo Alto with Mark and Cilla. I am extremely cute.
This weird message dedicated to Zuckerberg popped up yesterday on the fan page :
"Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a ‘social business’ the way Nobel Price winner Muhammad Yunus described it? http://bit.ly/fs6rT3 What do you think? #hackercup2011"
The hacker managed to write status messages on behalf of Facebook's chief. Anyway, it didn't took very long before people realized that Zuckerberg had been hacked. The page was immediately shut down...but not before 1800 people liked the status!
The way emailing is done can potentially look a lot different to users in the next few months. Mark Zuckerberg announced today that Facebook is currently adding a new emailing service application to its site.
According to The New York Times, the tech savvy will soon get the chance to step away from the modern way of emailing and gain other ways to communicate. With an @facebook email address, users will be able to use text messaging and online chat services as a way to connect as well.
The new system will organize both personal and work contacts messages by its significance. It will also contain a filter that can quickly go back to past conversations a person has had.
Don't think about de-friending Facebook quite yet users. Even though your obsessive ways with checking on the site every hour wouldn't allow you to do such a thing anyway.
The Wall Street Journal has been researching how companies use databases in order to track potential employees online and found on the way that Facebook user's aren't hard to find. Applications on the site can be used as a gateway to send the user's name to dozens of Internet and advertising tracking companies. In other words, un-tag that photo immediately!
Social media giant, Facebook, announced today that the site will be redesigned in coming weeks to include a new dashboard which will allow users more direct control over applications and programs on the site. CEO Mark Zuckerberg also announced that the friends lists will be modified to include a more "interest friendly" sorting system so users can see groups of their online pals based around certain likes, hobbies, jobs and other key identifiers.