Facebook application knows where you’ve been

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

While doing the casual "who are the friends of my friends?" tour in facebook this evening, I was startled to see this: OMG!, thought I to myself - now anyone who visits this profile can see that I was the last person to browse it before them. Luckily, this wouldn't have been too embarrassing since this was the profile of someone I knew, but what if it was someone who didn't know me? Once the panic subsided, two thoughts came to mind . One was - would facebook allow such a blatant intrusion on the privacy of...
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Developer Academy II is on

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Microsoft Israel's Developer Academy II event is just starting off at Airport City's Avenue convention center. There are a lot of people here already - almost an hour before the first lecture is set to begin. There's a lot of mingling going on upstairs, plus free drinks and snacks, but I am lurking down below at the nearly deserted bloggers' corner at level -1. Wi-fi access, btw, is free for everyone from anywhere in the venue and I'd like to personally thank the organizers for it. When I find out your name you're gonna get a big hug on...

How I will be liveblogging from Developer Academy II

Monday, November 26, 2007

I will be using my "facebook status" to liveblog the Microsoft Israel's Developer Academy II event tomorrow. It's practically the same as microblogging (see twitter.com) except all sentences will begin with "uri is..." which is an amusing constraint.The "microposts" will not be posted here in my blog for two reasons:I can't find a proper way to sync. from facebook to the Community Server here.I don't want to overcrowd microsoft.co.il's feeds by overposting. This is a blog, not a microblog.  You can see what I write in several places:In my blog page, through the facebook badge I have installed over in...
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NOT Liveblogging from Develper Academy II

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Guy Kolbis has informed me that wi-fi will only be available at the bloggers' corner of the Developer Academy II event. Thanks Guy. Sadly, that means I will not be liveblogging the event. I wanted to share my insights and the new knowledge I acquire at the event in real time from my actual seat at the lectures. I thought of using my facebook status line as mini-blog, a la twitter. Unless I miraculously get my hands on a cellular modem, that's not going to happen.Too bad wi-fi access does not extend to the entire complex.I wonder why....

Liveblogging from Develper Academy II

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I will be attending Microsoft Israel's Developer Academy II event at Airport City, Israel this Tuesday (27/11/2007). Throughout the day I will be attending at least 5 of the lectures (haven't finalized which yet) and I will be liveblogging both here and via my facebook profile. You're invited to keep track of my progress through the day and if you're there, you're welcome to (physically!) poke me face to face :) It's a great opportunity to bridge the gap between virtual and physical presence. See you at the Dev Ac!Uri