The rolling Facebook gathers no moss

FacebookWith all the competition from Google+, Facebook is having to up it’s game. There have been some fairly drastic changes recently and more are on the cards.

They are set to make an announcement later today (5:30pm to be exact) which you can watch below. Facebook’s goal is to become the social layer that supports, powers and connects every single piece of the web, no matter who or what it is or where it lives.

Let us know what you think in the comments here or on Facebook and remember to share this post with your networks.

(via Sean Clark’s blog)

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Go Back to the Old Facebook Photo Layout with a URL Tweak

FacebookHate the new Facebook photo-viewing thing? Can’t deep-link to an image because of it? Take the &theater out of the URL and you’re back in business.

Another technique is when you are looking at the album thumbnails, open pictures into a new tab (either by right clicking or simply using the middle mouse button).

[Update] If you forgot to avoid the ‘theater’, simply refresh the page (press F5) and the photo will load on the old style page.

How to Tag Your Friends on Facebook

FacebookWe’ve had several people ask recently about how to tag their friends in status updates etc. It’s very easy… once you know how.

All you need to do is type the @ symbol and begin typing the first few letters of the person’s name who you’d like to tag. You’ll see a drop down box appear under where you’re typing containing the names of matching friends. Click on your friends name and a tag is inserted into your status.

You need to click or use the arrow keys to highlight the friends name in the dropdown and press enter to get the tag to work. If you just typed @Trippnology for example, the tag wouldn’t show up. As you will find, this technique doesn’t work everywhere – it’s not available in replies for example – but it does work for Friends, Pages, Events and Groups.

Give it a try and tag Trippnology and don’t forget to share this so your friends will know how to tag too.