It’s hard to believe the year is coming to a close already. Here are the top 10 most popular posts from 2011.
Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’
It turns out that private photographs on Facebook are anything but. Yesterday some users discovered they could exploit a bug to access photographs which supposed to be private. To prove it was possible, they posted a handful of private photographs of Mark Zuckerberg. The problem has since been fixed, but it’s unclear how long private photographs were vulnerable for. Let this be a reminder that nothing you post online is ever 100% secure.
Facebook finally released a dedicated app for the iPad. Now it’s even easier to browse through and view your Facebook photographs.
On the lighter side of the news, a cell phone thief was caught after he took a photograph of himself using the victim’s phone, and it auto posted to Facebook. The victim left her car unlocked when she stopped to pick up her child from a daycare center. When she got home, she realized her purse was gone. Luckily for her, a stranger’s photo was posted on her Facebook page, and she put two and two together. Karma at it’s best.
At this year’s F8 developer conference, Facebook announced a profile redesign. The new feature, called Timeline, gives viewers a snap shot of your life by highlighting important events. As well as having a larger profile photograph, users will be able to highlight which photographs are associated with important milestones.
Facebook recently announced that they are increasing the maximum allowable size of photographs uploaded to their site, from 720px to 960px. They are also claiming photographs will load twice as fast than current speeds. Photographs taken at parties will be a lot more embarrassing now that you will be able to make out every single face in the photograph.
Facebook is making some long overdue changes. Among the many upgrades Facebook announced yesterday, is the ability to pre-approve photo tags. While this does not stop people from uploading photos in which you appear, at least you can control whether or not your name is linked. If you really don’t like the photo, you can even request that the user take it down. The changes will be available to some users starting as early as Thursday.