Posts Tagged ‘ Facebook ’

The tribes of Facebook

The tribes of Facebook

Facebook users tend to fall into specific categories … which one are you? The Lurker: Never posts anything or comments on your post, but reads everything, and might make reference to your status if they see you in public. The Hyena: Doesn’t ever really say anything, just LOLs and LMAOs at everything. Mr/ Ms Popular: Has 4367 friends for NO reason. The Gamer: Plays Words With Friends, Mafia Wars, Bakes virtual cakes and stuff,...

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Xtra-ordinary lack of customer service

If Xtra is your ISP, or if you’ve been on Trade Me, you are probably aware of the problems currently being experienced by Xtra’s customers: no international traffic. No facebook, no offshore news websites, no eBay (if that’s your thing) no … well, no anything that involves an overseas server. Like the photos on my website (my site is hosted by a New Zealand company, the photos are hosted by Flickr). Like many of...

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Facebook’s big announcement

Are we all excited about Facebook’s new messaging and email system? Yes, sure … I’m prepared to trust my emails with a company that’s already shown total contempt for the privacy of its users. What could possibly go wrong …

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Facebook likes likers but maybe not fans

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) It’s warm fuzzies all around at Facebook as the powers-that-be move to make a wee terminology change on the social networking site. Right now, if you find a branded page on Facebook that you want to get a little closer to, you become a fan. For example, The Southland Times has just over 1000 fans at the moment (feel free to join us, the more...

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… and on the 8th day he created the internet?

… and on the 8th day he created the internet?

Have you ever wondered what the big bloke upstairs makes of all this social networking bizzo? More to the point, have you ever looked for him on Facebook?

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Some changes work, others get slammed

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) Social networking is just getting bigger and (sometimes) better as more of us embrace its many wonders. We’ve given it a wee hug of our own here at The Southland Times, with our very own Facebook page now having almost 800 fans who are as stoked about the mighty Stags and their heroic Ranfurly Shield efforts as we are. Check us out at www.facebook.com/southlandtimes....

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How to win friends and stalk people

Poor ol’ Bill Gates, he had to give up on Facebook because too many people wanted to be his friend. Actually, that’s what I find a wee bit creepy about Facebook, the “friends”. I mean really, total strangers want to be your friend online. On Twitter they just “follow” you in a kind of non-menacing stalkerly way. Friending you on Facebook is a whole different level. Then there’s the people who have hundreds, sometimes...

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