I saw a lot of websites and blogs having incorrect data shown up in user profiles who liked their page using the facebook like(Or recommend) button, incorrect data like wrong thumbnail, wrong description and sometimes even wrong title. After a little research I came to know it can be easily corrected by implementing Facebook Open Graph protocol in your website.
Open Graph protocol allows you to specify structured information about your web pages. Here’s an example for a movie page(Taken from here):
<title>The Rock (1996)</title>
<meta property=”og:title” content=”The Rock”/>
<meta property=”og:type” content=”movie”/>
<meta property=”og:url” content=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117500/”/>
<meta property=”og:image” content=”http://ia.media-imdb.com/rock.jpg”/>
<meta property=”og:site_name” content=”IMDb”/>
<meta property=”fb:admins” content=”USER_ID”/>
content=”A group of U.S. Marines, under command of
a renegade general, take over Alcatraz and
threaten San Francisco Bay with biological
I made a WordPress plugin for easier implementation of Open Graph protocol. This plugin fixes wrong thumbnail (og:image), wrong title (og:site_name), wrong description (og:description), etc. It enforces WordPress post thumbnail for image if a post is liked, or your website’s logo if home page is liked and a lot more, you can visit the plugin’s release page at https://priteshgupta.com/plugins/fix-fblike, or download it from WordPress.org at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fix-facebook-like/.
It customizes the following Open Graph protocol properties og:title, og:type, og:url, og:image, og:site_name, fb:admins, og:description.
Here is a screenshot of settings menu in the admin panel for customization(Click for larger image).
You spend a lot of time on Internet without being productive at all, all thanks to those Social Media websites. Hours pass by doing not so productive work like updating your Facebook or Twitter, reading mails, watering plants on FarmVille, etc. You forget what you came to do.
If you are not happy with this, then you can take control of it by using an extension on your Web Browser. There are many time management desktop softwares available which you can easily get by searching on Internet. But here I am including the browser extensions, there are quite a few of these too, I am sharing two of them below, one is for Chrome and another is for Firefox.
Chrome: If you are on Google Chrome, there is this extension StayFocusd.
You can allot time for particular website on per day basis using this extension. Like, you allot one hour for Facebook, this means you can not spend more than an hour on Facebook in total in a day, and you chose how you spend it throughout the day.
Firefox: If you are a Firefox user, you can use LeechBlock. You can specify which sites to block, and when to block them. Like blocking facebook.com from 1pm to 3pm or so. You can specify up to six sets of sites to block, with different times and days for each set.
Lately I was surfing facebook.com and found that facebook has some default keyboard shortcuts which work cross browser. Thus, I am sharing few of the shortcuts which I found.
- Alt+1: This key combination takes you to your Facebook home page, No matter where you are in facebook.com
- Alt+2: This combination takes you to your profile, Again from anywhere in the facebook.com
- Alt+3: This combination opens up the pending friend requests dialog.
- Alt+4: By pressing this one you can see your Inbox(i.e. Messages).
- Alt+5: You can see your Notifications by pressing this combo.
- Alt+6: Pressing this takes you to the “My Account” where you can change your name and other details.
- Alt+7: Pressing this takes you to the “Privacy Settings” where you can update/change your privacy settings.
- Alt+8: This one takes you to the facebook fan page.
- Alt+9: Takes you to the Terms and Conditions page(Statement of Rights and Responsibilities) which is bigger than a constitution of a country.
- Alt+0: Takes you to the “Help Center” page. Where you can browse your applications and see facebook features.
- E: takes you to events
- F: takes you to friends
- N: takes you to notifications
- R: takes you to confirm requests
Also, Facebook added a new emoticon this must be in context to the number 42. Read its wiki for details and significance. You can get this in chat by typing :42:
UPDATE: Few more(Thanks to tudy).
Huh !, Another modification in Facebook, That’s what I was thinking But this time this upgradation in the chat service is really worth, You will find that It looks bit similar but works in a different way.
The new list enables user to sort the online peoples list according to one’s Friend List’s and set different privacy settings for them . So Facebook is certain to power its chatting style more. Users can now organize their previously unwieldy Chat lists into groups, defined by their Friend Lists.(That’s Cool ;))
On opening first time the users are promoted to select the Lists which they want to display in there Online List and the other users(Which are in no list OR no selected list) are seen under other friends.
The chat window as has two Tabs “Friend Lists” and “Options”
Friend Lists enables us to select the Friends Lists which we want to get displayed and the Options has various options like the Sound notifications and Go offline etc..
One wont be able to see the Display Picture under Other Friends but will be able to see DP under Friend Lists.
This is the only thing I found weird. Rest the New Facebook chat is amazing and better.
Google is the best and the most popular Search Engine at net, Even though Google.com is ranked 2nd in traffic terms but its superior Indexing provides with a Search result which is worth. Google helps everyone to find a useful resource, When Google Inc(By the name Backrub search) started in 1998 it main aim was to give all information to everyone available on the net and it was soon succeeded in it. But sometimes it may give rubbish if the thing(Site) you are looking is not a popular one as It goes on for a site depending upon its Page Rank. Google helps everyone, Google Indexing also gives and many more illegal things like hacking(This is not an advantage). It generates its income from mainly Google Adsense and its e-mail services. At the date Google Adsense is the best and highest paying Ads program. But company main focus is on Search Engine. Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were students at Stanford University.
It helps to search me anything I need that is anything which I require to work upon with like using Google for my Holiday Homework, Things l need to learn for writing and many more stuff. Its a wholesome web directory.
Facebook is the social networking which is currently receiving the most Traffic Rank as compared to any other social networking site. It has a Good User interface and GUI and a User Functionality. Earlier I was pro-Orkut types, But now I am a typical Facebook user. Facebook has started in 4 February 2004(Very Young), as for connecting people within Harvard University, But it grew like anything and I is now accepting people of Age over 13. Overall Facebook is the best Social Networking Site I found on the Web 2.0.
Many of my friends are there In facebook so it helps a great extent in interaction(Chatting,Pics Sharing and stuff) and the great good feature is that it has a ‘Status Message’ thing and inbuilt Chatting and a various number of applications(But some are really useful [Like Twitter]). I have added a Twitter Applications in My facebook account whic automaticly changes the Status message of Facbook to that which is in Twitter.
Twitter is a micro blogging service started in 2006. Through Twitter people communicate to outer world and express their concerns. Twitter is a free social networking site, Thus generating no Revenue. People regularly update their twitter accounts by giving new status message which is also know as Tweets. The Updates are shown in the User Profile and displayed to those who are following that User. Twitter had by one measure over 3 million accounts and by another, well over 5 million visitors in September 2008 which was a fivefold increase in a month.
I use twitter for sharing my Status updates , Some times giving the links of my new post’s and The good thing is in facebook by adding a Twitter application we are automatically able to convert a Tweet into a Facebook status message.Like- During Exams I use it to tell my people which is the next Exam going to have and how was my last exam. Twitter Rocks ! There are also some 3rd Party Apps available for twitting.