The Top 8- a feature in which a Myspace user could rate their eight most important friendships based on who they liked better that day-literally destroyed relationships. At first, it was fun to have your 8 best friends hanging out next to each other on a website because, oh my god, you loved them and you wanted everyone to know it! But then it just turned into an evil passive-agressive tool.
An intern at Facebook created a map of the world defined not by geographical features or geopolitical boundaries, but by Facebook friendships. Russia and Central/North Africa don’t really exist. Map after the jump.
Today, Facebook held a special event in San Fransisco to announce a new email, or IM, or SMS, or some sort of messaging system kind of thing that will soon be going into effect so as to make online messaging simpler – “simpler” being the key word here.
Tumblr users share a number of recurring gimmicks – love for Nutella, appreciation for artfully decorated cupcakes, floral print dresses, Starbucks beverages, rainy Paris passageways, and celestial landscapes of Helvetica-emblazoned skylines. They display a propensity to reblog film photos from disposable cameras…
Being cool on Facebook is an art form that I’ve mastered through years of trial and error. Here’s what I’ve learned.