Apparently, some programmers at Facebook are fans of the Nintendo game Contra and the famous 30 lives cheat.
To get this trick to work go to the main page of facebook and then hit: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A and enter. Now when you scroll up or down little magic circles will appear on the screen. To make it go away just hit refresh. Pretty pointless, but fun 🙂
Pirate English and Upside Down English
Another trick is to change Facebook into Pirate English. Click on settings at the top right of your screen. Then click on Language and kind of toward the bottom is an option for “English (Pirate)”. Now you’ll be trolling facebook like a true matey, yarrr!
A good prank to play on a friend is to set the English to Upside Down. It will cause serious confusion.
For those of you with Mozilla Firefox, you can get the extension Boost. This allows you to have a customized theme, or even request your own. There are also features like “one click pokes” and “rollover pictures” which enlarges any picture you rollover.
Another Firefox extension is Greasemonkey. Install the extension and then install a script for Facebook. Most will change the color or theme for your facebook page. Some examples are here and here. And here’s a post on 20 Greasemonkey Scripts that will Improve your facebook experience. And a list of 25 Greasemonkey Facebook Scripts.
Facebook Chat Emoticons and Bold Script
Here’s a complete list of the emoticons that can be used in Facebook Chat:
Also to get bold writing in Facebook chat just type anything you want between stars. For example, *bold*.
Know of any other facebook tricks? Or a some Skype Secrets?