For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, check out Facebook’s new feature the like button. This allows you to add a simple feature to your site or blog and then have traffic generated through it. It’s also really cool to see what different people around the internet are viewing. You can check out an overview page here which gives a glimpse at what’s going on in your social network as well as around the web.
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How to do Facebook Tricks and Easter Eggs (Including Magic Circles, Pirate Talk, emoticons, and Greasemonkey Scripts)
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?
Similar attacks occurred recently with some U.S. government sites including the state department which they though may have come from North Korea.
With all the events that have happened in Iran and how twitter was being used there by protesters I would not be surprised if this attack was coming from within Iran. (So much so that Twitter changed their maintenance time so protesters could use the service) In addition, Ahmadinejad was recently sworn in recently which might suggest a consolidation of power within the bickering government there.
If that is the case it would present an interesting situation. There was a recent editorial in the Christian Science Monitor addressing how the U.S. government should or should not react to the current situation in Iran. We’ll see what happens.
Now all the internet nerds won’t know what to do. More updates to come.