The link below is to an article that explores the possibility that Facebook may be dying. What do you think? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
OK, I know you all want to know the answer to this question, ‘why did _____________ (enter name) unfriend me on Facebook?’ Well, the answer to that question may lie in the article linked to below. And I thought it was simply because they weren’t really your friend.
This guy has way too much time on his hands and has a serious dose of Internet overkill – how many of us are beginning to suffer a similar fate?
Facebook application Scrabulous has apparently been given a makeover in an attempt to head off a suit by Hasbro, who own the US rights to Scrabble. The new look game is now called Wordscraper and comes with a completely new look, including circular tiles and new rules.
The re-birthed game is already appearing on US and Canadian profiles, but is yet to appear on Australian profiles – at least I haven’t seen it yet.
Perhaps it will bring with it new fortunes in the games I play with a notorious ‘wordsmith’ from Wagga. I can but hope. J
Since joining Facebook some time ago I have found it to be a very interesting and revealing place. I have discovered all manner of things about people that I thought I knew and I dare say, some have found out things about me that they didn’t know. It is a very revealing place this Facebook.
Often we live lives that are guarded in many ways, whether it be some secret sinful habit or some aspect of our lives that only a select few have an insight into. Whatever it is, at some point the guarded often becomes the unguarded and the secret the revealed.
I am sure there is some good in this, as there is undoubtedly cause for concern in certain circumstances also. Misunderstood patterns of behaviour can perhaps become clearer as a ‘friend’ observes interaction with other ‘friends’ within the Facebook environment via ‘The Wall’ or some other Facebook application. Certainly the ability to maintain contact during what would previously have been lengthy periods of non-contact is something that most users of Facebook cannot fail to appreciate.
However, the Facebook environment does reveal certain disturbing aspects of some with whom we have varying degrees of interaction. Perhaps it is a person we thought we knew but only ever had the occasional chat with, only to find on Facebook that we didn’t know him/her as well as we thought. Then there is that person with whom we have shared many a social outing, only to find that there are some hidden aspects of their life and/or personality that shock us.
It is a very interesting place is it not?
Like many people I have come to enjoy a game of Scrabulous or two on the social networking site Facebook. However, this could soon be coming to an end as Hasbro Inc is currently suing the makers of the online version for infringing on their property rights as the owner of the game Scrabble. Facebook has itself been notified of the suit and has been requested to no longer host the Scrabulous application. So it would seem that the days of Scrabulous on Facebook are numbered.
The suit has been filed in the Federal Court in New York and it names Scrabulous creators Rajat Agarwalla and Jayant Agarwalla, as well as RJ Software as the defendants in the case.
Though I enjoy playing my online friends in Scrabulous I have to say that I am constantly amazed at how many ‘unrecognisable’ words are passed off as words in my constant defeats. Perhaps the demise of Scrabulous will mean the end of my misery at the hands of those who traffic in made-up words.
Following the alleged ‘improvements’ to Facebook that are currently in ‘Beta’ development I believe, I went to have a look at them. Of course I am on Facebook already and was interested in what my profile page might look like when the ‘improvements’ kick in. So off I went for a look.
Immediately Facebook told me I was using a browser that could not view Facebook properly. That was interesting given that I use the latest version of Internet Explorer that is currently in use (7). So all I could view was this warning and nothing else, no matter what I did. Even the return to the old Facebook profile didn’t work and nor was I able to reach help or support. It refused to let me do anything. Been that way for a couple of days now, though the site assures me that they are trying to fix the problem with going back to the old Facebook profile. So much for the ‘improvements’ it appears.
So at the moment I am unable to use my Facebook profile – how wonderful an improvement!
Hopefully my friends will be able to see this Blog post as it comes up on my profile and contact me using email – it should be there on the profile somewhere.
Sorry friends – the ‘improvements’ have shut me out!!!
I have now deleted the ‘Files Anywhere’ application, which means that all the family and friends letters are no longer available on Facebook. They wanted to charge for using the application – no thanks. So now it’s gone!!!
Find the family and friends letters on my web site at: