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Facebook Friends Poster

My order of a 20 by 40 inch print of all my Facebook friends arrived. Above is what my poster looks like with 495 friends. Now all I need is a dart to decide which friendship should be re-kindled first.

You can order one at for US$20 plus shipping (another US$15 if like me you live in Singapore).

The posters are printed by artist Benjamin Lotan using photo chemicals on high-quality photo paper. Margins between each photos and background colour are customisable.



Zynga has rolled out another game clone PetVille on Facebook, which rivals Playfish’s most popular game, Pet Society. Will users switch? My bet is yes seeing how everyone is hooked on CafeWorld now.

Live Music


Facebook has been used to accomplish a lot of things including organizing global protests, running political campaigns, and even hunt down criminals. On Friday, the first “crowd-sourced” movie to be developed, “Live Music”, will be released. The movie, was developed by connecting artists from around the world on Facebook via the Mass Animation Facebook page.

The movie was developed by a whopping 58,000+ participants from 101 countries who provided input and 51 animators who collaborated to develop the film. While not all of the 58,000 fans of the project provided input, it illustrates how Facebook can be used to connect individuals from around the world to accomplish just about anything. For those that aren’t aware of the story line for “Live Music”, it’s a love story about a guitar and a violin.

If you are interested in learning more about the movie, check out the Mass Animation Facebook page and watch the videos below. Also, for those of you interested in participating in future Mass Animation projects, yesterday a new contest application launched which will give DC Comics fans, gamers and animators a chance to animate heroes and villains from the DC Universe Online game and to collaborate in creating a CGI tailer an in-game character animations. Learn more via the Mass Animation Facebook Page and the Mass Animation application.

Fixing Facebook Live Feed
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As of 23 Oct, Facebook has roll out changes to your home page by offering two views of feeds: a summary view of the most interesting activity that has happened in the last day and a real-time view that shows what is happening right now. So what you do is catch up on what you may have missed while you were away from Facebook and switch to Live Feed  to see posts as they are shared. Personally, I just choose Live Feed as my default. Here is how the two feeds work:

News Feed
When you log into Facebook, you’ll see the most interesting things that happened in the last day in the “News Feed” view. News Feed picks stories that we think you’ll enjoy based on a variety of factors including how many friends have liked and commented on it and how likely you are to interact with that story.

Live Feed
Once you’ve caught up on what you missed, you can click through to “Live Feed” to see what is happening right now. As long as you remain logged into Facebook, you’ll continue to see posts and activity from your friends in real-time. You can edit what appears in this view by clicking “Edit Options” at the bottom of the home page.

The Fix
The problem is Facebook shows only 250 posts and they pick whose posts they want to show base on their algorithm. Thus you may miss important posts because Facebook thinks they know better than you. The above video shows you how to fix this limitation.

Log in Facebook with Username

Facebook has started allowing log in with username instead of e-mail.