Monthly Archives: December 2010

Facebook Pros: enhanced profile pics

The new Facebook layout let customers have fun with personalization. All of a sudden there’s plenty of new services: I used FacebookTiles to create the effect that made Alexandre Oudin famous.

You can drag and drop the pic you want – only on HTML5 supporting browsers – and a graphic tool will cut the image for you. Then you will be able to upload the pics on your FB account and tag yourself in the right order.

Where are my friends? (said the man of the year)

This is just a sample of about 10 million Facebook profiles with a public Current City. Each line in the map stands between the different locations of two Facebook friends.

It means that each line is a friendship – and the whole picture pretty much covers the five continents =)

This is made by Paul Butler – an intern on Facebook’s data infrastructure engineering team.

Each line might represent a friendship made while travelling, a family member abroad, or an old college friend pulled away by the various forces of life. When I shared the image with others within Facebook, it resonated with many people. It’s not just a pretty picture, it’s a reaffirmation of the impact we have in connecting people, even across oceans and borders.

You can read the whole thing here – and the high res pic here.

You can’t stop the internet

I guess the Facebook guys didn’t think about that – it’s stunning when people find new ways to use something. Besides, testing matters!

Thanks Lamebook =)

When it’s worthwhile to publish posts

Be smart and schedule!

Although results may vary from country to country – or from language to language – I found some useful info in this post. It also depends on the KPI you need.

The biggest amount of retweets? From 2pm to 5pm. More likely on thursday or friday ;)

Facebook looks better on weekends and out of office hours.

Is it easy to do mashups like Girl Talk?

It’s not easy to have as much an ear as Girl Talk, but it is to offer a valuable service like

Here you can listen to the streaming of his new album and you can read the exact samples he used – just while you listen. Amazing and useful!

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