Power.com – The ‘Meebo’ Of Social Networks

What Meebo is for Instant Messaging, Power.com is for social networks. Power.com brings Facebook, Myspace and Orkut, Hi5, LinkedIn, Twitter together.

Power’s interface sits on top of the other services and gives you a consolidated update about all your friends and contacts from various networks. a user does not have to worry about which network they are on and can contact with any of their friends, send mass messages.

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You can check any of your friends profiles across any network. You can also update your status across all the networks at once.

If you are omni-present across various networks then you should check out Power.com .

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How Can I View Private Albums On Facebook

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Earlier there were hacks to see the pictures of user from their private albums, even if you did not have access. But facebook has sealed most, if not all those vulnerabilities, that possibly is a threat to their users privacy.

However, there are still ways you can see some pictures, which are available to the rest of the world and the user not being in your list.

Lets suppose you you receive a picture of someone and you are curious to see the rest of the pictures in that particular album. You can do that using the file name to do so.

The architecture is the same to store all the photos in the facebook. The pictures are stored as two groups of <number>.

Something like photo.php?id=XXX&pid=XXX where the first number is the facebook id of the owner and the second number is the image/album id.

You can use look into pictures of only those albums whose privacy setting is set to public. You’ll also be able to navigate through the albums :).

Let me know in the comment section if you want to know more about how to hack into the facebooks system … not for everyone though 😛

All in all, we should remember that facebook, is not a small organization and they have one of the biggest user base on the Internet and those users are their asset which they can’t afford to loose. I don’t mean to say, hackers will never find a way to hack into private album features. But Facebook is vigilant enough to track and close those vulnerabilities as and when they are found.

For those who came here looking for a hack to view private albums on facebook, I’m sorry I don’t know any that work now, though at some point I did know 🙂

“This Site Is Closed For Renovation” — FaceBook Gets A New FaceLift

Face book, with over a 100 million users, is one of the best social networking site I’ve personally been a member of. Facebook recently got new facelift. Over 30 million users have already tried the new facebook and have started using it.

There are a lot of users who still are not comfortable shifting to the new UI (User Interface). This is normally the case with people. Even if the NEW is for the better, we hate the learning curve. But once we are foced to take it up, left with no choice, we convince ourselves, take up the challenge, use it and also get adjusted very quick. That’s the beauty of the human brain.

According to Facebook team, the “back to the old Facebook” frame will be gone soon and users will be forced to accept the new look without an option.

This facebook group which has more than over 800,000 users have been consistantly pelting facebook for the recent changes, but facebook has been taking the negative critisim in a positive way. They are looking for most valid complaints/suggestions if not all, by users and are building a stronger newer system. Now that’s smart business 🙂 ..

“We appreciate all of the feedback we have received since we started working on the new design of Facebook. We encourage our users to continue sending us suggestions that will help us make the site even better.”

This is what Mark Slee of facebook had to say,

Filter Feeds – Check out the most recent and relevant actions from friends on Top Stories or see them as they happen with Live Feed.

Customize Tabs – Access to photos, info, and applications with new tabs on the profile page. Create custom tabs for the applications you access most frequently (such as a “Music” tab for iLike).

Navigate Faster – Quickly jump to profile, apps, inbox, search, home, and friend updates, through the navigation bar at the top of each page.

Participate in Stories – Easily view the top stories generated by friends, comment inline on status updates, and filter which stories you’d like to see more of – whether it’s more photos, fewer status updates, or more about a particular person.

Publish Content – Post comments, links, photos, music, and videos directly to the Mini Feed or friends’ walls with the publisher box.

Humans are reluctant to change, I’m one of them. But when change is ineveitable we all learn to live with it and adjust our life according to the conditions outside. At this point, when I’m almost done with todays updates, I’m open to test some of the new facebook tips and learn from my experience.