Facebook shutting down Face.com API and Kilk

Facebook is shutting down Face.com’s facial recognition APIs and Face.com’s iOS app, Klik, is also being removed from the App store. After July 20th 2012 Face.com will dispose of the data collect in connection with the use of the KLIK app.

From Face.com Homepage

Face.com has been acquired by Facebook, and as part of this process, we need to close up existing products and services so we can focus on new products at Facebook.We’re working with Face.com developers to transition as we wind down support for our APIs — for more information please click here.If you use the KLIK app, the app has been removed from the iOS app store, and we have more details here on how you can download your data before the app is shut down.


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Facebook forces @facebook.com e-mail addresses to all users

Facebook now changed the displayed default email address of all users to its own @facebook.com email addresses without any warning.

may reduce the email spam.

mails do not land in the inbox of your connected email account.


visit your Facebook’s profile page.
click on the update info button.
locate Contact Info module and click on the edit button.
click the button and select hidden from timeline.
to show original email address select the shown on timeline option.
click on the save button at the bottom of the menu to save the changes.


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Facebook and WordPress Integration – Facebook wordpress plugin

Facebook announced the Facebook wordpress plugin and it was built by Facebook engineers in collaboration with open source partners.This plugin enables you to make your site social in a couple of clicks.

Main features:

Post to an Author’s Facebook Timeline whenever a new WordPress Post or Page.
Mention friends and Facebook Pages. This posts to their Timelines as well as lists them on the WordPress Post or Page.
Post all new WordPress Post or Pages to a specified Facebook Page.
Like, send, and subscribe buttons can be enabled in a click
Facebook Comments
full SEO support.
Open Graph Protocol integration.
Recommendations bar
Activity Feed Box.
Recommendations Box.
Like, send, and subscribe buttons.

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Best time to share on Facebook and Twitter

According to bitly,

Posting links to Twitter between the hours of 1 pm and 3pm EST will give you the highest click count.Posting after 8 pm should be avoided.The peak traffic times for Twitter are 9am through 3pm, Monday through Thursday.Avoid posting on the weekends.

Posting links to facebook between the hours of 1 pm and 4pm EST give you the highest click count.The peak time of the week was on Wednesday at 3pm.Avoid posting on the weekends.

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Facebook App Center

Facebook has announced the App Center, a new place for find high quality apps.People will able to access the App Center on the web and in the iOS and Android Facebook apps.This gives developers an additional way to grow their apps.

Eligibility for apps:

An app on Facebook.com in a canvas page
A mobile app built for the web, iOS or Android that uses Facebook Login
A website that uses Facebook Login and has an immediately logged-in, personalized experience
An App for Pages built to manage or enhance other companies’ Facebook Pages

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Facebook AV Marketplace

Facebook announced the free AV Marketplace. Now facebook Users can download a six-month license for a full version of anti-virus software from one of Facebook’s new partners, free of charge.

Trend Micro internet security for PCs and Macs
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition
Norton AntiVirus
Microsoft Security Essentials
McAfee Internet Security

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Facebook 901 Million Users

Facebook announced that it has 901 million users,as of March 31, 2012, an increase of 33% as compared to 680 millionas of March 31, 2011.

526 million daily active users on average in March 2012, an increase of 41% as compared to 372 million in March 2011.
488 million users who used Facebook mobile products in March 2012.
more than 125 billion friend connections on Facebook as of March 31, 2012.
users generated an average of 3.2 billion Likes and Comments per day during the first quarter of 2012.

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Add facebook like box style twitter widget to wordpress

WP Twitter Mega Fan Box Widget is a free wordpress plugin to add facebook like box style twitter widget to wordpress site.

Main features:

Settings page
Width and height of widget can be changed based on your theme size
Background color and text color of almost all fields can be changed
Footer link can be customized

To install WP Twitter Mega Fan Box Widget

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Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion

Facebook announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Instagram for about $1 billion in a combination of cash and shares. Instagram is a popular photo-sharing app for mobile devices.

Zuckerberg said “we need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram’s strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.That’s why we’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently”

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