Your app’s stories on a user’s new Facebook homepage with Feed Forms

Mar 19
Posted on March 19, 2009 12:56 in Problems & Solutions, Software

The new Facebook homepage that was released last week has messed up the opportunities for an app  to end up in a user’s (and subsequently the user friends’s) news feed. At Nudge we did a bit of research and discovered the new optimal way of distributing your application stories.

So what changed?

The mayor changes regarding Facebook feed stories can be easily summarized. Quoting from the Facebook developer Wiki:

  • Full stories are no longer displayed on the home page or profile.
  • You are no longer required to provide a title for short story templates
  • One-line stories will only appear on the Profile in the “recent activity”  section. They will not appear in the stream.

In other words: full stories are a thing of the past, and any other stories won’t appear in the user’s normal stream. As a consequence of this, an app’s feed story won’t end up on the friends’ news feeds either. Also: flash in feed stories seems to be a definite thing of the past.

So what can we do about it?
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My Bookmarks For March 3rd – March 17th

Mar 17
Posted on March 17, 2009 9:00 in Links

More Histograms!

Mar 10
Posted on March 10, 2009 10:00 in Photography, Projects, Technology

I had to update my histogram service a little bit because apparently it wasn’t handling files  with spaces in it properly. I have to thank Jeroen Kluft for notifying me about this. Go and have a look at his site to see how he has been incorporating my histogram service into his own photo album. I think it’s pretty awesome!

histogram use example

52 Movies Challenge – Week 5 – Slumdog Millionaire

Mar 9
Posted on March 9, 2009 22:02 in Movies

For the 5th week of our 52 movies challenge I saw Slumdog Millionaire (2008, #47 in the top 250). Melinda had already seen this movie last year during a preview screening and marked it as a clear Oscar contender from the start. Well, I guess she was right: it got 8 Academy Awards including best movie.

So what did I think about the movie? I thought it was fun to watch, that’s it. I think it was a bit mild in comparison to the much more gripping Cidade de Deus (2002, City of God, #17 in the Top 250) which also partially plays in a slump (but in this case in Rio de Janeiro). Additionally the film was also a bit predictable, but all and all the film was saved by the cinematography. I think this movie is a great recognition of the cultural and social diversity of India, and Danny Boyle managed to capture it very nicely.

For those of you who haven’t seen the movie yet, I think it’s still in cinema, but if you got a nice large TV I think the movie is also perfectly enjoyable at home.

My Bookmarks For February 3rd – March 2nd

Mar 2
Posted on March 2, 2009 11:00 in Links