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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Open Graph’

Facebook Outage Killed Some Retail Sites’ Performance

On Thursday night, Facebook experienced a major worldwide outage that lasted, in some cases, for a couple of hours. Things have been less-than-perfect for users since then, even after Facebook released a statement saying that everything should be a-ok. Users were still reporting this morning that Facebook was either slow to load or down altogether, although things seem to have …

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Facebook Updating Open Graph Publishing Guidelines

It’s pretty much a given now that Facebook wants every app developer to push Open Graph. As more app developers take to Open Graph and more people become concerned with privacy, Facebook will have to amend their policies to address those concerns. This week’s Operation Developer Love sets some guidelines to address any concerns that users may have with Open …

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Facebook Adds Open Graph User Restrictions

The past week has been big for Facebook what with the IPO, Zuckerberg’s marriage and the fallout following a reportedly botched IPO. Nothing can stop Facebook, however, as it marches towards whatever the future may hold. Thankfully, that future includes the weekly developer love updates. There’s only one major update this week, but it’s potentially a big one. Facebook has …

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CDNPAL Kickstarter Project Aims To Build Search Engine Using Facebook’s Open Graph

This week, we reported on a Kickstarter project called Gooey Search, which strives to be a “Google on steroids (with privacy). While poking around through Kickstarter, we noticed another search engine project in the works called CDNPAL, billed as “an American search alternative to Google.” “There are problems with PageRank and Rankdex in that pages linked to by high ranking …

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Tumblr Has This Facebook Thing Covered

Tumblr as you are all aware is a blogging platform, but could be considered a social media platform as well. They exemplify the spirit of the Web working together by integrating another social media service’s, in this case Facebook, technologies into their own service. That’s right, folks, it’s another Developer Spotlight from our friends at Facebook. These posts always give …

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Facebook’s Open Graph Is Dominating The Internet

The image you see above is not the visualizer from Windows Media Player 6. It’s a chart that shows how many links containing Open Graph tags have gone through through Embedly. The image illustrates a massive 42 percent of all URLs going through their API contains one or more Open Graph tags. Embedly recently posted on their blog a question …

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Facebook Launches Action Spec Preview Tool

If you use Facebook, you are probably aware of sponsored stories. They’re the little ads cloaked as Facebook status updates that appear on the right-hand side of the page. Even if sponsored stories are pretty unconventional as far as ads are concerned, they are still ads. They need to look good so people will want to click on them. That’s …

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Endomondo Makes Exercise Social With Facebook

I’ve always been told that exercise needs to be done with at least one other person or else you’re just going to give up. That social element is going to keep both of you pushing on until you reach your goal. Unfortunately, not all of us have an insane exercise fiend for a friend. Endomondo, however, found a suitable replacement …

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Facebook Details Timeline Aggregation Best Practices

Facebook in its continuous march to keep developers updated on all the changes coming to the platform has posted another Operation Developer Love. There’s nothing huge this week, but it’s still important for developers who want to keep their apps healthy. While the big news from yesterday were action links for Timeline apps, Facebook also published a guide on how …

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Facebook Adds Action Links To Open Graph Stories

Open Graph is the horse that refuses to be beaten down. Facebook keeps on adding more updates to Open Graph and the Timeline apps to make them more valuable to developers that use them. Facebook is making Open Graph even more powerful today with action links. Action links are an additional Open Graph action that can be added to a …

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Facebook Preaches The Importance Of Open Graph Again

Facebook really loves Open Graph and wants you to love it too. While they have been hammering home how great it is ever since its introduction, Facebook thinks you need some more reminding. It’s especially important if you have a mobile app that could use a little traffic boost through Facebook. If you’ve been following any of Facebook’s previous developer …

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Facebook Combining Publish_Stream And Publish_Action Into One

As you are all aware, Facebook displays a permissions box whenever you are about to install a new app. It’s just giving the app permission to post things on your wall. This can be anything from your high score in a game to those terrible spamming apps that tell me I should click a link to see something I won’t …

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