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Facebook Fan Page for International House Cape Town
IH Cape Town is an English language school located in vibrant Sea point, from where you can see the ocean,take a stroll down main road past restaurants, boutiques, cafes and shops.
IH Cape Town has a super promotion / competition running right now- check out https://www.facebook.com/IHCapeTown for more details and to enter. There’s an Apple iPad2 up for grabs.
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Meridian Realty is a real estate company with offices in Stellenbosch in the Boland and Betty’s Bay in the Overberg.
Their property portfolio includes houses, apartments, vacant land, farms & small holdings located in two truly unique regions of South Africa: The Cape Winelands and the Whale Coast.
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Is Facebook getting too complicated?
This article below from mashable.com explains and echoes the sentiment of many users.
What We Think
We agree with the idea of simplicity.
Even Albert Einstein said “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
The “not simpler” is the interesting part here. As far as the Ticker and Gestures go, we think both are genius.
The ticker brings every Facebook profile to life- and with a little simple tweaking, allows each user to create an up-to-the-minute live feed of happenings in their friends’ lives. It is well executed, and we agree, it takes some getting used to, the movement at top right feels unnatural in the Facebook environment, but we like it.
Gestures are also a vital component to the flexibility that we’ve come to expect from the social network’s engineers.
At the end of the day, all arguments for or against all these new changes will boil down to subjective opinions, and no amount of analysis is going to reveal a ‘better’ way of doing things. As has so often happened in the past, the world rejects changes to their familiar social network at first, adopts them a short while later, then eventually utilizes them eagerly and comes to love them. It’s natural.
What do you think?
Join us on Facebook here and post your comments and questions or let us know what you think.
Facebook’s Like Button
and the future of Sharing
The future, or at least the very immediate future of social networking is going to take shape over the next few weeks.
Massive change is upon us all, as we watch the development and trends within social networking the industry is abuzz with anticipation ( and a healthy dose of speculation!)
You can’t deny the success of Facebook‘s Like button. Its popularity quickly skyrocketed; it took less than a month for the button to appear on more than 100,000 websites. Now it is a standard method for endorsing something on the social web.But that’s exactly the problem — the Like button is an endorsement. If you run across an interesting article and share it, it’s seen as an implicit endorsement. And although that has gotten Facebook this far, the social platform is ready to go further.The company did some internal research and found that users, especially younger ones, were afraid to “Like” because of the implied endorsement. Less Liking, or sharing, means less interesting content on Facebook and fewer posts about what these users are doing.
Facebook’s bet is that more people will click a button that says they’ve “Listened” to a song or “Watched” a video, rather than simply liking it. That’s why Facebook will be rolling out “Wapched,” “Listened” and “Read” buttons, as has been previously reported. But at Facebook’s f8 conference, the company will give developers the power to create their own actions.
Called Gestures, these actions are the next step in integrating Facebook with every part of the web. It’s possible you’ll be able to click a Facebook “Challenge” button that would let you post a game challenge on your friend’s wall, or a “Cheer” button that would let you support your friends when they need it. And yes, you could theoretically create a “Dislike” button through Facebook’s new initiative, though if I were Zuckerberg, I’d put a limit on that specific verb. It will be, as the folks at AllThingsD describe it, a “sharing explosion.” It’s Facebook’s partners that will take this capability and turn it into applications that populate Facebook and their websites with these Gestures, though. That’s Facebook’s plan — to become the social layer on which the web is built. To that end, you can also expect Facebook to roll out a new Open Graph at f8, one that includes a much clearer and more engaging permissions screen. The new Open Graph will change Facebook drastically. This is only the beginning. Facebook has a lot more to show us, and some of its biggest announcements may not come at f8, but in the weeks after. Facebook’s launching season is upon us.
The social layer upon which the web is built- the foundation of the ‘personal’ web.
This is fantastic news according to us, and especially the fact that “Gestures” are going to be wonderfully flexible.
The point here, which Facebook is acting on, is that the web is social AND personal and the future is even more personal than it is social! ( Cryptic I know )
We can only watch these trends unfold and adapt as quickly as possible to the rollouts of changes within our favorite social network- from a development perspective it makes a lot of sense that they are responding now to various changes, challenges and pressures within the social networking environment. The question really for us, is whether they’ll continue to set the trend, and be the innovators of social sharing technology?
Either way, exciting times are upon us, and we can’t wait to adapt to the next phase, or as some people have called it, the dawn of social networking 2.0
Facebook Bug Affecting Fangates and Fanpages.
There is a new Facebook bug that has changed the behavior of Fan Gates for the default landing tab. If you use the Default Landing Tab setting on your Facebook page and show non-fans different content on your tab this bug is affecting you, and it’s affecting anybody else who has a Fan Gate.
Normally, when non-fans visit your Facebook page, they will be sent to the page tab you have set as your Default Landing Tab on your standard page settings. When visitors press your Like button, Facebook would refresh the page and send the user back to the same default landing tab, showing them the fan-only content- ie. the value item, download, link, offer, discount or other promotional content or simply a welcome message or acknowledgement that they’re now in the ‘fan zone’.
The new Facebook bug #19778 breaks this process. Instead of taking the new fan back to your default landing tab, the user is now sent to your page Wall!
The good news is that Facebook has responded to the bug saying they are investigating. If you want to track the bug, you can check this link: http://bugs.developers.facebook.net/show_bug.cgi?id=19778
We’ll keep an eye on this situation, but for now, we have created various solutions that deliver a great user experience despite buggy behavior from the code!!
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