I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days. You are saying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever he was seen. I know I will be villified by the LAPD and the media. Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name.
isthisfacetiousenough asks: Regarding the Facebook thing... This seems wrong? I am not one of his followers, and after I saw that news article I had to see for myself. I composed a message, but I did not have a message screen that looked like that. I did not hit send, as I did not want to chance spamming Mark Zuckerberg with my test message. Also, I haven't been charged $1.00 to send messages to people I'm not friends with. Could this just be for certain types of accounts to stop businesses from spamming strangers?
» SFB says: This is a testing-phase thing that they’ve been rolling out for weeks. (Quote from FB’s staff: “We are testing some extreme price points to see what works to filter spam.”) The Mashable story just shows an example of the situation seen in the wild. With billions of people on Facebook, it’s likely that, if you’re not seeing it, it hasn’t rolled out to you yet. And regarding your last question: That’s exactly what it is. Basically, this allows strangers to contact people and not have the messages fall into the “other” inbox where spammy stuff goes. If they pay a dollar, it shows up next to messages from close friends. — Ernie @ SFB
We get bullshit turf battles like Tumblr not being able to find your Twitter friends or Facebook not letting Instagram photos show up on Twitter because of giant companies pursuing their agendas instead of collaborating in a way that would serve users. And we get a generation of entrepreneurs encouraged to make more narrow-minded, web-hostile products like these because it continues to make a small number of wealthy people even more wealthy, instead of letting lots of people build innovative new opportunities for themselves on top of the web itself.Anil Dash • Discussing the freedom we had with certain features of the Web—features that are now gone due to eventual changes. The title? “The Web We Lost.” Preach it, brother. (ht seldo)