Egyptian Baby Named Facebook

Facebook has been a big part of the success of the longed freedom in Egypt. Their protests against their now former President Hosni Mubarak has been successful with the help of the world’s most famous social networking site. There is not doubt that a parent who just had their first born will name their baby after it. It may sound funny but yes, an Egyptian at about 20 years old named Jamal Ibrahim just named his first born daughter “Facebook”.

There has been an approximately 5 million Egyptian Facebook users. In just a matter of two weeks, Egyptian Facebook users increased in number with 32,000 Facebook groups and 14,000 pages after the revolution ignited on January 25th. Through Facebook, protesters were able to gather around virtually, share their sentiments, update the whole country by sharing pictures and videos.

A well known Egyptian paper Al-Ahram posted this interesting news. Among the other social networking sites, Facebook has become the country’s medium for social freedom. Some pictures are even showing Egyptian graffiti “Thank You Facebook”. The famous Googler Wael Ghonim personally thank Mark Zuckerberg for creating such helpful tool in a CNN interview.

Time will come that these internet words will soon become names of our future children. It is not because they are famous but these words are slowly becoming part of our everyday lives and has contributing that much to the changes in our society.

Additional Relationship Statuses Added By Facebook For The Third Sex

The most popular social networking site Facebook has added two new relationship statuses in their standard list. These are “In a civil union” and “In a domestic partnership”. This is inline with the request of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and similar groups to the team.

GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios said in statement: “By acknowledging the relationships of countless loving and committed same-sex couples in the U.S. and abroad, Facebook has set a new standard of inclusion for social media.” This is just an indication that the network has been promoting equality among individuals in their network. This is also a great leap in the acceptance of the third sex in a social community wherein millions are involved.

The inclusion of the the two new relationship statuses are already applied to Facebook accounts in U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. Sooner or later, all the countries having Facebook will have the same.

This action made by Facebook will just encourage more people to make accounts as relationship status is a vital information that a certain user would look at or show. Sometimes it is the only reason why a certain person is signing up, that is know a certain person’s relationship status.

Facebook Updates Its Messaging Service

Rumors have been circulating over the world wide web that Facebook is working on its message inboxes into an e-mail service.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg , Facebook founder, formally unveiled the subject of the rumors codenamed “Titan” and officially named simply “Facebook Messages” at an event in San Francisco,
Although Zuckerberg has been stressing that whatever this new thing is, it’s not e-mail. Instead, Facebook is having a massive update to its current messaging system, chat feature, text-messaging integration, and smartphone applications that mashes up all sorts of communications which also includes e-mail into one unified stream.

Zuckerberg and Facebook engineer Andrew Bosworth mostly talked about the service rather than demoing it, but they said that it’ll include features such as these:

* Every Facebook user will get an e-mail address: If your Facebook profile is located at facebook.com/yournamehere, your e-mail address will be yournamehere@facebook.com.

* If you’re logged into Facebook, incoming e-mail will show up in the service’s chat service; reply to a message, and it’ll be sent as an e-mail.

* Facebook iPhone app will notify you of e-mail and let you receive and send messages. (An Android version will come along later.)

* You can organize the people you receive messages from into important people like family and friends, others who aren’t so improtant such as credit card companies, and Junk.

* You can also choose to have messages from people not on your Facebook friends list bounced, period.

* Facebook messages will be able to include file attachments; a deal with Microsoft will let you edit documents using the Office Web Apps online suite.

* The service will go beyond threaded-message interfaces such as Gmail’s Conversations by letting you scroll back through all the communications you’ve had with a particular person via Facebook, all in one place.

Having more than 500 million Facebook subscribers and growing, Zuckerberg and Bosworth explained that all this is in part a reaction to the needs of folks younger than themselves.

Facebook delivers four billion private messages a day. The company isn’t going to spring all these new features on everybody all at once: Instead, it’ll roll them out gradually over the next few months. Only a few people will get them starting today.

ESPNU College Town Cheats Anyone?

Farmville, Typing Mania, Restaurant City and Mafia Wars are one of the most famous and entertaining games on Facebook.  Game developers didn’t stop though and they created more games to feed all of our addiction!

The new Game ESPNU College Town would allow you to compete with your friends in a variety of college sports to be the best in your conference, earn coins and experience by hosting events at your venues and building entertainment facilities for your students, and build and decorate your campus to increase your enrollment and keep your students happy.  That’s basically the main goal of the game!

It caters to addictions both on College Games and Facebook Games!  All-in-all, I think a lot of people will be addicted to this game.  In a few moments, while this app gains the attention of many, people will be searching for ESPNU College Town cheats and tricks to the game just so that their school is way  far much better than the ones their friends are setting up.

Check out the Facebook Game ESPNU College Town now and see if you yourself will get addicted

Zuckerberg and “The Social Network”

Despite earlier pronouncements that he had no plans to see “The Social Network,” reports have it that the Facebook founder and 26-year old CEO Mark Zuckerberg did see the film starring Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake. As a matter of fact, according to reports, Zuckerberg watched the film on the company’s field trip to the movies last Friday.

However, despite insistent prodding Zuckerberg kept skirting questions about his opinion of Eisenberg’s portrayal of his early years. He did say though that he is interested to see what effect the movie, “The Social Network” has on entrepreneurship. He added, he gets “lots of messages” from people claiming that they have been very much inspired by what he has done.

While he refuses to rate the film he did say that,  “We build products that 500 million people see… If 5 million people see a movie, it doesn’t really matter that much.”

So it seems there will not be a special “Like” button for The Social Network on Facebook, nor would Zuckerberg be lobbying anytime soon that the movie win the anything at the Oscars.

Farmville Haunted House A Halloween Treat

The month of October is the most interesting month for young people who loves a little scare and wearing some funky costumes to party.  While every company right now is trying to think of how to roll their Halloween parties and Holloween themes, Farmville has their own special treat to everyone!

They just launched and made available a haunted house for everyone to build in Farmville town.  Some players already had a taste of the scary haunted mansion but due to a few glitches and bugs found by the creators of Farmville, they had to take it out first.

In the meantime, Farmville Haunted House is getting a few works done before they release it again.  They just wanted to make sure that the Farmville Haunted House is all at works before releasing it again.

Have you seen the Farmville Haunted House yet while playing?  Share with us what you think on the comments below!

“I Like It On” Facebook Breast Cancer Campaign Becoming Popular


If you happen to notice that some women in Facebook has posting status with the phrase “I Like It On”. Some are following the statement with floor, table, closet. A lot might have been curious what do these phrases mean. This is just a campaign of Facebook for the Breast Cancer Patients and for the mission to raise awareness.

The phrase is actually an answer to the question to where would women would like to place their purse and not to their favorite places to make love. You really can’t avoid that some people might be thinking about the latter statement as majority of Facebook users that are having the status are women.

The phrase has been very catchy that after your friends would read it, they would surely ask about it. That’s the time that you be sharing the reason behind it. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of women are using this meme as a campaign to raise awareness for cancer research.

Last January, a similar campaign also happened. During that time, bra color status updates started dominating newsfeeds worldwide, again to raise awareness for breast cancer. Campaigns like this should be one of the priorities of the social networking sites.

A Whole New Look For Facebook Very Soon


If you’re an avid Facebook user you might probably be noticing a little bit of changes on the page right now. Haven’t you notice that the chat box is a little bit bigger? I noticed it too but this is just one of the changes that might probably happening in the social networking site.

The redesign of the look of Facebook was first mentioned in a post in Techcrunch 6 hours ago. As of the moment, Facebook is holding an event at their headquarters in Palo Alto, California. The event would most likely be about the new design of the Facebook which would be unveiled tomorrow. Few changes can already be seen right now. It has been rumored that the chat box would be transfered to the left and it would contain a bigger profile picture. Apps will be moved below profile pictures as icons might as well be happening. Majority of the changes would be in the Profile pages.

Another big social networking site Twitter has already changed its look few days ago and it looks chic. Let’s just hope that the new look of Facebook would satisfy the taste of its million users. People behind Facebook are surely doing their best to give their users the satisfaction that they need.

The Social Network Rules the Box Office

Facebook seems to have dominated not just the internet but the Box Office as well.  David Fincher’s “The Social Network”, depicting the story behind the ever so popular Facebook, is faring pretty well with $23 million on its first weekend.

The PG-13 movie is expected to generate more sales in the coming weeks with all the raves gotten from critics and audiences as well.  According to an exit pollster site, audiences rate the movie with a generous B+ which would definitely attract more viewers.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, Social Network shows the origin of Facebook. The film was adapted from Ben Mezrich’s The Accidental Billionaires, where Eduardo Severin, Zuckerberg’s bestfriend, was a consultant. The movie production proceeded without any involvement from the Facebook team.

Written by Aaron Sorkin, Social Network dramatized the bittersweet life of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg during his Harvard years when Facebook was at its inception. The movie initially takes viewers into the life of  Zuckerberg as the lonely teenager and then as the creator of the viral hit Facebook.

The movie has been getting great reviews so far. According to the website the rottentomatoes, The Social Network is “impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled with fine performances. The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest.” Renowned critic Scott Foundas applauded the film with is moral complexity. So far, everyone, is amused with the film. Everyone except Zuckerberg. It was reported that in a conference he attended, the host had told Zuckerberg she knew how unhappy he was to which he replied “I just wished that nobody made a movie of me while i was still alive.”

The ensemble cast includes Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, Brenda Song as Christy Lee, Rooney Mara as Erica Albright, Armie Hammer as Winklevoss twins, and Max Minghell as Divya Narendra.

Meanwhile, fellow box office wide release “Let Me In” and “Case 39” was a let down with mere $5.3 million landing seventh and eight place respectively. While critics gave a brilliant score for the remake of the Swedish film, “Let Me In” did not connect well with audiences. “Case 39” did better with audience impact.

Zack Snyder’s “Legend of the Guardians” turns out to be a box office surprise as the owl movie finish second in its second weekend.  Sales fell only 33 percent. Its cume now stand to $30 million.

Previous Box Office topper “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” dipped as competition from “Social Network” enters. The Oliver Stone-directed drama has cume at $35.9 million for its first 10 days in wide release.

Ben Affleck’s Boston-set drama, “The Town” performs well. The film has now $64.3 million gross and fell only 36 percent in its third weekend. “Easy A” seems to be holding strong with a cume of $42.4 million.  Finishing sixth, “You again” brought in $5.6 million this weekend.

M.Night Shyamalan’s “Devil” landed ninth with gross of $3.7 million. The movie has now a total of $27.4 million in its three weekend release.

Facebook Founder Gives $100 Million Donation


Facebook Founder Gives $100 Million Donation – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Friday announcing that he is donating $100 million toward improving public schools in Newark, New Jersey.

An official familiar with the agreement said that Zuckerberg’s donation will be the first installment from a foundation financed by Zuckerberg and focused on improving education.

The announcement comes a week ahead of the release of “The Social Network”. This is a highly anticipated movie about the early years of the social networking powerhouse. The movie and the book is based on “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich.

But critics have expressed that the donation is being timed to counteract the effects of the movie. On the other hand, some in the tech community say that, regardless of the timing, Zuckerberg’s gift could have far-reaching ramifications on charitable giving.

Zuckerberg and his Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz are the youngest billionaires on the list. With an estimated net worth of $6.9 billion, Zuckerberg ranked 35th on this year’s Forbes 400 list of richest Americans.

New Mayor Cory Booker and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will also appear on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.