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Facebook hacking update #2

So it seems that a [second friend](http://vantan.org/archives/2008/04/facebook_hackin.php#comment-86776) has had her Facebook account broken into. I urge everyone not to list any personal details on their profiles, such as your email address and mother’s maiden name. If you haven’t logged in… Continue reading →

Facebook hacking and spamming

Seems that there is Facebook hacking and spamming going on. The situation is still unfolding, but one of my Facebook contacts started posting penis enlargment messages on my wall. As she is usually quite professional, I figured her account got… Continue reading →

Facebook launches Lexicon

Want to find out which are the hottest buzzwords on Facebook? Check out [Lexicon](http://www.facebook.com/lexicon/), which was [launched](http://www.insidefacebook.com/2008/04/15/facebook-lexicon-visualizes-conversation-trends-on-facebook/) on 15 April 2008. Lexicon counts occurrences of words and phrases on Facebook Walls, over time. I made a few searches. Not surprisingly,… Continue reading →

On friendship and Facebook

I hear [Bill Gates](http://blogs.wsj.com/biztech/2008/02/12/bill-gates-quits-facebook/) and Mark Zuckerberg ([limited profile](http://www.facebook.com/s.php?k=100000080&id=4)) get loads of [Facebook](http://facebook.com/) friend requests. On the other end of the spectrum, the average Joe probably has a smaller list of people whom he actually knows. He doesn’t add anyone… Continue reading →

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