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Facebook Instant Messenger – Chit Chat Review

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It’s probably not that long ago since you sent your last instant message, but are you using Facebook Chat to send your instant messages?

You’ve probably used your instant messenger program for years, whether you’re ICQ user, MSN Messenger, Skype or – the even more niche Ga Ga user – you’ve probably used it for years like an old car without considering upgrading to something else.

Facebook, love it or hate it, is the most popular website on the planet. Indeed, it’s likely that you have all – and more – of your friends added onto your Facebook profile. With Facebook’s recent integration of its Facebook Chat service it’s more than likely that you have a more complete Facebook Chat list than you do of your instant messenger of old.

If you’re like me, you’ll consider using a new instant messenger – but detest the idea of instant messaging within your web-browser because you like to surf around the internet whilst chatting on your IM. Thankfully, there is an instant messenger entitled Chit Chat for Facebook that lets you use Facebook Chat on your desktop, like your instant messenger of old.

The Facebook download, Chit Chat boasts everything you’d expect from a modern chat messaging application – text formatting, conversation history and status alerts.

Download Chit Chat for Facebook

This post was written by Daniel Offer, a guest writer who created Chit Chat For Facebook.

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May 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm

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Facebook Launches Improved Privacy Control

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facebookMost of you share stuffs like photos, videos and status updates on your Facebook, but up till this point, there was no way to control exactly who can have access to this content. Now Facebook is going a bit further to enable you to set how you can share these content with an updated privacy control which is in beta. Facebook gives a good detailed explanation on this:

You may have some posts you want to share with a wide audience, such as whom you voted for or how great the weather is today. Other times you may have more personal updates like your new phone number or an invitation to join you at your favorite restaurant for dinner that are meant for only close or nearby friends.

If you have access to this beta version, every time you publish content into your stream you are able to control which people can access that specific piece of content. After writing a status, uploading a photo or creating other content from the Publisher, use the lock icon in the lower-right corner of the Publisher to access the drop-down menu. From there, you can then choose to make the post visible to:
Everyone: Anyone, on or off, of Facebook can see it.

  • Friends and Networks: People you have confirmed as friends and people in any school or work networks that you’ve joined can see it.
  • Friends of Friends: Anyone who is friends with a friend of yours can see it.
  • Friends: Only people you have confirmed as friends can see it.
  • Custom: Choose any friend or Friend List to include or exclude from seeing that piece of content.

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Let’s say you want to let everyone know about a video you just watched recently, you can set it to “Everyone” but if you have a photo that you want to share with your friend, you can set it to “Friends” or “Custom” to choose who gets to see it. This updated privacy control lets users have greater control to who have access to stuffs thy share and we really like it a lot.

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June 25, 2009 at 3:34 am

Seesmic Desktop 0.3 Now Available To All Users

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seesmic desktopSeesmic Desktop 0.3rc launched last week — now it is on to version 0.3 and they have got it released just a while ago and here are all the many many new features you can expect from this new version, so be sure to check it out and tell us what you think:

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Multi-Account Posting with Smart Account Enabling:
We’ve upgraded the user interface to select which accounts to send posts to, saving you the time and effort it takes to post to each account separately. We’ve also added an option for Smart Account Enabling. With this feature turned on, this will allow Seesmic Desktop to change accounts when messaging your friends based on whom you are replying or direct messaging to. Seesmic will not change the accounts if you do not enable Smart Account.

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Authenticated bit.ly Integration:
You can now use your own bit.ly account when using bit.ly as a shortener for Seesmic Desktop. By simply entering your bit. ly API key, you can now keep track of your URL clicks when sharing your links with your friends and followers.

New Services Panel:
Along with bit.ly, we have set a foundation for managing your accounts for sending images, and be able to set them in our new Services Panel. The Additional Integrated Account Services panel currently includes image services such as Pikchur (where you can set your own account), Posterous, TwitPic, Twitgoo & yfrog (which is currently using your twitter account). More importantly, this allows us to give you more options for integrated accounts with other services that will be coming soon.

Continued UI modifications, enhancements and fixes:

  • We’ve made continued modifications to the Seesmic Desktop user interface saving time when using Seesmic Desktop and space when reading your stream.
  • Some of the enhancements include:
  • Minimizing the message panel until you start entering messages to send
  • Enabling replies in your Facebook friends’ avatar to quickly add comments
  • Inline reminders of what account you are posting from
  • An added “Cancel” button to erase your messages in the message panel
  • Updated scrolling arrows for enhanced browsing
  • Ensuring all replies appear in your integrated timeline
  • and many other additional fixes

Written by strawberry000

June 25, 2009 at 2:34 am

New Facebook Update: Alternate Names

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facebookMaybe you have 2 names — both a English name and a name in another language, but Facebook previously only allowed you to use one of your names. However, Facebook is changing all that. Last week, Facebook added the ability for users to display such alternate names on Facebook. Now they are taking it a step ahead — now you can further choose to also display your alternate name so it is visible on your profile, in search results, in friend requests and on other places on the site. It also will appear in parenthesis alongside your primary name.

Also, “In addition to names in different languages, you may want to include an alternate name if you have a maiden name, a different married name or are otherwise known by more than one name. To enter an alternate name, go to your “Account Settings” page here. Check the box for displaying your alternate name if you also want it to be shown on the site.” This is a great feature as you can now connect with you buddies through a better identity in many languages — this is also a big step that Facebook is taking towards internationalization.

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June 23, 2009 at 1:44 am

Seesmic Desktop Launches New Version Update

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seesmic desktopWhat do we have here — it has been a busy day as Tweetdeck launches an iPhone version and gets an update on Tweetdeck Desktop. And now, the Seesmic team is launching a new version (0.3rc) of its popular desktop client. In case, you can’t update it through your desktop, it is because the new version is only available to TeamSeesmic members (just add your name and email in the form at http://desktop.seesmic.com to get it) And in this new version, we are talking about lots of new features and updates such as:

Multi-Account Posting with Smart Account Enabling:
We’ve upgraded the user interface to select which accounts to send posts to, saving you the time and effort it takes to post to each account separately. We’ve also added an option for Smart Account Enabling. With this feature turned on, this will allow Seesmic Desktop to change accounts when messaging your friends based on whom you are replying or direct messaging to. Seesmic will not change the accounts if you do not enable Smart Account.
Authenticated bit. ly Integration:
You can now use your own bit.ly account when using bit. ly as a shortener for Seesmic Desktop. By simply entering your bit. ly API key, you can now keep track of your URL clicks when sharing your links with your friends and followers.

New Services Panel:
Along with bit. ly, we have set a foundation for managing your accounts for sending images, and be able to set them in our new Services Panel. The Additional Integrated Account Services panel currently includes image services such as Pikchur (where you can set your own account), Posterous, TwitPic, Twitgoo & yfrog (which is currently using your twitter account). More importantly, this allows us to give you more options for integrated accounts with other services that will be coming soon.

Continued UI modifications, enhancements and fixes:
We’ve made continued modifications to the Seesmic Desktop user interface saving time when using Seesmic Desktop and space when reading your stream.
Some of the enhancements include:
Minimizing the message panel until you start entering messages to send
Enabling replies in your Facebook friends’ avatar to quickly add comments
Inline reminders of what account you are posting from
An added “Cancel” button to erase your messages in the message panel
Updated scrolling arrows for enhanced browsing
Ensuring all replies appear in your integrated timeline
and many other additional fixes

It’s pretty sweet and we can’t wait to try it out and you should really give it a go too. Here is a cool video to show you the new Seesmic Desktop in action.

Written by strawberry000

June 17, 2009 at 5:15 am

Facebook To Launch Facebook Search

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facebookThe launch of username vanity URLs might just be fresh a few days back, but now Facebook has another new feature up to its sleeve. Behold the new Facebook search engine: Facebook Search. Facebook Search is a new search engine that is currently in closed beta among a very small test group and is set to take on its counterpart — the Twitter Search. As the Facebook blog says:

Those of you in the test group will see new layouts for search results that will continue to include people’s profiles, Facebook Pages, groups and applications, and some entirely new Search features. With the test, you will be able to search your News Feed for the most recent status updates, photos, links, videos and notes being shared by your friends and the Facebook Pages of which you’re a fan. You will also be able to search for status updates, posted links and notes in Search from people who have chosen to make their profile and content available to everyone. As always, you can control what content you’re sharing by editing your privacy settings here.

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It’s a lot like Twitter Search but there’s a greater scope on what the stuffs you can search for. Not that we are complaining, but Facebook has been taking its own time to get involved in a real-time search which Twitter has for a long time now. And it’s gonna take a long time before it gets the official launch, I guess we will just have to wait. What’s your take on this — comment and let us know!!

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June 17, 2009 at 5:00 am

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Share Your Videos: YouTube Just Got More Social

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youtubeIt’s the time of social Web 2.0 — so what better way to get more social other than sharing your videos? From now on, you can have your YouTube account automatically update your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and Google Reader shared items when you upload a video. It’s pretty simple, just upload a video and YouTube will do the job for you. Now get going and share your videos — and if you have a great video, be sure to share it with us on our Twitter account!!

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June 13, 2009 at 3:14 am

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