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Posts Tagged 'design'

Face of things to come: The philosophy of Facebook

(Credit: Audrey Fukuman, As I predicted, the privacy debate about Facebook came to nothing, as it appears that Facebook growth ACCELERATED in the last month, thereby proving the old adage that ‘any publicity is good publicity’. The bottom line is that the vast majority of Facebook’s users really don’t care enough about the privacy […]

23 June 2010 at 13:00 - Comments

Just to keep you on your toes: More Facebook design changes

As I’ve said before, whether or not this is a deliberate strategy on their part, Facebook alters the site’s architecture every couple of months. The link below provides an early release of what the next changes might look like – but what the improvement is supposed to be, I haven’t a notion. More Facebook Design […]

12 June 2010 at 15:32 - Comments

Episode 2 – How Facebook got everyone hooked

Responding to recent controversy about Facebook and ‘addiction’, cyberpsychologist Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon brings expert opinion to the debate by explaining how Facebook has become so popular, and suggesting how users can better manage their use of the site. In this video release, he breaks down the appeal into 7 key design elements, relating each […]

3 June 2010 at 22:47 - Comments