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Poof! Like a thief in the night.

Things people try to log into

mrgan: Regarding this morning’s amazing occurrence where people who had googled for “facebook login” and got taken to a news story about Facebook then assumed that the news website was Facebook itself… Flickr user jimwhimpey posted screenshot of login pages for Facebook and Flickr; this resulted in comments from users trying to log in to […]

soupsoup: Gmail vs Facebook vs Twitter This isn’t all that meaningful when you consider Gmail

Fred Vogelstein, “Great Wall of Facebook: The Social Network’s Plan to Dominate the Internet—and Keep Google Out”, Wired.

And privately, they don’t think Facebook’s staff has the brainpower to succeed where they have failed. “If they found a way to monetize all of a sudden, sure, that would be a problem,” says one highly placed Google executive. “But they’re not going to.

(via Zoya)
Dear visitors from Google. This site is not Facebook. This is a website called ReadWriteWeb that reports on news about Facebook and other Internet services. To access Facebook right now, click here. For future reference, type “” into your browser address bar or enter “facebook” into Google and click on the first result. We recommend that you then save Facebook as a bookmark in your browser.
I will now say two things that will shock most people who know me: You should follow this link to ReadWriteWeb. You should read the comments. You can see the same effect on anything ranked highly by a Google search for “facebook login”, including this.
I was just mulling this very topic! I have more to say, but this is fantastic, too.

Facebook Wants to Be Your One True Login

(via soupsoup) Cool! You should read and click-through. My thoughts: Can’t kill Gmail—people like it too much and no one trusts Facebook Can create popular (read: “dumbed down”) competitor to make Gmail more awesome Will almost certain kill Hotmail (thank you!) Will put AOL and Yahoo on notice. But will you have to go through the Facebook platform to use it? Henry Blodgett is really a well-meaning buffoon who lucked into fame and fortune. Still, I’m glad he lost only most of the latter and none of the former in the dot-com crash.

Facebook’s Plan to Build a Real Email System and Attack Gmail Is Brilliant

I recently turned 106 on Facebook. The ads couldn’t keep up.

I recently turned 106 on Facebook. The ads couldn’t keep up.

They see me trollin’ / they hatin’

Another day, another fake photos spam app. Facebook is such an awesome platform. Secure, too.

Faceberg recently ran his yap about privacy. When you’re between “get out of debt”