Why I prefer Twitter over Facebook. And why you might want to.

Like everyone dedicated enough to technology to have multiple accounts on websites across the internet (and I refer to the years when the convenient Login with Facebook button was not around) I am an economical user of both Facebook and Twitter—and more recently, Google+, but let me not go into that right now.

Facebook was created to promote ease in linking with your friends and acquaintances and, as it later turned out, bosses and never-before-seen people. But I need hardly say that here considering there are people who make far greateruse of Facebook than I do—including my mother. For one, I do not put up photographs on Facebook; and, frankly, the only reason I am on Facebook—apart from to promote my website—is because, in society nowadays, to whose expectations you have to tiresomely bend, if you are not on Facebook you are unanymously considered technologically backward and outdated. Continue reading

The Facebook Blue

I was making a few small edits to the style sheet of my website when a question that often bothered me popped up again. I am quite meticulous when I design (or rather re-design, for I do it over and over again) my website and make sure everything is just as I pictured it. In fact my own opinion is that the reason why so many people have badly designed or overly colourful and almost gaudy websites is either because they do not have a picture of what they hope their final product ought to be like, or because they cannot convert that mental image into CSS coding. Continue reading

Slap-on-the-face style lines between Gage and Zuckerberg from the film The Social Network

Gage: Mr Zuckerberg, do I have your full attention?
Zuckerberg: No.
Gage: Do you think I deserve it?
Zuckerberg: What?
Gage: Do you think I deserve your full attention?
Zuckerberg: I had to swear an oath before we began this disposition, and I don’t want to perjure myself, so I have a legal obligation to say no.
Gage: Okay, no. You don’t think I deserve your attention.
Zuckerberg: I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try – but there’s no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie. Continue reading

This is what Facebook is for!

The social world online, I believe, is divided into three categories: Facebook fanatics (who live half their lives on Facebook,) Facebook users (who know their limits,) and Facebook ignorant (Facebook? What is that?)

I watched The Social Network seven months after it was released (I got my hands on it only in May!) and thought the film was interesting and well-laid. The screenplay was Oscar-worthy but most of the story was made up–except Zuckerberg’s wardrobe which, he said himself, the film had portrayed correctly every single time. But the point in a film is that it has to entertain and The Social Network did its job well. Continue reading