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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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Facebook Updates iOS App With Faster News Feed and Rebuilt Timeline




Facebook has updated its iOS app with a faster news feed and a rebuilt timeline, all in the name of speed.

Back in August, the company released a completely rewritten iOS app, foregoing the HTML5-based app that was available previously.
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- Post your photos to albums and enjoy a speedier app.
- You can now choose an album when uploading photos
- News feed loads more quickly
- Completely rebuilt timeline opens faster on your iPhone
Facebook is a free download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Facebook Updates iOS App With Faster News Feed and Rebuilt Timeline
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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How about a cover image/photo that is larger than 851 pixels wide?

Low resolution is so last year...
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:47 PM   #3
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:54 PM   #4
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People still use Facebook? Ahoy, all ye (exhibitionists) to whom the word privacy means nothing.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:56 PM   #5
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People still use Facebook? Ahoy, all ye (exhibitionists) to whom the word privacy means nothing.
Yeah, more than a billion people actually.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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News feed doesn't load (noticeably) faster for me
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:16 PM   #7
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People still use Facebook? Ahoy, all ye (exhibitionists) to whom the word privacy means nothing.
Oh for goodness sake, you only share what you want to share. You can make your profile as public or private as you want.....
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 06:30 PM   #8
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Anyone know if this new version has restored the ability to save photos? And if it has finally included the ability to share things?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:50 PM   #9
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Yeah, more than a billion people actually.
Doesn't mean they're all active though.

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Oh for goodness sake, you only share what you want to share. You can make your profile as public or private as you want.....
I don't trust 'privacy settings' on Facebook. Just because it says 'private' doesn't mean it is. If it's on the web, it's not private.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:42 PM   #10
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Oh for goodness sake, you only share what you want to share. You can make your profile as public or private as you want.....
This is the new America....don't you know personal responsibility is a thing of the past?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 09:10 PM   #11
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Oh for goodness sake, you only share what you want to share. You can make your profile as public or private as you want.....
Yea, heh. That's what they'd like the naive like you to believe. You have ZERO control over what they do with your information tomorrow -- with the information you've provided them over all these years. You thinking deleting your account or info deletes it off their servers? Nice try. Yea, 5-10-15 years from now they will still own all that information about you, not to mention the 1000s of photos of you that you've uploaded over the years. Oh, the joy of preying on the naive (you) to get ahead in life (Mark Zuckerberg and friends). Don't tell me, you don't care about what they do with your info; you haven't got anything to hide, anyway. Yea, you won't be saying the same thing when it comes back to bite you in the behind in a few years.

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"Not on Facebook? Employers, Psychiatrists May Think You're a Psychopath"

http://mashable.com/2012/08/07/no-facebook-psychopath/
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Uh yeah it's called " social network "
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:59 AM   #16
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Lol no one cares
Translation: I have no friends.

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Yea, heh. That's what they'd like the naive like you to believe. You have ZERO control over what they do with your information tomorrow -- with the information you've provided them over all these years. You thinking deleting your account or info deletes it off their servers? Nice try. Yea, 5-10-15 years from now they will still own all that information about you, not to mention the 1000s of photos of you that you've uploaded over the years. Oh, the joy of preying on the naive (you) to get ahead in life (Mark Zuckerberg and friends). Don't tell me, you don't care about what they do with your info; you haven't got anything to hide, anyway. Yea, you won't be saying the same thing when it comes back to bite you in the behind in a few years.
What are they going to do with that info though?

You're making the erroneous assumption that most people actually lead interesting lives.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:31 AM   #17
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I updated to this thinking the screenshots in App Store looked better than what I was getting already. On my original iPad it doesn't look anything like their screenshots; I don't get Timeline!
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 10:03 AM   #18
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What are they going to do with that info though?

You're making the erroneous assumption that most people actually lead interesting lives.
exactly what i would like to know.. we always see the privacy thing whenever facebook or google comes up in the conversation.. how are they going to bite me after 10 years or so forth.. can someone give good examples of this.. call me naive for this but i would really like to know.
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How about a cover image/photo that is larger than 851 pixels wide?

Low resolution is so last year...
So last year? The vast majority of laptops sold this year have a resolution of 1366x768. Facebook is designed so that everything fits perfectly in that resolution and that there's room left for the timeline year indicator and the chat sidebar on the right side with enough spacing that it doesn't feel totally cramped.

Facebook has to have their target demographic in mind. The average Windows laptop sold this year cost $507 so it's not exactly surprising that high resolutions on laptops are pretty rare.

Sometimes it's hard not to have a distorted vision of the average technology when you often visit Apple websites where everyone seems to be buying high-end hardware, but most people don't. Even a resolution like 1440x900 is above average on laptops. In fact, even 1024x768 is still more in use than 1440x900 and above.

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So last year? The vast majority of laptops sold this year have a resolution of 1366x768. Facebook is designed so that everything fits perfectly in that resolution and that there's room left for the timeline year indicator and the chat sidebar on the right side with enough spacing that it doesn't feel totally cramped.

Facebook has to have their target demographic in mind. The average Windows laptop sold this year cost $507 so it's not exactly surprising that high resolutions on laptops are pretty rare.

Sometimes it's hard not to have a distorted vision of the average technology when you often visit Apple websites where everyone seems to be buying high-end hardware, but most people don't. Even a resolution like 1440x900 is above average on laptops. In fact, even 1024x768 is still more in use than 1440x900 and above.
What in god's name are you talking about, we are talking about an iOS app
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What in god's name are you talking about, we are talking about an iOS app
Your Facebook cover photo isn't platform-specific. It's 851 pixels wide no matter if you're using a browser or mobile app.

The reason this specific size has been chosen is because most Facebook traffic comes from laptops (with 1366x768 being the most common resolution).
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This is the new America....don't you know personal responsibility is a thing of the past?
Those are some big words you're using! Personal responsi...what?!
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Fast incorrect data, yay!

Who cares how fast it is when the data is all messed up and most recent actually shows posts older than Top? At least now when I check the app I know a bit faster that, yes, the data is still not even close to correct and is all stale.
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