Oops! A Facebook Connect glitch-slash-bug banjaxed some of the world wide web’s major players yesterday, redirecting their sites to a Facebook error page. Websites that suffered a wipeout included CNN, NBC News and AOL’s Huffington Post. The Verge reported that its sister sites Polygon andSBNation had also taken one for the team. The problem seemed to be for people logging in to other sites via Facebook.
Never underestimate the power of Facebook, o beloved firms who allow your users to connect via the Facebook platform. The firm filed a document(.pdf file) for the SEC last week which stated that 50 million pages and 10 million apps are hooked up to the social network.
Two Words: Cat Cafés!
They’re all the rage in Japan. Seriously.
Many people were there, their focus directed exclusively to one cat or another. They held them on their laps, sat beside them, stroked, patted, and murmured sweet nothings in their ears. All the while, the cats purred the deep purrs of creatures entirely satisfied with their lots in life. After a cup of coffee and brief interactions with three separate cats, my time was up, and I could now say I’d had the full cat café experience.
A creepy interactive video demonstrates the downside of Facebook using… Facebook. It also demonstrates the potential of socially-enabled interactivity. “Stalkertainment” in its finest hour, folks.