Finding your inner social network

A few days ago, I signed up for an Instagram account. I had an account before but had deleted it because I felt I wouldn’t make too much use of it since I don’t take or┬ápost many pictures. I decided to sign up again because I decided that I needed more visibility to promote my business. My first impression was of the application itself in terms of how it looked and felt. I thought it was awesome. It has a beautiful design and the interface is fast. Facebook could definitely take a few lessons from Instagram in how to build …

Facebook ties my hands again!

Facebook

One of the joys of being a programmer is being able to solve problems that cannot be solved any other way or at least would be difficult or impractical to solve. I had one such episode recently. I noticed that my friends count on Facebook had decreased. I had no idea who was missing but out of mere curiosity, I wanted to know. It’s not that losing friends on Facebook weighs heavily on me; I just like knowing things. So the first thing that comes to my mind is, “I’ll just build an app to track friends on Facebook”. So …