Trying out the Facebook Flux Examples

If you want to try out the flux examples in your browser and learn from them, you’ll need to do a quick little bit of building the respective JavaScript file from the sources you are provided.

For starters, you’ll need to clone the github repository by running:

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Losing Control of the Link

Read this post if you’re into social media or the web:

The Web We Have to Save

Some networks, like Twitter, treat hyperlinks a little better. Others, insecure social services, are far more paranoid. Instagram — owned by Facebook — doesn’t allow its audiences to leave whatsoever. You can put up a web address alongside your photos, but it won’t go anywhere. Lots of people start their daily online routine in these cul de sacs of social media, and their journeys end there. Many don’t even realize that they’re using the Internet’s infrastructure when they like an Instagram photograph or leave a comment on a friend’s Facebook video. It’s just an app.

The point this post makes, is exactly why I advocate your own content to people all the time, that suggest just writing it on facebook instead.

(Why) I Killed half of my Social Media Accounts

I just killed some Facebook and Google+ pages, a Twitter account and stopped actively posting to my Linkedin account. I used to read:

focus on one thing and be good at it

which I usually disregarded and thought: I’ll just post these two at once, these two, create a schedule, etc. Now, people are right about that and I’m ready to admit it. The pages are still registered, but I will focus on few accounts from now on.

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How to make a NFC check in sticker with Foursquare / Swarm / Facebook Places

NFC stickers and chips are the new QR codes and offer some ease of use, if you know how to harness their power 😉 Where the user otherwise would have to type a long URL, we can make use of NFC enabled smartphones to just bump into the sticker to take them to a website or a check-in.

Shops and restaurants benefit through social media and especially through the ones like Foursquare or Facebook Places. Let’s have a look at how we can make the user check into our place with an NFC chip. All you need is:

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Latvian Anatomy Infographic

I know a couple of Latvians on facebook, both through my lady and also through my previous and current studies. I can’t remember how exactly I found this little facebook app, which is an interactive infographic about Latvian anatomy, but it’s both entertaining and takes on troublesome issues with a light and positive attitude. Continue reading “Latvian Anatomy Infographic”

WordPress Widget: Privacy Friendly Facebook Social Plugins

Prevent Facebook from tracking your users, but use the power of Facebooks social plugins on your WordPress page anyways. That is, what this plugin enables you to do.

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Collaborative Playlists with Spotify

I’m a late adopter on this one, but I’ve decided to try Spotify for a month and to try as much of its functionality as possible.

That’s why I want to curate some series of playlists and kind of create my own samplers, which is why

I want you to recommend tracks for me on Spotify
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