Dec 162011
 

Facebook offers all sorts of badges and social plugins to web developers, allowing you to add badges, buttons, recommendations, and streams to your site. In this article we describe how to install the Comments plugin, deploying Facebook to add a comments stream to your content pages.

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Apr 282011
 

Last time, we created buttons for bookmarking, permalinking, mail forwarding, and printing. However, these days, your website can not be complete without some sort of social media integration. In this article we add page-specific buttons for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to our site. Next time, we round up by setting up three general social media buttons. Continue reading »

Apr 032011
 

Just released by O’Reilly:

Facebook is spreading about as far and fast as the Web itself: 500 million members and counting. But there’s a world of fun packed into the site that most folks miss. With this bestselling guide, Facebook: The Missing Manual, Third Edition (O’Reilly Media), you will learn how to unlock Facebook’s talents as personal website creator, souped-up address book, and bustling community forum. It’s an eye-opening, timesaving tour, guaranteed to help you get the most out of your Facebook experience.

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Apr 012011
 

Mining the Social Web: Analyzing Data from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Other Social Media Sites, by Matthew A. Russell

Just released by O’Reilly:

Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn generate a tremendous amount of valuable social data, but how can you find out who’s making connections with social media, what they’re talking about, or where they’re located? This concise and practical book, Mining the Social Web (O’Reilly Media, $39.99 USD), shows you how to answer these questions and more. You’ll learn how to combine social web data, analysis techniques, and visualization to help you find what you’ve been looking for in the social haystack, as well as useful information you didn’t know existed.

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