EFF Explains New Facebook Jargon (Serious Alert)

Despite the voluminous buzz, many commentators have missed the most confusing announcement of all — new Facebook jargon. So, in the interests of helping users understand what's going on, we've put together a rough Facebook-to-English translator. Think of it as a handy phrase-book that could help you navigate through the more common situations you'll find yourself in. Important to note: Facebook makes frequent changes to its features. We believe this post is to be accurate at the time of publishing, but please understand that Facebook may change some or all of these definitions beyond recognition before long. In addition, be aware that Facebook operates differently in Europe than it does in the USA, because European nations tend to have stronger privacy-protection laws.

Facebook Foibles: Notifications UI

Not for the first time, I triggered an unexpected Facebook dialog box today. While reading "notifications," I clicked the "x" to the right of a notice, thinking it would make that notice "disappear" and allow others to rise "up" to the top of the notification panel. …continue reading →