Facebook Replaces Black Photo Viewer, Photos Are Bigger Too

Facebook has been busy this week, making a lot of changes. The latest in line is upgrade in photos.

The first change is related to resolution of photos, which are being shared. You can now share photos that are up to 960 pixels wide (up from 720 pixels) and photos will load twice as fast. Photos that you have already uploaded to Facebook will be displayed at the higher resolution too.

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The next change is related to photo viewer, most of you might like it. Facebook has replaced its highly criticized black lightbox with a more pleasing white Lightbox. By moving to from a black to a white background, opening photos from the mostly white news feed should be less jarring. This could reduce fatigue from rapidly dropping in and out of the photo viewer and keep users browsing the site for longer.

Facebook Replaces Black Photo Viewer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What you think about the changes? Let us know.

RockMelt Welcomes 2011 with a Bang-Chrome Web Store

RockMelt-The fastest growing browser amongst social website lovers. The browser which was amongst Top Ten Trending topics on Twitter for 2010(technology) has rolled out it’s first & big update for 2011.

Rockmelt browser chromium 8

Version 0.8.40.147 contains over 40 bug fixes & a dozen features including:

  • Chromium 8 and the Chrome Web Store
  • Better, faster Feed
  • Reduced memory usage, improved performance of Feeds
  • New keyboard shortcuts
  • Other updates

Most noticeable change is update to Chrome Web Store which allows to use Chrome Apps within RockMelt.

Like always, your browser will download the update automatically within the next day or so. If you want it now, open the RockMelt menu, choose “About RockMelt” to download the update, and then restart to apply the update.

Details of Enhancements:

  • Upgrade to Chromium 8 – RockMelt now supports Chrome Web Store apps!
  • Updated New Tab page to allow for management of Chrome Web Store apps
  • Faster, more reliable feeds – Feeds are twice as fast and perform better than ever
  • Preference for viewing Favorites / All friends in Friend Edge is now synced across all your RockMelt browsers
  • Updated keyboard shortcuts
  • (Mac)Upgraded chat experience – Incoming chats do not steal focus and the RockMelt dock icon displays profile pics, as well as the number of unread chats
  • (Mac)Reduced memory usage of feed windows, especially when left open for a long time
  • (Mac) Improved performance of opening and scrolling through feeds
  • (Windows) Spell checking in chat, Facebook messages, status updates, sharing, comments, and tweets

42 Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed issue with empty Facebook Feed and Facebook Profile affecting certain browsers
  • Fixed several issues causing crashes
  • (Mac) Fixed issues preventing unfollowing of Twitter users
  • (Mac) Fixed issues with opening search results in new tabs
  • (Windows) Fixed layout issues with chat messages
  • (Windows) Fixed drag and drop removal of Facebook Profile and Facebook Feed
  • (Windows) Fixed Windows 7 issue with having multiple RockMelt icons in the taskbar

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Update: Twitter Changed Its Terms Of Service

mm_twitterTwitter has updated its terms of service. Please read them before using Twitter as there are many changes.

Here is the abstract from Twitter’s Blog:

Now that we know more about how Twitter is being used, we’ve made changes to our Terms of Service—these are the basic rules that go along with using Twitter. The revisions more appropriately reflect the nature of Twitter and convey key issues such as ownership. For example, your tweets belong to you, not to Twitter. With these revisions, we expect some discussion so here are a few highlights from the updated page.

Advertising—In the Terms, we leave the door open for advertising. We’d like to keep our options open as we’ve said before

Ownership—Twitter is allowed to “use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute” your tweets because that’s what we do. However, they are your tweets and they belong to you.

APIs—The apps that have grown around the Twitter platform are flourishing and adding value to the ecosystem. You authorize us to make content available via our APIs. We’re also working onguidelines for use of the API.

SPAM—Abusive behavior and spam is also outlined in these terms according to the rules we’ve been operating under for some time.These updates complement the spirit of Twitter. If we’ve left something out, or the nature of the service changes, then we’ll revisit the Terms—there’s a feedback link on the page

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