Facebook’s experimentation with its events feature is continuing full-speed ahead, as sister blog Inside Facebook reported that the social network is testing a change in wording for one of its RSVP options, from “maybe” to “interested.”
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Folks in Germany’s second largest city are bracing themselves for a major drunkfest orchestrated via Facebook, that will take place this September on the metro system, a day before the official alcohol ban on the trains go into effect.
Is there a major security breach in Facebook’s mutual friending system? An article over at Loose Wire indicates that an engineering loophole has rendered it possible for someone to add another Facebook user to their friend list without mutual consent. Facebook’s mutual friending system can get a little tricky at times, but this particular fluke could be worrisome.
When Jeremy of Loose Wire received a Facebook invite in his email inbox from someone he didn’t know, he was perplexed, since he’s already a Facebook member. But he clicked on the invite link, which directed him to the regular Facebook login page. After logging in, he didn’t see any more information on the person that had sent him the Facebook invite. Jeremy then Googled the invitee’s name and found that he was already on this person’s friends list.
Today Facebook has announced a new invite feature for applications: email. Yes, application users can now invite their friends to use your application via e-mail. When users enter their friends email addresses, they are not used against your daily invite allocation limit. I would say that developers should be enthusiastic about this but honestly I’m not sure how much of a value add this feature is.