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Experiments, investigations, and tests of web things
March 27, 2012

Facebook Timeline cover photo size in 2012

At the end of March 2012, Facebook rolled out the Timeline to all business pages. You’ll obviously want to make sure you get the design of your cover photo exactly right so that you make optimal use of the space available, as well as making sure you don’t break the rules.

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January 13, 2012

Exclude categories from home page and RSS in Pagelines

For The Beantin Index that I launched earlier this week, there are posts that contain ratings and then there are blog posts. The main focus of the site are the ratings, so I didn’t want blog posts appearing on the home page, and I wanted two separate RSS feeds.

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November 8, 2011

Google+ Company pages: Locked to personal profiles

Google has rushed the implementation of Google+ Business Pages without thinking through how pages are too be owned and managed over time.

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October 28, 2011

Creating a cloud-based virtual hard drive

I’ve been storing my backups “in the cloud” for a number of years now. For the past 3 or so years I’ve been using Amazon S3 and various linux-based solutions to store my backups of absolutely can’t afford to lose things.

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September 21, 2011

Facebook news feed changes: Tested and researched?

I’d love to see the research and testing that went into Facebook’s latest changes to the news feed. I’m making the presumption here that they *have* researched and *have* tested it before launch.

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July 5, 2011

Google+ breaks OpenID

For a few websites I’ve used my Google Profile URL as a OpenID identifier – allowing me to log in using my Google Account. That identifier changes format when you sign up for Google Plus. Google hasn’t managed the change of URL correctly and it stops you from logging in.

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