I am currently sitting in Temple’s TECH center. As I gaze around to see what peers are checking on their computers, I would say 50% of them are browsing Facebook.
Ah, Facebook every college students best friend/worst enemy.
I have noticed that around the web there is a lot of scattered information about this beast but no one places that houses every Facebook resource there is out there. Below is every you should ever need to make Facebook work for you.
The Ultimate Guide:
First up we have Firefox scripts that use the extension Greasemonkey to help improve Facebook. All of the below extensions have been tested and work as of September 6th, 2006. There are numerous other extensions out there but I could not get them to work.
This script automatically calculates the age of the profile you are viewing.
Lets you know the AIM status of the profile you are viewing, even knows if you are away.
Automatically logs you in, assuming you have password saved.
Automatically pokes people back (not tested).
Refreshes your homepage every 30 seconds.
Clears out your mini-feed
Adds Wikipedia pop-ups when you hover over an interest
Turns the Facebook logo into the StalkrNet one.
Hover over a picture, it enlarges it. Note: I added the gray blocks in the screenshot.
A fun little extension that allows you to drag mustaches on the profile page you are currently viewing.
Highlights chages in your friends’ interests.
Adds a whole bunch of functionality to facebook by incorporating many of the above Greasemonkey scripts.
Automatically colors your page to match your photo
A green theme with red links. Ugly as sin.
In order to be friends with the creator, keep the first 2 digits of the profile ID number in your profile’s URL. Replace the rest with zeros, make the last one a 1. (So if your profile id is 895642 make it 890001)
Getting around a blocked facebook
If Facebook (or any site) is blocked at your school use this trick.
In your “My friends” drop down box click the separator “—”
Replaced a pictures ID number with a random number. There is also a program available that will do this.
Add a hit counter to your notes
See the details here.
Random features, has a lot of cool ASCII wall postings
I KNOW I missed something, somewhere. Let me know and I will add it with haste. Until then have fun, because in Soviet Russia: Facebook Stalks you.