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Monday, July 4, 2011

Facebook's Excel look

This could be one of the best(or worst) trick to do while on work. Let's just hope that your office hasn't blocked the site for the trick.

Stealthy Trick Makes Facebook Look Like an Excel Spreadsheet


Now you can get away with cruising around Facebook at work, even when your boss is peering over your shoulder. Well, as long as the boss doesn’t look too closely.

Even the laziest slacker can look busy in a jiffy with this interactive adaptation of many of Facebook’s functions. Simply go to HardlyWork.in, click “Gimme Dem Spreadsheets,” enter your Facebook credentials, and there’s your Facebook newsfeed, all done up to look exactly like an Excel spreadsheet.

It’s not just a static graphic, either — HardlyWork.in lets you search for Facebook friends by entering names into the formula bar, load more items, check your newsfeed, wall, or tag photos, hover to see who liked a post, and there’s even a boss switch (the spacebar) that immediately changes everything into a vast sea of spreadsheet numbers all nestled within their legitimate-looking cells.

The only thing missing? Full-sized pics. But links are clickable, and you can see thumbnails when you hover your cursor over their descriptions. Besides, big pics would be a giveaway to the fact that you, uh, aren’t working.
 
Don’t be surprised if there’s a lot of spreadsheet “work” going on when you report back to the office on Tuesday. Just be sure the boss hasn’t caught up with Mashable yet — or Lifehacker, where we found this clever idea.

http://mashable.com/2011/07/03/hardlyworkin-excel-facebook/

Skype on Facebook

This sounds too good to be true. Now we can(in the not so distant future) Skype on Facebook. Now at least it would be more convenient for those who are always online on facebook to video chat.  I wonder if it would use too much resources using skype in a browser.


Facebook To Unveil Skype-Powered Video Chat Next Week [CONFIRMED]

Facebook’s “awesome” announcement next week has been spoiled. The social network will reportedly be unveiling a Skype-powered video chat platform.

Facebook’s Seattle team was behind the new feature, according to TechCrunch. Skype and Facebook already have a serious partnership that integrated Facebook social data directly into the Skype client. Now it looks like Skype will be coming to Facebook.

This isn’t even the first time we’ve heard about Skype-powered video chat on Facebook. Rumors surfaced last year about such a product, but it never materialized.

The report is sparse on details about how it will work. Will it require a software download? Will it support group video chats? Undoubtedly it will be a major addition to the Facebook platform. Google+, the search giant’s answer to Facebook, launched with a group video chat feature, Google+ Hangouts. Google is seeing a lot of traction with the feature, but if Facebook can release a video chat product next week, Google+ Hangouts may not seem as revolutionary.

We’ve reached out to Facebook and Skype for comment.

Update: While Facebook and Skype aren’t saying anything officially, our sources confirm that Skype-powered video chat on Facebook will indeed be launching next week.

http://mashable.com/2011/07/01/facebook-skype-video-chat/

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