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26 March 2013

LinkedIn birthdays – one of its best uses for the social network

linkedin_logo_11I like Facebook‘s functions for birthdays a lot. I can synchronize it automatically with Google Calendar, and I can set Google Calendar to send me an email prior to the event. Great functionality.

Unfortunately, LinkedIn is much more restrictive, and not only it doesn’t send me notifications of birthdays (or shows me the list of following birthdays), but also isn’t allowing exporting to an application like Google Calendar.

Here’s where LinkedIn Birthday Reminders comes along. The application, in a few simple steps, allows you to download the data in a format which can then be later imported into Google Calendar. I find it very effective.

The use? Telling people “Happy birthday” is a great way to stay in touch. Also, some people don’t display their birthday on Facebook, but do so on LinkedIn, and you’ll have an advantage if you use this.

How to hide Facebook thumbnail images from a web site?

facebookI recently had this issue on a web site I manage (data is a bit skewed, for simplifcation):

  • Big web site.
  • Three images in the article – A, B, C.
  • Three banners in the sidebar – X, Y, Z.
  • When I tested how Facebook saw the images I was sending, it was correct, Facebook saw I was sending A, B, C.
  • When the article was posted on Facebook, the images Facebook was getting were A, B, X. Huh?

How to solve this?

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