Jun 12 2011

Tips attacked Facebook!!! Pakistani users Rock!!!

Posted by Knonie

During last few months, I came across some typographically composed images titled Bro Tip being shared on Facebook. That appeared to be some kind of regular series that publish such one-liners and call them Brotip. Due to its popular theme about young guys, that made it even more famous among most of the Facebook users.

Brotip #719. ©www.brotipshq.com

After around a week or so, a title named “Sistip” got my attention, and I thought here it is the female version of Brotip.

This thing appeared as a hit idea, so many people started using it, and during the last week, Facebook is all full of pages for tips having different categories. And one thing I noticed is that almost all of those new pages seem to be managed by Pakistani Users, that further shows how witty and creative a Pakistani Mind is.

And then we saw a flood of Tips like:

  • Burger Tip
  • Punjabi Tip
  • Paki Tip
  • Lahoritip
  • PindiTip
  • Mofo tip
  • Hoe tip
  • Memon Tip
  • UETtip
  • Beacon Tip
  • Launda Tip
  • Maila Tip
  • Potty Tip, etc.

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May 5 2011

“Facebook is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented” – Julian Assange, Wiki Leaks

Posted by Knonie

facebook-security-knonie

“Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented. Here we have the world’s most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations and the communications with each other, their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to US intelligence. Facebook, Google, Yahoo – all these major US organizations have built-in interfaces for US intelligence. It’s not a matter of serving a subpoena. They have an interface that they have developed for US intelligence to use.

Now, is it the case that Facebook is actually run by US intelligence? No, it’s not like that. It’s simply that US intelligence is able to bring to bear legal and political pressure on them. And it’s costly for them to hand out records one by one, so they have automated the process. Everyone should understand that when they add their friends to Facebook, they are doing free work for United States intelligence agencies in building this database for them.”

– Julian Assange, of Wiki Leaks
Interview: http://rt.com/news/wikileaks-revelations-assange-interview/


Jan 2 2011

More Free Alphabet Styles to decorate your Facebook profile

Posted by Knonie

Create an impact when someone visits your Facebook profile… Whether it’s your name, some greetings, or simply some word to describe you, it looks great. It’s so easy to do it in New Facebook Profile. You need to tag that word [up to 5 characters only] in a Facebook photo-album that contains those letters.

Below are the links of 3 Facebook Albums with different text styles. Use the one that suits your mood…

Visit Red Chalk Text Style Facebook-album

Facebook profile decorative namesVisit Electric Black Text Style Facebook-album

Facebook profile decorative names
Visit Blue-White Text Style Facebook-album

Facebook profile decorative names

Instructions:

  • Visit the Facebook album of your choice from the list above. Tag your word in reverse over. e.g. If you want to show “HELLO”, you should tag words in this order: O, L, L, E, H.
  • Since a single photo cannot be tagged twice, each character is present twice in the album, so you can use double letters too.
  • If you’re tagged in some other photo and see your word disturbed, you don’t necessarily need to untag yourself in new photo. To remove a tile, just move your mouse over the unwanted photo in your profile thumbnail images, and a cross [x] will appear. Use it to remove the newly tagged photo.

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Dec 31 2010

Fun with Facebook display pictures to make your profile so cool

Posted by Knonie

After sharing some creative ideas in yesterday’s post, here’s another episode…

Do you want something like the images below?

All you need is some properly sized images with letters written over them. Upload them in you Facebook album, and tag the alphabets in reverse order.

Or simple visit this Facebook album, and tag your names:
Facebook Album

To remove some character from your profile, move your mouse over that thumbnail image, and a small cross [x] will appear. That will remove that photo.

All these characters are available for FREE download as zip HREE

Instructions: If you want to do it on your own, download and extract the files from the link above. Upload the required characters in your Facebook album. Tag those images and see your profile.


Dec 30 2010

Some Creative ideas for new Facebook Profile

Posted by Knonie

The recent update of Facebook layout offers displaying of 5 thumbnails of your recently tagged photos on your Profile page. That feature stirred creativity in many users resulting in many innovative concepts enhancing the look of Facebook Profile. Below are few designs I made.

[Click images to for larger view]


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Dec 6 2010

Stop automatic spam messages from your Facebook account – Simple and effective way

Posted by Knonie

The Problem

Since a month or so, we have started seeing a new kind of spam messages posted on Facebook. That appears to be posted by a person, but that person denies posting it. And then, these automatic messages kept on appearing after regular intervals, and the affected person and his contacts get annoyed. Since that post also contains a website URL, which means many other users might click that and it will keep on spreading, or whatever the motives of the spammer are. Even uninstalling the browser extensions and suspicious Facebook applications doesn’t fix it. Continue reading


Dec 5 2010

Facebook Cartoons Display-Picture game is– Fake!

Posted by Knonie

On Thursday, 2nd December, 2010, I noticed a note as a Facebook status update of a friend from US, that goes like this:

LET’S KEEP THIS GOING! ♥ Change your FB profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood. The goal? To not see a human face on FB til Monday, December 6th. Join the fight against CHILD ABUSE. Copy & paste to your staus to invite your friends to do the same.

It appeared to me like a fun game someone has invented, and has tried to give it a touch of a Serious Cause, so that people will feel relieved after taking part in it…
And fortunately… it worked!!!

On next 3 days, that message started to increase gradually and rapidly, and as I usually notice, the Original statement seemed to be slightly altered. The most obvious amendment has the word “Child Abuse” changed into “Child Violence” because “Child Abuse” sounds quite an Adult word and some person thought about replacing it.

Here’s the screenshot of my account with non-cartoon faces blurred:

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Jul 26 2010

Octopus Paul is a Star… But Bad-Grammar is even more interesting…

Posted by Knonie

Ever since those correct predictions made by that eight-armed mollusk created a hype during this FIFA 2010 World Cup, octopus Paul has become a kind of pop icon.

Coming to Facebook, the presence of Paul can be seen in the form of many third-party applications.
Let me share two of my observations as screen-shots.

See this [Click to enlarge]:Octopus Paul App on Facebook

Just check the Grammar of the developers…
What did Octopus Paul predicted for you?” should be “What did Octopus Paul predict for you?
Hey guys… You’re making an application for the public, and what kind of impression you’re making here. What you’re doing is not even a slang.

I checked another application, and still, you can see the weak grammar. “an Octopus” is written as “a Octopus“. And then “asked” is termed as “asked to“.
“David asked to a Octopus Paul:” is certainly something that’s hardly English. One cannot expect that the team of application developers overlooked it and no one noticed it.

And here’s the interesting part, where the Paul answers your questions, and see what my friend has asked:Octopus Paul App on Facebook

Shuja asked to a Octopus Paul:
octopus paul kamina kutta haina? [Don’t you think Octopus Paul is a mean dog?]

And the answer was: Always the same. The answer is YES!


Jun 4 2010

Interesting Text Message responses after Facebook Ban

Posted by Knonie

After Facebook was blocked in Pakistan, I received a really interesting text message from a friend. That text message has a line mimicking Facebook’s following notification:
XYZ has tagged a photo of you“.
Below that text, there was a picture of donkey drawn in ASCII characters.

I shared it with few of my friends to see how they get it during that time. I received quite different types of responses. I’m posting few of them here.

That’s the text message I sent:

Knonie Dost has tagged a photo of you…
(\./)
/.”.)”^—-;”;_
\,,/”( ,     ,   ) \
       //\\ //\\
😛

Few of the responses are listed below. I have changed the real names to initials for privacy reasons.


Mannan likes this

[- Mannan Saddique]

Shooo cuteeee
:-*

[- Maanie, “Imran Khalid”]

Hahaha. today i was dicusng u wid ur x-collegue “A.R”. dat nw knonie has limitd social life wid out facebok.

[- Abdul Basit]

Hello! Knonie dost.

[- Hadi Raza]

Not allowed. Site restricted. […]

[- Hasnat Mehmood]

Haha yeah, that looks like me.
“S. A” likes your photo. 😛

[- S. A]

Hehe 😀
Thank you Knonie Dost.
Like*.

[- Sharjeel Butt]

Lol =p funny =p

[- C. Ch]

HTC text screenshot


Fahad Naeem has tagged a photo of you.

(\./)
/.”.)”^—-;”;_
\,,/”( , , ) \
       //\\ //\\

6 Comments:

*)Hahahaha bohat aala…
*)awsum
*)haha lolz..
*)nice.
*) fitt pic hy
*) yaar ye kb ki hay?

lets show them we dnt need any facebook we hav our own! 😉

[- Fahad Naeem, Also by Bilal Asad]

Oh no. Knonie yai kia. Buri baat friends ko aisa Nahi kehtay! But fact remains the same and that is I Love u! Have a great weekend…my balance finished talk to u later!

[- Bilal Nasr]

Hahahaha!

[- Saad Omer]

Hahaha, never thought of facebook mobile! 😀

[- Ismail Tariq]

Hahahahaha missing fb? 😛

[- Malik Sarmad]

So cute 😀

[- Bilal Hussayn Asad]

“S. Z” commented on her photo:
:)

[- S Z]

Ye Tumne kab se anmol moti send kerna start kr diay.. 😛

[- Ghayyur Jadoon]

Are u against fb being banned in pak !?

[- Hamzah Jamil]

Facebook itna yaad araha hai kya :p

[- Ahmed Faraz]