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You can change these under your privacy settings. On your Privacy Settings page, select "Custom" as your plan and then "Customize Settings." Click "Posts by me" under "Things I share" and select "Customize." From this screen you will be able to blacklist specific people from viewing your status updates and posts.


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I think you might be trying to bend Twitter into something it isn't. Twitter is a service where you can push 140 character tidbits of "what's on your mind/wha'cha doing" to the rest of the world... and in return, you can follow what others are up to. Twitter solved a bunch of things... I want to publish/share something (e.g. a cool link), but I don't ...


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IMHO the definite answer to your question is: Google Buzz! It tries to fix all things you mentioned. Only problem is, you need a bloody Google account :)


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Simply preface a person's name with an @ sign when you type it in a status. For instance, if you want to tag your friend Joe Someone in your status, begin by typing @Joe. Facebook will automatically open a drop down where you can select his name.


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"Was it up?" emails you when your site is down, it's free, simple and works.


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If you have Timeline (which will become default in the near future): For Relationship Status: Login to Facebook Go to your profile (Timeline) Click on About underneath your picture Scroll down to Relationships and Family Click Edit In the popup, click on the privacy icon on the right, next to Relationship status Choose Only Me (or appropriate) Click ...


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StatusNet is one, but it seems that it can only be used to build your own network (self-hosted or not) (identi.ca is a public network built with it which you can join). It's open-source so if you can code, you can modify it to suit your needs and launch your own Twitter alternative. P2 is a wordpress theme that tries to do the same thing StatusNet does, but ...


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Pingdom is free for basic site monitoring.


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Check out http://www.siteuptime.com/ They have 3 different plans to choose from from free to $10 a month. The free plan comes with email alerts and checks your site every 30 or 60 minutes. If you need more frequent checks you could upgrade to either the $5 or $10 a month packages.


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At the risk of being a Necromancer I would suggest Google Plus as a good alternative as it addresses most of your reservations with Twitter. G+ allows you to post to both people in your circles (think 'followers') and also publicly. In effect you can treat a public G+ post as equivalent to a public tweet, but without the character limit. If people reply to ...


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To get a direct link to a Status Update or a Tweet you click the time of the Status Update or Tweet was posted. This opens the Status Update or Tweet on its own. You can then use this URL as a direct link that particular Status Update or Tweet. Facebook Twitter


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I have yet to try it, but after a Google search I came up with this link: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/79506 It's set to show only status messages, videos, photos, links and events but, apparently, he'll be adding an option to let the user choose which to see when. If you want to only see status updates, all the time, just leave this /* Status */ ...


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What about: http://apps.facebook.com/twitter/ It looks like ping.fm is the best bet or some 3rd party app. Otherwise you are basically SOL.


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Facebook Really, Conversations are grouped. Short or long messages. Multiples feeds and lots of applications. Facebook lets you hide people making too much noise. And it also has two tabs to let you choose how much you want to read. Most people only look for the Top News tab as it is the one that filters the content. You surely have more than enough ...


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If you want to keep a list of people like this who you want to keep at arms length but whose friend request you don't want to decline, use the Limited Profile friend list. From facebook help: The Limited Profile functionality is a type of Friend List. You can limit the privacy settings for any friend list you create. If you had people on your Limited ...


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In short it is not efficient/possible for the Facebook team to deal with it. The way I see it, idle is used to show that the user's attention is not in browsing Facebook. To elaborate, a user can be playing an intensive game (Bejeweled/Farmville) and end up in idle, but as soon as focus moves away from the game, online status resumes. The best way is to go ...


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I've not tried it, but it might be worth investigating a chat client and linking it to Facebook. From the FAQs, it looks like it might be possible to change status for certain friend lists. It may not work, but it looks like a good starting point.


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Under account -> privacy settings -> sharing on Facebook, you'll want to choose "custom" and customize your settings. For each "thing you share" you can further customize who can see it, down to a list of specific people. There are two places to put names, a "whitelist" of people who can see your posts, and a blacklist of people who can't. One things ...


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HootSuite is a Twitter app which pretty much solves most of your problems, although not all. It lets you view the entire conversation. Since it's just built on top of Twitter, it still has the 140 character limit. Tags, lists and stuff are still retained. Handles multiple feeds from Facebook/LinkedIn, etc. The noise element is still there, but then if you ...


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You can do this using Seesmic Desktop 2 You add your Twitter & Facebook accounts and then when posting you make sure that both are selected (the green circle) EDIT: After a bit more digging - I think you should be able to use http://SocialToo.com You need to register with them and then install the Facebook Application. Then when posting a Facebook ...


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Assuming this Rest item is not deprecated because this is not in Graph API. http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/rest/users.setStatus You can try this http://developers.facebook.com/tools/console/. This is even assuming you even have a status that can be cleared. Permissions check <button id="fb-login">Login & ...


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No. Those who can see your content, can also see who liked them. That's how Facebook's privacy policy works.


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Try going to the notification tab on top of Facebook page (the World looking one). Put your mouse over the notification spam. Click the x on the top right of that notification. Then click turn off. Hope that helps.


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I am guessing you are referring to Twitter buttons. Previously you were able to accomplish this using the Facebook Share button but this is deprecated. Facebook now favors the Like button for a better click rate. As you can see in the image I have already liked the item, Facebook now gives the option to the user to add a comment. You may have to get ...


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I'd try contacting AOL support on this one, since the developer programs have obviously changed. If you can't get an answer from them, you may have to recreate the account.


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I use Woopra for monitoring my website


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Try AlertFox, they have a good free plan: http://www.alertfox.com/free-website-monitoring/ You say you run a web app (as opposed to a simple static site) - in this case the Alertfox multi-step monitoring (aka transaction monitoring) feature is really useful. You can record a sequence in Firefox and AlertFox replays this test inside the web browser over and ...


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You can use the graph script which is described perfectly on: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/api Just for you to know, there to acces your, or other profiles (walls from people call the following: https://graph.facebook.com/me/feed?access_token=xxxx Then after you list the ids of the comments you can call for each one of those the issuing a POST ...


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I personaly like http://site24x7.com/ It has basic free monitoring and cool advanced features


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Plurk is quite similar to Twitter, perhaps too similar since it has some of Twitter limitations too (like characters limit) , but I think it's a pretty good alternative.



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