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21 Sep 2011

Bypassing Default Share Format in Facebook Fan Page Tabs

If you’ve ever tried to use the native Facebook share functionality to share a specific tab on a Facebook fan page, you’ve realized that Facebook handles page tabs differently than external content, overriding the IFRAME tab’s Open Graph meta data with content from the fan page itself.

06 Apr 2011

Getting Like Count on a Facebook Fan Page Using the PHP SDK & FQL

I’m working on a project that will end up being age-gated because of graphic content. (No, not porn, unfortunately, but a blood and gore video game is almost as good.) It’s also like-gated, so we needed to fetch the number of people who liked the page, so that certain content

28 Mar 2011

App tabs disappearing in HTTPS-Only mode

You may have heard the buzz a little while back about how Facebook now allows users to select “HTTPS-Only” mode which forced Facebook to run over SSL. This is good news for users, but has a pretty big impact on developers, some of which I mentioned here. We knew that

23 Nov 2010

Facebook Places Bonks Fan Page Layout

If you have a business fan page on Facebook and have been considering hopping on the Facebook Places bandwagon, there’s something you should know. Associating your fan page to a “place” will completely change the layout of your fan page.

15 Nov 2010

New Dimensions for Embedded Flash in the Facebook Newsfeed

This is just a heads-up for those of you using flash media attachments in the news stream. As of November 3, there was a bug that brought the size of the embedded flash down from 460×460 to 398×398.

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05 Oct 2010

Breaking Facebook’s Share Cache

If you’ve used Facebook’s share functionality on an external website, you have probably by now figured out that the first time Facebook accesses the shared link, it generates a cache of the preview image and the copy. Here are a few tips to break the cache.