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AddThis WordPress Plugin Facebook Sharing Patch

February 18th, 2010 2 comments

A few days ago, we’re not sure the exact time, something changed which caused problems when sharing an AddThis WordPress plugin enabled blog page to Facebook. The FB shares do not have the correct page title, description or images. This problem actually affects any page that uses the AddThis code specified in the technical section later in the post. However, we are only going to address the plugin related problems at this time and provide you with a simple patch.

Here’s a quick little patch for the WordPress AddThis plugin. Follow these instructions at your own risk. This patch has only been tested on WP 2.9.2 and AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget 1.6.1. We do not guarantee the patch nor do we take any responsibility if something breaks.

This patch will only fix pages that are considered by WordPress to be A Single Page, Single Post or Attachment (WP Codex: is_singular). These pages are probably the majority of your important shares.

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Mashup of the Week Remixing YouTube

March 16th, 2009 No comments

Not a widget mashup but a remixing of YouTube videos.

An Israel-based musician and producer named Kutiman mixes up various YouTube videos to produce an unique sound. He’s distinctive sound has collectively accumulated over 3 million views already.

Check out his site Thru You.

[via NPR- Remixing YouTube, One Video At A Time]

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In Memory of a Friend Paulo Emanuele

January 29th, 2009 4 comments

It is with sorrow that I post this in honor a friend and co-worker. Paulo Emanuele died in a tragic plane crash yesterday. He will be missed…

I’ve had the pleasure of working with him very closely on Airliners.net for the past few months and in that short period of time he has left a huge impression on me.

Here are some photos and a video to honor him and to remember him by.

[update 2010/01/25: widget removed]

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Nimbuzz Launches Free iPhone iPod Touch VoIP and Chat App

November 26th, 2008 1 comment

Here’s an interesting press release, we haven’t tested so no comments or review yet.

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NIMBUZZ LAUNCHES FREE IPHONE APPLICATION

Brings free IM buddy calling, landscape mode chat, and massive instant messaging and social network support to iPhone and iPod touch

26 November 08 – Rotterdam – Nimbuzz (www.nimbuzz.com), the most comprehensive mobile Instant Messaging, (geo) presence and VoIP provider launches into the Apple iPhone App Store. The free application lets users call, chat and message, for free, with their friends on virtually all major instant messaging communities and social networks, including Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, Facebook, MySpace, AIM, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, and more.

Specifically for the needs of iPhone users, this will be the first complete messaging product available with landscape mode chat, IM buddy calling (including Yahoo!), and regional social network support – and it is free.

Users turn the product on its side to use a wide keyboard for fast and easy typing. Furthermore, Nimbuzz is the first product to offer IM buddy calling over Wifi to Yahoo! Messenger as well as Google Talk, Skype, and Windows Live Messenger.

Nimbuzz supports chat for local social networks, such as StudiVZ, the biggest German speaking social network, Hyves for The Netherlands, and Gadu-Gadu in Poland.

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Find Alternative Fuel Filling Stations Near You on GreenCar.com

November 14th, 2008 1 comment

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This is not a widget related post. But, in light of some comments regarding our last post on the cheap gas widget, here’s a post on where to find alternative fuel filling stations near you.

We try to be green here and we know many of our readers do too.

So, for those of you interested in green cars and are looking for filling stations to power your green car, check out www.greencar.com and their Alternative Fuel Filling Station tool. BTW, this would be a great tool to widgetize and build an iPhone app for…

The site also has great information regarding electric cars, hybrids, the technologies powering them and more.

Find specific information like MPG and EPA ratings on cars and read articles about them.

Update (Nov 20, 2008):
LA Auto Show – 2009 Green Car of the Year Award – VW Jetta Clean Diesel Wins 2009 Green Car of the Year!

[Disclaimer: we have some involvement with www.greencar.com]