“Currently, you cannot customize how Embedded Posts are displayed on your page. The size of the post is fixed to the same dimensions as it’s shown on Facebook.”—In which Facebook launches embedded posts, but doesn’t make them responsive, meaning that they don’t work on many mobile sites at all. Well, that was almost useful. (via shortformblog)
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“[Teens] felt that on Facebook their life story followed them through their lives in a way that their older brothers and sisters were allowed to start fresh when they moved from elementary school to junior high, from junior high to high school, and then crucially from high school to college. And one said to me, ‘My god, it used to be you that when you went to college, you got a chance to start fresh, to be a new person. I bet that was great.’ And I think that this sense of the Facebook identity as something that follows you all your life is something that many adolescents feel is a burden.”—Sherry Turkle on the effect of Facebook on teen identity (via nprfreshair)
“Obama’s Reddit AMA was a gimmick, but it was a brilliant one. The juxtaposition of both candidates preaching to their respective choirs — Obama on Reddit, Romney at the Republican National Convention in Tampa — shows that Obama and his team are still leaps ahead of the Republicans when it comes to campaigning on the internet.”—Party crasher: Obama brings down Reddit during Mitt Romney’s big week (The Verge)