Free Facebook from Globe, Officially for a Limited Time Only

In order to promote Globe Telecom’s new USSD number, *143#, Globe gives their subscribers to browse Facebook using their mobile phones for free. Take note that this offer is on a subscription basis and is not automatically enabled. Subscription is valid until March 14, 2012 only. When subscribed, the user can use their mobile phone browser and simply go to http://m.facebook.com. Take note that browsers like Opera Mini which proxies the page using their own servers won’t work with this promo. Subscribing is easy, there’s even no text format to follow, simply dial *143# on your Globe handset. Since this … Continue reading

Free Facebook Mobile from Globe

I think this has been going for a long time now, but it seems that Globe Telecom has finally got an answer on Sun Cellular’s Facebook Zero. Globe subscribers can now access Facebook Mobile for free without using any tricks nor proxies, not even 3rd party applications. All you need is your mobile phone’s browser. I just tried it this Christmas, and it works! I wasn’t aware of this before, but if somebody knows about it ages ago, please feel free to comment on when this great phenomenon started. I was on an out-of-town vacation this Christmas, without any Wi-Fi … Continue reading

Relief From the Agony of Facebook Blacklisted Domains

Last month, I wrote about how Facebook¬†indiscriminately¬†blocks domains from its blacklist even if majority of its subdomains are legitimate websites and not abusive. I was one of those webmasters who were affected by that seemingly tight policy. Facebook Like Buttons won’t work on those affected sites, even share the URL won’t work. But recently, I found out that my website was somehow lifted from the blacklist. I’m not sure on what happened, but I can now share permalinks from my website to Facebook. I can even put some Like Buttons on my articles and it works! But I think the … Continue reading

The Agony of Facebook Blacklisted Domains

Updated (Dec. 2, 2010): See notes below. It’s not an uncommon practice that websites today especially those who provide online services and APIs block certain domains known to host spams and other malicious contents. This is to prevent further abuse of the system on question and to prevent further spamming using the website’s services. Facebook is no different. ¬†Since the top social-networking website has millions of members with an API freely accessible to almost everyone with just a simple registration, prevention of abuse and spam is a big problem unless certain measures are done. One of the easiest method is … Continue reading