My notes from #f8 – anonymous login, mobile likes and a #sherylselfie

I've been lucky enough to be in San Francisco this week for Facebook's F8 developer conference. It's been a really interesting experience altogether, being in the epicentre of the startup world and visiting the likes of Pinterest and Facebook's offices to see what it's like. But F8 was a conference on a whole new level…

The future of Facebook fundraising

This is an article I wrote back in October 2012 and has just been published in the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing (you'll know it as the IJNVSM). It's predominantly based on a presentation I gave at the IoF National Convention in 2012, so some of the data is now a bit old - for…

Open graph now open for service on JG

Back in October, I wrote about one of Facebook's latest BETA features and how I was quite excited about its potential (see Grammar as a platform and sentences as a service – Facebook’s new open graph). After the open graph (or Timeline apps, as they're known) went live in January earlier this year, there have been quite a…

Finally, a charity uses Facebook integration to tell a great story

Way back in August 2009, I wrote a blog for Professional Fundraising (as it was known then) about how the newly released Facebook Connect (as it was known then) gave websites the ability to personalise content based on people's Facebook data to an unprecedented level. I was really excited about how charities could personalise their…

Grammar as a platform and sentences as a service – Facebook’s new open graph

On Tuesday this week I went to the London edition of F8, the "on tour" edition of Facebook's flagship developer conference. I have to say (and I did say it), it was the most useful day at a conference I've ever had. Despite spending a lot of time reading through the docs for the new…