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Tyson Key
Can we have support for linebreaks in comments, please? It'd make it so much easier to read and compose long comments, or ones where "special" formatting would be helpful... Thanks.
Yes, I know you can split them into several comments, but that's just awkward and even more time-consuming. - Tyson Key
I'm not sure I need line breaks (as I use separate comments to achieve this) but some very basic HTML support in the first comment would be most welcome. This would aid us in using FF as a basic blog platform. - Kol Tregaskes
It might also help with times when BackType stuff gets imported, and the result is so long that nobody in the right mind could scan through it quickly. - Tyson Key
True. It certainly would be beneficial for imported comments, say from an custom RSS feed. I'd like to see the paragraphs broken up instead of being one long sentence. Good point, Tyson. :-) I still wouldn't like it as native support. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Now that I think about it, it could work as one comment-per-paragraph, but it'd just create confusion if people decide to start injecting other comments in-between each paragraph, as they're imported, or if we ever got the much-requested threaded/nested comments support. - Tyson Key
Yep, there would be no problem if the import was quick though, so it still might work like that. - Kol Tregaskes
Still, I get the feeling that it was intended initially for relatively short "local" comments like "Oh! That LOLCat is so cute! I wish I could hug it", rather than for importing long blog comments quoting parts of "War and Peace" or proposals against porting Dalvik to Windows CE-powered toasters. ;) - Tyson Key
Thanks for the feedback, Tyson. I've added it to our suggestions list. - Ross Miller
I would really like 'em too! - J.D. Deutschendorf
Yay! Thanks, Ross. - Tyson Key
Just fell for this again - pasting in stuff with linebreaks looks like it's going to work, then does this - http://ff.im/5SqhB - immaterial
Yeah, that's the biggest problem this issue causes: having to painstakingly edit and split across multiple comments something you should just be able to cut and paste. - Mark
You have to remember, however, that it *is* convenient now that I can type *and* post without lifting my hands from the keyboard. Just typetypetypetype and press Enter. OTOH, linebreaks *do* make comments easier to read. YOTOH, someone can mis-use linebreaks to type in a comment with, let's say, 100 linebreaks or so... a linebreak vandalism... and that will surely annoy the hell of everybody. - Pandu ● IT Optimizer
Line breaks wouldn't require you to take your hands off the keyboard. They'd just have to make Shift+Enter insert a line break and Enter to post. As for vandalism, a) it's unlikely, and b) it's trivial to code in protection against that sort of thing. - Mark
@Mark: Ah, you do have a point there. If all nitpicky stuff like that gets properly handled, then I'm all for line breaks. Yessir :-) - Pandu ● IT Optimizer
would love to see line breaks, too...there are codes to check for abusive line breaks (i.e. huge blank spaces in between paragraphs...though it may increase server load a bit)...maybe even RichText or Emoticons? - brainno722 (Peter) from NoiseRiver
RichText I don't really like. BBCode-style formatting for [b]bold[/b], [i]italics[/i], and [color=black]color[/color] would be welcome, though. - Pandu ● IT Optimizer
In a way, BBCode is similar to RichText...it would be nice to have bullets (order/unordered), bold, italics, underline, etc...of course, none of these are required, just make writing/reading/organizing easier - brainno722 (Peter) from NoiseRiver
Y'all don't need shift-enter to post; you can just use the tab key to switch focus from the text box to the Post button. - Andrew C (✔)
Agree, brainno/Peter. What I was trying to post was, I don't want RichText controls (like those in Gmail) trying to give a WYSIWYG feel to posting comments. Just BBCode support will be enough to make my day. And Andrew... I blush with embarrasment on realizing that >.< - Pandu ● IT Optimizer
I disagree on displaying emoticon graphics by default. Sometimes, overzealous implementations interpret character combinations as emoticons, when they're unwanted (e.g. when pasting the output of a CLI application in a comment, or anything containing ":P" without being padded by a space). - Tyson Key
Line breaks, some HTML, etc. (but no emoticons) should be allowed on the first comment, i.e. like a blog post. - Kol Tregaskes
yes. please. - Harini Calamur
If a reason against line breaks is that it might be harder to distinguish comment boundaries, using alternating color blocks could address that. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I think linebreaks would take something away from FriendFeed. Linebreaks in comments enforce conciseness and "scannability". Like Twitter's 140 chars, but better, because you still can make a coherent argument. I don't have any trouble with this kind of intermediate form between microblogging (twitter) and normal blogging. What we really need is a blogging platform as fast as FriendFeed. :) - Meryn Stol
Gautam Ghosh
Social networking sites fast catching up with job portals http://www.business-standard.com/india...
RAPatton
Forget aspirin – big thighs could be key to beating heart disease - Science, News - The Independent - http://www.independent.co.uk/news...
Forget aspirin – big thighs could be key to beating heart disease -
            Science, News - The Independent
"Big thighs might confer a health benefit according to a study showing that people with small thighs run a higher-than-average risk of developing heart disease and an early demise. Scientists have found that men and women whose thighs are less than 60cm (23.6ins) in circumference are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease, and die prematurely, compared to people with thicker thighs. They also found, however, that the apparent advantage of bigger thighs did not continue beyond the 60cm threshold. People with thighs much wider than 60cm did not fair any better than those whose thighs hovered just above the threshold. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, is the first to link the size of the upper thigh to the risk of heart disease and premature death. The finding could lead to a medical test based on thigh size as an indicator of a person's risk of developing heart problems in later life, in much the same way that body mass index is seen as an indicator of cardiovascular risk." - RAPatton from Bookmarklet
I AM IMMORTAL!!! - FFing Enigma
""We found that having smaller thighs was associated with development of cardiovascular morbidity [illness] and early mortality.... General practitioners could use thigh circumference as an early marker to identify patients at later risk of cardiovascular disease and early mortality," they say. They also suggest that exercising the legs and lower body to increase thigh size could be a... more... - RAPatton
I am married, i cannot comment on this thread....(safe mode) - Mike Nencetti
Ha, Tina! - Ayşe E.
Sounds like bad science to me. Other cultures have skinny thighs and very low occurrence of heart disease. Its all in your genes baby!!! - Mel Buckpitt
Damn. I'm 1" under. I'm going to die. - Lola Bean (Penguin)
That's a crock. My thighs are way under that measurement. If they were that big I'd be unable to buy clothes. How tall, how heavy on average are these people? - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Go ahead and have two - RAPatton
Gaurav Mishra
Great post by @jowyang on how luxury brands can leverage social media marketing, without diluting their exclusivity http://www.web-strategist.com/blog...
Myrna
Hanna Wiszniewska
mashable
Back to School: 15 Essential Web Tools for Students - http://mashable.com/2009...
Sameer
Watching Shivaji break out of Aurangzeb's prison at Agra by hiding in boxes full of sweets... on Star Pravah. Stuff of childhood fantasies.
Sidin Vadukut
Once you begin to question Google, you begin to question everything.
google for god :) - Harini Calamur
mashable
22 Facebook Funded Startups to Watch - http://mashable.com/2009...
Gaurav Mishra
Why News Organizations Need a Facebook Strategy - http://www.poynter.org/column...
Roshni
To Run Better, Start by Ditching Your Nikes | Wired Science | Wired.com - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
A friend's been raving about these.. http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/ - Roshni
|  Balu  |
30 Sites You Wouldn’t Want to Go to: Norton Releases List of Most Dangerous Websites - http://www.watblog.com/2009...
mashable
In case u missed it - The New Search War: Google vs Facebook - http://mashable.com/2009...
The New York Times
Ozgur Uckan
LAPP – Light Art performance Photography | flylyf - http://www.flylyf.com/lapp-li...
LAPP – Light Art performance Photography | flylyf
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"The Light art performance photography (LAPP), is a one-shot long time bulb exposure Photography, performed additionally with movement of Light." - Ozgur Uckan from Bookmarklet
India
A single person can possibly lead a far more peaceful and satisfying life if he or she sets her mind to it than many married couples. Every evening as dusk sets in, he sits in his rocking chair nursing a Scotch and listening to old Hindi film songs. The day I last saw him in Hyderabad, the strains of Mohammed Rafi's Dekhi zamane ki yaari…bichchde sabhi baari-baari….impregnated the air. But, instead of the melancholia that drips from Guru Dutt's sets in Kagaz ke Phool, there was a calm surrounding Jyotirmaya, a sense of peace and a day well spent. No broken heart here, just a man unwinding after a day at work…. His dinner is ready and waiting, his next choice out of a collection of 3000 movies in the DVD player, awaiting the click of a remote button. A book lies next to his bed in what seems to be exactly the position he left off reading it the night before. No female presence or kiddie clutter disturbs the even tenor of his existence. Life is the way he loves it… Cut to another home...
bcultral
Mitesh Ashar
Ajnabeeeeee Tum Jaane Pehchaane se.. Lag Rahe ho!! http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Ajnabeeeeee Tum Jaane Pehchaane se.. Lag Rahe ho!! http://bit.ly/igUnl
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directeur
Toots Thielemans and Bill Evans: I Do It For Your love - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Toots Thielemans and Bill Evans: I Do It For Your love
Toots Thielemans and Bill Evans: I Do It For Your love
One of (if not THE) greatest jazz harmonica player and one of the most famous and influential American jazz pianists - directeur from NoiseRiver Extra!
I love this tune. reminds me my younger days. :-) Thanx for your posting. - Kazutaka Ogaki from m.ctor.org
Dô itashimashite, Kazutaka! Watashi mo kono ongaku dai suki! Glad that you liked it :) - directeur
sublime - Thierry Lhôte
I love toots - Olivier Samouillan
India
Untouchabilty alive and kicking in India - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS...
More than 60 years after Independence, untouchability is alive and thriving in India's hinterlands. Pockets of social change have been but mere drops in an ocean of casteism and prejudice.
it is sad that the media has been silent about it for the last decade or show. case after case would tell you about the rampant casteism in the country - but, the trouble is they are not the target audience for mainstream media. - Harini Calamur
urbanization will cure the society of this.. but, will take time - Anindya Chatterjee
Mahdi
:)) مهدیچه تشریف دارن ؟ - Noosha
نوشا مهدیچه چیه دیگه؟ - Mahdi
یعنی بچه مهدی :دی - Noosha
اوهوم از اون نظر آره دیگه :) - Mahdi
بوس بوسی :* - Noosha
very nice photos - Bill Rawlinson
she is my daughter :) - Mahdi
She's adorable Mahdi =) - FFing Enigma
Cute! - AJ Batac
Maşallah! - Olcayto Cengiz
Thank you friends. she is so cute and sweet :) - Mahdi
Oh, man, she's adorable! - Brett Kelly
Cute! What is her name? - Rochelle
She looks like an angel:) - Deepti
Her name is little Angel :) - Mahdi
خوب این خارجیا رو گذاشتی سر کار :دی - Noosha
:D - Mahdi
She's beautiful! - Michael Fidler
:))) برای نوشا - NαrgeS
she is my daughter too :) - Noosha
جو سازی برای بابای بچه :)) - Noosha
Cute! - David Cook
Blue eyes and blond. Look out little boys. - Russellreno
she's very cute...i would say that your in more trouble Mahdi - Lee
So adorable! - Neya
:)) به به - وارَش
You are kidding me? She is beautiful - just awesome. A small vision of loveliness and joy. - Marjorie Dawson
آقا من توضیح دادم قبلا خدمتتون ... چیه بابا به ما نمیاد بچه خوشگل داشته باشیم ؟! اه اه این خارجیا چقدر بخیلن :دی - Noosha
What kind of camera was used? The pics are great and the subject is just adorable. - Tdubya
Cute!!! - R093r-
angels! I cannot take such beautiful photos for my daughter. need a better camera - xia
نوشا یعنی‌ آره ؟؟ - Mahdi
کی ؟ چی؟ کجا ؟ دی - Noosha
Lovely eyes she's got!! Adorable =) - Praveen Vasudev
Beautiful little one. - Steve C Team Marina
She is wonderful, but remember to let her dig in the garden and get dirty, and not just be beautiful, that we sometimes forget with a pretty girl as yours, but you probably already now that :) - Lars Clausen
Good point Lars, don't let her grow up into a vain skill-free doll because you're so entranced with her beauty. Believe me, I know some of those women, and life gets quite rough around 40. - anna sauce
vimoh
Finally: A Screenwriting App For Your iPhone! - http://www.movieline.com/2009...
Finally: A Screenwriting App For Your iPhone!
"Well, this was sort of inevitable, and yet it had never even occurred to us: Screenplay is a $2.99 app for the iPhone, and has all the basic functionality of Final Draft: It offers formatting, scene elements, auto-complete character names, pagination and scene re-ordering. Mitigate the shame of being one of those “laptops in coffeeshops” people, as you apply the final touches to your third draft punch-up while everyone else assumes you’re playing Enviro-Bear 2000. (No idea if it accepts Final Draft files.) Just remember, kids: screendriving is dangerous and against the law! [iPhoneAppReviews.net]" - vimoh from Bookmarklet
I've been wondering when screenwriting apps would start coming out for the various phones. It would be nice to have one for the android and I'm surprised Celtx hasn't jumped on the bandwagon earlier. - Jonathan Hardesty
I am a little ho-hum about writing on my mobile. But I guess it might prove useful for revisions or quick dialogues. - vimoh
Gautam Ghosh
RT @radhikabajaj: 'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit' - Aristotle
Been my invisible 'status' (default self-reminder quote) since my school days, when I first read it. :) - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
directeur
Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington: Sound of Love - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington: Sound of Love
Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington: Sound of Love
Enjoy :) - directeur from NoiseRiver Extra!
directeur, create a jazz group i will be first member :) - miocaro
i would like to be second then :) - tunahan
:) Aww! Thank you Ebru and Tunahan! Well, I actually started one, last year. Here it is http://friendfeed.com/jazz-lo... But it's not very very active, just a bunch of RSS feeds. What if we start a group with only posts like this one? (i.e. a link to a wikipedia page <bio>, some pics, and the mp3 tune?) Go ahead, create it and I'll happily be the 1ST member :) - directeur
here it is! i did not see. my mistake :) i am a member of jazz lovers now. - miocaro
Yay! Welcome aboard! Let's give it another life :) Please share your tunes, too, Ebru! :) - directeur
Sean, yeah, that's what I mean :) But let's use Jazz-lovers since it already has many jazz lovers err.. subscribers :) - directeur
I am a member too :) today some stuffs are gonna come to FF :P - tunahan
madyar
Iran: Leading reformist Abtahi on trial - http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009...
directeur
Another great tune. Enjoy :) - directeur from NoiseRiver Extra!
I really feel the pleasure he's having when he plays. Don't you? :) - directeur
harika gercekten :) thanks! - miocaro
Rica ederim, Ebru :) - directeur
it's as if he can make the piano "smile." i find Jamal and Monk have the same ability to make _any_ piano sound like _their own_ piano. - MikeAmundsen
Mike, you nailed it! "their own" piano. reminds me of the anecdote about the Köln Concert, when Keith Jarrett arrived on stage and discovered that the piano wasn't what he asked for, yet he improvised on _that_ piano and created that masterpiece! @Joe, you can use it too! here's a link: http://extra.noiseriver.com :) - directeur
You're welcome, Joe! :) - directeur
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
5 reasons why Facebook sucks « @vanelsas - http://vanelsas.wordpress.com/2008...
it was ok till they brought on those stupid quizzes. no i log on to play wordscrapper, and get out :! totally juvenile and very painful - and like being in a very large vegetable market ! - Harini Calamur
You don't really own your data on FB, that's the worst problem. It's so hard to actually permanently delete your account on FB! - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
that too. but, sooner or later, ppl like me are going to escape FB simply because it allows for 'promiscuous' networking - essentially the same thing that went wrong with Ryze. and the damn quizzes :( when the history of FB is written - they will mark the day the quizzes began as the day of slow implosion. - Harini Calamur
'Promiscuous' networking - LOL!!! - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Chandrachoodan
Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
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thank you for sharing. great piece. - Harini Calamur
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Guest Post by Gaurav Mishra: The 4Cs Social Media Framework - http://beth.typepad.com/beths_b...
Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Guest Post by Gaurav Mishra: The 4Cs Social Media Framework
Instead of getting distracted by the tools and the terminologies, I focus on the four underlying themes in social media, the 4Cs of social media: Content, Collaboration, Community and Collective Intelligence. Taken together, these four themes constitute the value system of social media. I believe that the tools are transient, the buzzwords will change, but the value system embedded in these 4Cs is here to stay. So, let’s look at these 4Cs in some detail. - Mahendra (SkepticGeek) from Bookmarklet
I absolutely love this graphic - I've seen it before. It says so much so clearly. Lots to think about regarding the visible to invisible axis and the easy to difficult axis. Although with the latter, I think a distinction needs to be made between content consumption (easy) and content creation (not as easy). - Laura Norvig
Check out this great graphic about "The 4 C's of Social Media" - Content, Collaboration, Community, ? - Alex Schleber
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