Facebook Now Supports Username Login

facebook_loginWant to reclaim two seconds per day? Facebook just made it possible. Now, you can log into Facebook with your vanity URL/username. (Remember the one that you deliberated on so intensely a few months back? The one that, if you’re a total geek, you stayed up (or woke up) until 12:01 am to be the first to own? Now that lost sleep will be repaid incrementally every day.)

What will YOU do with the saved time? 🙂

One editorial correction on my last blog about Facebook tagging. In it, I incorrectly likened the new feature to Twitter hashtags. The capability is actually just about connecting Facebook usernames and pages…not subjects or keywords like hashtags. So my statement about it facilitating real-time search isn’t really accurate. It does, however, make it easier to connect users from your status updates. So far, the feature doesn’t appear to work in comments, though. That would be a good, sensible nuance to add.

Next time you’re in Facebook, give it a shot. Simply type an @ in your status update and you’ll get a dropdown of your friends, pages and groups. Send a friend some linked love today.

Binary Pulse is Hiring

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Quests for Quantum

One technology quietly sliding from the realm of science fiction to science fact is quantum computing. This article from Singularity Hub speculates on the fields that stand to be most profoundly impacted by the rise of this powerful new way to process our world.


Interstellar Travel by 2037?

Think about how dramatically different the world is today from 20 years ago. Consider the incredible pace of evolution of the technologies around us. Do that and you may realize that interstellar travel in the next 20 years may not be such a longshot. (It may just look different than you’re envisioning.)