These tweaks has made it pretty easy for me to replace the regular Facebook app with the new Paper interface. I am still getting used to the gestures, but I think I like it a lot more than the old app.
> Facebook today began rolling out a new feature that lets you see a history of everything you’ve searched for on the social network. A list of search queries now appears intermingled with all the Likes, comments, and wall posts that appear inside the Activity Log — a private section of your profile that only you can view. Only searches from now on get included in the Activity Log, so you can’t go back and revisit who you’ve been repeatedly stalking all these years. It works just like search and URL history inside your web browser.
Every time Facebook rolls out a feature like this I feel more and more like I should just close my Facebook account. This just feels creepy.
Facebook Stock Hits an All-Time Low
Did anyone really not see this coming?
Yesterday, [Oliver Reichenstein](http://informationarchitects.net/blog/sweep-the-sleaze/) started a rush of blog activity with his piece about the various “social sharing” buttons that can be found on websites and blogs:
> The previous wave of buttons for Delicious and Digg and Co. vanished, Facebook and Twitter and G+ might vanish or they might survive, but the buttons will vanish for sure. Or do you seriously think that in ten years we will still have those buttons on every page? No, right? Why, because you already know as a user that they’re not that great. So why not get rid of them now? Because “they’re not doing any harm”? Are you sure?
There was a rush of activity as [Daring Fireball](http://daringfireball.net/linked/2012/05/30/sweep-the-sleaze), [The Loop](http://feeds.loopinsight.com/~r/loopinsight/KqJb/~3/i0LtEIKPKaQ/), and [Shawn Blanc](http://shawnblanc.net/2012/05/reichenstein-social-buttons/) (among others) all echoed Mr. Reichenstein’s suggestion to remove those social sharing buttons. I have decided to join in and remove such buttons from my site. I think [Marco Arment’s reasoning](http://www.marco.org/2012/05/30/sweep-the-sleaze) was the most convincing though:
>I don’t embed any sharing buttons for one big reason: they look cheap and desperate. They would devalue my voice and reduce my credibility.