the new planets – yes, the fuse is lit

The fuse is lit
And everyone’s in place
The ground rumbles now
Can you feel it shake

The air is burned and the launchpad melts and breaks
Can you hear the voices in the distance as we blast away

Dubs’ Show Picks (2/15 – 2/21)

Here’s my first attempt at highlighting shows that I’m attending and I hope to make this a weekly occurrence…

Monday 2/16

Young Creatures at Silverlake Lounge (FREE, DOORS 7PM SHOW 8PM)

Young Creatures will be joined by LA River Bend, Little Galaxies and Gazoota

Tuesday 2/17

Hot Karate at The Redwood Bar (DOORS 8PM, SHOW 9PM)

Hot Karate will be joined by Splice the Mainbrace and Sketch Orchestra!

Thursday 2/19

The Janks at Bootleg Theater ($10, DOORS 8PM, SHOW 9PM)

The Janks will be joined by P L a N E T S, Rachel Goodrich & the GRRRLS and Kory Dane. Presented by Badass Bands Blog!

Saturday 2/21

Picturas at Mrs. Fish (FREE)

Picturas will be performing two sets! Set 1 starts at 10:45, Set 2 starts at Midnight!

HOWTO: Modifying the Facebook “Nickelback Joke” For Good (Or Evil)

If you’re an avid Facebook user, you’ve probably encountered a joke link floating around prefaced with something like “This link will show you which people on your friends list you should unfriend”.

Upon clicking said link, you’ll see a list all of your friends who have liked the Facebook page of the band Nickelback.

For reference here is the link:
https://www.facebook.com/browse/friended_fans_of/?page_id=6248267085

Though initially you’ll be disgusted and amused by this, you’ll wonder…

Can I use the principles behind this to see which of my friends are fans of other pages?

The answer is yes! In the link above I ask you to draw attention to this bit: page_id=6248267085

The series of numbers following “page_id=” is what I’ll be referring to as a Facebook page’s IDNUMBER.

So to make this work with another page, you’ll need to obtain the page’s IDNUMBER.

How do I obtain a Facebook page’s “IDNUMBER”?

For the purposes of this tutorial, I will show you how to obtain a Facebook page’s “page_id” using the WebKit Inspector that is built into Google’s Chrome browser and Apple’s Safari browser.

Step 1

Browse to a Facebook page, in this example, one of my favorite LA bands, P L a N E T S! (https://www.facebook.com/planetsplanetsplanets)

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Step 2

Right click on the “Invite your friends to like this page” link and choose Inspect Element.

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Step 3

You should see a block of HTML code highlighted and you’ll see “page_id=IDNUMBER”. Where IDNUMBER is a series of numbers. Copy this IDNUMBER.

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Step 4

Paste the IDNUMBER into the original “joke link”, replacing the bit that says 6248267085 and BAM! Now you have your own customized version of the link!

From the above example, to display all friends that are fans of the Facebook page for “P L a N E T S“, the link would be:
https://www.facebook.com/browse/friended_fans_of/?page_id=48530103683

 

Go flex your newly discovered Facebook power, whether it be for good or evil, only you can decide!

If you enjoyed or hated this tutorial, give me some feedback in the comments below!