This script shows you how Facebook ranks all your friends

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This script shows you how Facebook ranks all your friends

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Have you ever wondered how Facebook ranks your friends for you? The company keeps a score for everyone you interact with on the social network.

This affects the order of results when you start typing a name into the search box, the people that appear in your Friends pane when someone visits your profile, whose content shows up in your News Feed, and pretty much any list that displays who you interact with on the site. To put this in layman’s terms, Facebook tracks who you interact with or stalk, and vice versa.

As a result, Facebook users are often curious to know how the service ranks their friends. Many people have created tools to list these figures, and Arjun Sreedharan‘s is one of easiest to use.

You can check your friends’ rankings in just three steps:

  1. Drag and drop the following link to your browser’s bookmarks bar: FB Friends Ranking
  2. Login to Facebook and click on the bookmark.
  3. You will see a list of your Facebook friends’ ranking score (scroll down past the “undefined” entries).

The first 15 entries of an example ranking score look like this (names have been blocked out to protect the innocent):

fb rank This script shows you how Facebook ranks all your friends

As Sreedharan explains, the smaller the friend’s score, the higher the rank:

The score gives an indication of the length of the edge between you and the friend. I guess only facebook would know what it exactly means

In other words, unless you’re a Facebook engineer, this number is meaningless by itself. It is only useful when compared to your other friends and/or people who you interact with on Facebook.

See also – Facebook is tweaking its News Feed ads algorithm to consider user feedback, including what you report or hide andHow Facebook’s Entity Graph evolved from plain text to the structured data that powers Graph Search

David Ben-Gurion The First Prime Minister of the State of israel

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David Ben-Gurion

 The First Prime Minister

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David Ben-Gurion was born in Plonsk, Poland
in 1886 and was named David Green. He was educated at a Hebrew school established by his father, a member of “Hovevei Zion”.
By his mid-teens, Green founded a Hebrew youth group, “Ezra”, and at the age of 18 he moved to Warsaw, where he joined the Zionist-Socialist party “Poalei Zion  He arrived in Israel in 1906, worked as a farmer and a teacher, and was active in the “Poalei Zion” party, and a member the “Achdut” newspaper.
In 1910 he changed his name to Ben-Gurion. From 1911-1914 he studied Turkish in Salonika and law in Istanbul in order to qualify for representing his party with the Ottoman Empire
. Following the outbreak of World War I, in 1915, he was deported by the Ottoman authorities from the land of Israel.
Ben-Gurion traveled to the US and continued to work for the Zionist socialist cause. In 1918 he enlisted in the Jewish Legion of the British army and, within that framework, returned to Israel.
In 1919 he participated in the establishment of the “Achdut Ha’avoda” party, and between 1921-1935 served as the Secretary General of the Histadrut, the national federation of Jewish laborers in Israel.
In 1930 he participated in the establishment of the “Mapai” party, and was its representative in the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency.
From 1935- 1948 he served as Chairman of the Jewish Agency, and in 1946 assumed responsibility for matters relating to the security of the Jewish community in Israel.
Ben-Gurion led the struggle of the Zionist movement for the establishment of a Jewish state in the land of Israel. In May 1948, following the declaration of independence, he presided in his dual roles as acting Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. He served in these posts from 1948-1953, during which time he oversaw the War of Independence, the absorption of a wave of immigration, the implementation of mass settlement and development projects and the signing of a reparations agreement with Germany.
At the end of 1953 Ben-Gurion left the government and the Knesset and retired to his kibbutz, Sde Boker in the Negev. Following the uncovering of a group of Israeli spies in Egypt, he returned to political life at the beginning of 1955, and assumed the post of Minister of Defense in the Sharett government. Following the 1955 elections, he resumed the premiership.
In 1956, Israel initiated the “Sinai Operation”, in which the IDF occupied, with British and French backing, the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula. After the cease-fire, Ben-Gurion agreed to withdraw from the occupied areas, and in return, Israel had a respite for 11 years on the Egyptian border, and safe passage through the Straits of Tiran.
Under Ben-Gurion’s leadership, Mapai won both the elections of 1959 and 1961, and he again served as Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.
In June 1963, Ben-Gurion resigned from these posts, and was replaced by Levi Eshkol. Ben-Gurion remained politically active, first as Eshkol’s partner, and later as his bitter rival. The source of tension between the two leaders was the failure of a spying operation in an Arab country. In June 1965 the Mapai party split, with Ben- Gurion establishing Rafi, which won 10 Knesset seats in the following elections. In 1968, Rafi rejoined Mapai and Achdut Ha’avoda, to form the Israel Labor Party, while Ben-Gurion formed a new party, “Hareshima Hamamlachtit”, which won four Knesset seats in the 1969 elections.
In June 1970 Ben-Gurion retired from political life and returned to Sde Boker. He passed away on December 1, 1973. His wife, Paula, died in 1968. He is survived by 2 daughters (Geula and Renana) and a son (Amos).

SIMPLE STRATEGY TO TURN LOST SALES INTO SALES SUCCESS

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Simple Strategy to Turn Lost Sales Into Sales Success

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lost salesThe other day I was at the Olive Garden talking to a prospective client over lunch. He was telling me about all the challenges his sales organization was facing.

Setting up appointments with new prospects was a nightmare. Decisions were taking longer and longer to make. Competition was everywhere, undercutting their proposals.

His reps were frustrated, discouraged.

“If only they could all be like Paula,” he said, shaking his head in frustration. “Can you clone her?

I laughed, but my curiosity was piqued. “Tell me more,” I said.

It seems that Paula was having a really good year, despite everything that was going on. She cracked into a few big accounts that she’d targeted at the beginning of the year. Despite losing some business to competitors, she’d won more than her share without major discounting.

Even the numerous obstacles that seemed to totally derail the other sales reps, only set her back temporarily.

“Let me guess,” I interrupted. “Those setbacks almost seem to energize her. Right?”

My client, who was about to take a bite of fettuccine, set down his fork. Looking at me quizzically, he said almost in a whisper, “How did you know? That’s exactly what happens.”

I smiled slowly, but couldn’t keep the twinkle out of my eyes. I leaned forward and whispered, “Paula kisses the frogs.”

My client burst out laughing. It certainly wasn’t the answer he expected. But, it was the truth.

Over the years I’ve met other Paulas and they’re usually top performers. What differentiates them from other sellers is their approach to the setbacks (or ugly frogs) they invariably encounter in selling.

When faced with tough times, frog kissers like Paula reframe those obstacles into personal challenges. Rather than getting discouraged or blaming others, they ask:

  • How can I tackle this new situation?
  • What other options can I try?
  • What can I learn by kissing this frog

With their creative energies ignited, new options and alternatives emerge. Limitations become possibilities. They experiment with different approaches, willing to grow in the process. As a result, frog kissers are often able to transform their lost sales into successes.

So here’s my challenge to you. In the next month you’re likely to run into a few sales problems such as disinterested prospects, angry customers, delayed decisions, or cut-throat competitors. This time, instead of getting upset, go kiss the frogs.

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