Excess Video Downloads on Embedded Facebook Timelines

Thousands of websites use a Facebook plugin to embed social media content into their websites.  In studying this plugin, I discovered that (for Chrome and Android users) it automatically downloads over 30% of any video present, whether the video is watched or not.   This results in large amounts of data to be downloaded (sometimes upwards … Continue reading Excess Video Downloads on Embedded Facebook Timelines

Twitter and Facebook Profile Images: Already Optimized? Or Is There Room For Improvement?

In doing research on images on the web, I came to a surprising realization:  Social media profile pictures are not always fully optimized!  I had assumed that once a social media giant received your profile photo upload - they would optimize it to fully ensure a fast load time for their sites/apps/apis/etc.  But, I kept … Continue reading Twitter and Facebook Profile Images: Already Optimized? Or Is There Room For Improvement?