Andrew Mager

Andrew Mager is a hacker advocate at Spotify in New York City.

Latest Posts

How to find out if your data is in the Facebook torrent file

Someone scraped the publicly-available Facebook directory and hosted it as a torrent file, so anyone with an internet connection could download it.Here's how you can figure out if your information was in that file:From your Facebook profile dashboard click on 'Account' in the upper right hand side of your dashboard.

July 29, 2010 by Andrew Mager


Twimbow: a colorful way to visualize your tweets

For Twitter clients, I prefer a one column desktop app, but I'm always open to trying new things. Normally, I'm not a fan of 3 column layouts for Twitter because I simply don't have that much screen space.

July 13, 2010 by Andrew Mager


Forrst: A social network for designers and developers [invites]

Designers and web developers are hard to come by these days, but I've been using a new website that is full of them. Imagine a Facebook-style site built for talented UX designers and programmers, where they can share interesting links, pictures, or code snippets with each other.

July 1, 2010 by Andrew Mager


Twitter adds new section that shows mutual friends

I logged in to Twitter today and noticed that there is a new section above the list of people you follow called, "You both follow":I think this is a really cool feature and will make Twitter more discoverable. They have all of this valuable social data under the hood, but now they are starting to surface it.

June 11, 2010 by Andrew Mager