I’ve noticed that as of this morning, Facebook is now adding long strings of hex code after every link, with the enigmatic name “pwstdfy=#hex value#” – I wonder if this is in response to the new accusations regarding its security towards minors, which I’ve seen coming up in the news a lot recently. www.facebook.com was down for about 20 minutes this afternoon, and I didn’t notice the new addition until after it had returned.

However, it doesn’t seem to make much difference if you try to link with the old, “short URL” names. However, the new URL’s are added on if you attempt to link anywhere from your original location.

Interesting. I wonder if it will have any effect.