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Facebook's privacy policies and its mode of operation as a whole has come under intense scrutiny following the Cambridge Analytica debacle. While testifying before Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fielded a variety of questions as lawmakers sought to understand how the social network operates, and whether... Read more...
Facebook is rolling out a new feature that it should have implemented a long time ago -- a dislike button! Just kidding, that's probably never going to happen, no matter how many inane posts flood the world's largest social playground. However, in lieu of a thumbs down icon, Mark Zuckerberg and the gang are updating the Facebook Search feature Read more...
Under the veil of the Internet, people tend to post things they wouldn't say in person. We've all encountered the so-called Internet tough guy or troll, though some comments and posts step so far out of bounds that it constitutes harassment and/or cyber bullying. It's a problem that not only exists, but also is... Read more...
Perhaps Facebook is conducting a meta-experiment. The first part of it was the emotional contagion experiment we covered yesterday, wherein Facebook manipulated close to 700,000 users’ emotions via their Newsfeeds without any apparent knowledge, consent, or reasonable ethical oversight. The real experiment... Read more...
How does one even begin a post with the above headline? In what is either a massive troll or an uncomfortable sign of the times, a pair of Brits named Matt Gray and Tom Scott are touting a new social network launching soon that will use only emoji. Dubbed “emoj.li”, the social network contains no words--no... Read more...
Facebook doesn’t go down all that often, but when it does it’s big news. The social network reportedly experienced an outage at approximately 1 a.m. PST that affected users all over the world. Users in countries including Australia, New Zealand, England, South Korea, India, were unable to access Facebook... Read more...
Facebook, and every other social network and website where people virtually congregate and communicate, has a delicate balancing act of allowing as much freedom as possible while also ensuring that the environment is a safe and legal one. Facebook is taking a step further in the “legal and safe” direction... Read more...
It makes total sense that Twitter would offer a way to share information about and buy products from within the service, so it’s actually not surprising to hear that a Twitter e-commerce solution is in the works. Re/code.net reports that in addition to nearly finalizing a deal with payment services company... Read more...
The problem is a simple one: There are images out there that should not be on Facebook, where they’re viewable by anyone aged 13 and up. However, Facebook has an extremely difficult job to do when it comes to deciding which and what type of images might fall into the “banned” category, and the issue... Read more...
Up to now, viewability of kids’ Facebook accounts was set by default to “Friends of Friends”; now, those aged 13-17 start out with their audience set to “Friends” by default. However, they can also make their posts public, and they can turn on “Follow” to let their posts show... Read more...
When confronted with something that is both massive in scale and completely quantifiable, it does something to your brain. That “something” is hard to explain, but we feel it when we look at The Faces Of Facebook, which is a web page--a single web page--that contains the thumbnail images of all 1.2 billion (and counting) Facebook... Read more...
Facebook is making it easier to recover your Facebook account in the event that you ever forget your password (which, let’s be honest, we’ve all done once or twice). Instead of going through the rigamarole of resetting your password and answering a bunch of security questions to do so, the social network... Read more...
If you don’t have it already, surely you’ve seen some of your friends’ Facebook profiles converted to the new Timeline format: a large, (probably low-res) wide picture with a little profile pic inset on the lower left, a bit of personal info below that, and a two-column stream of stuff about them and... Read more...