Facebook Messenger for Windows and Mac

Facebook brings one of its most popular mobile apps to the desktop

By on April 9, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Facebook brings one of its most popular mobile apps to the desktop

Facebook already has a variety of highly popular mobile apps available on iOS and Android, including the regular Facebook app, but also messaging apps like Messenger and WhatsApp, with each of them already being used by hundreds of millions of consumers. Unsurprisingly, the company wants yo offer similarly targeted services to desktop users. Facebook on Wednesday launched a standalone Messenger.com portal, where users can enjoy only messaging features, just like on mobile devices. More →

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Facebook Privacy and Tracking

Shocker: Facebook tracks absolutely everyone in the EU, regardless of personal preferences

By on March 31, 2015 at 11:59 AM.

Shocker: Facebook tracks absolutely everyone in the EU, regardless of personal preferences

A new study that looked into Facebook’s privacy practices in the European Union reveals that Facebook seemingly tracks everyone in the region, regardless of personal preferences. Whether you’re signed in to the service or not, and whether or not you have opted out of being tracked, a Facebook cookie with your name on it exists, and can be used to track your online activities.

In fact, even people without Facebook accounts are being tracked. More →

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The 3 most important things Facebook just announced at F8

By on March 25, 2015 at 3:12 PM.

The 3 most important things Facebook just announced at F8

Facebook kicked off its big F8 developer conference on Wednesday and it made some key announcements that give us some big clues about where the company is headed. Below we’ve recapped the three most important things Facebook announced at F8 this week.

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How To Stop Facebook Birthday Notifications

How to stop Facebook from sending you those annoying birthday notifications

By on March 20, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

How to stop Facebook from sending you those annoying birthday notifications

Ahh, Facebook. The social network we love to hate and hate to love. Facebook is easily the most trafficked social service in the world and people spend countless hours stalking, err, keeping up with friends, sharing news stories and posting about their own lives. Of course, there are also plenty of things about the service that are a little bit annoying or even downright infuriating.

The birthday notifications that are enabled by default for each and every one of your Facebook friends falls somewhere in between “a little bit annoying” and “downright infuriating,” but luckily it couldn’t be easier to disable them. More →

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Facebook Image Sharing

Facebook doesn’t want you sharing photos of the following body parts

By on March 16, 2015 at 5:13 PM.

Facebook doesn’t want you sharing photos of the following body parts

Facebook has updated its Community Standards page, Mashable reports, in which it explains in detail what can and can’t be shared on its network when it comes to images and videos. The new Community Standards are significantly longer than before – the BBC says the new document is 2,500-word long – and cover nudity, hate speech, bullying and other aspects of Facebook sharing. More →

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Facebook Privacy Settings

How to make yourself invisible on Facebook

By on March 16, 2015 at 2:52 PM.

How to make yourself invisible on Facebook

Facebook can be an great source of entertainment, especially when it comes to killing productivity, but that doesn’t mean everyone needs to see everything you do on the social network. Business Insider has put together a quick and handy guide that can help you turn invisible on Facebook through some easy tweaks to your settings. More →

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Facebook Suicide Thoughts Tools

Facebook unveils a crucial new tool for suicide prevention

By on February 26, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Facebook unveils a crucial new tool for suicide prevention

Facebook unveiled a brand new feature it’s adding to its massive social network in order to help out some of its users who might experience a special kind of problem. Specifically, Facebook has created tools to provide more resources to people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, as well as to their friends and family members who might spot such problems. More →

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Facebook and Death: Legacy Contact

You can finally control what happens to your Facebook when you die

By on February 12, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

You can finally control what happens to your Facebook when you die

Facebook on Thursday announced a new feature for its social network, the addition of a Legacy Contact, or a person who will be allowed to control your account after you pass away — certainly, that must have been a problem for various Facebook users who might not have been able to access accounts of deceased relatives or close friends after their passing. More →

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Who To Follow On Twitter

The people you follow on Twitter are boring – here are 25 new follows to fix that

The people you follow on Twitter are boring – here are 25 new follows to fix that

By on February 9, 2015 at 12:11 PM.

Twitter is a truly fascinating place that is simultaneously an amazing source of information and entertainment, and a boring, soul-crushing waste of time. It really all depends on who you follow, and since there are more than half a billion users, it can be difficult to find the right people to follow.

So, we’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you. More →

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Mesmerizing graphic shows how much Twitter exploded during the end of the Super Bowl

By on February 2, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Mesmerizing graphic shows how much Twitter exploded during the end of the Super Bowl

It’s not surprising to see social media activity exploded during key moments of Sunday’s Super Bowl but it’s still cool to see just how much Twitter blew up at the end of the game. More →

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Facebook vs. Stress

How Facebook and Twitter make you pay the ‘cost of caring’

By on January 16, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

How Facebook and Twitter make you pay the ‘cost of caring’

A new study from the Pew Research Center found that using social networks including Facebook, Twitter and others, as well as other means of digitally sharing experiences, isn’t as stressful as some claimed in the past. But the overall social networking experience may become an invisible burden for many, who unknowingly pay the “cost of caring.” More →

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