Facebook Virtual Reality Apps

Is the world ready to social network in virtual reality?

By on February 18, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Is the world ready to social network in virtual reality?

The world of virtual reality is about to get a lot more social. Facebook product head Chris Cox announced on Tuesday at the Re/code Code Media conference that Facebook is building virtual reality versions of its apps, reports The Verge. 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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Facebook Privacy Policy Update

Facebook can now collect and share more of your data than ever before

By on February 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM.

Facebook can now collect and share more of your data than ever before

Facebook on Friday updated its privacy policy to include additional provisions that give the social network even more power over the user data it can collect for commercial purposes, The Register reports. More →

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WhatsApp Desktop Web App

The one WhatsApp feature you crave is finally here… with a huge caveat

By on January 22, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

The one WhatsApp feature you crave is finally here… with a huge caveat

WhatsApp, the instant messaging service Facebook paid lots of millions for not too long ago, is growing more and more popular with users across mobile operating systems, and the company has finally released the one feature some users have been anxiously waiting for. WhatsApp on Wednesday announced that it’ll finally let users continue their conversations on the desktop, launching a web version of the chat application. However, there’s also some bad news to go with this terrific announcement. 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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Facebook Likes Personal Data

Facebook needs just 300 likes to know you better than your spouse

By on January 13, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Facebook needs just 300 likes to know you better than your spouse

Facebook, which collects a huge amount of personal data from you in order to serve you better-targeted ads, has gotten so good at profiling you that it might know who you are better than your mother, family members or friends. At least that’s what data from a new study published in the PNAS journal suggests. More →

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Top 10 Social Media Mistakes

The 10 worst social media blunders by politicians in 2014

By on December 31, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

The 10 worst social media blunders by politicians in 2014

Get ready to cringe, ladies and gentlemen. Social media has completely penetrated our lives, and things were taken to the next level in 2014. What started as a few simple websites where people could communicate and keep each other up to date on their personal lives has become a core part of the Internet experience. People use social media sites to communicate with each other, brands use social media sites to communicate with potential customers, and even politicians now use social media as a key tool with which they can make their messages heard.

Of course, sometimes those messages are huge mistakes that politicians instantly regret posting, and now it’s time to laugh and cringe as we relive the 10 worst posts of the year. More →

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Facebook Messenger Scanned Messages

Class action suit takes Facebook to court over the scanning of private messages

By on December 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

Class action suit takes Facebook to court over the scanning of private messages

Facebook is again accused of violating the privacy of its users, Reuters reports, in a new class action suit that alleges the social network has been scanning the private messages sent by users in order to better target them with advertisements. More →

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WhatsApp Voice Calling

Leak: Here’s what voice calling will look like when it’s finally added to WhatsApp

By on December 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

Leak: Here’s what voice calling will look like when it’s finally added to WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging solutions on the planet. It’s so popular, in fact, that Facebook recently paid $22 billion to acquire it. There’s no question that WhatsApp was a pioneer that amassed a gigantic user base by being among the first companies to do a good job of bringing BlackBerry Messenger’s functionality to a cross-platform app. But unfortunately, WhatsApp has not done a good job of keeping pace with newer offerings in terms of adding popular new features to its app.

We have known for quite some time that WhatsApp has plans to add a voice calling feature, which is something that has been included in other mobile messaging apps for quite some time. Now, however, a new leak will at least show us what voice calling is going to look like in WhatsApp once it finally arrives. More →

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How To Erase Facebook Search History

A step-by-step guide to erasing everything you search for on Facebook

By on December 24, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

A step-by-step guide to erasing everything you search for on Facebook

Let’s be honest for a moment: there are times when you would prefer that the people in your life don’t see the things you’ve searched for on Facebook. Maybe it’s that ex-boyfriend or girlfriend you can’t help but Facebook-stalk, or perhaps it’s that One Direction fan page you refuse to follow but can’t stop checking. Whatever the case, we’re not here to judge. Instead, we’re here to protect you from prying eyes by showing you how to erase your Facebook search history in a few easy steps.

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Facebook Automatically Enhance Mobile Photos

Facebook will now automatically enhance your mobile photos

By on December 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Facebook will now automatically enhance your mobile photos

The photos you upload straight from your phone to Facebook typically aren’t works of art, but starting this week, you don’t have to worry about tinkering with them to make them look better. TechCrunch reports that Facebook is now automatically enhancing photos uploaded on iOS devices, with Android soon to follow. More →

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Facebook Year in Review 2014

These were the 10 most discussed topics on Facebook in 2014

By on December 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

These were the 10 most discussed topics on Facebook in 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, Facebook wants us to take a look back at the people, the places and the events that defined our year. The popular social network has put together a Year in Review site with a series of fascinating top 10 lists, from the TV shows that kept us glued to our couches to the songs that never seemed to leave the radio. More →

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