If you’ve started noticing more and more male nipples plastered on all sorts of pictures of naked or partially undressed women, you’re probably wondering why it’s happening. The answer is pretty straightforward: Instagram and other social networks can tell the differences between male and female nipples, and only the former is allowed to appear in images. More →
Facebook has a new toy for those users who like taking pictures of everything around them and sharing those shots with family and friends. Confirmed over the weekend, the photo-editing tool that’s similar to Snapchat’s tool should already be available to most iPhone users, with an Android version expected to launch in the future. More →
The social network wouldn’t firmly deny that it’s tracking the rainbow profile pictures that started appearing on Facebook soon after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. You’ve probably seen many friends use the tool Facebook set up so that anyone can add a rainbow to their profile picture, and you may have done it yourself. But if privacy is a concern, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise. More →
There’s no disputing that YouTube remains the king of online video, but the Google-owned property is starting to see some heavy competition from an unusual place: Facebook.
Whereas most videos shared on Facebook used to come in the form of embedded YouTube videos, most videos on the site today are now uploaded to the social network via Facebook’s video uploader. More to the point, 70% of all new videos posted to Facebook are being uploaded directly. Back in February of 2014, this figure was just 25%.
One of the most annoying things that people do on Facebook is to send you invitations to play Candy Crush Saga, Farmville, and all sorts of other crappy games that you will never, ever play. Thankfully, there’s a way to block these unwanted invitations from ever reaching you, as a new video posted by Business Insider demonstrates.
Facebook’s mobile app is notorious for draining your battery and consuming tons of data every month. Because of this, the company has come up with a new app called Facebook Lite that will deliver the essentials of the Facebook experience while significantly reducing the amount of power and data it consumes compared to the regular Facebook app. More →
In an effort to begin monetizing Instagram more seriously, the popular photo-sharing service has plans to infuse a lot more ads into user photostreams. Additionally, the Facebook-owned company announced that it may leverage information gleaned from user Facebook accounts to serve up more targeted ads on corresponding Instagram accounts.
While advertising on Instagram, in a broad sense, is nothing new, previous advertising efforts have been limited to adverts from big time companies like Levis. Under Instagram’s new rules, advertising will now be open to all comers.
Another day, another scam — but this one might have the potential to rope in unsuspecting people at an above average rate. A new wave of messages is sweeping Facebook, and it may be an easy one for some people to fall for considering how enthusiastic they are about Facebook. The scam involves replies made to users’ posts informing them that their accounts may have to be suspended due to reports of abuse. The only way to prevent the suspension, according to the scam messages, is to enter your login credentials and update your payment information in Facebook’s system.
Of course, these messages have nothing to do with Facebook and victims risk having their logins stolen along with their credit card information. More →