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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Battery Draining Smartphone Apps Facebook

Don’t use Facebook’s mobile app on your smartphone

By on February 28, 2015 at 10:40 AM.

Don’t use Facebook’s mobile app on your smartphone

Even if you’re someone who’s addicted to Facebook, you really ought to consider just accessing it through your mobile browser. Business Insider directs our attention to antivirus software firm AVG’s rankings of the worst mobile apps for your phone’s battery and its overall performance, and Facebook is not surprisingly one of the worst offenders. 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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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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