Facebook Messenger.com Hidden Site

The secret ad-free Facebook site that’s hidden in plain sight

By on January 26, 2016 at 1:05 PM.

The secret ad-free Facebook site that’s hidden in plain sight

Admit it: You use Facebook on your computer a lot, even when you’re not supposed to do it. And often, you use Facebook at work simply because it might be the quickest way to talk to or text your loved ones.

But what if I told you there’s a second website you can use for that purpose that’s hidden in plain sight and that Facebook is not really keen on promoting.

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Facebook Reviews

What people thought about Facebook way back in 2004

By on January 21, 2016 at 5:20 PM.

What people thought about Facebook way back in 2004

I’ve been on Facebook since 2004, way back when the social network was exclusively limited to those with .edu email addresses. Back in those days, fellow old-timers might remember that using Facebook was markedly different from it is today. Back then, it was possible for users to delete the entirety of a friend’s wall. Back then, many of the Facebook features that we now take for granted were incredibly exciting and new, such as being able to tag friends in photos and creating groups. Of course, way back in 2004, photo albums weren’t even yet an option. And to think, people somehow lived this way!

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Facebook Messenger Chat Privacy

Facebook conversations can now impact Nielsen’s TV ratings

By on January 20, 2016 at 1:27 PM.

Facebook conversations can now impact Nielsen’s TV ratings

Before you get too alarmed though, Facebook won’t simply go ahead and disclose the private chats you have on Facebook with third parties. Instead, an agreement with Nielsen will allow the company to determine how often specific movies and television shows are discussed in conversations on Facebook, and whether those conversations are positive or negative. More →

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Facebook Android App Uninstall

The wonderful things that happen when you uninstall Facebook’s Android app

By on January 20, 2016 at 12:12 PM.

The wonderful things that happen when you uninstall Facebook’s Android app

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: You should really just use Facebook through your mobile browser instead of through the Facebook app. AndroidCentral’s Russell Holly recently started using Facebook in his mobile browser instead of the app and he has also found it delivers a much better overall experience. More →

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World's Worst Criminals

How a single Facebook post landed a man in jail for 15 years

By on January 15, 2016 at 8:49 AM.

How a single Facebook post landed a man in jail for 15 years

Some people just can’t seem to grasp the concept that social media posts are… social. We see people get themselves in trouble time and time again for oversharing, but it looks like a new king of poor social media judgement has just been crowned. Meet Malik First Born Allah Farrad, who will be spending the next 15 and a half years of his life in a federal penitentiary because of a single Facebook post. More →

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Twitter Character Limit

Twitter’s rumored character limit increase takes a page out of Facebook’s playbook

By on January 9, 2016 at 8:05 PM.

Twitter’s rumored character limit increase takes a page out of Facebook’s playbook

Earlier this week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey strongly alluded to the fact that there may some dramatic changes afoot for the popular microblogging service. Dorsey’s comments followed a Re/Code report suggesting that Twitter may consider upping its 140-character limit for messages – a constraint that has defined the site since it’s inception – up to 10,000. If this pans out, we’d be living in a world with tweets comprised of anywhere between 1500-2000 words.

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WhatsApp Email Malware Emoji Crash Chat

WhatsApp users need to know about these 2 key threats

By on January 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

WhatsApp users need to know about these 2 key threats

More than 900 million people use WhatsApp on a regular basis, making the Facebook-owned app one of the most popular communication tools out there. WhatsApp offers encrypted instant messaging, voice calls and file transfers, making it a must-have app for many smartphone users. The app is available for a plethora of mobile operating systems, including computers, though it needs to be installed first on a smartphone.

Considering its massive popularity, it’s no surprise to hear that hackers are targeting WhatsApp users with specially crafted malware. On top of that, a serious bug might be used by some people to crash certain WhatsApp chats. More →

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Facebook Android App

Facebook needs to stop treating its users like pawns in creepy psych experiments

By on January 7, 2016 at 12:42 PM.

Facebook needs to stop treating its users like pawns in creepy psych experiments

Facebook certainly likes to tinker. You might even say it’s in the company’s DNA. And with over 1 billion registered users across the globe, Facebook is in a unique position to run all sorts of testing at a scale that most other companies could only dream of. Unfortunately, most of the stories we’ve seen about such testing suggests that Facebook is more prone to abusing its power than using it for productive purposes.

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