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Feeling lonely? Science says you might just need more sleep

August 14th, 2018

Do you ever just feel like you’re in a social slump? It happens to all of us from time to time, and maybe you’re feeling that way right this very second. If so, scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, have good news for you: you might just need to get a bit more shuteye. …

Facebook Community Standards

This is what Facebook won’t let you post

April 24th, 2018

Despite the fact that Facebook is the largest social network in the world, it often operates as a nearly opaque box. There’s no oversight of how Facebook manages its communities, and the content policy that dictates when a post has crossed the line seems to be applied inconsistently, at best. But if there’s one silver …

Facebook High School Reunion

Facebook killed my high school reunion

May 16th, 2014

In a way, the high school reunion is as unashamedly American as apple pie and Chevrolet. Go on — ask your parents if they had one. I’d wager that the majority of them would say that they did, and in fact, they probably retain quite a few memories. Someone was shockingly large; someone was stunningly …

Ping, Apple’s failed social network, to be shuttered this fall

June 13th, 2012

Apple plans to shutter its failed social network Ping later this year, a recent report claims. Apple unveiled Ping in September 2010, and while many Apple pundits seemed enthusiastic about a music sharing and discovery service that might keep iTunes users browsing through iTunes longer and encourage them to purchase music more often, consumers weren’t quite …

Google+ is a ghost town, study says

May 15th, 2012

Google’s emerging social network Google+ may boast big user numbers, but a new study suggests that social activity and user engagement are anything but impressive. Intended to give Google a stronger grip on the massive amount of data shared by users on social networks, Google’s answer to Facebook opened its doors to the public last …

Facebook's record-breaking IPO reportedly set for May 18th

May 2nd, 2012

Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly set to make its initial public offering on May 18th, a day later than earlier reports had claimed. Company co-founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg, chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and chief financial officer David Ebersman will take part in a roadshow beginning on Monday that will see the …

Google+ receives a major facelift [video]

April 11th, 2012

Google on Wednesday announced a major redesign for its Google+ social networking site that will introduce a more functional and flexible user experience. The new interface focuses on customization, Google’s Hangout video chatting service and features that will make it easier to discover new conversations and profile pages. One of the first improvements users will notice …