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Facebook Updates App Insights To Be Cleaner, More Reliable Facebook Updates App Insights To Be Cleaner, More Reliable

For the past few years, Facebook app developers have relied on App Insights to learn how consumers use their app. While it’s certainly already a good tool, Facebook thinks it can improve it to make it even better for developers. …

Facebook’s Oldest User Is Now 106 Facebook’s Oldest User Is Now 106

The honorable crown of “Oldest Person on Facebook” has rested on several different heads over the past couple of years. But for the last year or so, the title has belonged to 105-year-old Edythe Kirchmaier. Well, make that 106-year-old Edythe …

Sheryl Sandberg Becomes One of The World’s Youngest Female Billionaires Sheryl Sandberg Becomes One of The World’s Youngest Female Billionaires

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, it was announced that the¬†Facebook, Inc. stock closed at an unprecedented record high. As a result of the monumental feat, the company’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg became a billionaire. According to Bloomberg, Sandberg owns approximately …

Cutts On How Much Facebook And Twitter Signals Matter In Google Ranking Cutts On How Much Facebook And Twitter Signals Matter In Google Ranking
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Google put out a pretty interesting Webmaster Help video today with Matt Cutts answering a question about a topic a lot of people would like to understand better – how Facebook and Twitter affect Google rankings. “Facebook and Twitter pages …

Facebook Tests New Mobile Ad Network For Third-Party Apps Facebook Tests New Mobile Ad Network For Third-Party Apps

Facebook announced that it is testing a new mobile ad platform to give developers a new way to monetize their apps. The company is contributing its targeting capabilities to the network in an effort to increase relevancy of ads in …

Guy Shares His Own ‘Wanted’ Facebook Post from Police Page, Nabbed in 45 Minutes Guy Shares His Own ‘Wanted’ Facebook Post from Police Page, Nabbed in 45 Minutes
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Parents, if your child is beginning to show even a lick of sense, hold them tight. Not every parent is so lucky. A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he taunted police by sharing his own ‘Wanted’ post on their …

Facebook Sociology: You’re More Likely to Post a Status If You See a Bunch of Statuses from Friends Facebook Sociology: You’re More Likely to Post a Status If You See a Bunch of Statuses from Friends

Facebook is always screwing around with their news feed algorithms, or what they call “trying to show you better, more relevant content.” It’s not like Facebook isn’t constantly tweaking this, but they’ve been doing it a lot lately – or …

Facebook To Show Users Less Text Status Updates From Pages Facebook To Show Users Less Text Status Updates From Pages

Last month, Facebook launched what some considered to be its “Panda update”. The company revealed that it had tweaked the News Feed algorithm to promote higher quality content, and essentially give more weight to news stories over memes and similar …

Another Study Finds Teen Facebook Use On The Decline Another Study Finds Teen Facebook Use On The Decline

Yet another study has come out indicating that teen Facebook use has dropped significantly. Mashable points to data from GlobalWebIndex, saying that active teen users in the U.S. fell 11%. But Facebook still dominates the landscape. “The site continues to …

New Data Shows Just How Many Teens Facebook is Losing New Data Shows Just How Many Teens Facebook is Losing
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Though it may not mean the end of the world’s most popular social network, the demographic shift in Facebook members is leaving some analysts worried. Already reports are showing that Facebook is dead to teens, who are switching to more …

Facebook Trending Topics Roll Out On Desktop Facebook Trending Topics Roll Out On Desktop

Facebook began testing Trending Topics last year on both desktop and mobile. On Thursday, the company announced that it is rolling out the new feature, called simply “Trending,” to desktop users “in select countries”. They’ll continue to test the feature …

Nevada Motel Captive Rescued Thanks To Facebook Post Nevada Motel Captive Rescued Thanks To Facebook Post

A woman who was held against her will for six months was rescued over the weekend after she was able to send out a message on Facebook. 26-year old Sheena Herschbach told police she was threatened and beaten by ex-boyfriend …

Facebook Acquires Branch, Potluck Facebook Acquires Branch, Potluck

Facebook has acquired Branch, the company behind link-sharing service Branch and iPhone app Potluck. Branch CEO Josh Miller announced the news on Facebook, saying that the company will be continuing its mission at Facebook. “We will be forming Facebook’s Conversations …

Facebook Sponsored Stories Will Officially Die On April 9th Facebook Sponsored Stories Will Officially Die On April 9th
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Back in June, Facebook announced that it was going to get rid of some of its ad units in an effort to eliminate some redundancies, as many of its offerings accomplished the same goals. The company hinted at the demise …

Facebook Acquires Little Eye Labs To Improve Mobile Apps Facebook Acquires Little Eye Labs To Improve Mobile Apps

Little Eye Labs, an Android app performance analysis startup, announced that it has been acquired by Facebook. This happens to be Facebook’s first acquisition of an Indian company. The team will move to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, and will …

Facebook Shutting Down Hoax Resurfaces, Inexplicably Facebook Shutting Down Hoax Resurfaces, Inexplicably

Hey guys – read this and let me know what you think: Dear Facebook members, Facebook is supposed to be closing down March 15th because it is becoming very overpopulated. There have been many members complaining that Facebook is becoming …

Facebook Lawsuit: Plaintiffs Say The Company Reads Users’ Private Messages Facebook Lawsuit: Plaintiffs Say The Company Reads Users’ Private Messages
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Are your private messages being read by Facebook? On Dec. 30. 2013 Michael Hurley and Matthew Campbell filed a class action lawsuit against Facebook. The plaintiffs claim that Facebook “has systematically violated consumers’ privacy by reading its users’ personal, private …

Facebook: 2 Simple Reasons Folks May Drop It in 2014 Facebook: 2 Simple Reasons Folks May Drop It in 2014
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Facebook has become like the U.S. government: everyone is somewhat dependent on it in some way; and everyone hates it for some reason. Lots of folks are talking about dropping or at least scaling back their Facebook use. This is …

Cleveland Cavaliers Excuse Andrew Bynum Cleveland Cavaliers Excuse Andrew Bynum

The Cleveland Cavaliers have indefinitely excused mystifying center Andrew Bynum for “conduct detrimental to the team,” after temporarily suspending him on Saturday. Bynum was subsequently banned from all team activities, which hints at an end to his two-year, $24.79 million …

Facebook is “Dead and Buried” to Teens, Shows Study Facebook is “Dead and Buried” to Teens, Shows Study
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With decade-old MySpace now considered part of the ancient history of the internet, it’s little wonder that questions are now forming over whether Facebook has long-term staying power. As the internet (and especially mobile platforms) have grown, Facebook has become …

Plus-Size Barbie Doll: Is This a Bad Idea? Plus-Size Barbie Doll: Is This a Bad Idea?
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The Facebook page Plus Size Modeling has stirred up quite the controversy by asking whether toy companies should put out a Barbie that has an expanded waistline. The page has gotten thousands of responses, with many debating whether such a …