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Facebook Gives Startups Access To More Partner Tools In FbStart Facebook Gives Startups Access To More Partner Tools In FbStart

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has added Braintree, Appmethod, and Get Satisfaction as partners on its FbStart program. That brings the total number to 17. Facebook announced FbStart at f8 in April. It’s a program, which gives startups tools …

Actually, Facebook Changed Its Terms To Cover That Experiment After It Was Over Actually, Facebook Changed Its Terms To Cover That Experiment After It Was Over

The plot thickens. As you may know, it has come to light that Facebook ran an experiment with nearly 700,000 users in 2012, showing how it could manipulate emotions by showing users more positive or negative content in their News …

Kim Kardashian Speaks Out on Racism and Discrimination

Kim Kardashian spoke out on racism and discrimination on her personal blog back in May. In an entry titled “On My Mind,” the television and social media star said motherhood has changed her perspective on the subject: “To be honest, …

Did Facebook Cross The Line This Time? Did Facebook Cross The Line This Time?

Facebook went and freaked a bunch of people out again. They were about due, weren’t they? This time, the freak-out comes from an academic study of all things, looking at how Facebook can manipulate users’ emotions based on the posts …

World Cup 2014 Is the Most Popular Event in Facebook History World Cup 2014 Is the Most Popular Event in Facebook History

If you’ve spent any time on social media over the past couple of weeks, you’ve likely been inundated with posts about the World Cup. We know that it’s making an unprecedented impact on online conversation – breaking social media and …

Facebook Home Looks to Be on Its Last Legs Facebook Home Looks to Be on Its Last Legs

Facebook Home isn’t quite dead yet. You can still download it in the Google Play Store. Facebook hasn’t made any official announcements about abandoning Home. But according to a report from The New York Times, Facebook Home is on its …

World Cup Scores Huge on the Internet World Cup Scores Huge on the Internet

Now the the group stage is over and we finally have a day’s rest before the knockout stage begins, let’s reflect on this year’s World Cup in terms of how it was received, discussed, and propagated online. Like many, you …

Facebook Fights ‘Unprecedented’ Data Grab Facebook Fights ‘Unprecedented’ Data Grab

Facebook says that they are currently fighting a “set of sweeping search warrants” in an effort to protect their users’ information – and so far it’s a fight that they’ve been losing. “Since last summer, we’ve been fighting hard against …

Facebook Diversity Is As White and Male As the Rest Facebook Diversity Is As White and Male As the Rest

In top tech companies are full of white guys news, Facebook has jumped onboard the bandwagon and for the first time, made its diversity figures public. For the most part, Facebook’s gender and ethnic makeup falls in line with that …

Slingshot, Facebook’s Snapchat-esque App, Goes Global Slingshot, Facebook’s Snapchat-esque App, Goes Global

Facebook’s second attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the ephemeral message (after the first one, Poke, failed), Slingshot, is now available internationally. “Since we launched last week, we’ve heard from lots of people around the world who are excited …

Oculus Acquires the Team That Designed the Xbox 360 Controller Oculus Acquires the Team That Designed the Xbox 360 Controller

The Facebook-owned Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift, have just announced the acquisition of Carbon Design, whom they call “one of the premier industrial design and product engineering teams in the country.” Exact terms of the deal were not …

Criminal Mastermind Forgets to Log-out of Facebook at Home He Burgled

There’s still one Hall of Fame that will accept everybody – it doesn’t matter if you’re a liar, thief, cheat, or whatever. It’s the Facebook Idiots Hall of Fame, and it’s accepting new members all the time. Today’s honoree is …

With Social Media Advertising, Are People Just Tuning Out? With Social Media Advertising, Are People Just Tuning Out?

Companies often believe they can use social media to increase brand awareness and tap into a new customer base. But, as Gallup findings suggest, consumers are highly adept at tuning out brand-related Facebook and Twitter content. These channels do not …

Facebook Down for the Second Time in Two Days Facebook Down for the Second Time in Two Days

UPDATE: It’s back as of 4:47 pm EST. The outage lasted less than 10 minutes. The world can start spinning again. It’s not just you – Facebook is currently experiencing a service outage. This is the second major outage that …

Is Paying Facebook For Promotion Worth It? Is Paying Facebook For Promotion Worth It?

Facebook has all but killed the organic reach of your Page posts, leaving you with no choice but to hope for referrals from content your users share or pay them for exposure. Now, there are concerns that it’s getting more …

Facebook Scam Results in Just the Saddest Story

Normally, if someone told me that they’d been conned out of thousands of dollars by Nigerian hucksters on Facebook, I’d probably tell them that they’d just given me the single most depressing example of human stupidity imaginable. Sure, I’d be …

Ryan Gosling’s Father’s Day Photo Had Facebook Users Gushing

On Father’s Day, a fan account on Facebook posted a picture of Ryan Gosling holding a baby. The caption tells the story of how Gosling adopted a friend’s baby. The picture was accompanied by a post that explained how Gosling …

Ryan Gosling Hoax Fools Millions Of Facebook Users

Nearly one million Facebook users were duped over the weekend when a fake post allegedly from Ryan Gosling started circulating on the Internet. The post came from a page deliberately making people think it was from Gosling. The post was …

Slingshot Kind of Makes Penisless Photos Appear to Contain Penises Slingshot Kind of Makes Penisless Photos Appear to Contain Penises

For those of you who love Snapchat but really wish it made it just a little bit tougher to receive messages, Facebook has launched a new app called Slingshot – the one they accidentally pushed out last week and then …

Facebook’s Slingshot Gets Official Launch Facebook’s Slingshot Gets Official Launch

Facebook accidentally pushed out its new Slingshot app in the App Store last week for a short period of time, but now it’s back, and it appears to be on purpose this time. This time, the release is accompanied by …

Facebook Graph Search For Mobile Spotted Facebook Graph Search For Mobile Spotted

It’s been a year and a half since Facebook first unveiled Graph Search. Since then the updates have been few and far between, that it’s sometimes easy to forget that there are supposed to be more features coming to it. …