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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. …

Facebook Gives Paper App Some New Features Facebook Gives Paper App Some New Features

Facebook launched a blog for its Paper app in April, announcing the version 1.1 update, which introduced support for birthdays and events, photo comments, group updates, and nine new article covers. The company just put up the blog’s second post …

Facebook Frees the Nipple, Relaxes Breastfeeding Policy Facebook Frees the Nipple, Relaxes Breastfeeding Policy

If you’re a mother who wants to post photos of you breastfeeding your child on Facebook, the company has finally decided that it’s a-ok in their book. Well, in the majority of cases. Facebook has made a slight alteration to …

Facebook Connects Mobile App Ads To Pages Facebook Connects Mobile App Ads To Pages

Facebook announced that it is aligning mobile app ads to other ad formats by connecting them to Facebook Pages and adding social context, such as indicating when a friend like a Page. It’s also adding like, comment, and share buttons. …

Will This Make Facebook Ads More Effective? Will This Make Facebook Ads More Effective?

The effectiveness of Facebook ads has been questioned time and time again. A few months ago, the topic picked up a great deal of momentum after a controversial video came out suggesting fake accounts were harming results. Forrester’s Vice President …

Facebook’s Impact on Oculus Rift? Cost, Says CEO Facebook’s Impact on Oculus Rift? Cost, Says CEO

To the people who invested the most in Oculus VR and their nascent virtual reality company – the ones who donated to its Kickstarter campaign and eagerly followed the technology as it matured – Facebook’s surprise acquisition was a walk …

Facebook Revamps Embedded Posts, Makes Them Load Faster Facebook Revamps Embedded Posts, Makes Them Load Faster

Facebook announced that it has redesigned its Embedded Posts, which now load faster, and include per publisher default widths. When a user embeds a post with an image or video, that media will appear above the text and other content, …

Facebook’s Slingshot App Appears In App Store (Update: Then Disappears) Facebook’s Slingshot App Appears In App Store (Update: Then Disappears)

Update: Well, that was quick. They’ve already pulled the app from the app store. I guess it’s not quite ready for primetime. The company told The Verge they “accidentally” released a version of the app, but that they’re still working …

The Ridiculous Amount Of Stuff That Happens On Facebook In A Minute The Ridiculous Amount Of Stuff That Happens On Facebook In A Minute

Have you ever stopped to think about just how much activity really happens on Facebook and throughout its network of connected sites and apps? Can you really even fathom it? Can you even begin to imagine how much happens around …