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Faceboozled: The Facebook Hoaxes That Duped Your Gullible Friends (and Likely Will Again) Faceboozled: The Facebook Hoaxes That Duped Your Gullible Friends (and Likely Will Again)

“You can’t believe everything that you read, and that goes double for stuff on Facebook.” – Mark Zuckerberg* Recently, a very old and very stupid hoax made the rounds on Facebook. It wasn’t the first time, and you can be …

Is The End Nigh For Your Facebook Traffic? Is The End Nigh For Your Facebook Traffic?

Facebook is quickly becoming a major force in online video. Over the past year or so, brands have posted more and more video content, and it has now become even bigger than YouTube for sharing videos on Facebook, according to …

Why Facebook Will Never Be a Haven for Free Speech Why Facebook Will Never Be a Haven for Free Speech

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want to let extremists stifle your freedom to express yourself. That’s the takeaway from an eloquent post the Facebook CEO made on Friday regarding the terrorist attacks on French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Here’s the post in its …

Facebook Now Bigger Than YouTube For Brand Videos (On Facebook) Facebook Now Bigger Than YouTube For Brand Videos (On Facebook)

Native Facebook has become bigger than sharing YouTube videos on Facebook as far as brands are concerned. Take a moment and let that sink in, because this time last year, that was pretty much unthinkable. Brands posted 20,000 more Facebook …

Facebook: Video Is Taking Over, Up 75% in the Last Year Facebook: Video Is Taking Over, Up 75% in the Last Year

Facebook says the video party is in full swing and content creators (users, but more importantly – brands) should come join said party. Or if they’re already at the party, they should learn how to party harder. We already know …

‘The End of Power’ Enjoys a Big Mark Zuckerberg Bump ‘The End of Power’ Enjoys a Big Mark Zuckerberg Bump

As an writer, there probably wasn’t much that was more thrilling than seeing that “Oprah’s Book Club” sticker printed on your book. Of course, a Pulitzer or a National Book Award would be nice – but that Oprah seal of …

Facebook Just Bought A Voice Recognition Company Facebook Just Bought A Voice Recognition Company

Facebook has acquired Wit.ai, a company that builds voice recognition and natural language processing tools for developers. It has over 6,000 developers on its platform. The platform is open, which is a quality the startup clearly takes pride in. “For …

Teen Battling Cancer Gets ‘Doggie’ Well Wishes Thanks to Viral Facebook Event Teen Battling Cancer Gets ‘Doggie’ Well Wishes Thanks to Viral Facebook Event

If you’re wondering why some of your Facebook friends are posting pictures of their dogs to some kid named Anthony, here’s why. 16-year-old Anthony Lyons has acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and he’s currently undergoing rounds of chemotherapy at the Phoenix Children’s …

Facebook Privacy Hoax Returns to Dupe the Highly Dupable Facebook Privacy Hoax Returns to Dupe the Highly Dupable

Don’t be the guy who posts that completely useless privacy notice on Facebook … again. Hey, better safe than sorry, right? Wrong. Just say no. A hoax as old as any (and there are a lot inside the Facebook bubble) …

Mark Zuckerberg Pulls an Oprah, Launches Facebook Book Club Mark Zuckerberg Pulls an Oprah, Launches Facebook Book Club

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided on his challenge for the new year, and it involves books. A lot of them. For the past few years, Zuckerberg has made a point to publicly challenge himself to try something new. One …

Mark Zuckerberg Wants Your Idea For His 2015 Personal Challenge Mark Zuckerberg Wants Your Idea For His 2015 Personal Challenge

Each year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg undertakes a personal challenge. Past challenges have included: wearing a tie every day; being a vegetarian (or only eating meat he killed himself); writing a thank you note each day to someone who “made …

Facebook Will Probably Continue to Pump Out Standalone Apps Facebook Will Probably Continue to Pump Out Standalone Apps

You know how you used to be able to use Facebook Messenger and Facebook proper on the same app – the main Facebook app – until the company decided that people needed a standalone app just for Messenger? Well, that …

Facebook Apologizes For Inconsiderate App Facebook Apologizes For Inconsiderate App

I’m sure you’ve seen it by now. Facebook has been giving users a feature that lets them look back on their year, and share that experience with their friends. The feature selects what Facebook’s algorithms deem to be the highlights …

Facebook Gives Pages Featured Video Feature Facebook Gives Pages Featured Video Feature

Facebook has been testing a new design for the Videos section of Pages. This is reportedly expected to roll out to all Pages in the coming weeks. The new look, first reported by TechCrunch (via AllFacebook), puts a “Featured” video …

Facebook Wants Page Owners To Talk About Holidays Facebook Wants Page Owners To Talk About Holidays

Facebook is reportedly telling some Page admins to tell their fans what they’re up to for the holidays. AllFacebook shows a screenshot of the box that pops up. The box says: “Celebrate the Holiday Season. Share a post about what …

Facebook Sets Date For F8, Expands It To 2 Days Facebook Sets Date For F8, Expands It To 2 Days

Facebook announced the date for its next F8 developer conference. Not only that, but it has doubled the time it’s giving to devs, extending the event to two days. F8 will take place in San Francisco on March 25 and …

Facebook Launches Standalone App For Messenger Stickers Facebook Launches Standalone App For Messenger Stickers

Facebook announced some lighthearted, holiday-themed updates for its Messenger app, which actually includes a new standalone app for stickers to be sent through Messenger. “The holidays are an important time for people to be connected with their friends and family …

Facebook Gives Developers New App Testing Tool Facebook Gives Developers New App Testing Tool

Facebook announced a new testing capability for developers, which enables those currently using Graph API v1.0 to preview how their app will behave using Graph API v2.0 or higher, before they actually change any code to upgrade. You may recall …

Facebook’s Rooms App Gets More Usable Facebook’s Rooms App Gets More Usable

Facebook has released an update to Rooms, the mobile message board app it launched in October. The update adds a new “Explore” feature to make it easier to discover new “rooms” to join. When Rooms launched, it wasn’t as ridiculous …

Facebook Groups May Let You ‘Sell Something’ Facebook Groups May Let You ‘Sell Something’

Facebook is reportedly testing a new “sell something” feature in Groups. This appears as an option alongside “Write Post” and “Ask a question” when you go to post in a Facebook Group. TheNextWeb shares a screenshot of what it looks …

Facebook Is Now Auto-Enhancing All Your Photos Facebook Is Now Auto-Enhancing All Your Photos

I guess Facebook doesn’t trust all of you amateur photogs out there, because the company now wants to help make your photos look better automatically. Facebook is now auto-enhancing every photo you upload on iOS. When you select a photo …