Facebook Is Urging Users to Talk About Hot Topics

Ever want to post something to Facebook but can’t think of anything to say? Do you crave inclusion in the social dialogue but often find yourself without anything to say? Wouldn’t it be easier for Facebook to just tell you…

Facebook’s ‘Feeling Fat’ Status Draws Ire, Petition

Last year, Facebook added the ability to supplement your normal status updates with emojis linked to certain feelings and activities. There are now hundreds of options. But a couple of the “feeling” emoji options are rubbing some activists the wrong…

Facebook Tests Private Messages From Status Box

Facebook is reportedly getting ready to test a feature that will let you start private messages to friends from the main status update box on the homepage. Josh Constine at TechCrunch says he has confirmed with multiple sources that this…

Facebook Gives Users Halloween Status Update Prompts

Facebook is showing some users Halloween-themed messages in their status update boxes, replacing the usual “What’s on your mind?” Not everybody is seeing it, and it’s unclear why Facebook is not showing it to all users. It doesn’t really seem…

Facebook Now Makes You Feel Bad About Not Updating Your Status

Facebook has never been shy about throwing up a banner across your news feed or dropping in a suggestion box that tells you how you shoudl be using the service. Maybe Facebook thinks you’re not following your friends closely enough,…

Facebook Making Premium Ads More Personal

For those that felt Facebook ads and sponsored posts just weren’t cutting it, some new leaked documents from the social network detail their plans to change how premium ads are displayed starting February 29. In leaked documents obtained by Gigaom,…

Facebook: How Self-Esteem Correlates With Comments

A recently released study by Forest and Wood reveals that your self-esteem can effect what type of comments you make on Facebook. Participants from both high and low self-esteem categories were selected. Then each participant was paired with a coder.…

British Security Firm Offers To Thwart Burglars With Scheduled Social Media Updates

We’ve all heard the line that Facebook is the best thing to happen to burglars since the crowbar. Since people (a) are oversharers by nature and (b) rarely think about anything before they act, it won’t take a thorough search…