Facebook’s ‘Add the Last Link’ Test Is The Most Annoying Thing Ever

Facebook tests new features all the time. Many of them die off, some of them succeed. This one needs to die. Quickly. Some people (a small set of iOS users) are seeing Facebook at its creepiest, and most annoying. Facebook…

Facebook Wants to Tell Your Friends When You’re Ignoring Their Event Invites

For a decade, you’ve ignored friends’ event invites. Now, you might have to say “maybe” if you want to preserve said friendship. Facebook is testing adding read receipts to Events, meaning that you’ll be able to see when a friend…

Facebook Reportedly Working on Standalone Breaking News App

Facebook is working on yet another standalone app, according to a report from Business Insider. The app, which is apparently just beginning to enter testing, is designed for publishers to send out breaking news alerts to users who choose to…

Facebook Might Give Users More Control over News Feed

Facebook is still testing ways to let users prioritize particular friends and pages in their news feed – something that could be good news for all the pages out there that continue to suffer from reach issues. TechCrunch spotted a…

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 May Give Users More Control over What They See in News Feed, Which Could Be Good for Pages

Facebook, forever maligned for what it shows and doesn’t show people in their news feeds, might be moving to give users a bit more control. AdWeek’s SocialTimes spotted a new feature on mobile – a prompt that’s showing up atop…

Facebook Channels AIM, Tests Away Messages

Away messages were the very first status updates. And now that Facebook has perfected the latter, it’s trying to bring back the former. In another update to Facebook Messenger – something we’re seeing a lot of these days – Facebook…

Facebook Wants to Keep Those Videos Coming, Tests Autoplay Queue

Imagine a world where you can sit and watch Facebook videos – videos plural – without ever having to click or tap anything. Just a continuous loop of content, right in your face. Facebook is currently testing a feature that…

Twitter Shows Favorites, Like Retweets, in Timeline

Here’s the thing about favoriting tweets – it’s kind of a personal thing. I know ‘personal’ and ‘Twitter’ don’t really meld, but bear with me. There are many reasons why someone would favorite a tweet. Maybe they like it, maybe…

Facebook Is Reminding Idiots That The Onion Is Satire

Because people are generally idiots, Facebook has begun reminding people that articles from The Onion are indeed satirical, and should not be shared as serious articles replete with outrage, disgust, and general displeasure. I guess some Facebook engineer saw his…

Twitter May Help You Figure Out Confusing Hashtags

Ever wondered what people are talking about when they use a hashtag like #OITNB? Are you confused by the #tcot hashtag that always seems to accompany Twitter’s most inane drivel? If you’re lost in a sea of hashtags, Twitter might…

Facebook Suggests Users Unfollow Pages: Good Or Bad For Brands?

In case you didn’t have a hard enough time reaching your Facebook followers in their News Feeds already, Facebook is apparently actively encouraging users to unfollow Pages, or at least going out of their way to remind people that they…

Twitter Lets You Embed Tweets in Your Own Tweets

Currently, if you want to rebroadcast a tweet and provide your own commentary, there are two ways to do it. First, you can copy the tweet, add ‘RT’ in front of it, and provide your commentary either before or after…

Airbnb May Let Hosts Offer to Cook You Dinner

One of the most endearing qualities of Airbnb is that it offers travelers a more unique experience. Instead of booking an expensive hotel room in Barcelona, why not find someone who’s willing to let you crash at their apartment in…

Twitter Tests Mute Button for When You’re Just Tired of Someone’s Crap

Sometimes, you don’t really want to unfollow someone, you just don’t want to see their bullshit in your feed for a while. If you’ve ever found yourself in that situation, you’ll be happy to learn that it appears Twitter is…

Yahoo Appears To Be Testing Its Own Version Of Knowledge Graph

Yahoo appears to be testing a new type of search results that resemble Google’s Knowledge Graph and Bing’s version of that. The test was spotted by All Google Testing (via Search Engine Land), which shared this look: Here’s what it…

Facebook Tests Saving Stories for Later, Once Again

Apparently, Facebook is experimenting with the “save” button again. Josh Constine over at TechCrunch has acquired some screenshots of the new test, in which Facebook is adding a big ol’ “save” button inside articles shared on the desktop version of…

Pinterest Is Currently Testing Playable GIFs

Your Pinterest boards might get a little GIFfy in the near future. The social platform is currently allowing a test batch of users to pin playable GIFs – as confirmed in a statement: “We’re always working on ways to help…

Developmental Delay Test For Babies Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a new test designed to detect developmental delays and intellectual disabilities in children. The test is marketed by Affymetrix under the name CytoScan Dx Assay and can detect disabilities such as…

Facebook Takes You Down Memory Lane with New ‘On This Day’ Feed

Facebook is looking to take you on a trip down memory lane by generating a news feed that looks like the one that existed exactly one year in the past. The new feature is called “On This Day,” and Facebook…