"Tape her and rape her" pic sparks broader Facebook response
Women's rights groups won a victory this week, after Facebook finally agreed to review its policy concerning hateful online material. The kerfuffle started when the social network refused to remove a picture advocating rape.
Teens tiring of Facebook due to adult presence: report
A new study suggests that teens are getting turned off of using Facebook – but they're still the most avid users of social networking services.
According to the results of the Pew Internet study, teens think there are too many adults on Facebook these days, making the platform uncool.
Facebook helps reunite lost camera with New Brunswick woman
Losing a camera can be pretty devastating. It’s not like there’s a name and address written on the outside, or a contact list to dial. Nor is possible to locate the lost device using GPS tracking (on most cameras, anyhow).
So when a Moncton, N.B. woman thought she lost her partner’s camera, she thought it would be gone forever.
Unicef slams Facebook ‘slacktivism,’ saying Likes don't help people
The international humanitarian aid group Unicef is slamming people who ‘Like’ and retweet things on social media that aim to help people in need, because ultimately, clicking the Like button is a slacker’s way of getting involved, it seems.
To get the point across, Unicef started an ad campaign to show people that actions speak louder than Likes.
Instagram app update lets you tag friends
Instagram - the photo sharing service now owned by Facebook - lets users apply creative and often retro photographic effects on their images before uploading them to share online.
But the thing is that whenver you wanted to alert someone to a photo they were in, or link their profile to an image, you had to manually '@' them in the commenting area or in the caption.
It would also create clutter at the bottom of photos, depending on how many people or things you're adding.
The '@' technique, however, is really Twitter's thing and not primarily Facebook's (though you can use it in there as well).
So now with the relase of the latest Instagram app, you can tap on the image to tag your friends, or businesses with accounts.
Facebook, texting hurts the grades of female students
Stalking friends on Facebook and sending several texts to friends is bad for the grades of female college and university students, a study has found.
Research by the Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioural and Preventive Medicine in Providence, R.I. suggests “widespread use of media” by students in college is hurting their academics.
Will users 'Like' Facebook's new Home?
Facebook announced a new, major product called Home this week – and a partnership with HTC to sell phones with deep Facebook integration.
Those who spend every moment on their phone stalking friends on Facebook and Instagram will have reason to rejoice. But if your life doesn't revolve around Poking and Liking, you might feel like you're stuck in a fish tank.
Why are people changing their Facebook profile pictures to equal signs?
I know many change their names in an effort to remain anonymous and private on the social network - but why a red block with two white horizontal lines?
This trend is part of a growing movement for equality.
Facebook app reminding users to post updates
According to Twitter user @bijan (and a venture capitalist), he received a push notification from the iOS app.
The Facebook app said “Bijan, tell your friends what's on your mind. Post an update.”
The push notification showed up unprovoked by the user.
But it's also possible that he could have been slacking off with Facebook updates lately, so the app wanted to draw him back in with an urgent alert, rather - reminder – to use the app.
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