People have asked for a dislike button on Facebook for quite some time, but now it looks as if founder Mark Zuckerberg has given the thumbs up to the idea.
The BBC reports that Zuckerberg, speaking in a conference at California, said the thumbs down feature was the most requested feature that Facebook gets. more»
Social notworking site Facebook is creating an artificial intelligence tool that will warn people when they are about to do something they might regret.
Apparently the tool can detect if you are about to upload an embarrassing photo of yourself or other people. more»
Two thirds of people in the UK won’t share their photographs online because they’re worried about privacy.
That follows widely publicised hacks of different social networking products including Twitter and Facebook.
A survey conducted by Berland on behalf of KatchUp showed that while 82 percent of families believe keeping in touch with each other is most important, the most common way people share photos using email, at 59 percent. more»
While researchers are mining social media in an attempt to understand human behaviour, some scientists are warning there are big pitfalls using the data.
Scientists at McGill University and Carnegie Mellon University say that thousands of research papers are based on data from social media and used to make decisions in both industry and government. more»
Facebook is under attack in the UK because it failed to supply information needed which might have prevented the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby.
Michael Adebowale, one of the killers of the soldier, had 11 Facebook accounts but GCHQ has only seen six of those despite requests. more»
You might think that Facebook games are an enormous distraction and getting loads of requests from your friends on FB are really very annoying.
Well, think again. Because a team of scientists at Concordia have published research that suggests playing these time wasting games can actually improve family life. more»
Social networking site Facebook is apparently readying a rival to Linkedin – a site that some people occasionally use for work to share resumes and the like.
The Financial Times originally broke the news and claims that Facebook, which has already lost popularity with younger people, will let people tie up with their professional contacts and chat to their colleagues. more»
Social networking company Facebook said in a statement that requests by different governments round the world sharply rose during the first half of this year.
Governments requested 34,946 requests while Facebook said limits on some content to comply with local legislation increased by 19 percent during the same period. more»
The newly appointed head of spy outfit GCHQ has said computer companies like Facebook and Twitter are not doing enough to help security services catch criminals and terrorists.
Robert Hannigan went a little further than that and accused technology outfits of being “command and control networks for terrorists and criminals”. more»
A report suggests that pretty soon now we’ll be friending our washing machines, heating, lights and cars and telling them what we’ve had for breakfast. If we didn’t already know.
Scientists from the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil suggest that interfaces of social networking sites are likely to change to allow us to interact with things connected to the internet. more»
Top technology companies including Microsoft, Facebook and SAP have written a stiffly worded missive to the EU to complain that the blocs’ programmers are rubbish.
The open letter said that kids of today are not being given the skills to flourish in tomorrow’s digital economy and society and are not learning to code. more»
The US government claims it has the right to steal your photos and pretend to be you on social networking sites so that it can trick your friends into admitting illegal acts.
The Justice Department is claiming that a federal agent had the right to impersonate a young woman online by creating a Facebook page in her name without her knowledge. more»
It seems that all empire builders at some point have a crack at building their personal Xanadu, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg is no different.
He has written a cheque for a 357-acre beachfront plantation on the island of Kauai in Hawaii — a space zoned for 80 well-appointed homes. more»
The phone companies are rubbing their hands with glee thanks to Facebook’s decision to autorun movies on their news feeds.
Facebook introduced a system where your films of cute cats, guilty dogs, pigglets being thrown into sausage machines and people being beheaded play automatically as you scroll down. more»
The days of social notworking sites supporting news sites which have introductions like “you will not believe what happened next” or “you will find this astounding” could be a thing of the past.
Facebook announced further plans to clean up the News Feed by reducing stories with click-bait headlines as well as stories that have links shared in the captions of photos or within status updates. more»