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Facebook breaks Messenger away from its main social networking platform

Facebook breaks Messenger away from its main social networking platform

If you are one of those people who is absolutely not interested in setting up a Facebook account, even though many of your family and friends have unsuccessfully tried to goad you into doing so, but you would like to be able to chat with people who cannot seem to live without Facebook then you are in luck. Continue Reading →

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Facebook makes it possible to block pages

facebook-block-pagesThe two things I’ve always abhorred about Facebook is

  • other people can add me to groups without my consent
  • I get a plague of page invites from other users

Well, it looks like Facebook has at least remedied one of my pains in the rump.

You now have the ability to block pages just like you can block people. Continue Reading →

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Begging for people to click “Like” on your Facebook page is begging for trouble…

facebook_logoForgive me if this post appears to be a little self-centered, but I thought I’d broach the subject of what I dislike most about other Facebook pages by pointing out what I like most about my own Facebook page.

This way, no specific person (and this post wasn’t written to sub-bash any specific person), who does the opposite of what I do, cannot accuse me of personally attacking him/her, even if s/he feels personally convicted because s/he does the opposite of what I do.

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From The Wall Street Journal: Borrowers Hit Social-Media Hurdles by Stephanie Armour

What you share about yourself in the cyber world has far-reaching effects into the real world.

Back in 2010, I wrote an article entitled, “NO! It’s not just Twitter,” and some people scoffed at the idea that what they were tweeting would be of any concern in their “real” lives.

Well, for those who didn’t take that article seriously, maybe they’ll be convinced by an Continue Reading →

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From Reuters: Facebook considers adding profile photos to facial recognition by Alexei Oreskovic

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is considering incorporating most of its 1 billion-plus members’ profile photos into its growing facial recognition database, expanding the scope of the social network’s controversial technology.

The possible move, which Facebook revealed in an update to its data use policy on Thursday, is intended to improve the performance of its… [read more]

Copyright© 2013, Alexei Oreskovic and Reuters.com. All rights reserved.

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From TechWyse: Facebook Cheat Sheet: Image Size and Dimensions [Infographic]

Source: Facebook Cheat Sheet: Image Size and Dimensions

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From TechCrunch: Droidfooding: After Years Of Giving Employees iPhones, Posters At Facebook HQ Beg Them To Test Android by Joseph Constine

From TechCrunch: Droidfooding: After Years Of Giving Employees iPhones, Posters At Facebook HQ Beg Them To Test Android by Joseph Constine“In the early days we gave employees iPhones primarily”, a Facebook spokesperson tells me. That decision and the rise of Android has left Facebook scrambling to get employees dogfooding its apps for Google’s OS. Now the company’s headquarters is plastered with these eye-popping posters asking Facebookers to “switch today”, and fix Android flaws with its secret bug reporting tool “Rage Shake”.

Facebook is making a shift. Not just to mobile, but to a balanced focus across mobile through an informal program to nudge employees to Android. It was first mentioned by Business Insider’s Owen Thomas in August and I’ve since investigated. The campaign casually known as “Droidfooding”, a portmanteau of Android and dogfooding — eating your own dogfood aka testing your own products.

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Copyright© 2012, Joseph Constine and TechCrunch. All rights reserved.

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From examiner.com: Facebook users may no longer have their say on privacy policies by Cendrine Marrouat

Facebook users may no longer have their say on privacy policies by Cendrine MarroutAre you ready for some major changes? On Wednesday, Facebook proposed an update that will probably ruffle more than a few feathers.

The company would like to put an end to its voting system, a three-year old practice that allows users to share their feedback and weigh in on decisions regarding privacy on the site:

“We deeply value…

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Copyright© 2012, Cendrine Marrouat on Examiner.com. Al rights reserved.

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