Topic: Facebook

Facebook Issues Another Apology for Emotion Study
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Facebook Issues Another Apology for Emotion Study

The dust has settled on the Grand Facebook Emotion Experiment, in which the social network automatically filtered what 700,000 users saw on their newsfeeds for the span of a week in 2012 based on whether posts contained … [Read more...]

Did Facebook Manipulate Your Newsfeed? Does it Matter?
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Did Facebook Manipulate Your Newsfeed? Does it Matter?

By now you’ve probably heard the news: Facebook has been messing with your mind. Over the weekend, Facebook was in the headlines when it was discovered that the social network had performed a bit of a social … [Read more...]

Facebook Goes after Snapchat with Slingshot
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Facebook Goes after Snapchat with Slingshot

At 31, it’s hard for me to keep up with what all the kids are into. A few weeks ago I visited the apartment of my pals Jim and Julia, friends who happen to be in their early 20s. Julia kept talking about how she was so … [Read more...]

Facebook Changes Default Privacy Settings to “Friends Only” Instead of “Public,” And More
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Facebook Changes Default Privacy Settings to “Friends Only” Instead of “Public,” And More

Facebook is rolling back one of their long-standing privacy policies on its network. Starting today, your default privacy settings on Facebook (when you launch a new account) will be set to share with “Friends Only,” … [Read more...]

Rumor: Facebook Developing Snapchat Competitor ‘Slingshot’ For Imminent Release
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Rumor: Facebook Developing Snapchat Competitor ‘Slingshot’ For Imminent Release

Earlier this year, Facebook attempted to purchase one of the most popular social apps on the planet, Snapchat – to little success. After offering $3 billion to acquire the little app that could, the world’s biggest … [Read more...]

Facebook Takes On Smaller Deep Link Rivals With App Links
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Facebook Takes On Smaller Deep Link Rivals With App Links

Deep linking has been a hot topic as of late with companies popping up including URX, Deeplink.me, and others to take on the problem of making mobile apps connect the same way that clickable links work within the Web. … [Read more...]

Facebook Wants To Be Your Digital Wallet
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Facebook Wants To Be Your Digital Wallet

A Financial Times article from this past weekend reports that Facebook is close to launching a digital financial service, becoming the latest tech company to try and be your all-in-one e-wallet. According to the post, … [Read more...]

Mobile Facebook Users Forced to Download Messenger if they Want to Chat
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Mobile Facebook Users Forced to Download Messenger if they Want to Chat

The Facebook Messenger app has been around for a long time, but it’s not been necessary for chatting with your contacts on your mobile device. To do that, you could simply jump into your regular Facebook app and hit … [Read more...]

Doom Creator & Oculus CTO John Carmack Seems Okay with Working for Facebook Now
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Doom Creator & Oculus CTO John Carmack Seems Okay with Working for Facebook Now

Less than a week ago, Facebook stunned the tech world by spending $2 billion to acquire virtual reality start-up Oculus, and the company’s in-development headset, the Rift. The backlash among former Oculus fans was … [Read more...]

Virtual Insanity: Facebook Drops $2 Billion to Buy VR-Maker Oculus
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Virtual Insanity: Facebook Drops $2 Billion to Buy VR-Maker Oculus

News broke moments ago that Facebook will spend $2 billion to acquire Oculus, the Kickstarted maker of the Rift, a virtual reality headset that’s had the gaming world talking for the last several months. While not as … [Read more...]