Facebook: We’re Still Experimenting on Users, But Now It’s Less Creepy

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Description: Facebook says it’s making changes after an uproar over its mood manipulation experiment. Source: CNN Money Date: October 2, 2014   The announcement marks Facebook’s fullest public acknowledgment yet of problems with the study, conducted unwittingly on some 690,000 users for one week in early 2012. Some people in this group were shown a higher number of positive posts… Read more »

Why Facebook Is Spending Billions On Companies It Doesn’t Need

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Description: Facebook has become a conglomerate. As the world’s largest social network Facebook doesn’t need any of these companies. As Facebook Inc. they are invaluable. Source: Forbes Date: April 3, 2014 As the dust settles on Facebook’s $2BN purchase of virtual reality headset maker Oculus Rift last week, WHY?! remains the question on everyone’s lips. What’s more it… Read more »

Mobile Contacts Are Now The Real Social Network

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Description: As Facebook acquires Whatsapp, it’s a clear sign that mobile messaging apps are the real form of communication between friends who regularly chat, and that’s where the money is…for now. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 21, 2014  Facebook’s surprising acquisition of WhatsApp signals that it has realized that users’ true social network is the contact list on their smartphones…. Read more »

Facebook Hits a Milestone

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Description: As Facebook celebrates its 10th anniversary, we take a look back at its origins, and take a look forward at the future of the company and what it will look like. Source: CNET Date: February 3, 2014  The social network that turned the word “friend” into a verb and popularized the “like button” is turning… Read more »

The private information Facebook now makes public

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Description: Facebook’s recent privacy recalculation prevents excluding your profile picture, cover photo, and other formerly hide-able information from search results. Source: CNET Date: November 12, 2013 You may have been one of the many Facebook users contacted by the company last week about the demise of the “Who can look up your Timeline by name” search setting…. Read more »

Feeling Down? Facebook Improves Self-Esteem

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Description: A new psychological study has found that time spent on Facebook is actually benefiting users by feeding their ego and giving them self-assurance. Source: Mashable Date: March 22nd, 2013 If you’re feeling down in the dumps and looking for a pick me up, you may want to check your Facebook profile. That advice follows from new research showing that… Read more »

Facebook Confirms It Will Acquire Atlas Advertiser Suite

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Description: Facebook announced that they will be purchasing Atlas Advertiser Suite, a back-end scaling and measurement to help advertisers “close the loop” and understand how their spend earns them money. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 28th, 2013 After weeks of speculation and leaks, Facebook today announced it will buy the Atlas Advertiser Suite away from Microsoft. The Seattle-based Atlas team will stay… Read more »

Understanding Unicorn: A dive into Facebook’s Graph Search

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Description: An inside look at the details of Facebook Graph Search, the new search tool that allows Facebook users to search people, places, and things and the connections between them more easily. Source: CNet Date: February 21st, 2013 MENLO PARK, Calif.–On the surface, Facebook’s new Graph Search is touted as a new method to enable more connections… Read more »

Social Media Etiquette: Do You Kiss and Tell?

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Description: A recent survey conducted on Zoosk, Facebook’s dating service, has revealed some interesting statistics about romantic technology use. Despite the risk of public romance, many users are still updating their Facebook profiles with romantic posts. Who are these users and why do they do it? Source: Huffingtonpost.com Date: September 18th, 2012   Posting your… Read more »

Social media changes back-to-school experience

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Description: Social media has changed the experience of going back to school for kids. By using social media to stay in-touch throughout the summer, kids are able to draw on each others shared content to start conversations and meet new friends. However, for some this might mean enduring more bullying than before. Source: CBC.ca Date:… Read more »