Facebook Changed Users’ Default Email Address Without Informing Them!

Facebook Changed Users’ Default Email Address Without Informing Them!

Social networking giant Facebook on last Monday changed the displayed default email address of all users on their profiles without warning. Users were surprised to see a new Facebook-provided e-mail address patterned after their profile URLs. A person who has the account facebook.com/johnsmith, for instance, now has an e-mail address consisting of “johnsmith@facebook.com.” Those who do not have customized URLs have random numbers instead of usernames in their new Facebook e-mail address.

By On June 26, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Plans On Eliminating Facebook Credits, Reverts To Original Money

Facebook Plans On Eliminating Facebook Credits, Reverts To Original Money

Facebook is truly the King of online social media right now. With about a billion users, it is already far, far ahead of all its contemporaries. Ever since its IPO filing, the social network giant has been looking for newer ways to bolsters its revenues. And it now seems that Facebook has new plans for its Payments model.

By On June 26, 2012 1 Response
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How Facebook Handles User Reports? [Infographic]

How Facebook Handles User Reports? [Infographic]

With a user base of millions, it is obvious that Facebook will have a proper feedback procedure in place to know if something is going wrong anywhere on the social network. For long, we have conveniently used the ‘report/mark as spam’ options whenever we have deemed fit. Ever wondered how this click on our end is handled by Facebook? The social network just released an infographic detailing how this works.

By On June 25, 2012 Respond
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Sex Offenders Must Mention Their ‘Status’ On Social Media Sites – New Louisiana Law

Sex Offenders Must Mention Their ‘Status’ On Social Media Sites – New Louisiana Law

It had been a policy of Facebook and certain other notable social media sites that they would remove sex offenders from their network. However, identifying and filtering out sex offenders is not a fool-proof system. Now, a new Louisiana law binds the sex offenders that they must list their criminal status on social media sites so that others would know about about their legal status.

By On June 23, 2012 Respond
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U.S. Government Continuously Trying To Find Ways To Spy On Facebook, Twitter

U.S. Government Continuously Trying To Find Ways To Spy On Facebook, Twitter

With the explosive growth and popularity of the social media, virtually everyone is hooked up to Facebook, Twitter or a whole host of other social networks. These networks afford a direct glimpse into the personal life of a person and that is precisely why, appropriate privacy settings on these networks are such a big deal. Now, it has been revealed that the U.S. government is looking for ways to spy on data from the online social media.

By On June 22, 2012 Respond
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Facebook App Developers Can Now Build Like Buttons Into Their Apps

Facebook App Developers Can Now Build Like Buttons Into Their Apps

Facebook has been trying hard to further bolster the growth of its mobile front by providing better tools to make the mobile version of Facebook as good as its web version. It seems that the latest developments in Open Graph, announced by Facebook, are meant to this end.

By On June 21, 2012 Respond
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Patent Infringement: Yahoo And Facebook Engage In Settlement Talks

Patent Infringement: Yahoo And Facebook Engage In Settlement Talks

Yahoo and Facebook have been locked in a legal battle for quite some time. Yahoo started the legal feud by claiming that Facebook had infringed on various technologies which originally belonged to Yahoo. These included displaying ads on web pages. Facebook immediately responded to this by counter-suing Yahoo for infringing ten of its patents.

By On June 21, 2012 Respond
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Organize Your Services In One Place With Jolicloud’s New Android App

Organize Your Services In One Place With Jolicloud’s New Android App

With such an explosive growth of the social media, there are simply so many online services that one often gets baffled. It gets all the more harder when you are accessing these services on a smartphone. You have a different app each for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other services and it can get quite hard to remain organized.

By On June 21, 2012 Respond
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Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer ‘Bret Taylor’ Quits Facebook

Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer ‘Bret Taylor’ Quits Facebook

Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Bred Taylor, in charge of both platform and mobile development at Facebook on Friday that he is leaving the social networking giant later this summer to start his own company with his friend. The move is surely a big departure from Facebook.

By On June 18, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Concedes To Privacy Violation Charges, Agrees To Pay $10 Million

Facebook Concedes To Privacy Violation Charges, Agrees To Pay $10 Million

Facebook has been criticized over a number of its privacy features. Given the sheer amount of numbers on Facebook and the extent of reach that the social network affords, it is indeed a hard thing to make its privacy options fool-proof. Five Facebook users brought a lawsuit against it when their likes on Sponsored Stories were shown to others without providing the users with an option to opt-out of this.

By On June 17, 2012 Respond
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A Simple Guide To Control Facebook Photo Tagging

A Simple Guide To Control Facebook Photo Tagging

Facebook tags are a very helpful feature. Imagine an instance when you party out with friends and rather than having to search the photos of the occasion from their respective profiles, you get to them right away through the tags. However, for some, photo-tagging on Facebook is a tad bit annoying too since a lot of tags tend to get to one’s head.

By On June 16, 2012 Respond
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AOL Sells Three-Quarters Of Its Patents To Microsoft Through A Billion-Dollar Deal

AOL Sells Three-Quarters Of Its Patents To Microsoft Through A Billion-Dollar Deal

AOL patents are apparently up for grabs and a lot of companies are trying to lay their hands on it. Earlier, Microsoft had purchased AOL patents and then sold them to Facebook for a whopping $500 million. And now, AOL has sealed yet another deal with Microsoft, selling out nearly 75% of its patents to the software giant.

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George Takei Disgruntled Over Facebook News Feed And Promoted Posts, Facebook Explains

George Takei Disgruntled Over Facebook News Feed And Promoted Posts, Facebook Explains

Facebook keeps rolling out updates and changes to its interface, including the settings of pages and profiles. Some of these changes are easy to grapple with yet some are a tad bit confusing and require a lot of understanding on the part of the user to fully understand them. George Takei, the well-known actor, recently expressed his frustration over Facebook’s changes to News Feed.

By On June 15, 2012 Respond
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German Credit Ratings Firm Wants Access To Consumers’ Facebook Data

German Credit Ratings Firm Wants Access To Consumers’ Facebook Data

With nearly every other person hooked up to the digital social media, the lines between the real and the virtual have blurred greatly. At the same time, a number of ethical questions have popped up, forcing social media gurus to consider them. For instance, the social media has been abuzz when employers demanded prospective candidates to reveal their Facebook login IDs as part of the interview.

By On June 15, 2012 Respond
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Facebook Camera App For iOS Gets New Name ‘Camera•’

Facebook Camera App For iOS Gets New Name ‘Camera•’

Facebook has released an updated version (v1.0.2) of its Camera app for iOS. The company has also made a minor change in the screen name – it is now ‘Camera•’. It is not clear, why Facebook has changed the app’s screen name. Most possible reason is, the company does not keep any confusion with other iOS camera apps. The latest update is available now and you can download it from Apple’s App Store.

By On June 13, 2012 Respond
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