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Facebook Follows In Twitter’s Footsteps, Launches Hashtags

Facebook Follows In Twitter’s Footsteps, Launches Hashtags

Hashtags have fast become one of the most wildly popular methods of discovering content on Twitter. They are simple and organized content and can easily be used to search for relevant results. After Twitter, Facebook has also decided to launch hashtags which, the social network claims, will help users become a part of the greater conversation.

By On June 13, 2013 Respond
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Facebook’s Parse Grows Rapidly, Reaches 100,000 Apps

Facebook’s Parse Grows Rapidly, Reaches 100,000 Apps

Parse is a backend services provider which mobile-app makers popularly use. Facebook purchased the platform back in April, amid concerns that the acquisition may shy away all the existing users and developers. However, Parse has continued to grow at a rapid pace and has surpassed 100,000 apps.

By On June 13, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Shareholders Meeting Becomes A Rocky Ride

Facebook Shareholders Meeting Becomes A Rocky Ride

Facebook celebrated its one-year anniversary of public debut last month. On its heels, the company brought together a shareholders meeting to discuss its performance and future prospects. Not unexpectedly, the meeting was a rather tough ride for Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives.

By On June 13, 2013 Respond
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Tech Companies Want More Transparency On Data Requests

Tech Companies Want More Transparency On Data Requests

In the wake of the NSA’s PRISM scandal, tech companies have been on the defensive, especially because many of them had been forced to comply to U.S. government’s data requests. These companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter, have now asked the U.S. government to allow them to publicly reveal all the data requests they receive from different governmental agencies.

By On June 12, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Will Webcast Its First-Ever Stockholders Meeting

Facebook Will Webcast Its First-Ever Stockholders Meeting

It has been nearly a year since Facebook decided to go public. The IPO was marred with a number of issues but Facebook pushed forth and is a public entity today. The first-ever meeting of Facebook’s stockholders is due to take place on June 11, and the social network has decided to webcast the event.

By On June 6, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Takes Down Pages Inciting Violence Against Women

Facebook Takes Down Pages Inciting Violence Against Women

Although Facebook tends to automatically monitor the pages that are hosted on it, a number of such pages have long existed on the social network which directly incite violence against women. Now, thanks to a concerted campaign by activists, the social network has pulled the plug on many such pages.

By On May 30, 2013 1 Response
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Facebook May Overhaul ‘Notes’ To Compete With Tumblr

Facebook May Overhaul ‘Notes’ To Compete With Tumblr

Facebook ‘Notes’ have been around for nearly as long as the social network itself. In Facebook’s early days, Notes really did take off, but they have declined in popularity in recent times. Facebook may be on its way to regain its audience by overhauling ‘Notes’ and pitting it directly in competition with Tumblr.

By On May 28, 2013 Respond
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Students Made A Car That Runs On Tweets, Likes And Shares

Students Made A Car That Runs On Tweets, Likes And Shares

Imagine a car that is run by Twitter updates, Facebook likes and Instagram shares. As fantastical as this may appear, such a car has become a reality, thanks to a group of students at Kansas City. These students tweaked a Volkswagen so that it runs only when it has enough ‘social media’ fuel.

By On May 28, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Trying To Make Emoticons More Emotional

Facebook Trying To Make Emoticons More Emotional

When it comes to digital communications, emoticons are popularly used to express one’s emotions at a given point in conversation. Facebook initially shied away from offering emoticons, but over time started offering a whole range of those. However, according to Facebook engineer Auturo Bejar, this wasn’t a random decision.

By On May 14, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Can Lead To Psychosis, Reveals Study

Facebook Can Lead To Psychosis, Reveals Study

In the past, many studies have tried to explore the positive as well as adverse affects that excessive use of social media can have on us. A new study has come up with more drastic conclusions though. According to it, Facebook and other similar sites can induce psychosis in individuals.

By On May 5, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Wins Case Against Domain Squatters

Facebook Wins Case Against Domain Squatters

Domain squatting refers to the practice of registering such domains which rhyme with popular websites. For instance, if you register a domain such as dacebook.com, you are essentially domain squatting. Facebook had filed a case against some 100 or so domains, charging them with domain squatting. The social network has won the case recently.

By On May 2, 2013 Respond
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Facebook May Be The Key Player Behind Billion-Dollar ‘Project Catapult’

Facebook May Be The Key Player Behind Billion-Dollar ‘Project Catapult’

A tech giant is currently working on the plan of building a huge billion-dollar data facility in Altoona, Iowa. So far, it is not clear which company is behind this state-of-the-art facility, but multiple hints indicate that Facebook may be behind this data center which is being touted as ‘Project Catapult.’

By On April 21, 2013 Respond
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Chat Heads On iOS Unbound With New Jailbreak Tweak

Chat Heads On iOS Unbound With New Jailbreak Tweak

Facebook recently rolled out a number of new features on its mobile apps. Facebook Home was specifically geared towards Android users, letting them have a system-wide Facebook experience on their devices. Now, a jailbreak tweak allows iOS users to have a similar experience on their iPhones.

By On April 20, 2013 Respond
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Facebook Voice Calling Now Available To All US Users

Facebook Voice Calling Now Available To All US Users

In the first week of January 2013, social network giant Facebook started testing free voice calls in Canada via its Messenger app. From January 16, the company started testing free voice calls for iPhone users in the US and in March, Canadian Android users got free Voice Calling. And now the good news is Facebook Voice Calling is available to all US users.

By On April 20, 2013 Respond
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Google’s Eric Schmidt Really Likes Facebook Home

Google’s Eric Schmidt Really Likes Facebook Home

Facebook recently decided to notch up its presence on the Android platform by offering Facebook Home. The new app essentially makes the whole experience of using an Android devices more Facebook-centric. Quite surprisingly, Google’s Eric Schmidt has said that he really loves the idea.

By On April 17, 2013 Respond
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