Articles Tagged with Facebook

C.J. Pearson: Georgia Boy Banned From Facebook After Making Video Criticizing Obama?

C.J. Pearson

Georgia 12-year-old boy C.J. Pearson was suspended from Facebook for “suspicious activity” after making an extremely popular video criticizing President Obama. Pearson’s viral video stated that President Obama was not “willing to defend our country” and uttered support for former NYC Mayor, Rudy Guiliani. C.J. Pearson found out that his Facebook account had been suspended… Read more »

Jennifer Lawrence Makes Rare Social Media Appearance

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence made a rare social media appearance to clear up a rumor regarding a purported feud between herself and director David O. Russell on the set of the movie Joy. TMZ had reported the incident yesterday, stating that the director had been screaming profanities at the young actress. The movie studio declared it a… Read more »

Facebook Can Now Check On Potential Suicide Victims

facebook-suicide-prevention-tool

As recently as last month, Facebook was in the news after a user shot his wife before turning the gun on himself in a double suicide. Now it appears the social media giant has launched a new tool to help prevent its user-base from committing such acts, The BBC reports. Anyone who uses Facebook will… Read more »

First Big Bird Tweet Ever As Epic As Big Yellow Himself

Big Bird With Gordon Sesame Street Street Scenes

The first Big Bird tweet ever, sent just over two hours ago (according to the Verge), was as epic as Big Yellow himself. The single word tweet sent by the @BigBird account was epic, lighthearted, and quite a literal, “Tweet?” Retweeted by just over 2,900 and favorited by 1,900 people so far, Big Bird’s tweet… Read more »

Facebook DeepFace AI Learning Your Face In Every Uploaded Photo

Facebook DeepFace AI

Untold amounts of photos are uploaded to Facebook every day. Most of these photos have pictures of you or others in them, and Facebook’s DeepFace AI program is matching these photos with a 97.25 percent accuracy rating. The potentially disturbing fact is that even if you are not tagged in the photos, DeepFace is still… Read more »

Facebook Study: More Use Leads To Jealousy, Depression

Facebook Study Shows Jealousy In Frequent Use

A new Facebook study doesn’t paint the social networking site in a good light, at least with its contributions to one’s emotional health. According to a report from the University of Missouri News Bureau, heavy use of the social networking service can lead to increased feelings of depression and jealousy. Margaret Duffy, a professor and… Read more »

Facebook News Feed Has Gotten Better Thanks To Special Focus Groups

FAcebook News Feed Keeps Getting Better

Facebook’s news feed has always been the social media site’s crowning jewel. This is the function that allows people to stay on the site after they have posted their favorite photos of their kids or commented on their friend’s favorite photos of their kids. Now the Facebook news feed is getting a rather serious overhaul… Read more »

Mom’s Flagged Breastfeeding Photo Leads To Facebook Protest, Moms Fire Back With Breastfeeding Selfies On Social Media

breastfeeding photo - Kaya Wright

Kaya Wright’s flagged breastfeeding photo has sparked a big controversy. The photo reportedly captured Wright breastfeeding her 16-month-old son while sitting in a bathtub. According to Mirror, Facebook flagged and removed the photo after a user reported it, citing “nudity violations.” However, the removal came as quite a shock to Wright because the breastfeeding photo… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg Freedom Of Speech Post Prompts Outcry From Banned Groups

Mark Zuckerberg: Freedom of speech. Facebook users: Where?

Mark Zuckerberg’s freedom of speech stance struck many Facebook users as being at odds with their own experiences this weekend. In the wake of the Paris attacks, Zuckerberg posted the following. “A few years ago, an extremist in Pakistan fought to have me sentenced to death because Facebook refused to ban content about Mohammed that… Read more »

Is Facebook Trying To Get You To Friend Your One-Night Stands?

Facebook One Night Stand

Thanks to Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other forms of social media, people are connecting in a way they’ve never connected before. Long lost friends are finding each other after so many years. Family members that live many miles, and many days away from each other are able to catch up. People are even able… Read more »

Teacher’s Letter To Facebook: See One Teacher’s Complaint To Facebook About Her Students’ Risqué Selfies, Letter Goes Viral

Melissa Bour letter to Facebook

Teachers all over the country have admitted that they secretly investigate the social media accounts of their students. One teacher recently admitted that she’s no different from many others, but what she discovered was quite shocking. Apparently, her sixth grade students see no problem or potential danger with uploading risqué photos to Facebook. So, she… Read more »