Articles Tagged with Facebook

Facebook Tests Laser Drone Over UK Skies

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Social media giant Facebook has successfully tested a laser drone that’s been circling over the UK, a report from the Guardian can confirm. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that the drones beam internet access to more rural or disconnected areas of the country that don’t yet have access to the internet. Zuckerberg said that… Read more »

Facebook Knows What You Did ‘On This Day’ Five Years Ago

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From time to time, Facebook enjoys throwing out a new feature that keeps the social networking giant relative and fresh. A few times, Facebook has offered viewers an opportunity to put together a year in review type video. On its anniversary, Facebook put together videos for their users that utilized pictures and events from users’… Read more »

Utah High School’s Bake Sale For Gender Equality Stirs Things Up

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In Sandy, Utah a bake sale at Jordan High School has stirred up some controversy The bake sale was held by the high school’s Young Democrats club. Surprisingly, the issue causing the controversy is the long debated one of gender equality, equal pay for equal work, reports Good4Utah. At this bake sale 2 chocolate chip… Read more »

Pinterest Just Entered A Partnership That May Put Facecbook In Jeopardy

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The five-year-old social media site, Pinterest, just entered a partnership with Apple. The union is thought to be a threat to many social media sites, mostly Facebook. The first noticeable change to Pinterest was the adding of app pins. Originally on Pinterest, users could only pin photos. Now, users can pin links to individual iOS… Read more »

British Woman Goes To Jail For Trolling Herself On Facebook

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A British woman has been jailed for 20 months after using fake Facebook profiles to send herself hundreds of abusive messages. Michelle Chapman, 24, allegedly had a falling out with her father and new stepmother and set up fake Facebook accounts with their names, then sent herself hundreds of foul and sexually explicit messages before… Read more »

What’s Mark Zuckerberg’s One Rule When Hiring?

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Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook, disclosed his one rule to employing staff to work for him at Facebook. During a question and answer session at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Zuckerberg revealed an interesting strategy that allows him to choose the perfect candidate. Zuckerberg said, “I will only hire someone to work directly… Read more »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »