Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook Messenger Reaches 1.2 Billion Users Reports Good Adoption of New Initiatives

One of the more interesting elements of the recent rollout of Facebook Stories was the backlash, the pervading sentiment that Stories won’t – and doesn’t – work on Facebook. The basis for that perspective, in general, seems to be ‘none of my friends are using it, so no one is’. So it’s a failure. Put a fork in it, it’s done. ... Read More »

Facebook creeping is no longer totally anonymous

Facebook’s new “Stories” update is here, and it ruins the best part about the entire social network: Mindlessly plumbing your friends’ lives without fear of getting caught. When you watch a friend’s Story — which exists for 24 hours and is comprised of one or more photos or short videos — that friend will know you’re creeping. This is how ... Read More »

4 ways to block political posts on Facebook

If you thought that deluge of political rants, memes, and arguments in your Facebook feed would end with the 2016 Presidential Election, think again. If anything, the thrum of political debate has only grown louder since the final votes were tallied. Whether you participate in these posts, just seeing them is proven to be wearing and stressful , and can ... Read More »

Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections

Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections Facebook’s news feed is facing criticism for allegedly influencing some users in favor of Donald Trump Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a Samsung event in Barcelona on Feb. 21, 2016. Credit: Facebook 1COMMENT John Ribeiro IDG News Service Nov 11, 2016 7:18 AM Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to ... Read More »

Facebook vows again to fight fake news post election

At the end of an ugly presidential campaign the likes of which the U.S. has never seen, Facebook has acknowledged it has a lot more work to do in combating fake news on its platform. The social network is a daily stop for tens of millions of voters and played an important role in shaping and reinforcing people’s opinions. But sometimes, ... Read More »

Facebook further automates trending topics, ditches human-written descriptions

Facebook is a little closer to completely automating its trending topics feature. On Friday,the company announced that it would no longer have employees write short descriptions for each trending topic it displays. Instead, the trending topics box will simply show how many people are discussing a topic. When you mouse over a topic, it’ll show a description that pulls from a news story ... Read More »

Facebook clarifies live video policy, will allow graphic video streams in some cases

Facebook will allow its users to livestream violent or graphic video under certain circumstances, the company announced in a statement released Friday. In the statement, the social media giant stated that, “if a person witnessed a shooting, and used Facebook Live to raise awareness or find the shooter, we would allow it.” On the other hand, the company will not ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger now has eleven,000 bots on its platform

The importance of bots: Fb Messenger Vp Friday, 1 Jul 2016 | 2:25 AM ET|03:22 Facebook has over 11,000 bots and 21,000 builders building them on its Messenger platform, the social networking large‘s head of Messenger told CNBC on Friday, after freeing a slew of new features for thecarrier. In advance this year, Facebook launched the Messenger Platform – equipment ... Read More »

facebook celebrates ecu soccer championship with ‘mystery’ game

fb Messenger released a hidden football sport to commemorate the UEFA eu soccer championship on Wednesday. gamers enter a soccer emoji into the Messenger field after which if your associate taps it, a mini-gameensues. gamers faucet the ball to hold it within the air, after which jump it as frequently as feasible with their chat mate to rack up high ... Read More »

Why one tech fund supervisor is hot on Amazon, not a lot on facebook

shares of Amazon are extra appealing than facebook inventory because the e-trade massive‘s long–time period course to growth is clearer than the social network‘s street to destiny revenue gains, Josh Spencer, portfolio manager of the T. Rowe fee worldwide generation Fund, said Wednesday. Amazon has two routes to achievement with its online retail commercial enterprise and its Amazon webofferings unit, ... Read More »