12/21/2011, You cannot escape from ads wherever you turn – they will soon descend upon your news feed in Facebook, the world’s most popular social networking site with more than 800 million users and counting. According to Facebook, it will start to show “Sponsored Stories” in the news feeds on your Facebook page from January next year onwards. According to a Facebook spokesperson, “Starting early next year, we will gradually begin […]
12/20/2011, It has been reported that Lady Gaga, one of the most popular pop stars of this generation, had her Facebook and Twitter account hacked. The hackers then used her account to send messages to all her fans – inviting them to submit their details to win free iPad 2 tablets. Here’s what one of the Tweets said:
12/20/2011, While the PlayBook isn’t one of the most popular tablets around, it’s good to see that RIM and Facebook haven’t given up on providing support for the tablet. RIM announced today the launch of a new version of the Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook app. The update brings the app up to version 2.1 and includes one of the most requested features: Facebook Groups. This means that PlayBook users will now […]
12/19/2011, Facebook for Android might be a relative latecomer to the game compared to Facebook for Apple, but just like the proverbial tortoise and the hare, the Android version of Facebook has already overtaken the iOS-powered counterpart in the popularity stakes, where AppData’s documentation on Facebook for Android’s daily users has hit 58.8 million daily active users compared to a figure of 57.6 million users on Facebook for iPhone. Bear in […]
12/15/2011, Last week we reported that Facebook started rolling out its “Timeline” update to Facebook users in New Zealand, and it looks like testing has gone without any problems. Today, Facebook announced that its brand new Timeline interface will be made available to all Facebook users around the world. Since there are so many Facebook users worldwide, it’s definitely going to take at least a few weeks to rollout, but be […]
12/13/2011, Facebook steps up a notch when it comes to rolling out an initiative that enables users who did express suicidal thoughts for all and sundry to read on their respective Facebook accounts, an opportunity to hook up directly with a crisis counselor over Facebook chat. According to Fred Wolens, Facebook public policy manager, “One of the big goals here is to get the person in distress into the right help […]
12/12/2011, Independent developer Platinum Apps knows that Facebook has well and truly taken over the world. In fact, Facebook is the most popular app on the Android platform, so much so that Facebook for Android beats out all the other Google-powered software, how’s that for beating Google on their own turf? Well, the app might not be perfect nor does it hold all the bells and whistles that one sees on […]
12/09/2011, If you’ve ever wondered what websites like Facebook, YouTube or Google+ would have looked like back in 1997, when everybody was using Netscape Navigator, Windows 95 and dial-up modems to surf the web, you’re in luck. A group of internet artists – Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied did just that. With their latest art project, Once Upon, they reimagined what those popular websites would have looked like back in the […]
12/08/2011, Are you a fan of zombie survival action games? If you are, you might have come across a game called Dead Rising, and if you’re a fan, here’s some news that you may or may not have heard of yet. Thanks to a post found on Dead Rising’s Facebook page, Capcom has hinted a possible new Dead Rising game.
12/07/2011, The other day we mentioned that the Facebook for Android app would be getting an update in the near future and it looks like it’s sooner than expected. If you don’t already know – the official Facebook app for Android isn’t very good – content takes a long time to load, and we’re missing features such as push notifications. And in my opinion, something is very wrong when the mobile […]
12/07/2011, Facebook has finally owned up and fixed a bug which actually revealed users’ personal photos, whether they liked it or not. This bug was stumbled upon after folks managed to exploit it in order to post personal pictures of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The flaw was discovered by members of a body-building forum, where it will somehow manipulate the network’s inner machinations to report inappropriate images. Should a Facebook user […]
12/07/2011, Not too long ago, Facebook launched its Subscribe button which basically allowed Facebook users to receive updates from other users without having to be friends with them. This worked great for public figures and celebrities who didn’t want to create/maintain a dedicated Facebook “page” just so their fans can stay up to date with their lives. Well now it looks like Facebook is going to expand the functionality of the […]
12/07/2011, We reported earlier that some theaters were setting aside some seats that were being referred to as “tweet seats”. Basically they were seats reserved for those who felt the need to conduct live tweets as they watched the play/concert while it happened. Now it looks like yet another theater set to debut in 2014 in Washington is poised to do something similar.
12/07/2011, If you log on to Facebook today and notice that you’ve got a completely new look to your profile – fret not. It’s just the brand new Timeline interface that has been announced a few months ago. Today Facebook mentioned on its official blog that it has started rolling out the Timeline update to folks who are in New Zealand. Facebook has been testing Timeline with a select group of […]