Video Ads Coming To Facebook

Friday, March 14th, 2014
Social networking giant Facebook is always standing on a delicate balance. On one side, it is looking to make its billions of members engaged and enjoy the experience when visiting the site. On the other side, it also seeks to find ways to further increase its profitability by using ads, something that many of its members do not like. But recently, Facebook may be focusing on the latter, trying to make the site mor

Klout Plans to Become Social Network

Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Many social media-savvy people, from celebrities to average Joe’s, check the extent of their online influence through their Klout score. This multi-platform service, created by Joe Fernandez five years ago, uses data from various social networking services like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, and Blogger among others, to come up with a single score on a scale of 1 to 100 based on the user

Facebook Blocks Path’s Access to Find Friends

Monday, May 6th, 2013
In reaction to Path’s latest privacy issue, Facebook has announced it blocked access for rival social networking app Path. Users who have installed Path will no longer be able to utilize its “Find Friends” feature, the culprit of the app’s alleged spamming to their Facebook friends through SMS and phone calls. Path users, however, will still be able to log in through Facebook and be able to

Path Insists They are Inviting, Not Spamming

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Path, the mobile social networking app that tries keeping up with the Facebooks and the Twitters, has recently announced it has reached 10 million registered users. They may want to check out how many of those are still using Path, especially with allegations of spamming have surfaced. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Path users are limited to accepting only up to 150 friends, but they can share their life’s sta

Bill Clinton Joins Twitter

Friday, April 26th, 2013
Former President Bill Clinton is enhancing his social media presence as he officially joins millions of other Twitter users last Wednesday. He is tweeting using the handle @BillClinton, which is already Twitter-verified with that “blue check” badge. Clinton learned to tweet from comedian and television host Stephen Colbert, who got him into Twitter under the handle @PrezBillyJeff. While this account i

AP Twitter Hacked; Claims Attack on White House

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
The Twitter account of Associated Press was hacked Tuesday and posted a “breaking news” about an attack on the White House and that President Barack Obama was “injured.” The news organization said that the attack on Twitter came after a “phishing attempt on AP’s corporate network.” According to AP reporter Mike Baker, AP staff received “an impressively disguised phis

Facebook Officially Announces Threaded Comments for Pages

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Facebook has officially announced that Pages linked to brands and businesses with at least 10,000 followers will have a new threaded replies comment system. Technically, this feature has been introduced in many pages months ago; it is only now that Facebook has revealed the threaded comments system to the public. This new comment system enables Facebook users (and also Page administrators) to post a reply on comme

Facebook May Introduce Hashtags

Friday, March 15th, 2013
People find it odd seeing their friends post hashtags on Facebook. Although hashtags (keywords preceded with a pound sign, like #hashtag) do not work in Facebook, they actually work if their FB account is connected to Twitter. But a report from Wall Street Journal suggests that Facebook may make those pounded words functional within the social network. Hashtags are currently incorporated on Twitter, Google+, and

Study: Your Facebook Likes Reveal So Much About You

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
A recent study suggests that Facebook users may reveal more about themselves than what they intend to judging by the “Likes” they put. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have conducted their study using the Likes of 58,000 Facebook users and have concluded that, with an accuracy of 80 percent, a person’s Likes may reveal personal details such as sexual orientation, personality traits, pol

Facebook’s New “News Feed” Unveiled

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
A full week after hinting that Facebook would launch a new version of the News Feed, the social media giant starts rolling out the new, radically-designed homepage. Presenting from Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters, Mark Zuckerberg describes the new News Feed as a “personalized newspaper” that focuses more on the visuals and allows users to choose the topics they are most interested