Facebook Ask button for relationship statuses unveiled

Monday, May 19th, 2014
Just when you know asking for someone’s relationship status couldn’t be more awkward, Facebook introduces a button that allows you to do so. The Facebook Ask button lets users inquire about another member’s relationship status, even if they deliberately leave that part of their profile blank. In a normal situation, one member could have just left a message to another user. But with the Facebook

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

Facebook Vows to Fight Germany’s Online Anonymity Law

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
The data protection commissioner in Schleswig-Holstein, a state in northern Germany, has threatened to fine Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg $26,000 for allegedly violating the country’s law regarding the anonymous use of media services. The Guardian reports that Thilo Weichert has informed Facebook’s European office in Ireland and Zuckerberg that he may be fined €20,000 for breaking Germany̵

Facebook Experiments with Messaging Strangers for a Fee

Friday, December 21st, 2012
Facebook may have backpedaled on its recently-updated terms of service on Instagram, but it did not stop the social networking giant from introducing new ways to earn a buck or two at the expense of its users. On its official blog, Facebook has announced that it is “experimenting” with the idea of allowing parties to send messages directly to users they are not connected with. This “small experim

Facebook Photo Sync Now Available for All Users

Saturday, December 1st, 2012
Facebook introduces its latest feature for all users. The Facebook Photo Sync allows users to automatically sync photos taken from their phone to a private album within the social network. They can then opt to share their favorite photos with family and friends using the Timeline. The synced photos are saved in a section of Facebook that only the owner can see. They can share these images through the PC, mobile

Facebook Considers Ending Digital Voting Rights

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Most of Facebook‘s users may not know it, but they are allowed to vote on major issues on how a social network of 1 billion people should be governed. However, Facebook’s experiment with internet democracy may come to a halt as the social network has proposed Wednesday to take away its users’ right to vote. The reaction in the online community has been unwelcoming. “Facebook now argues that

Questionable Facebook Accounts Estimated at 83 Million

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Facebook reports that it has more than 950 million monthly active users (MAUs) on its social networking service, but we know for sure not all of them were created by real people. Based on documents filed by the company to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission this week, about 8.7 percent of Facebook accounts are either “duplicates, mis-classified, or undesirable.” This means that about

Facebook Puts Privacy Policy Proposals to a Vote

Friday, June 1st, 2012
For the second time in its history, Facebook is letting its 1 billion users vote on amendments to its privacy policy this weekend. The first time was in 2009, when Facebook was still a privately-held company and had about 200 million users. The referendum has to do with the updates on Facebook’s privacy policy it announced in May, just a week before the social networking site rolled out its initial public of

Rumor: Facebook Plans to Acquire Opera

Friday, May 25th, 2012
A post on Pocket-lint reveals a very juicy tech rumor: Facebook is reportedly planning to outright acquire Opera Software, maker of desktop, tablet, and smartphone browsers known to load quicker than many popular browsers in the Internet. Citing an unnamed source, the report also adds that Facebook’s acquisition of the Norway-based software company is part of the social network’s master plan of venturi

Facebook Acquires Lightbox; Service Closes June 15

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Seems like Facebook is getting aggressive in dominating the photo sharing niche. After acquiring Instagram for a cool $1 billion, the co-founders of Android app Lightbox have announced they and their team will be joining Facebook. In their blog post, Thai Tran and Nilesh Patel have reiterated that the move is not an acquisition, adding they are entirely closing down the service on June 15. “Today, we’re