Crime and Punishment
What’s that golden rule to follow when you’re on the run from the law? Draw as much attention to yourself as possible, obviously.
One nonsensical man was arrested the day after bragging that he’ll never be caught on the Facebook page of his county police department.
Last week, Roger Ray Ireland, 28, was the subject Read More
Facebook is being annoying — again. The social network is done letting you instant message your friends in its main app and instead will now force you to download another battery-sucking app dubbed Messenger.
Mad Data Science
First William Shatner, now Ed Sheeran? It looks like Facebook’s stab at enticing celebrities to incessantly document every part of their lives using a new app is hitting a roadblock.
instagram that shit
After all of the furor over Facebook’s invasive experiments on users’ news feeds, other startups running the same plays had to be thinking: “What do we do now?” In the case of OkCupid, their version of ass-covering is to come out loud and proud about the games they’ve been playing with their users’ hearts.
OkCupid posted a snarky, image-loaded essay on their blog today called “We Experiment On Human Beings!” where they make a list of hijinxes they’ve pulled on their users without them knowing, all in the name of science. In the post, OkCupid cofounder Christian Rudder points to how offended people were that Facebook published a research report based on manipulating users’ news feeds.
Ever since Facebook supposedly failed to buy Snapchat, they’ve been accused of trying to copy Snapchat. This is mainly because they keep trying to copy Snapchat.
Last night, Instagram leaked word of an app called “Bolt,” a new, unanticipated photo messaging service. Considering Instagram is owned by Facebook, this adds Bolt to the growing Read More
Our addiction to Facebook is transforming us into walking garbage cans.
According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, American users
waste spend about the same amount of time on Facebook then they do on personal grooming or household chores, which is around 40 minutes per day.
advances in technology
Facebook recently released an app called Facebook Mentions that’s supposed to help public figures interact online with the pack of drooling ninnies they call their fan base. Mainly, it will help them compete with Twitter in the celebrity realm.
There’s just one problem: William Shatner is not impressed.
For many of us, Facebook’s News Feed is a garbage pile full of ViralNova links, galleries of your college friends’ engagement rings and annoying videos that autoplay.
Facebook thinks you would like to save that and read it later, so it’s introducing a new feature called — wait for it — Save.
The Rich Are Different
When will criminals ever learn?
Over the weekend, the owners of Mortie’s Boutique in Illinois said their store was robbed of a rather distinctive “leopard color dress.” The store’s surveillance video showed a woman breaking into the store and taking several items, including that dress. So, they made a Facebook post to ask if anyone in the apparently small town of West Frankfort had seen the dress.
Millionaires love lots of things, but when it comes to social networks it’s just one.
According to a new survey of millionaires from the the mysterious sounding Spectrum Group, nearly six in ten said Facebook is their preferred social network. LinkedIn placed second at 41 percent while Twitter barely registered in third place with just 10 percent of the votes.