Since January, Facebook has been slowly rolling out a new feature onto profile pages everywhere. It’s a little button that says “ask” that allows you to request missing profile information, and In order to ask someone for their status, you have to include a brief message — something charming like “Uummmm…” or “Hey grl” or Read More
Great Achievements in Facebook
After consulting with LGBT advocacy groups, Facebook is finally adding a slew of gender options for users beyond the typical male-female binary.
The social network announced the switch in a blog post yesterday. Now, users can choose male, female or custom under the gender category. To select a custom gender, start typing and a list of options will come up. Read More
Facebook is releasing a stripped down, aesthetically pleasing app called Paper. This may be the first time in its history the social network has created an upgrade that doesn’t leave users grumbling.
After all, the social network is really good at giving people anxiety. Scrolling through your feed, you’re apt to slog through exes’ engagements, #WAKEUPAMERICA rants, and a dozen BuzzFeed quizzes before you finally give up and check Twitter.
A common complaint about Facebook’s News Feed is that it just plain blows. It’s a gunky algorithm that surfaces that most mundane news from exes, people you hated in college and that girl on your Birthright trip who now returns to Israel every single year.
Well, Facebook has heard your entitled gripes, so it’s now using an artificial Read More
A Dutch girl posted an invitation to her 16th birthday party on Facebook. She apparently forgot to set it to private–friends and family only.
Somehow her invitation went viral in a distastrous way. Thirty-thousand people showed up, rioted and shut down Haren, a small town over 100 miles from Amsterdam. CBS reports that authorities in Haren knew something was coming, and the city thought it was prepared: Read More
Is Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodie a “mark of immaturity” or his peculiarly Silicon Valley take on the robe and cowl, the garments of a cyber-saint?
Kvetching about the youthful Facebook C.E.O.’s casual approach to business wear when he has achieved huge success before his company even goes public is petty, but a quick survey of some positive pre-IPO coverage of Mr. Zuckerberg induces a bit of queasiness in anyone allergic to obsequiousness or hyperbole.
Two particularly sugary bites, with some added emphasis: Read More
People reporting on the effect of social media often produce results reminiscent of science studies about coffee: One report will note that while it’s ostensibly been viewed as being detrimental to one’s health, the latest revelation tells us that it is actually beneficial, and vice versa. Read More