Funny Twitter Reactions to Facebook Crash

So the productivity went up for less than an hour today when the Facebook 2014 crash happened. As usual, the social media amplification effect took place. Within a few minutes, news that Facebook was down was all over the place – well, except on Facebook. Some reactions were just plain boring, while some were actually […]

Yes: Facebook Is (Went) Down

If you’re wondering why you can’t connect to Facebook…it’s down…at the time of writing. Yes, it’s down. We don’t know the why yet, but we can confirm: no Facebook. Facebook wen’t down at roughly 3:50am US EST time. Users around the world noted the occasion. Facebook is down, how am I supposed to see which […]

Facebook Officially Releases Slingshot, A More Social Snapchat

Facebook accidentally leaked its own Snapchat competitor a few days back, but now everyone that didn’t pick it up in those  few crucial hours has a chance to play with it. Whereas Snapchat aims to be a private person to person photo/video messaging app, Slingshot hopes to make things a little more social. Released on […]

Facebook Employee Gets Chance To Die For George R.R. Martin

Remember the news that George R.R. Martin was selling the chance to be brought to life (and then subsequently killed) in his Game of Thrones novels? Well, the two spots have been snatched up and one is going to a Facebook employee. David Goldblatt (no relation to the photographer) is a Facebook employee, which apparently pays […]

Woman ‘Catfishes’ Niece, Discovers Murder Plot

A Woman stumbled onto a plot by her niece to murder her and the rest of the girl’s family, including the dog. 19-year-old Marissa Williams of Fosters, Alabama has been arrested and is awaiting trial for soliciting murder after she allegedly asked a fictional boy to kill her aunt, her aunt’s fiance, her cousin and […]

Much Tipping: Dogecoin App Comes To Facebook

Now you can give something more substantial than a “Like” on Facebook. Tipping other Facebook users in cryptocurrencies similar to Bitcoin is now possible, thanks to new apps. According to Dogecoin community developers, two cryptocurrency tipping apps that they developed were recently approved by Facebook and are available now. The tipping apps let users send various altcoins, […]

Alleged Robber ‘Friends’ Victim On Facebook, Is Arrested

According to reports, police have arrested a man after they say he assaulted a woman and stole her iPod and then tried to friend her on Facebook the next day. The Associated Press reports that the victim was sitting in the Bremerton Ferry Building in Washington when the 28-year-old Riley Allen Mullins allegedly struck her from behind and […]

Hoax: No, Mark Zuckerberg Isn’t Planning Video Ads ‘Every Ten Minutes’

An image alleging to be a post by Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg has been making the rounds online recently and many have been sharing it in hopes of preventing the alleged video advertising plan laid out in the “post.” The image, which you can see below, has been posted by several sources (some malicious, others naive). […]

Facebook Wants To Eavesdrop Using Your Phone’s Microphone

Facebook has made some major strides in protecting its users from an overreaching government, but that doesn’t mean all is well between privacy advocates and the social media giant. Some are expressing concern over Facebook’s planned feature for its mobile app on iOS and Android. The plan is to use the microphone on phones of […]

EFF: For The First Time, Facebook ‘Has Your Back’ Against The Government

Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, (EFF) the world’s leading digital rights and privacy advocacy group, issued its fourth annual “Who Has Your Back” report, and for the first time, Facebook, along with several other tech companies, received six star ratings. Twitter and regional Californian ISP Sonic, were the sole two tech companies that received six star […]

Hooters Denies It Posted Rape Joke On Facebook

Few things in this world are more misogynistic than the restaurant chain Hooters. The chain is better known for its thighs and breasts than its wings and it is generally proud of that fact. Its Facebook page also makes no apologies for its business strategy, with the company consistently featuring aforementioned breast and thighs in […]

Iranian Women Protest Mandatory Hijab Law On Facebook

Thousands of Iranian women are unveiling themselves in more ways than one. A Facebook page dedicated to giving them a space to express themselves has been put up  by an Iranian journalist based in London and thousands of Iranian women are using the platform to showcase something rarely seen in public in the theocratic nation, […]

‘Family Feud’ Contestant Fails Hard, Video Goes Viral [Watch]

“Family Feud.” The show where viewers are asking themselves any of the following questions: “Are these people serious?” “Where do they find families with no common sense?” “Are Steve Harvey’s teeth real or made from a porcelain sink?” A few days ago, Anna from the Sass family failed to complete a fast money round only needing […]

Facebook Introducing New Video Metrics

Facebook rarely talks about its video product, and today announced new metrics that will give Page owners far more insight into how their videos are performing. Rolling out “over the coming weeks,” Pages will soon see video views, unique video views, average viewing duration and audience retention. Video views are only counted if someone watches […]

Facebook And Twitter Tied For The High School Cool Crowd [Study]

Facebook in particular hasn’t had the greatest track record with teens, but numerous studies also point to teens leaving Twitter for social networks like Instagram. According to new data from the Harvard Institute of Politics, Twitter and Facebook usage among high school seniors is tied. Harvard recently surveyed over 3,000 people ages 18 to 29 […]

Facebook Launches Business Manager

Facebook is making it easier for large businesses and advertisers to manage their campaigns with Business Manager, a free tool accessible from the “for Business” website. At a quick glance, companies will be able to see all their Pages, permissions, apps, ad accounts and people or partners who have access to all of the above. First hinted at in […]

Facebook Kicks Off Special News Initiative Newswire

Facebook felt like one announcement wasn’t enough for one day, and today launched Newswire, a social discovery initiative geared towards journalists. Instead of having people access yet another app, the social network will post news updates to its FB Newswire page, and link to the updates on its Twitter profile. From the Facebook Newsroom site: “Powered by Storyful, […]

Betty White Speaks In Favor Of Gay Community In Larry King Interview [Video]

With each new day, different celebrities are speaking up about gay rights. Either popular stars are coming out or defending equality for all. A few days ago, America’s sweetheart Betty White did just that. During her interview on “Larry King Now,” White was asked a multitude of questions from fans on social media. Most of which were […]