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 […]

Facebook Acquires Mobile Fitness App Moves

Facebook just released its Q1 2014 earnings report yesterday, and today is adding yet another acquisition to the list with Moves, a mobile fitness tracking app. Available on Android and iOS, Moves is capable of automatically detecting if you are running, walking, driving or cycling, and lets you keep an eye on your activity. Since launching […]

Facebook Hits $2.5 Billion In Revenue, Active Mobile Users Top One Billion

Facebook shared its Q1 2014 earnings today, and beat analyst expectations with revenue of $2.5 billion, a 72 percent increase compared to a year prior. Mobile ad revenue now accounts for nearly 60 percent of total revenues, and the social network saw earnings per share of 34 cents. Expectations were at $2.36 billion in revenue, […]

Facebook’s Declining Organic Reach: How To Improve Your Page’s Performance

A recent study found that major brands on Facebook are finding it hard to reach more than 2% of the Facebook fans they have attracted. In some cases that number has fallen below 1% or even 0.5%. While it is becoming increasingly difficult to attract eyeballs to our posts, at least organically, there are some […]

Only In Florida: Orlando Teen Stabbed Over Facebook Post [Video]

Orlando, FL – A 16-year-old is sweating attempted murder charges after stabbing a fellow student over a Facebook post. Yes, you read that right. People are officially being stabbed over Facebook posts. The two teenagers were found fighting Monday night by police in the area of 131 Briarcliff Drive in Poinciana. According to witnesses, the 14-year-old was walking […]

Haagen Dazs Japan Announces Carrot And Tomato Flavors On Facebook

You might be aware of the craziness that is everything that comes from Japan. When viewed through our Western perspective, Japan seems very strange.  I’m sure it’s not. I’m sure if  I lived there my entire life, things like a J-Pop Death Metal band would seem perfectly reasonable.  Any international company worth its salt knows […]

Man Kills Facebook Girlfriend After Being Catfished

After a 22-year-old man, Vineet Singh, from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar, realized his Facebook girlfriend had catfished him, the suitor shot and killed her, and then took his own life. The unfortunate event occurred Friday when the online lovers rendezvoused – meeting in person for the first time. It was then that Singh realized his virtual […]