This time it is likely Facebook that is going to be subject to criticism for following this trend with the addition of Trending.
Announced on Thursday morning, Trending is exactly what any avid social-networking user might expect it to be: an additional module putting the spotlight on the very most popular topics across the network at a given moment.
Facebook users might have noticed keywords, such as celebrity names or live television events, … Read more
Making a speech isn't cool. You know what's cool? Making a keynote speech. And that's what's in the cards for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who will headline the phone industry extravaganza Mobile World Congress next month.
Zuckerberg's keynote opens the mobile-focused trade show on February 24, and will be streamed online. He'll be joined onstage by the technology journalist David Kirkpatrick, author of officially sanctioned chronicle "The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World" to discuss "extending the benefits of ubiquitous Internet access to the … Read more
Facebook is getting ready to launch a digital newspaper of sorts, and it's appropriately named "Paper," according to Recode. Paper could be delivered before the end of January, the blog reported.
The application is said to be for mobile devices and is similar in nature to the popular social news reader Flipboard, meaning it will aggregate content from a variety of sources including status updates from Facebook and articles from partner media companies.
"We do not comment on rumors and speculation," a Facebook spokesperson told CNET.
The social network's ambitions to become a daily … Read more
Privy Chat for Facebook does let you chat with Facebook friends, but it doesn't offer any features that you can't find in the standard chat apps. In fact, this app offers less than Facebook's own chat app, making it especially bare when compared to some of the more advanced chat apps available. Still, if you want a minimalist chat experience, this app may be your best bet.
Privy Chat connects to your Facebook to help you send messages to your friends. It takes a while to get your Facebook fully connected, as the app demands all sorts … Read more
Facebook has cut a deal that will give it more exposure among Russian users.
The social network has given full access to its stream of public data to Russian search engine Yandex. Announcing the news on Tuesday, Yandex said that its search results will now include people and company pages on Facebook. The results will specifically tap into posts and other items from Facebook users in Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Turkey.
In the near future, Facebook posts and comments will also show up, but only those marked as public, according to Yandex. Private posts will be off limits. … Read more
Unfriend Notify is a free extension available for both Chrome and Firefox that alerts you when someone has unfriended you on Facebook. Addictive Tips originally covered it as a Chrome extension, but as it turns out by visiting the extension's Web site, you'll also find a Firefox extension.
Without an extension such as Unfriend Notify, there isn't a straightforward method to discovering who has deleted you as a friend on Facebook. The only two methods available from Facebook directly are to browse through your friends list and try to figure out who is missing, or you can … Read more
Branch is essentially a modern, user-friendly version of the Internet forum. People create "branches" to discuss topics or links and invite their friends to participate. Thread participants also can "branch off" into separate but related conversations. The startup last year also launched Potluck, an app to introduce today's generation of social networkers to people beyond their immediate friend circles.
The small startup is backed by Obvious, the incubator-investor hybrid machination of … Read more
Pinterest's "Pin it" button proved more desirable than Facebook's "like" button with retailers in 2013, according to a newly published report from social marketing and analytics firm 8thBridge.
For its third-annual report, 8thBridge analyzed the social commerce activities of 872 Web retailers between July and November 2013.
The firm found that 62 percent of retailers are using Pinterest Pin it buttons on product pages versus 59 percent using Facebook's like buttons. Pinterest, then, as the Web and mobile service for saving products to digital pin-boards, appears to be the more attractive network to … Read more
Facebook has so many features it can be tough to keep them straight. Even experienced social networkers can sometimes get a post, share, or other action not altogether right.
When one of your Facebook activities doesn't come out as you expected, use one of the service's many management and editing tools to effect repairs on errant status updates, messages, and other shares.
Timeline tune-ups It isn't unusual to see an item on your Facebook timeline and wonder, "How did that get there?" Your next thought may be, "How do I get it out of … Read more