Last week Facebook announced a new app called Paper. The app is designed to help users discover news through what it's calling "Sections." Sections contain articles posted by your friends or surfaced through Facebook's algorithms.
The first time you launch the app a video will walk you through some of the basics of Paper. After the initial tutorial, when you navigate to a screen for the first time, the same voice and overlays found … Read more
According to the study, the two most irksome things about the network both -- in some form -- have to do with the types of things people share. Thirty-six percent of Facebook users "strongly dislike" when friends post too much info about themselves. Presumably, this has … Read more
With Monday's launch of Paper, Facebook has kicked off a dangerous game of roshambo with application developer FiftyThree.
You see, the little company isn't exactly excited about a rock, paper, scissors match with Facebook; it fears that the rock of a social network will squash its 2-year-old application also named Paper.
FiftyThree's Paper application offers people mobile notebooks to sketch, write, and draw with digital pen and paper. It was named Apple's 2012 iPad application of the year. Facebook's Paper, meanwhile, arrived Monday for US users on the iPhone. The new Facebook application, timed around … Read more
If you're a Facebook user who has never bothered to change the service's default privacy settings, you're not alone. In May 2012, Lance Whitney reported on a Consumer Reports study that found millions of Facebook users don't use, or aren't even aware of, the service's privacy controls.
The Facebook interface certainly doesn't make it easy to adjust your privacy settings. As I explained in last September's post on how to secure your Facebook account in six easy steps, the social network has 40 individual privacy settings listed in four separate categories.
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As promised, Facebook on Monday released Paper, a standalone iPhone application for reading and writing the news. The release comes on the eve of the social network's 10-year anniversary.
The application, the first of many to come from a new startup-like team inside the company, presents Facebook's classic update types -- photos, videos, and articles -- in new formats designed for enjoyment on smartphones, and also includes more than a dozen newspaper-like sections.
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Video Downloader for Facebook allows you to view or download any videos that you, your friends, or other members you like have added to Facebook. This is a good way to store videos to watch later on, or to browse the videos on Facebook without having to sort through all the other content. And when you download videos through the app, you won't even need an Internet connection to watch them later on.
As soon as you open Video Downloader for Facebook, you'll have to log in with your Facebook account. Once that's done, you can start … Read more
Facebook will enter its second decade by starting over entirely.
The new beginning comes courtesy of Paper, a standalone iPhone application for reading and writing the news, which arrived on February 3, the eve of Facebook's 10-year anniversary.
More literally, Paper presents News Feed's standbys -- photos, videos, and articles -- in new formats designed for enjoyment on smartphones. The app also comes with newspaper-like sections such as sports, … Read more
And the key difference between the two companies centers around mobile: Mark Zuckerberg's figured it out at Facebook, while this remains the proverbial work in progress at Yahoo. So maybe CEO Marissa Mayer should look to the social network for guidance.
A year ago, suggesting that anyone look to Facebook as a mobile role model would have been met with a laugh. But oh what a difference a year makes. Both tech giants beat Wall Street's forecasts, but … Read more