Forty-four-year-old Sheryl Sandberg has already had the type of career most women (and men) can only dream of, but the Facebook chief operating officer, successful author, and newly minted billionaire isn't ready to lean back. Quite the opposite, actually. Facebook's leading lady is leaning into even more fame as Sony Pictures has acquired the film rights to her book, "Lean In."
"Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead," Sandberg's best-selling book, was published last March as an inspirational text meant to motivate women to work to the top of their industries, … Read more
Pot, meet kettle.
With the comeback of all comebacks, Facebook researchers published a disconcerting discovery: Based on Google Trends, enrollment at Princeton University will be sliced in half by 2018. By 2021, the Ivy League school will have no students at all.
"Based on our robust scientific analysis, future generations will only be able to imagine this now-rubble institution that once walked this earth," reads a note published Thursday by Facebook data scientists Mike Develin, Lada Adamic, and Sean Taylor.
The alarmist finding is, of course, as unscientific as they come, and Facebook knows that. The mock study, … Read more
I keep telling you that this sharing thing will get you into trouble.
But you won't listen.
Every day, lovers are caught sharing with people who aren't their lovers. Employees are caught sharing their NSFW exploits of the previous night. And men who interest the police try to share their contempt for their pursuers.
Police in Freeland, Penn., suggest that Anthony James Lescowitch was one such man. Wanted on a charge of aggravated assault (and several others), he allegedly couldn't help himself when he saw a Facebook update featuring his mugshot.
Yes, of course it was on … Read more
Confide is a free, simple service that makes it possible to send self-destructing messages to friends and colleagues using an iPhone app.
By using your e-mail or Facebook contacts, you can send what amounts to an e-mail through the service. It's then encrypted and the recipient will receive an alert of the pending message. For those who don't have an account, the sign up process only requires a few details (e-mail address and password), and downloading the Confide iOS app. Once you have an account and the app is installed, you're ready to go.
What makes the … Read more
Facebook said Tuesday that it is once again fudging with the formula behind News Feed. This time around, the social network warned Page owners that it would show their text-only status updates to a smaller number of their followers.
"Page admins can expect a decrease in the distribution of their text status updates, but they may see some increases in engagement and distribution for other story types," News Feed Ranking Product Manager Chris Turitzin wrote in an announcement on the change.
The company said that the News Feed alteration is meant to match members' actions and preferences. People … Read more
While Yahoo's earnings haven't been exactly stellar over the past few months, its Web traffic certainly has. According to new data from analytics firm ComScore, Yahoo had more than 195 million unique US visitors from desktop computers in December -- that puts the site ahead of Google, Microsoft, and Facebook for desktop traffic.
ComScore released its list of the top 50 most trafficked Web sites from desktop computers in the US on Monday, showing that search engines, news sites, and social media pull in a heavy load of visitors. The total desktop Internet audience in the US is … Read more