Facebook announced the launch of its FbStart program for mobile application startups at its F8 global developer conference in San Francisco April 30, and a 10-city FbStart tour across the U.S. and Europe kicked off in New York Thursday.
There are Facebook posts by friends that make you feel good, and there are others that, well, make you feel maybe not so good. Tech content aggregator TechHive rated the reactions to different types of posts in its Facebook Misery Index infographic.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the right, of ABC News’ Ann Compton and Diane Sawyer celebrating 40 years at the network for Compton; as well as a Sept. 11 tribute by Lee Greenwood of “God Bless the U.S.A.” fame.
The Facebook Public Policy Office in Berlin has likely been in overdrive due to the social network’s ongoing conflict with the north German state of Schleswig-Holstein over whether Facebook users should be allowed to use pseudonyms, but staffers in Berlin welcomed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday, and Kerry signed the office’s wall.
Facebook is increasingly becoming a worldwide phenomenon, with talent coming from all over the globe. The social network recently wrapped up World Hack 2012, where developers from several different countries competed to create the best Facebook applications.
Facebook is taking its hacker culture worldwide, announcing the Facebook Developer World Hack 2012, a series of events this month and in September aimed at educating its developers and having them compete to see who has the best ideas and who can bring them to life.
What do Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, and T.G.I. Friday’s in Oslo, Norway, have in common? They were all the top destinations in their respective cities in terms of check-ins on third-party applications using Facebook’s application-programming interface since its August 2010 launch, according to a new post from the social network, Social Landmarks Around the World.