Early and former Facebook employee Katherine Losse reiterated her claim that employees of the social network had access to a master password in offering her take on the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative to The Guardian.
It was only a matter of time before fear of the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative — in which the agency was allegedly granted access to user data from Facebook and other Internet companies — was used as an advertising tactic. Likebook — which enables users to create physical books populated with Facebook content such as status updates, photos, and life events — did just that in a press release it issued Friday.
Running a marathon is tough, but what about running a marathon each day, for 93 days in a row, from California to Florida? Registered nurse Helene Neville did it, while continuing to battle cancer, and she chronicled her journey on the One on the Run Facebook page.
PastBook, one of several companies that allow Facebook users to publish their content on the social network in actual books, announced the integration of Filepicker.io into its book-creation wizard, making it easier for users to select content for their books.
BookScout, the book-centric Facebook application from publisher Random House, announced the addition of seasonal book recommendations, as well as the launch of a mobile app.
Facebook is attempting to push its users to fill in the Timeline sections it recently introduced, offering suggestions in its various categories — movies, TV shows, and books — and asking users if they have watched or read those titles.
Facebook announced Tuesday that the application modules it introduced for Timeline in March have now been rolled out to all users, encouraging app developers in a post on its developer blog to incorporate these sections into their apps
It’s probably not surprising that when Facebook users are 21, most of their friends are also in that same age bracket. It’s also not a shocker to say that men talk about sports on Facebook more than women. But how do trends change over time? Do 30-year-olds tend to talk about health more than new high-school graduates? A highly visual set of data from Wolfram Alpha brings Facebook’s social graph to life, showing how people connect and relate to each other on the social network.
Publisher Random House pounced on the opportunities for its BookScout book-centric application afforded by the new Timeline design Facebook introduced Wednesday, announcing updates to the app to coincide with Timeline’s new features.