The “anonymous chatting application“ that The New York Times’ Bits blog initially reported on earlier this month is now a reality, as Facebook introduced the latest app from its Facebook Creative Labs initiative, Rooms, a throwback to the Internet’s early days and a nod to anonymity, forums, message boards and chat rooms.
Facebook’s enforcement of its real-name policy has put it at odds with a community that it has a strong history of supporting, the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, as drag queens who use names that are not their legal names are being forced to change the names on their accounts on the social network.
So you know LinkedIn is NOT the place to vent or share anything beyond buttoned-up business about your work. And how many lazies (those “self-employed and proud of it!” types) can one tolerate day in and day out on Facebook? But you want to share your day with other work-minded, fun folks and wish there was somewhere you could commiserate. And now there is. mi925 (like “my 9-5″, get it?) let’s you walk that fine line between the serious and silly that makes up your work day, and although there’s a bit of social saturation out there, this is a site you might want to consider. Here’s why:
Cross-platform mobile messaging company WhatsApp, which was acquired by Facebook in a $19 billion deal last month, sneaked a unique way to potentially grow its user base into the update to its Android application.
Tiles are in style in version 5.2 of Facebook for Windows Phone, as the updated application, released Monday, features a redesign of the app’s primary live tiles, and the introduction of new secondary live tiles.
Many Facebook users saw a sponsored post from the social network over the weekend that read, “Chatting just got more festive! Look out for a treat Dec. 24 through 26.”
Facebook is hosting the fourth Compassion Research Day Thursday at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., and the social network revealed six important trends its compassion research team discovered while partnering with researchers from Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence, Stanford University, Northeastern University, Claremont McKenna University, and other institutions.