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.
Facebook Android App Update Includes Privacy Settings Icon, Structured Status Updates, Ability To Edit Posts
The privacy settings icon we reported on Wednesday is part of a minor update Facebook released for its Android application, and sister blog Inside Facebook reported that the update also extends the availability of structured status updates, as well as the ability for users to edit their status updates.
Ability To Edit Posts, Comments; Emoticons For Status Updates Tested In Facebook For Android Beta 3.7
AOL in the 1990s, or Facebook in 2013? The social network is testing a new feature, code-named “host chat,” which allows users to establish chat rooms that their friends can join without invitations, Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch.