Facebook continued to mark National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a note on the Facebook Security page from site integrity engineer Matt Jones, detailing the steps taken by the social network to eliminate fake profiles and fraudulent activity.
Everybody’s done it: Late at night, you’re checking out your best bud from high school’s friends list. You wax a bit nostalgic, and before you know it, you’ve sent out friend invites to one-half of your graduating class. Or you’re getting your business started up and you import contacts that you’re going to try to buy your new widget. Whatever the reason, once you’ve sent out that friend request, it’s out there … FOREVER. No, you’re not understanding how horrible this is.
Residents of the Dolores Heights neighborhood in San Francisco may not be lining up to send friend requests to Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as the San Francisco Chronicle reported that construction on a 1920s-era home owned by Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, has been impacting their quality of life for 17 months and counting.
If you’re on Facebook a lot, you’ve likely discovered Social Fixer and its myriad options to take control of your News Feed. If not, you should check it out after reading this post, because beyond offering a suite of nifty (and necessary) options to organize your stream, its creator, Matt Kruse, posts some great social insight on his blog.
The most likely Facebook friends to be unfriended are random people from high school, according to an ongoing study of unfriending on the social network by University of Colorado computer science PhD student Christopher Sibona, as reported by Vox.
Social networking connectivity tool Friendthem will extend its reach into the skies in April, when it will add an “airplane mode” button to its iOS and Android applications, allowing Friendthem users on the same flights to easily exchange connection requests for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Some Facebook iOS users who installed the social network’s most recent update, version 7.0, received access to a new feature, Highlights, under a new tab, People.
Facebook privacy and security remains a hot-button issue, and The Best Computer Science Schools put together an infographic consolidating statistics, do’s and don’ts, things to avoid, and other suggestions.
Facebook is more than a social networking site; it’s a business with many complex features working together. Once a small website (for only Harvard University students), Facebook has long since shed its small-town ways for bigger, flashier effects in the horizon. Facebook now combines the best of social networking tools and online marketing tactics to create a single platform that is attractive to both users and businesses, and it is only getting started.