Last November, Facebook revealed that more people share travel and vacations on the social network than anything else. Our money would have been on pictures of kids or food, and that’s pretty interesting in itself — it suggests that travel talk and pictures of famous landmarks don’t actually bother us that much. If they did, they’d be up there with baby photos and restaurant dinners and everything else we hate about our Facebook feed (like BitStrips and fake video links).
Fear not, Facebook users: Starting March 20, you are still more than welcome to discuss religion or use profanity to your heart’s content, although you may want to be careful about the second if you’re looking for a job or have younger users on your friends lists.
Although MySpace may be attempting to once again become a relevant social network, this does not mean Facebook is adding MySpace-like features, as Avast Virus Lab warned in a blog post that a new scam making its way through the social network promises users the ability to add music-related themes to their Timelines and enable songs to play when other users access their Timelines.
The Ides of March may not have been kind to Julius Caesar, but contrary to what seems to be an annual hoax on Facebook, the social network is not shutting down March 15 due to overpopulation.
On this last day of 2013, AllFacebook compiled a list of our 10 top posts for the year in terms of page views, and the list turned out to be quite diverse.
At the age of 27, Dave Cicirelli quit his job and walked across the U.S., experiencing adventures during the six-month journey including forbidden love in Amish country and dealing with doomsday cults in Arizona desert, while chronicling the entire saga on his Facebook page. His saga went viral, and thousands of users of the social network began to follow him. However, Cicirelli’s travels were made possible not by his two feet, but by Photoshop and his imagination.
Facebook page administrators, beware: There is no such thing as a “Fan Page Verification Program,” and following the instructions in the messages that claim to originate from Facebook Security will lead to login details being compromised as part of a phishing scheme.
Scams are all over Facebook. There are stories telling users that Facebook will end on a certain date, miracle diet pills, celebrity sex tapes, and other shady posts. With a little vigilance, though, users can make sure that they’re not continuing the chain. Miranda Perry, staff writer for Scambook, spoke with AllFacebook about ways that people can make sure that they’re not giving away information to scammers or spamming their friends’ News Feeds with malicious links.
Many of Facebook’s more than 1 billion monthly active users would agree — the site is great, but could use some improvement. As users complain about ads, a cluttered and confusing interface, and several other things, there are a few things that Facebook could implement to make the site much more palatable. Here are five innovations (some possible, some rather imaginative) that we think would improve Facebook.