Can posts on Facebook and other social networks, and text messages, be used to help determine if there is a risk of suicide? Facebook, Patterns and Predictions, and the Veterans Education and Research Association of Northern New England aim to find out with their collaboration on The Durkheim Project.
Facebook released version 6.2 of its application for iOS devices, adding the structured status updates that were previously available only on desktop or via the social network’s mobile site, as well as the ability to edit who can see content users have shared, even if that content was shared in the past.
A series-B funding round totaling $15 million? That’s a Wrapp for the social gift card provider, which announced the closing of the funding round Thursday.
Could the Facebook iOS application be draining the batteries of your iPhones or iPads? German IT specialist and iOS developer Sebastian Düvel made a strong case for that theory in a post on his hagga_blog.
Working out is becoming a more social experience, with Facebook friends offering support on a tough hill or the homestretch. Endomondo knows this, as the application recently deepened its Facebook integration to include the ability to tag friends, as well as to post photos and status updates once the workout is done.
Internet radio provider Pandora deepened its integration with Facebook, introducing the ability for its users to automatically publish their activity to the music section on the social network’s redesigned Timeline via Pandora.com or its applications for the iPhone and Android devices.
Viralheat, a Facebook marketing platform, announced Wednesday a way that users can manage their Facebook pages on the go, with an iPhone application. From the app, Viralheat users can access the Viralheat stream, engage with Facebook fans, and publish updates. Page managers can also analyze data for their connected Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts.
Wondering what to do this weekend and want to see where the hotspots are in your city? HugeCity mines Facebook’s public event data to bring it all together. Now HugeCity has an iOS application, as well as a fresh look for its website.
Contrary to an erroneous report in The Guardian last week, Facebook isn’t losing users in the U.S. They’re just changing up their habits. According to figures provided to AllFacebook by Nielsen, Facebook users are shifting more of their social network time to their mobile devices and away from desktop. In March 2013, U.S. visitors to Facebook’s mobile application (Android & iOS) spent an average of 6 hours, 49 minutes on the site, compared to 6 hours, 44 minutes on average on desktop.
Pretty soon, TweetDeck users will not be able to manage their Facebook accounts. TweetDeck announced Friday that it will shutter its Facebook integration, as well as its AIR, Android, and iPhone applications, May 7.