Facebook and its Parse cloud-application platform are set to invade Austin, Texas, for South By Southwest, complete with the Parse + Facebook ice cream truck, and the social network published a schedule of Facebook and Parse SXSW events and talks in a post on its developer blog.
The good news for Australian actress Emma Barrett is that the Kickstarter campaign to fund Take the Reins — her film based on the true story of a woman who took her own life in 2010, posting on Facebook, “Took all my pills be dead soon so bye bye every one,” and having her post face ridicule from her friends — reached its funding goal. The bad news is that the movie is still a little short due to failed credit-card transactions, so Barrett is trying to make up a $6,300 deficit with another fundraising campaign, this time on Indiegogo.
Australian actress Emma Barrett has turned to Kickstarter in an effort to crowd-fund Take the Reins, a film based on the true story of a woman who took her own life in 2010, posting on Facebook, “Took all my pills be dead soon so bye bye every one,” resulting in ridicule from her friends.
Independent music artists can get into the game on Facebook in a big way thanks to Music Powered Games, which has created a way for artists to mix their music with games and earn commissions right from their Facebook pages.
Facebook users who are fed up with posts from applications cluttering their News Feeds will likely approve of the update to login with Facebook that was announced Thursday, as apps must now separately request permission from users to post on the social network on their behalf.
There are movies, and there are Facebook games, and there are even Facebook games based on movies. And now, thanks to Cardiff, U.K.-based filmmaker Mr Dog Films, there may be a feature horror film distributed via a Facebook game.
Facebook photos are a great way to connect with friends and loved ones, but they don’t have to stay on your phone or computer. Through an interesting idea, Top Charms, users can bring permanence to their Facebook photos by keeping them in charm form. The project gained popularity on Kickstarter, and it appears ready to share soon.
Facebook finished second to Google, at least on the annual 40 Under 40 list from Fortune, as Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg came in at No. 2, trailing only Google Co-Founder and CEO Larry Page.
How are organizations such as Kickstarter, DonorsChoose.org, Pencils of Promise, and Crowdrise using Facebook and other social networks to push social change? The infographic below from The Best Colleges takes a look.