Facebook attempted to put out another public-relations brushfire caused by its automated-response system, but was the damage already done?
We all have those people in our Facebook News Feeds where we can’t help but snicker at their posts and roll our eyes every time we scroll through. We so desperately want to delete them because they are annoying, but we can’t get ourselves to do it because as much as we don’t want to admit, they are entertaining (sometimes). However, there comes a time where enough is enough, and some people, like the five kinds detailed below, should just quit Facebook. Please?
With school starting up again, what if parents had an application that mined public posts on Facebook and Twitter to make sure their areas are not “Sick Zones,” where parents posted about their kids suffering from maladies such as the flu? Enter iPhone app Sickweather, which does just that.
A recent survey from multichannel loyalty and engagement platform PunchTab revealed that 75 percent of moms do NOT intend to use social media for back-to-school shopping this year. And yes, that includes Facebook. Whaaat?
Facebook found itself in the middle of another “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation involving content posted to the social network, this time over a photo of a young girl’s bare backside that was posted to the Coppertone page to mimic the classic 1953 ad from the sunscreen company of a young girl’s bathing suit being pulled down by a small dog.
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.
Facebook’s “Hot Mom” is a hot topic again, as a photo posted by mother of three and fitness competitor Maria Kang is drawing a significant amount of negative feedback, despite being intended as a positive message.
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.