Facebook.com email addresses never quite caught on, and they became the source of controversy when the social network substituted users’ Facebook.com email addresses for their authentic email addresses in June 2012. Now, Facebook is pulling the plug on the ill-fated feature.
Breaking up is hard to do, but for many Facebook users, their friends rally around them to provide comfort immediately after the change in their relationship statuses, according to the final installment in the Valentine’s Day series by the Facebook Data Science Team.
What happens to status updates before and after two Facebook users enter into relationships? The Facebook Data Science Team was on the case as part of its series on love and Facebook for Valentine’s Day week.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has already been recognized by analytics provider Socialbakers for its responsiveness to social media questions, and now, travelers can book tickets on the Netherlands’ flagship carrier via Facebook or Twitter.
A woman in Cornwall in the U.K. came up with a creative way to use Facebook to accelerate a family spat, and it earned her 20 months in prison.
As Facebook turns 10 Tuesday, Pew Research Center released a treasure trove of facts about the social network, including one that debunks the theory that Facebook has a teen problem: 73 percent of U.S. Internet users between the ages of 12 and 17 are on the social network.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is likely hoping that the saying, “There is no such thing as bad publicity,” holds true, as the scandal over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge and the resulting traffic nightmares led to more than 271,000 mentions in Facebook posts, messages, and comments between last Wednesday and this past Wednesday, according to Facebook search data cited by CNN’s Political Ticker blog.
Facebook appears to be testing a new interface for messaging via desktop.
Facebook is hosting the fourth Compassion Research Day Thursday at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., and the social network revealed six important trends its compassion research team discovered while partnering with researchers from Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence, Stanford University, Northeastern University, Claremont McKenna University, and other institutions.