Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network Instagram introduced its Instagram Direct direct-messaging service to much fanfare last December, but mentions of the feature have been few and far between since. However, according to Instagram, rumors of the demise of Instagram Direct are premature.
How are recent college graduates using Facebook to help them tackle the challenges they are facing? The social network teamed up with research agency Firefly Millward Brown to conduct in-depth research on “a small number of participants.”
Same hoax, different date: Facebook is not overpopulated, and the accounts of inactive Facebook users will not be shut down Nov. 15. Hoax-Slayer reported that Facebook is already in the process of deleting hoax posts that suggest otherwise.
Facebook Deputy General Counsel Chris Sonderby offered an update on the social network’s efforts to fight the request of a court in New York that issued a bulk search warrant for data from the accounts of 381 users, which began last July, in a Newsroom post.
Odds are that most people are using Facebook while at work, whether they are permitted to do so or not, and now, a source tells Ingrid Lunden of TechCrunch, the social network is looking to capitalize on those users with FB@Work, a work version of Facebook being developed at the company’s offices in London.
The average Facebook user has never heard of HydraBase, but the souped-up version of Apache HBase, an open-source distributed key value data store running on top of HDFS, was instrumental in the social network’s move in 2010 to revamp its messages inbox to include Facebook messages, SMS, chat, and email. Since then, the technology has been use to launch other features, as well.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation released its 2014 Who Has Your Back? report, detailing Internet companies’ efforts to protect their users from government requests, and Facebook was one of a handful of companies to receive stars in all six criteria.
Facebook has made its focus on producing stand-alone applications more than clear in recent weeks, but two of its pre-Facebook Creative Labs efforts, Poke and Camera, are now history, as the social network has removed them from the iTunes App Store.