After rumors of Facebook launching a timed messaging service similar to Snapchat swirled, the social network Friday officially announced Poke — an iPhone application where users can send messages, photos, videos, or pokes that expire in seconds.
After Nolan Daniels posted a photo of himself holding a Photoshopped winning lottery ticket, offering to give some of the riches to one person who shared the picture, more than 2 million people on Facebook bought into a hoax. While it was primarily a social experiment, Daniels wrote on The Huffington Post that he’s now trying to use this power for good.
It’s official: Photo-sharing application Instagram is now a Facebook entity. The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday that it has ended its investigation into the deal and given its blessing to go forward. The acquisition was first valued at $1 billion, but due to Facebook’s tumbling stock value, it’s now worth somewhere around $735 million.
Word has it that Facebook has created its own photo sharing application for the iPhone, to compete with the likes of Path, Instagram and Color.
Check out thisthese two animated commentarycommentaries on the social network’s facial recognition feature.
You can now tag photos with the names of pages in addition to any of your friends who haven’t opted out of this feature in their security settings.
The Consumer Electronics Show abounds with demonstrations of entertainment devices that can connect to Facebook for content sharing.