Android update week continues, as Facebook followed updates of the Android applications for its WhatsApp cross-platform messaging service and its Instagram photo- and video-sharing network with a new version of its flagship app. The new features mostly involve photos.
Facebook’s latest attempt at serving its users with relevant content in their News Feeds involves posts where pages have tagged other pages.
Facebook is beginning to roll out language-specific names for users, allowing their names to be displayed in the native languages of a select few countries.
The use of facial-recognition technology is a contentious one, both on Facebook and overall, and the social network is one of several companies that will assist the Department of Commerce in crafting a voluntary code for its use.
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.
The percentage of college admissions officers who have visited applicants’ profiles on Facebook and other social networks reached an all-time high of 31 percent, according to a recent study by Kaplan Test Prep, but applicants are wising up, as 30 percent of admissions officers reported findings that negatively impacted their chances, down from 35 percent in 2012.
Facebook continues to encourage its users to tag photos, as MarketSnare Director of Visibility and Social Media Kevin Mullett shared the screen shot to the left with sister blog Inside Facebook, of a module with the headline, “Now It’s Easier to Tag Photos.”
The Internet offers a ton of distractions for you when you’re trying to work, but Facebook might be the site you find yourself surprised to be on the most. There’s something addicting about being completely up-to-date on everything your friends are doing, but sometimes it can really hurt your productivity. Good thing there are a number of ways to change your settings in order to keep Facebook from distracting you too much. Cut down on notifications, chat windows, and spammy inbox messages so you can get back to work.
When people quit Facebook, what are the reasons behind it? The University of Vienna analyzed the answers of more than 600 people who had pulled the plug on the social network, and privacy concerns were the most cited reason, by far.