With Facebook celebrating birthday No. 10 Tuesday, the social network took the occasion to remind its users that it’s not all about cat pictures, check-ins, and complaining about the weather. Ten Stories — some happy, some not so much — illustrate how Facebook has brought people together during its 10-year existence, and each of the 10 stories, contributed by users of the social network, is compelling in its own way.
Love was in the air at Instagram in 2013, as #love was the most-used hashtag on the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing service during the year, with other top hashtags including #tbt, #friends, #fashion, #food, and #selfie.
It’s year in review time at Facebook, and Pope Francis donned the crown as the most-talked-about person or event globally, while Super Bowl XLVII took home the U.S. trophy, according to data released by the social network Monday.
Retired soccer superstar David Beckham will simultaneously sign copies of his new photo book in London, New York, São Paulo, and Hyderabad, India. How? While Beckham may have been able to bend it, it’s hardly possible for him to be in four cities at once: He will dish out personalized digital signatures to select fans via a partnership with Facebook.
It was only a matter of time before fear of the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative — in which the agency was allegedly granted access to user data from Facebook and other Internet companies — was used as an advertising tactic. Likebook — which enables users to create physical books populated with Facebook content such as status updates, photos, and life events — did just that in a press release it issued Friday.
Facebook is increasingly becoming a worldwide phenomenon, with talent coming from all over the globe. The social network recently wrapped up World Hack 2012, where developers from several different countries competed to create the best Facebook applications.
Facebook is taking its hacker culture worldwide, announcing the Facebook Developer World Hack 2012, a series of events this month and in September aimed at educating its developers and having them compete to see who has the best ideas and who can bring them to life.
What do Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, and T.G.I. Friday’s in Oslo, Norway, have in common? They were all the top destinations in their respective cities in terms of check-ins on third-party applications using Facebook’s application-programming interface since its August 2010 launch, according to a new post from the social network, Social Landmarks Around the World.
Donations from a Facebook campaign are helping to save the life of a baby lion in Brazil that suffers from paralysis and a degenerative disease.