Facebook users who have found themselves in the awkward position of liking posts by friends with sad news as a way of indicated that those friends were in their thoughts may soon have an alternative, as Facebook Engineer Dan Muriello said during the Compassion Research Day event hosted by the social network last week that one of his colleagues developed a “sympathize” button during a recent hackathon.
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.
What Would I Say?, an application created at Princeton University‘s HackPrinceton last weekend, claims to be able to predict Facebook users’ status updates in the tones they usually use, but when we tried it, the results, while accurate in terms of topic, seemed as if they were composed by Yoda.
For every Facebook page administrator who has ever thought to themselves, “I wish this thing had a manual,” Facebook application creator ShortStack just came through with its release of the Facebook Maintenance Manual.
The average like total for the top 100 U.S. Facebook pages of apparel and accessories retailers was 2.8 million, while that figure was 1.7 million for Europe, but it took at least 136,000 likes to crack the U.S. list, while 16,000 was enough for Europe, according to a recent study by social media management suite Campalyst.
Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Manager for Windows Phone Program Management Joe Belfiore confirmed in a tweet Thursday that some Windows Phone users were having difficulties syncing their devices to Facebook, The Verge reported.
Facebook announced at the end of September that posts, status updates, photo captions, check-ins, and comments were being added to Graph Search results, and Ashoat Tevosyan, an engineer on the social network’s search quality and ranking team, offered his insights on just how monumental of a task this was, and how it all began.