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.
As promised by Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Manager for Windows Phone Program Management Joe Belfiore late last month, Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone is finally a reality and available for download from the Windows Phone Store.
Facebook released an update to its Paper iPhone application, and the most prominent new feature is the ability to share posts via Facebook messages, text messages, or email, rather than solely with friends.
Let’s be honest: You watch the Super Bowl as much for the ads as for the football. And the always hotly anticipated ads make for great conversation, both in real-life and on social media. Social influence marketing platform Crowdtap polled 1,000 men and women to find out how consumers will be sharing Super Bowl ads before, during, and after the big game Sunday.
Like most nonprofits, the PKD Foundation aims to raise awareness of the issue it seeks to solve. Greater awareness leads to greater interest from scientists, politicians, and potential donors in working for a cure.
The holiday season is the season of giving, and Charitable Checkout developed a solution for brands on Facebook to incorporate giving into their marketing efforts by offering users of the social network rewards for donating to causes.
The revamped Facebook Messenger for Android that the social network began testing late last month is being rolled out to more users, and what Facebook is calling “the new Messenger experience” will find its way to iOS users, as well, according to a post on Newsroom.
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.
Can posts on Facebook and other social networks, and text messages, be used to help determine if there is a risk of suicide? Facebook, Patterns and Predictions, and the Veterans Education and Research Association of Northern New England aim to find out with their collaboration on The Durkheim Project.