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.
Facebook’s white hat program dished out another reward, as U.K.-based application security engineer Jack Whitton received $20,000 for alerting the social network about a bug that allowed him to take over other users’ Facebook accounts via text message.
An Illinois woman is leading a class-action suit against Facebook, claiming that she received an unsolicited text message from the social network in February, and her lawyers are actively seeking more plaintiffs who had similar experiences.
With Mother’s Day on the calendar this coming Sunday, Facebook examined the relationships between mothers and their children on the social network, finding that 13 percent of children planned to wish their moms a happy Mother’s Day on Facebook.
Facebook has been trying to bring new features into its stand-alone Messenger application, first with voice-over-Internet-protocol calling, but now it appears that the social network is trying to replicate another vital cell-phone function: texting. Some users with the Android version of Facebook Messenger were prompted Tuesday to import their text messages, with the ability to send and receive SMS messages added to the app.