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October 14, 2014

Facebook now supports stickers in comments

Starting today, users of the popular social networking site Faceboook can enjoy another great feature aboard their social media experience: Posting stickers on all comments.

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June 16, 2014

How to stop Facebook from using your web history for ads

As part of bringing advertisements that will appeal more to your interests, Facebook is going to be collecting information from the apps that you use and websites you visit – yes, that means your entire web history will be used by Facebook. If you feel like this is somehow an intrusion to your privacy, scroll past the break to learn how you can stop it when it starts rolling out locally. Continue Reading

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May 23, 2014

Facebook’s new default privacy settings

Privacy has always been an issue for Facebook users. Especially to those who are not aware of the scope of their posts. Before, all new users of the popular social-networking site have post settings set for “Public” sharing by default. Good thing this is now fixed.
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May 19, 2014

Selfie, hashtag, and unfriend now valid words in dictionary

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is now on its 11th edition and they have added new words including selfie, hashtag, and tweep among other things. Now you can use these words even in formal letters without getting a raise of an eyebrow. Continue Reading

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May 09, 2014

How to avoid “seenzoning” someone on Facebook

Ever since Facebook implemented the “seen” feature on their chatting / messaging service, conversations with friends either improved or got a lot more awkward. The idea is you get to know if your friend has already seen your message and if he/she is ignoring you – hence the term seenzone.

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April 11, 2014

Facebook will clean “like if, share if” posts & other spam

Facebook is finally cleaning up our news feeds that are usually full of spam as they feel that the news feed is designed to give you information that is actually relevant. This includes the lessening of links that redirect you to spam sites, like-baiting posts, and content that is repetitive in nature.

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April 03, 2014

How to run the new Facebook UI (for Android only)

Facebook is getting ready on releasing a new UI for its Android app for quite a while now and apparently, anyone can experience it before it even comes out by simply following these steps. Continue Reading

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March 05, 2014

Facebook Messenger now on Windows Phone 8

Facebook’s very own messaging service, Facebook Messenger, finally finds its way into Windows Phone 8.
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February 20, 2014

Facebook to acquire WhatsApp for $16B

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that his company has entered a merger with WhatsApp for $4B in cash and $12B in stocks, for a combined total of $16B.

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January 24, 2014

How to hide certain Tweets/Posts from your feed

I know that most of you have already come across the news about Justin Bieber’s mugshot released by the Miami PD because of his recent arrest for DUI and drag racing. Now, if you’re as fed up as I am about seeing posts or tweets about it, then you might want to try out these tweaks to filter it from your feed.

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June 13, 2013

#Facebook #adds #hashtag #support

Zuckerberg-owned social networking site announced its plans of making it easier for a user to find contents of a particular interest and/or be part of large discussion by including hashtag support which was made popular by Twitter.

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April 17, 2013

Facebook to launch $1M per day video ads

Facebook is really doing its best to cash out on its massive user base through ads. First by sugar-coating it with cool features like, let’s see.. uhmm.. Facebook Home?? Then eventually bombarding users with ads in the near future. While I don’t blame Facebook for doing such as it lets you use its services for free, the social media titan is planning a more invasive way of blasting ads on your face through Timeline video ads.

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April 13, 2013

Facebook Home is now available for Android

The HTC First & Facebook Home are scheduled to be launched on April 12, and it did – but there are a few catches. The HTC First is a US story, while Facebook Home is… well, the same story too. You can get it on the Play Store for free if you’re located in the US. For Filipinos, not now, not here.

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April 03, 2013

Facebook’s big announcement, the Facebook phone?

This is probably one of the rumors that won’t just die. Ever since the HTC ChaCha and Salsa, there has been a long line of speculations about when the next Facebook phone will be out – and little by little, the puzzle pieces are forming the big picture as inch closer to the official announcement.

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December 14, 2012

Facebook for Android receives big update

Facebook for Android is now on version 2.0 and is expected to increase the speed and performance of the app – by a lot.

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August 11, 2009

Facebook acquires FriendFeed

Facebook was unable to successfully court Twitter before so it’s going for the next best thing — FriendFeed.

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April 27, 2009

Facebook users showing signs of inactivity?

While there’s a lot of talk about the new web-darling Facebook and its apparent overtaking of MySpace as the largest social networking site in the world (over 200 million), there’s this lingering question whether Facebook will be the next Friendster.

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January 19, 2009

Facebook blocks Burger King App

A Facebook app called The Whooper Sacrifice was built by Burger King to promote the fast-food chain’s burgers on the social networking website. Apparently, despite its popularity, Facebook didn’t liked the app and was shut down eventually.

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May 28, 2008

Does your company encourage Social Networking?

A story from the Business Week reveals that IBM has been encouraging social networking among its employees with in-house versions of Web 2.0 hits such as Facebook and Twitter. A lot of companies are into corporate blogging already but social networking is another story.

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May 16, 2008

Icahn vs. Yahoo, Facebook vs. Google

Carl Icahn, an erstwhile Yahoo shareholder wants to fire the entire Yahoo Board. In his letter to Yahoo, he claims buying $2.5 billion worth of Yahoo stocks to push his agenda. On the other hand, Facebook is accusing Google for invading user privacy with its Friend Connect.

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