Social Media

Social media news, trends, analysis and practical advice

facebook privacy
032615 zuckerberg facebook

zuckerberg f8 messenger

Why Facebook Messenger will fail as a 'platform'

Facebook introduced this week at its F8 developer conference a new API for one of its messaging apps. It's a terrible idea.

Meerkat

Why Meerkat and Periscope are the next big challenge for marketers

Efforts by companies including Starbucks and Spotify suggest potentially rich rewards, but it's early days

social networking chat

Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

The company has added two-factor authentication.

oculus rift headset

Facebook wants to blur lines between reality and virtual reality

Facebook doesn't want to simply build a virtual reality game where users put on a headset and pretend they're flying a jet or commanding a tank.

Oculus VR

At F8 today, virtual reality may be next phase of social networking

Virtual reality is among the topics that Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, is expected to talk about today, the second day of the company's annual F8 developer conference being held in San Francisco.

Wikimedia

Zuck transforms Facebook Messenger into a PLATFORM

At Facebook's F8 conference yesterday founder Mark Zuckerberg was trying to convey his thoughts about Messenger: It is now the end-all-be-all of everyone's existence. No, he really didn't say that, but Zuck and company made it clear...

rendering of facebook data center

Facebook sued for alleged theft of data center design

Facebook is being sued by a British engineering company that claims the social network stole its technique for building data centers and, perhaps worse, is encouraging others to do the same through the Open Compute Project.

facebook news feed engineers

How Messenger chats factor into what you see in Facebook news feed

How often you chat with someone using Facebooks Messenger app is a signal the company uses to determine how to place posts in your feed.

DNS Internet connections IoT

Facebook extends Parse to build IoT apps

New SDKs are designed to make it easier for outside developers to build apps that interface with Internet-connected devices.

zuckerberg f8 messenger

Facebook Messenger is now open for business

Facebook is throwing open its Messenger app to third-party developers, letting them add new functions that will make it much more than a tool for communicating with friends.

facebook on this day

Facebook releases social time capsule with On This Day

As the social network's annual F8 developers conference kicks off today, Facebook quietly announced that it's launching a new feature called On This Day.

zuck f8 old

News content, Messaging app rumors swirl ahead of Facebook's F8

A day before Facebook kicks off it annual F8 developers conference, rumors are swirling about the social network testing a phone app, using Messenger as a platform and hosting news content.

Twitter silhouette

Twitter tests videos that play automatically

Users of the company's iOS apps in the U.S. may start seeing the videos

mark zuckerberg f8 keynote

Facebook Messenger as a platform? It's a gamble

Facebook's Messenger app has traditionally been used for keeping in touch with friends. Now people can also use it to send each other money. In the future, it could become a platform which other apps could use.

Facebook Messenger payments

Facebook brings payments to Messenger app

Facebook Messenger users will soon be able to send money to friends using the app.

twitter business

IBM puts a price on Twitter analytics

The insight gained from a single tweet might not be worth very much, but the data from a million could be worthy. At least, IBM hopes so.

A man is silhouetted against a video screen with a Facebook logo

Government requests for Facebook data continue to grow

Requests from governments for users' Facebook account data were overall on the rise in the second half of 2014, although they declined in the U.S. and Germany.

facebook login screen

Facebook clarifies rules for content

Facebook has released a new version of its community standards, defining in detail what it means by offensive content on issues such as nudity, bullying and hate speech.

Load More