Authenticate your Facebook account to delete a random set of friends. This action cannot be undone and removes between 1 and 10 friends.
Facebook is ready with its first major core change since the introduction of the Facebook Timeline at the end of 2011 and this time they have put their focus on revamping their news feed. “The news feed is one of the most important things we’ve built,” Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during a press event.
…the stories around you deserve to be displayed with more than just text. […] How we’re all sharing is changing and the news feed needs to evolve with those changes.
The newly introduced news feed will cater to users with bigger images, multiple feeds and mobile consistency. Facebook with this change has focused on developing a better mobile-friendly experience given the changing dynamics of using social media sites. Since the concept of storytelling through images has received more attention and became the last word in social-sharing experiences, Facebook has been concentrating on creating an imagecentric news feed for itself.
Along with these comes the option for users to control over how the feeds are displayed and to customize the wall as per their personal desire. The new news feed being released from today will add a newer dimension to the experience of logging on to Facebook though (for Facebook) it won’t over till the fat lady sings!
Have been having frequent mood swings recently and thought that it was due to peer pressure or depression? Well, you may not have realized, but it may have been triggered by frequent use of social networking sites. In a survey by Rebtel, a mobile VoIP company, it has been found that social media sites like Facebook have an impact on our mood. It affects most aspects of our lives, makes us feel more lonely, more envious and even affect memory.
Though most participants [during the survey] said no networks cause them stress or have a negative effect on their mood, Facebook came in as the top site for those whose emotions were affected. Facebook was followed by Twitter (4.7%) in bringing bad vibes. […] Respondents were more likely to be positively influenced by social media, with 45.9% of people listing Facebook as the site with favorable effects on their mood. YouTube ranked at 17.5%, followed by LinkedIn.
Interestingly, Facebook is not the only site taking us on a roller coaster ride. The survey claims that while the site creates the most stress it also brings in more positive mood in comparison to other social media sites. In tallying the responses, Facebook topped the list for affecting emotions followed by Twitter.
Facebook Emerges Victorious In Defending Its Name Policy In Germany
Has it ever crossed your mind as to how many people you chat with on Facebook exist in reality? Facebook has managed to defend its stand on its name policy in a German Court. Facebook Ireland has also got the verdict in their favor after its name policy was questioned and it was contested that the social media giant should allow users to access account with ‘pseudonyms’.
The Unabhaengiges Landeszentrum fuer Datenschutz (ULD) data protection agency had earlier reported that German law protects an individual from fear of unpleasant consequences and remain unnoticed and ensures the fundamental right to ‘freedom of expression’ on the Internet. The social networking giant, in turn, argued that Irish data protection officials handle privacy-related issues in Europe concerning Facebook. The Schleswig-Holstein court in Germany agreed stating that users should know who they are communicating with on the Internet.
According to Facebook’s name policy, “Facebook is a community where people use their real identities. We require everyone to provide their real names, so you always know who you’re connecting with.” As a result, users are not permitted to craft MySpace-esque names with symbols, numbers, unusual capitalization, repeating characters, or punctuation.
Facebook may have gotten away with its arguments but the fact remains that this decision will only cause users to be apprehensive about expressing themselves online. The Honorable judges fail to realize that online anonymity can actually aid in receiving genuine views from the public at large without being intimidated as to its consequences.
The stress comes, Marder theorizes, from the kind of personal versioning that is so common in analog life — the fact that you (probably) behave slightly differently when you’re with your mom than you do when you’re with your boss, or with your boyfriend, or with your dentist. And it comes, even more specifically, from the social nuance of that versioning behavior colliding with the blunt social platform that is The Facebook. Behaviors like swearing and drinking and smoking, the study suggests, are behaviors that you (might) do with friends — but not (probably) with your boss. And, more subtly, language that you might use with your friends — in-jokes, slang, references to Breaking Bad — probably won’t track when you’re not with your friends. The awareness of that discrepancy — Facebook’s tendency to disseminate even highly targeted social interactions — leads to stress.
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Source: The Atlantic
“Pinterest Tops Facebook in Driving Ecommerce“ via Mashable
Clearly Pinterest gets ecommerce and is well engineered to facilitate online shopping while Facebook is struggles. P-commerce is where the action’s at and where retailers and brands are heading.
LOL, how to hack your friend’s FB?! RELEVANT (coincidentally): Most of Facebook’s billion accounts are fake.
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