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Facebook wants to help you curtail your social media addiction
Jun24

Facebook wants to help you curtail your social media addiction

You are probably asking yourself if you read that headline well. Surely there must be a mistake somewhere along the line. Of course, the headline is correct and Facebook is actually cooking something that might interest everyone—yours truly inclusive. Mark Zuckerberg and his team are working on a plan to help you curb your Facebook addiction. Hidden with the Facebook Android app is an unreleased feature called “Your Time on Facebook.”...

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Facebook deploys tools to automatically detect pages spreading fake news
Jun23

Facebook deploys tools to automatically detect pages spreading fake news

Facebook is intensifying efforts towards reducing or possibly eradicating fake news. This time around, the social media giant is deploying machine learning to sustain the pressure on pages spreading fake news. On Thursday, the company announced a number of new measures that involve using machine learning to identify fake articles that are copied and pasted by various accounts. Emphasis this time around will be placed on overseas...

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Facebook adds colorful 2018 FIFA World profile picture frames to News Feeds
Jun13

Facebook adds colorful 2018 FIFA World profile picture frames to News Feeds

http://socialbarrel.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Facebook-FIFA.mp4 Credit: https://www.facebook.com/ The world’s biggest soccer show is here—the 2018 FIFA World Cup taking place in Russia. Russia 2018 promises to be one of the biggest ever, and trust Facebook to align its plans to the four-week long tournament. The social media giant has launched 32 colorful profile picture frames representing each of the teams taking part in the...

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Facebook to cut down on annoying notification for new friends on Messenger
Jun10

Facebook to cut down on annoying notification for new friends on Messenger

Finally, some piece of good news that will gladden the hearts of users of Facebook Messenger. The company has just woken up to the fact that sending ‘You Are Now Connected On Messenger’ alerts every time you get a new friend on its messaging app can be very annoying. Nothing is more annoying to get an alert at the top of your phone screen only to find out that it is an annoying notification that is highly uncalled for. For crying out...

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Facebook bug inadvertently let users posts publicly regardless of previous settings
Jun08

Facebook bug inadvertently let users posts publicly regardless of previous settings

Facebook just got itself involved in a bug-related issue that may further harm its reputation following the recent Cambridge Analytical data scandal. The company said a software bug has led some users to inadvertently post publicly by default regardless of their earlier settings. The social media giant said as many as 14 million accounts were affected by the bug that occurred sometimes in May. We recently found a bug that...

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Facebook is letting some users in Marketplace pay to promote posts
Jun07

Facebook is letting some users in Marketplace pay to promote posts

Facebook has opened an avenue for some users in Marketplace to pay to promote posts to their neighbors. Promoted listings will be seen by anyone even though they are not directly in Facebook’s Marketplace. Neighbors who are not in Marketplace will be able to see ads as “sponsored” posts in their News Feed; but of course, they must have a Facebook account. The social media giant, according to The Verge, says it is monitoring small...

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