Did your private Facebook post go public recently? Blame this software bug

The private posts of around 14 million Facebook users were made public due to a software bug. The users, whose posts typically defaults to a preselected privacy setting, didn’t know that a simple message to a person is actually being shared with the general public due to this bug. This bug was active from May… Continue reading Did your private Facebook post go public recently? Blame this software bug

Facebook apologises for inconsistencies in deleting offensive posts

Facebook has apologised after an investigation exposed inconsistencies by moderators in removing offensive posts reported by the social network’s users. The investigation reported by ProPublica this week showed that in one case Facebook censors, called content reviewers, approved a picture of a corpse with the statement “the only good Muslim is a f…… dead one”… Continue reading Facebook apologises for inconsistencies in deleting offensive posts

Facebook kills Snapchat-like app it released last year for users under 21

Facebook has shut down its standalone social networking app Lifestage that it released a year ago for high schoolers, media reports said. Not many people know about this Snapchat-like app as only users aged 21 or younger could sign up for it. According to a report in the Business Insider on Tuesday, Lifestage was intended… Continue reading Facebook kills Snapchat-like app it released last year for users under 21

Real reason why you can’t quit Facebook – It lets you be a ‘silent watcher’

Facebook recently announced that it now has over 2 billion monthly users. This makes its “population” larger than that of China, the US, Mexico and Japan combined. Its popularity, and with it the influence it has in society, is beyond dispute. But for many the experience of actually using the site fluctuates somewhere between the… Continue reading Real reason why you can’t quit Facebook – It lets you be a ‘silent watcher’

Excessive Facebook users likely to be sad, unhealthy: Study

People who check their Facebook profile more often are likely to be sad and unhealthy as compared to those who use the popular social networking site sporadically, a new study warns. Researchers, including those from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in the US, used data from 5,208 people about their Facebook use between 2013… Continue reading Excessive Facebook users likely to be sad, unhealthy: Study