“Today we’re finally gonna talk about that Facebook phone,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, as he took the stage at his headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., to reveal Facebook Home, a new launcher that the social network will offer for Android phones.
This map, released by the social network, shows the rate of people who changed their profile picture this week to the red-and-pink equal sign in support of same-sex marriage (deeper red equals more changes).
“Come See Our New Home on Android,” the invitation sent to members of the press on Thursday declared. Does this mean the long-rumored Facebook phone is about to become official? What is the social network’s next move? And does it stand a chance?
Would you be interested in owning a Facebook phone?
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“What we’re trying to do is give everyone in the world, the best possible newspaper we can,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said when he stepped onto the stage during a press event in Menlo Park, Calif. on Thursday. A News Feed redesign that focuses on more visual posts, the ability to view content-specific feeds, and consistency between mobile and desktop experiences is the topic of the day.
Members of the press have been invited to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. to “come see a new look for News Feed” on March 7. Yes, folks — it sounds like it’s time for another redesign.
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For the last few years, 104-year-old Marguerite Joseph has been claiming that she’s 99-years-old online. “I was actually born on April 19, 1908,” she explains on her Facebook profile, “but Facebook wouldn’t let me enter in a date that goes back that far.”
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“Society has accepted social media as a major form of communication, and so have I,” a statement prepared by a detective in the Clayton County Police Department reads. Word got out that his department used Facebook to notify a woman of her son’s death.
It appears that one of the last things Eric L. Ramsey did before he was shot and killed by police Thursday was to let his friends and family know on Facebook that he was about to die.
“Well folkes im about to get shot. Peace” Ramsey posted on the social network at 3:15 a.m. Jan. 17 using his mobile phone.
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Facebook announced a new “Graph Search” feature on Tuesday that will answer all the questions that the social network’s Newsfeed and Timeline do not.
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Blame Mark Zuckerberg for your belly. While a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research finds that just 5 minutes on Facebook can temporarily improve your self-esteem when you focus on close friends, here’s the bad news: Enhanced self-esteem actually reduces your self-control when you make decisions, like choosing a snack, after browsing.
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On the day of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., Warren Tidwell came home early from work because he wasn’t feeling well. As he watched the story unfold on TV, his heartwrenching feeling only worsened. “I had to do something,” the 34-year-old auto parts salesman told NBC News. He logged onto Facebook and within minutes had started a new page: 26 Acts of Kindness.
The genre of “kid shaming” on the Internet continues to evolve. First there was “laptop-shooting dad,” then “poop in the shower dad.” The latest is brought to us by two Wisconsin parents, pictured above, who hijacked their daughter’s Facebook page. The twist: They posted goofy and embarrassing pictures of themselves on it.
A high-concept ad from Facebook resulted in widespread mockery on the Internet after its debut Thursday. In comparing Facebook to chairs, bridges, doorbells and the universe, the ad might have overshot the mark a bit.
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AMSTERDAM — Riot police broke up crowds of youths who turned violent in a tiny Dutch town late on Friday after several thousand people descended on the community after a schoolgirl’s Facebook invitation to her sixteenth birthday party went viral.