Facebook Town Hall Feature Is Civic Engagement for the Internet Age

By | Mar 27, 2017 at 3:45 pm

Facebook just added a new politics-oriented feature: “Town Hall.” It’s a fun and simple way to learn more about your local government and connect with your representatives. Check out how it works and what it means below. How Facebook Town Hall Works Just go right…


A Secret Facebook Division Wants to Read Your Mind

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

With technology advancing at a truly unprecedented rate, the line between innovative reality and science fiction has become irreversibly blurred. Whether it’s tablets that can make you feel different textures or wearables that are embedded into your skin, it’s getting harder and harder to decipher…


Seven Reasons to Use ‘Facebook at Work’

By | Dec 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

This fall, Facebook launched its Facebook at Work, a platform that allows for collaboration and socialization at the same time. The software is designed to help companies keep employees productive and engaged. Facebook offered beta testing earlier this year to 450 companies, but it…


Facebook Brand Awareness Ads: What You Should Know

By | Dec 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Since its inception, the Facebook ads platform has been seen by marketers as a direct response vehicle since the targeting can be so granular. While Facebook’s targeting does make it a leader in driving profitable conversions for advertisers, Facebook wants to capture more of…


After Testing, Facebook Is Launching Payments via Messenger

By | Nov 6, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Facebook is, by a large margin, the biggest social network in the world. Part of the explanation to justify that might have to do with its “side apps”, where Messenger clearly stands out. Messenger allows Facebook users to exchange messages and audio or video…

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Facebook’s Algorithms Officially Can’t Handle Fake News

By | Oct 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm

The Washington Post has been tracking Facebook’s “Trending Topics” column for the last three weeks, searching for evidence that the social media giant’s recent switch from human editors to a computed algorithm may have affected the news bulletins. They have: The Post found five fake stores…


Now Facebook’s Trending Column Actually Is Automated

By | Aug 29, 2016 at 9:02 am

Early in the summer, Facebook went through a quickly forgotten controversy regarding the Trending column on the right side of users’ Facebook feed. The column shares a constantly updated cycle of blurbs on whatever Facebook is posting about at the time, ranging from celebrity…


How Facebook Is Dominating Our Digital Media

By | Jul 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Facebook, one of the leading social media companies, is making waves by impacting far more than just the social media space. Despite the announcement of their recent disappointments with their yearly diversity report, the company is still going strong when it comes to user…


Facebook Backs Conference for Women in Tech

By | Jul 8, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Being a woman in tech has not been great in recent years. Their lack of representation has been a rising concern for those seeking to make the industry a more inclusive place. And with tech conferences becoming a place where many improvements are being made, they seem like…


Intel Is the First Brand on Facebook Instant Articles, Won’t Be Last

By | Jun 16, 2016 at 2:35 pm

Facebook‘s Instant Articles function allows publishers’ articles to be read within Facebook. It’s a faster way to consume news and stories within the social network, and it’s only been available to an increasing number of publishers. Now, brands are getting in on it. Tech company…


Facebook’s DeepText Takes AI to the Next Level

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 10:38 am

Artificial intelligence, or AI, has been one of the trending tech subcultures this year. Consumers and large-scale companies are looking at ways to improve the current tech landscape to better incorporate AI. One of the ways this is happening is through the incorporation of…


Facebook’s Latest Acquisition Signals Its Push Into Virtual Reality

By | May 24, 2016 at 10:45 am

Facebook is diving firmly into the virtual reality field, with their latest company acquisition coming with the purchase of a virtual reality startup Two Big Ears. News of the acquisition came earlier today, after Facebook announced the news on their blog page. They write:…


Facebook Testing Changes to News Feed

By | Apr 16, 2016 at 9:13 am

Whenever Facebook rolls out a significant change to their design, people freak out. Getting rid of the “is” was enough to start World War III, if anyone remembers correctly. But this adherence to change is what has kept Facebook at the top of the…


Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Surround 360, Other Updates

By | Apr 12, 2016 at 5:21 pm

For those who thought of Facebook as only being a social media megalith, think again – starting soon, Facebook will begin to make its mark in other tech subcultures, starting with virtual reality. In a recent announcement, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerburg announced that his…