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    Facebook is Going to Start Autoplaying Audio Along With Videos Soon

    Some things never change. As it seems it’s always been, Facebook is making a big change and a whole lot of people think it’s bad. This time, Zuckerberg and company are trying to gin up more video engagement by turning sound on by default for the videos that appear in your news feed. Unfortunately, that works […]

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    Facebook Reportedly Working on a TV App to Compete with Netflix

    Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and Hulu might have some new competition soon. Facebook’s push into video has mostly been relegated to the news feed, but a Wall Street Journal report suggests that could be changing soon. Sources tell the paper that Facebook is working on an all-video app for set-top boxes and interfaces. The report also indicates […]

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    Chrome Extension Blocks Politics from Your Facebook News Feed

    Earlier this week, we took a look at Countable, an app you can use to look at pending legislation and get in touch with your Congressional representatives. Today, we have the opposite of that. If you’re ready to throw your hands up and be done with it all, a new browser extension for Chrome will […]

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    You Can Now Unlock Your Facebook Account With a USB Key

    Today, it’s good security practice to not simply rely on one password. If that password is compromised, be it someone figuring out your password or getting it by hacking the services you use, you can get spammers using your accounts to send out messages or, worse, having personal and financial information compromised. That’s why there’s […]

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    The Top 10 Apps of the Year Will Not Surprise You

    It’s been like this for a while, but the Wild West has been tamed. The world of apps has been whittled down to a few giants, and it’s those giants that dominate the top 10 apps of 2016. Nielsen has been getting into mobile analytics lately, and they’ve put together the list based on average […]

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    Facebook Developing Response to Proliferation of Fake News

    Fake news — shorthand for news content produced to go viral without regard for sourcing — has become a buzzword since the United States elections in early November. At the heart of the matter is Facebook — since its early days as a social network, Facebook has evolved into a content distribution platform governed by its users and, now, […]

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    Facebook is Testing Another Snapchat Stories Competitor in Poland

    Not content to bite Snapchat stories once using Instagram, Facebook is going on the offensive once again using their Messenger app. Reports indicate that Facebook is testing a feature called Messenger Day in Poland. It’s identical to Snapchat and Instagram Stories — take some pictures, doodle on them, and put them into a slideshow that disappears […]

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    Ikea Australia Makes Kanye West Look Like a Fool on Facebook

    Today in obscure corporate Facebook accounts, we have Ikea Australia (there’s one for every country Ikea is in, best I can tell) coming at Kanye West, kind of. Calling it beef is too strong — it’s hard to classify it, actually, but I think that captures Kanye West, the man, the musician, and the social media user, pretty well. […]

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    Facebook Takes on Snapchat By Way of Instagram Stories

    It’s easy to forget sometimes, but Instagram belongs to Facebook thanks to a what now seems low $1 billion acquisition in 2012. To his credit, Mark Zuckerberg has stayed fairly hands-off, although Instagram’s changes to their feed this year suggests that may no longer be the case. Here’s the latest hint that Facebook might be taking […]

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    Facebook Messenger Introduces Video Chat Heads, Suggests Chatbots in the Very Near Future

    Earlier today, Facebook released an update for Messenger that hinted at chatbots in the near future. The hinting was short-lived — at their F8 developer conference today, Mark Zuckerberg talked about how chatbots fit into the future of Facebook and Messengers, and it sounds like they’re going to be a very large part (for monetization). Chatbots […]

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    Wow, Facebook’s New Reactions Are Finally Here

    In what sort of looks like an effort to synergize with BuzzFeed, Facebook has taken its new Reactions out of beta testing. They’re rolling out worldwide starting this week, and if you’re a United States user, you’ve probably already noticed those new Reactions and been disappointed that there’s still no thumbs down. Last October, Facebook […]

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    Facebook Sneaks Chess Into Their Messenger App

    Facebook has been adding lots of fun stuff like gifs, payments, and stickers to Messenger over the last couple of years, but their latest addition is a little something they didn’t bother to tell anyone about. Today, word finally started spreading that Facebook added a text-based chess game right into messenger that you can play […]

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    WhatsApp Does Away With $0.99 Per Year Fee, Is Now Free to Use

    That nominal $0.99 per year fee for WhatsApp is coming to an end, with a blog post from WhatsApp today announcing that over the next month, they will start eliminating those yearly fees for everyone using their messaging app. In the blog post, the given reason was that many WhatsApp users don’t use credit or […]

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    You’ll Be Amused By This One Weird Facebook Trick

    Earlier today, The Hacker News discovered a kinda weird thing that happens on Facebook if you do something really obscure. According to the report, independent hacker Sachin Thakuri discovered that a bogus page displaying a fake life event can be generated by manipulating the URL of that event, which I guess could be used to […]

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    Cats From All Angles – Facebook Introduces 360-Degree Videos

    Cats, no matter where you look. This will be reality of your Facebook news feed soon, now that the social network has introduced 360-degree videos with the help of their pet acquisition, Oculus VR. Facebook made the announcement today, paired with a 360-degree video from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The video features Rey’s speeder jetting […]