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Charities to benefit from new Facebook Fundraiser pages

Posted on November 23, 2015

Non-profits and registered charities could soon see more donations flood in thanks to dedicated pages on Facebook that make it easier to donate money.

This follows two months on from when the company unveiled its Social Good division, which looks to build applications that help focus charitable efforts.

“Fundraiser” pages allow charities to (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Facebook trials temporary messaging

Posted on November 19, 2015

Facebook has begun the testing phase of ‘vanishing messages’, in a challenge to rival Snapchat.

The new feature means that personal messages do not have to be permanent; they can delete themselves following a set period of time.

When composing a message, an hourglass icon that is present in the top right hand corner of the screen can be turned on or off. When the option is chosen, a message will (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Mother furious as Britain First exploits daughter for poppy pic

Posted on November 18, 2015

A mother is reportedly “livid” after far-right political party Britain First used a picture of her 13-year-old daughter in a propaganda post on Facebook.

The picture shows two middle-aged men “protecting” the teenager, who is a member of the sea cadets and was dressed in uniform, along with another 12-year-old girl, as part of a day of action they called “Protect the Poppy”.

The mother says that she (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Facebook Notify launches for smartphones

Posted on November 16, 2015

A new iPhone app that aggregates news from a host of major sources has been launched by Facebook.

Called ‘Notify’, the app allows users to tailor their newsfeeds using providers such as Fox, the Washington Post and CNN from a choice of over 70.

Facebook has said that the categories available for choice include (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Facebook wields banhammer for rival social network

Posted on November 13, 2015

Shortly after promising to end the spam generated by Candy Crush Saga, Facebook is once again tackling the problem. This time, however, it’s for another social media site.

The offending platform is Tsu.co, which recruits members by invite only, and works on the idea that any ad revenue is shared among its users. However, it became the wellspring of a huge amount of (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Facebook announces bumper profits

Posted on November 10, 2015

Facebook has unveiled its user figures and financial earnings for Q3 2015, and the results are staggering.

The social media site’s monthly active users (MAUs) has increased 4.02% over Q2; in numerical terms, it’s up from 1.49 billion to 1.55 billion. This has gone against the common thinking that Facebook has (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Facebook tweaks real name policy

Posted on November 9, 2015

Rumpelstiltskin can breathe a sigh of relief when registering for a Facebook account – the social media giant is to amend its strict policy on using real names after pressure from support groups.

The ‘real name’ policy forces users of the network to register with the names that their friends and family know them by, in an effort to clamp down on online bullies.

Unfortunately, the measures have seen many users face (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Zuckerberg vows to end Candy Crush Saga spam

Posted on November 5, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, promised to put a stop to game-related spam on the social media platform at a question and answer session this week.

Speaking at the Indian Institute of Technology, the 31-year-old addressed concerns voiced by an audience member that were directed at the Candy Crush Saga app, which sends unsolicited messages related to the game between users.

Currently, the friends of people who play the game are swamped with (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning
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