Say hello to Facebook’s ‘Hello’ feature

Posted on July 20, 2017

Recent visitors to Facebook could be forgiven for thinking that Adele or Lionel Richie had got involved on its design, with the introduction of a ‘Hello’ button.

The button, which has an icon of a waving hand next to it, now appears as an option on any individual’s Facebook page. If you want to greet somebody but don’t have (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Woman ‘steals’ her own bike back with social media assistance

Posted on July 18, 2017

Last week, our Technical Director Darren wrote about how it can often be more effective to broadcast a complaint or grievance on social media than to complain privately to the relevant authorities. Someone else who might be able to testify to that is 30-year-old Jenni Morton-Humphreys, who was recently able to track down her stolen bike with the help of (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Facebook updates feature to help users find free Wi-Fi

Posted on July 11, 2017

Social networking site Facebook has announced that it is expanding its ‘Find Wi-Fi’ feature to enable users all over the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

What type of Facebook user are you?

Posted on July 10, 2017

There are days where it might seem like everybody is using Facebook for the same reason – to project themselves and make their voice heard the loudest – but a new study suggests that all Facebook users can be split into one of four groups.

Three professors from Brigham Young University in Utah have put together a report that analyses (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Facebook to screen your friends who share too much

Posted on July 5, 2017

If you find that your newsfeed always seems to be clogged up by that one friend who is something of a serial sharer, you may be relieved to hear that the social media site is planning to do something about it.

In a statement released last Friday, Facebook confirmed that is targeting a “tiny group of people” who (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Facebook hits two billion user mark

Posted on June 28, 2017

Social networking phenomenon Facebook recently announced that it has now reached the two billion active user milestone, cementing its position as the world’s biggest social media platform.

The announcement was made (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Social media used for “public opinion manipulation”, study finds

Posted on June 21, 2017

A nine-country investigation conducted by the University of Oxford has concluded that social media is being used as an effective tool to spread misinformation and propaganda throughout the world.

The Computational Propaganda Research Project did not (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Facebook to expand groups section of platform

Posted on June 13, 2017

Social networking site Facebook is planning an expansion to the Groups section of its site which will see online communities becoming the main focus of the feature.

The online giant will be testing a Groups section in the mobile version of the site and this will see the icon moved onto the main menu, alongside (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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