Facebook Introduces Voice Posts, a Stories Archive, and Cloud Storage by @MattGSouthern

Facebook is adding three new features which include a new type of post, an archive of stories, and the ability to save photos and videos in the cloud.These new features will first be rolled out in India, before making their way to the rest of the world soon after. Facebook’s new voice posts will allow users to create audio-only messages. This option will be available while using the app’s built-in camera.Following in Instagram’s footsteps, Facebook will soon allow users to

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Reminder: It’s Really Easy to Buy Fake Facebook Accounts

FYI / USEFUL TIPS AND HEADLINES Don’t assume everyone you talk to on Facebook is real: there’s an entire marketplace of fake accounts for sale.Charlie Warzel, writing for Buzzfeed, looked into this by actually buying a fake account. It was surprisingly easy.…it took me just a few clicks and one painless $13 bitcoin transaction on a Russian website to buy Audrey Mitchell and her believably constructed digital footprint. After the transaction, an emailed link offered up a downloadable file containing

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Facebook Launches a Youth Portal for Teens

Statistics show that Facebook is incredibly unpopular with teenagers, who prefer Snapchat Teenagers’ Favorite Social Network Is… Snapchat Teenagers’ Favorite Social Network Is… Snapchat Snapchat is now the preferred social network amongst teenagers. Snapchat is comfortably ahead of former most popular kid on the block, Instagram, while Facebook and Twitter are a long way behind. Read More . Facebook is viewed by Gen Z as the social network for the previous generation. In other words, it’s the one your parents

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Facebook Gets Instagram’s ‘Boomerang,’ and an AR Drawing Tool by @MattGSouthern

Facebook’s mobile app has been updated with some enhancements for Stories — an augmented reality (AR) drawing tool and Instagram’s popular Boomerang feature.Yes, that means Facebook is still trying to make stories happen on its network, but this time it finally has something unique. The AR tool is a feature that neither Instagram or Snapchat currently offer.Instagram and Snapchat offer ways to draw on top of videos, but not like this. Facebook’s AR drawing tool allows users to create 3D

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How to Remove Facebook from Your Life (And Why That’s Nearly Impossible)

The #DeleteFacebook campaign is a pretty clear call to action, but most people saying they want to delete their account never do. Why? Because Facebook is really hard to get rid of. If you want to rid yourself of Facebook, I’m going to tell you how, but you probably won’t do it.Deleting your Facebook account is technically simple. Head to the account deletion page, click the “Delete My Account” button, enter your password and a captcha, and boom, it’s done.Okay,

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4 Reasons Why Facebook Is a Security and Privacy Nightmare

Facebook is no longer the king of the social media castle. More and more people are starting to turn their backs on the network for good. And while it’s still possible to contend that you shouldn’t delete your account 7 Reasons Not to Delete Facebook #DeleteFacebook 7 Reasons Not to Delete Facebook #DeleteFacebook A growing number of people are calling on us all to #DeleteFacebook. However, while it’s not perfect, we believe there are multiple reasons not to delete Facebook.

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5 Dumb Facebook Features and How to Make Use of Them

Facebook has developed a thoroughly deserved reputation for being bloated and confusing to use. And that applies whether you use Facebook on the web or on mobile.You can trace the root of the problem back to two issues: a settings menu that lacks any resemblance of consistency between the various platforms, and the company’s insistence on including lots of strange features that nobody either asked for or uses.Those rather bizarre features form the crux of this article. We have uncovered

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How to Check If Your Facebook Data Was Sold Off

Facebook is working hard to rebuild its reputation after the Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook Addresses the Cambridge Analytica Scandal Facebook Addresses the Cambridge Analytica Scandal Facebook has been embroiled in what has come to be known as the Cambridge Analytica scandal. After staying silent for a few days, Mark Zuckerberg has now addressed the issues raised. Read More . This, for the uninitiated, saw the data of tens of millions of Facebook users sold to a third party. And that

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Facebook Predicts Your Political Stance Based on Your Activity

It’s fair to say that Facebook isn’t enjoying a great time at the moment. The company is stumbling from controversy to controversy; it’s gotten flak for everything from fake news to influencing elections How Your Data on Facebook Is Collected and Used to Win Elections How Your Data on Facebook Is Collected and Used to Win Elections What do you do when your Facebook data is harvested and manipulated to influence the course of international politics? Read More .But although

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Facebook Is Spying on Your Messenger Chats

To the surprise of some, Facebook has admitted spying on Messenger chats. While the social network maintains Messenger conversations are private, automated tools scan the contents, and if someone reports a message for violating community standards, human employees may review them.Facebook has been in the news of late, and not for positive reasons. The company has found itself embroiled in a scandal Facebook Addresses the Cambridge Analytica Scandal Facebook Addresses the Cambridge Analytica Scandal Facebook has been embroiled in what

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