Facebook

Police arrest wanted man that posted his location on Facebook

Probably someone that shouldn't be allowed to carry a smartphone anymore, a man wanted for harassment via text messages posted his location on Facebook and led the local authorities right to him.

Social Media

Facebook launches M, a virtual assistant with a human element

Google Now, Siri, and Cortana better watch their backs because there is a new sheriff in town. Facebook's M aims to be the best virtual assistant by combining artificial intelligence and actual human beings.

Mobile

Facebook Moments update makes it easy to create and share music video of your pictures

Today's update to the Facebook Moments app might entice you to finally try it out. Share pictures with your friends and the app will automatically create a mini music video from the collection.

Social Media

The art of communication in the 21st century — it’s not your grandma’s scene

According to a recent Pew Research study regarding mobile messaging and social media in 2015, both Instagram and Pinterest have seen their user base numbers double in the last three years.

Social Media

Facebook inspired this CBS sitcom from Will & Grace co-producer Jhoni Marchinko

In a new untitled CBS comedy, 20-somethings will use Facebook's "People You May Know" feature to find new friends. While attempting to portray plugged-in youth culture, we expect it will fall short.

Movies & TV

Facebook updates Notes in move to get you blogging again

Facebook is testing a redesigned version of its somewhat forgotten Notes feature to make it easier for users to create and read longer-form stories on the social networking service. In short, Facebook wants you to get blogging again.

Social Media

Woman fined for posting Facebook photo of cop car in disabled space

Spotting a cop car parked in a space reserved for disabled drivers, a woman in south-west Spain saw red and posted an image of the perceived transgression on her Facebook page. Taking offense to the post, the cops decided to take action....

Social Media

Stories you missed this week: Tinder dumps its CEO, Samsung’s dueling Galaxies

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.

Mobile

Bitmoji leaps out of Facebook and smartphones, now a Chrome extension

Bitmoji, the app for creating those humorous avatar emojis, is now available as a Chrome extension. Now, in addition to iOS, Android, and Facebook, users can use Bitmojis on the Web.

Mobile

Hilarious troll poses as Target on Facebook to address gender-neutral complaints

After Target became the brunt of a number of rather ignorant attacks for its decision to move towards gender-neutral labeling of its toy products, Facebook user Facebook user Mike Melgaard decided he had enough.

Social Media

News junkies, Facebook’s next standalone app may focus on breaking news alerts

In case you news junkies don't already have enough breaking news alerts landing on your handset, Facebook could be ready to step in with a new standalone app geared toward sending out news alerts from a variety of media outlets.

Mobile

Facebook loophole exposes private phone numbers, here’s how to close it

It's not just Donald Trump who might give out your phone number. Thanks to a newly discovered flaw, Facebook will easily give up your phone number to hackers using a simple script even if you have set it to private.

Social Media

Today’s teens prefer to make and keep friendships online, rather than off

According to a new Pew Research Center study entitled "Teens, Technology, and Friendships," today's adolescents actually prefer to make friends online, and keep their relationship to the confines of the Internet.

Social Media

A Facebook insult lands Thai man 30 years in prison

A Thai man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of "posting messages and pictures defaming the monarchy" on Facebook. The three decade sentence is actually half of the original punishment of 60 years.

Social Media

How do you laugh online? Facebook can tell you

Do you prefer a "haha" to a "hehe"? Is emoji much more common on your timeline than the old-fashioned "LOL"? Facebook has been breaking down the ways we laugh online, with interesting results.

Social Media