The Happiness Research Institute released findings from a study showing how a group of participants who quit Facebook for a week were happier, less worried, and less lonely than a group who stayed on the social network.
Tech companies have a knack for rising to the occasion in the aftermath of tragedies. Hours after the terrorist attacks in Paris, Google announced on its social media channels that it’s making Hangouts calls to France free.
Facebook activated its Safety Check feature on Friday night following multiple terror attacks across Paris. The service gives Facebook users with friends in the city an easy way to check up on their safety.
Artist Constant Dullaart creates thousands of fake Facebook profiles by using the names of dead 18th-century soldiers to address Facebook policies and point out how the platform commodifies user identities.
Facebook has enabled 360-degree video support for iOS and, for those ambitious enough to adopt virtual reality early, Samsung's Gear VR. Only a few select content producers can upload 360-degree video at this time.
Facebook has launched Notify, a standalone iOS app that alerts users to breaking news and other stories as notifications. It's launching with a several major outlets, including the Washington Post and CNN.
A commercial court in Brussels ordered Facebook to stop tracking non-users of the social network. Unsurprisingly, Facebook plans to appeal the decision, though it's unknown when exactly the appeal will be heard.