Latest Criticism of Facebook Stories

2012-03-30 13:17:46

According to the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Maryland, Facebook may be promoting poor body image among its users. The survey by the center found that 75 percent of Facebook users said they were unhappy with their bodies, and 51 percent said seeing photos of themselves on the site made them more weight conscious. “As people spend more time thinking about what's wrong with their bodies, less time is spent on the positive realm and engaging in life in meaningful...

2012-03-25 23:00:31

Statusreel announces direct support for Facebook gamers by more than 70%. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 Facebook games are more than just avenues of fun. They are a great way to reach people from different parts of the world. Facebook games offer standard rewards for player invitations which empowers the need to communicate and gather friends. Statusreel, a trendy and original Facebook widget, operates under this notion. It helps people find more friends in the ever-growing Facebook...

Lawmakers, ACLU Expressing Outrage Over Facebook Password Job Interview Requests
2012-03-24 07:09:17

The controversy surrounding employers or universities asking for Facebook passwords or similar content has drawn the attention of the social network, civil rights groups, members of the US Senate, and even union officials overseas, according to press releases and various media reports published this week. The practice was brought to light thanks to an article by Manuel Valdes and Shannon Mcfarland of the Associated Press (AP), which told the story of a New York statistician who was asked...

Facebook Making Changes To Its Privacy Policy
2012-03-23 12:03:13

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com The website that has helped to sustain the momentum of the Arab Spring for over a year is now facing a prolonged protest of its own. Facebook has been confronted by privacy concerns once again this week as the site´s users were asked to react to proposed changes for its Privacy Policy. The newly proposed privacy policy, which has been renamed the Data Use Policy, is being view by some as an attempt at transparency rather than an attempt at protecting...

2012-03-13 11:00:36

Struggling search engine Yahoo has filed an intellectual property lawsuit against social networking powerhouse Facebook in a San Jose, California federal court on Monday. Yahoo claims Facebook has infringed on 10 of its patents including systems and methods for advertising online. Yahoo warned the social network last month that it would take action if it did not enter a licensing agreement for the disputed patents. The firm said that other companies had already licensed the patents in...

2012-03-12 16:05:31

With the political clobbering of the SOPA-PIPA anti-piracy legislation still visible in their rearview mirrors, a handful of American Internet giants are turning their attention towards a new political threat: federally mandated privacy policies. Yet with a tepid public looking on rather joining the ranks of online activists, tech companies may find that their attempts to derail personal-data collection legislation to be an entirely different ballgame. Silicon Valley blue-chips like Apple,...

2012-03-11 13:00:00

It is obvious that there are millions of Facebook users today. Chatwing, an accessible chat tool, now expands the chance for social connection. Due to its versatility, anyone can use it at any point of time. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2012 Facebook is the mirror of the world, and this fact gets truer and truer everyday. Without Facebook, much of the world will be crippled and hindered because information delivery will be slow. Today, Facebook users can have a renewed opportunity to...

Image 1 - Facebook Launches Interest Lists
2012-03-09 05:57:46

The social networking giant Facebook announced a new feature on Thursday called "Interest Lists." Interest lists allow users to view updates from collections of pages and public figures in a dedicated news feed. Users will also have the ability to suggest these lists to their friends. This new feature is a direct affront to Twitter, who currently controls the interest graph. The interest graph is the relationship between people and topics. Many see Twitter as beating Facebook in this area....

Facebook Announces Timeline For Businesses
2012-03-01 05:32:18

Facebook announced on the TODAY show on Wednesday that companies that have Facebook Pages on the social network will be able to convert their fan pages into Timelines. The new platform give brands more opportunity for design on Facebook Pages, and opens up users to more content. The Timeline feature not only helps a brand show itself off, but also offers some new admin capabilities as well. Sam Lessin, one of the original team members of Facebook, said Facebook Pages will now embrace...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.