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Facebook Shakes Friendshake
2012-06-26 12:52:12

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com It has all the makings of a good pop song about rollercoaster romance. On Monday, Facebook offers Friendshake to help users find their friends. And on Tuesday, the friendship is over. The lyrics for how the week will play out still need to be written, but with the social network it's hard to tell whether this will be about an angst-driven love affair, or a one-hit wonder that never was. Facebook pulled Friendshake, or "Find Friends Nearby" feature a day after...

Facebook Changes User Email Settings, But The Fix Is Simple
2012-06-26 09:14:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Facebook has done many things that have been less than popular through the years, but this latest one takes the cake. It seems the social network has switched all email addresses without even getting permission from any of its nearly 1 billion users. The change was first discovered on Saturday and has resulted in either users having their @facebook.com address being listed or having all their other addresses hidden. The change officially occurred,...

Facebook User-Directed Ads To Appear On Zynga Website
2012-06-25 05:13:55

One of the world's most popular social media websites announced on Friday that they would begin placing user-specific ads on the website of casual game developer Zynga in an attempt to find new ways to generate revenue after going public, various media outlets have reported. According to articles from both Bloomberg News and the Wall Street Journal, Facebook has confirmed that they would begin placing "Sponsored Stories" advertisements on the San Francisco-based social gaming giant's...

2012-06-23 23:01:58

In a developer blog post on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, Facebook announces new Open-Graph functionality that will allow third-party mobile developers to add a “Like” button to apps that they create. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, Facebook´s developer blog announced new Open-Graph functionality that will allow third-party mobile developers to add a “Like” button to apps that they create. The “Like” button has been...

Facebook Trades The Arcade For The Shopping Mall
2012-06-20 15:03:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Until now, the only way to purchase things through Facebook´s site was by using “Credits,” the official currency of Facebook-Land. However, yesterday Facebook showed some maturity and announced they would accept actual currency as a form of payment, letting the video-game-inspired “Credits” go by the wayside. Elsewhere in the announcement, the recently public social networking site also said they would begin a subscription...

How Does Facebook Handle Those Inappropriate Content Reports?
2012-06-20 07:35:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Facebook on Tuesday released a handy little infographic detailing how inappropriate, rude or spammy Facebook posts are handled. As the service grew, so too did the level of inappropriate and generally troubling content (pictures of adolescent girls chunking the deuce and sporting a duck-face notwithstanding). As such, Facebook began offering users a “report” button in which to call attention to sexually explicit content, hate speech or cries...

Facebook VP Envisions Location-based Mobile Advertising
2012-06-19 11:54:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Social networking giant Facebook may soon delve into location-based mobile advertising, but the company´s vice president of global marketing solutions stopped short of saying that it is in fact working on such a system, according to media reports. VP Carolyn Everson said in an interview with Bloomberg that the social network could one day allow advertisers to target mobile users based on their exact location. However, Bloomberg misinterpreted that...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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