Latest Criticism of Facebook Stories

Facebook Makes Privacy Difficult
2012-05-03 13:25:57

In a story which will surprise no one who´s been using Facebook for any length of time, Consumer Reports is saying the social media giant isn´t making their privacy policies clear enough for their 150 million users. As more people hand over more information to Facebook, Consumer Reports is saying users should be careful about what they are sharing. Of the 150 million Facebookers, 13 million haven´t set any kind of online privacy controls. According to Consumer Reports, this...

Facebook Dropping The Ball With Its Advertisers
2012-05-03 04:00:23

Various media reports are pointing out that Facebook's advertising business is a tangled mess, which could be a warning to those wanting to invest once the company goes public. The social network is expected to gain a valuation of $100 billion after it makes its initial public offering (IPO) on May 18.  However, reports by the Wall Street Journal and CNET are raising the question of how Facebook plans to make itself worth that much as its advertising business starts to slowly slide,...

Facebook Introduces Organ Donor Registration
2012-05-01 11:32:38

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com If you´ve ever read an “exhausting vacation” status update, you know that one phenomenon to arise of out the social network era is that of the ℠humble brag,´ A new feature unveiled by Facebook today will put a positive spin on the humble brag and might even save a few lives. The company announced that users will now be able register as an organ donor and can share this news through the web site. In an interview with ABC´s...

Graduation Year Drives Facebook Connections For College Grads
2012-04-30 10:41:37

Are you connected to college friends on Facebook? Research from North Carolina State University shows that these social networks tend to form around graduation year or university housing — rather than other interests. Researchers examined the first 100 colleges and universities to have students, faculty or staff join Facebook when the site exclusively contained .edu email addresses. As students, faculty and staff joined Facebook, social networks were formed. Each university, in...

Facebook Apps Scored For Privacy
2012-04-23 12:51:20

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Sure, Facebook is the most successful and most ubiquitous social media site in the world. It´s likely to be worth quite a pretty penny once it goes public, making Mark Zuckerberg and their private investors very rich. Not all that glitters is gold, however, and for all where Facebook excels, there are still some glaring holes in their product. Or service...whichever you decide to call it. It´s no surprise that a site with so much personal data...

Facebook Modifies Proposed Changes, Solicits User Input
2012-04-22 03:51:22

In an attempt to address user concerns over privacy and the use of their personal information, Facebook announced Friday that they were modifying previously announced changes to their terms of service and would again be accepting feedback from members of the social media website. According to CNN's Doug Gross, the changes to the document, referred to by Facebook as their Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR), were made following comments made last month by members, and only a few...

2012-04-19 23:02:41

From group communication to file sharing, Facebook's new "Groups for Schools" will change how prospect, student, and alumni use social media. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 On Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Facebook officially rolled out its new “Groups for Schools” product, a new Groups function that automatically creates Groups based on communities that already exist at colleges and universities. And while it´s going to take a while to roll out to all schools...

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