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facebook emotions study
2014-06-29 05:16:31

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The social media universe lit up this weekend with news that Facebook and social scientists from the social network as well as Cornell University and the University of California, San Francisco had manipulated news feeds for some 689,000 users without their knowledge or prior specific consent. If you frequent the redOrbit website, you may know that I wrote about the actual study approximately two weeks ago, detailing the exact nature...

Facebook Releases Current Employee Diversity Figures
2014-06-26 08:10:41

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The social media giant Facebook claims to have more than a billion users worldwide, so there is likely a lot of diversity among those who connect through the social network. There is not the same amount of social diversity at the company however, and Facebook announced it has plans to change and become more diverse. Facebook's newly released employee diversity report revealed that 69 percent of its employees are male, which isn't...

teens on facebook
2014-06-25 04:55:09

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online You know how you feel about your cable and Internet company. Most of us find their service model, customer service and exorbitant billing as huge 'x's in the 'con' column. And yet we continue to shell out money to companies that make us take approximately 150 more channels than we actually want or need so we can watch the handful of channels that offer programming we prefer. We don't like our cable and Internet companies. But we just...

facebook emotional contagion
2014-06-16 04:19:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The prospect of a highly contagious bird flu or antibiotic-resistant strain of some superbug that can be detrimental to health and even likely fatal are scenarios that are, as yet, unrealized and therefore only serve to worry those that think about them. Another very real contagion was just recently reported on by a research team consisting of social scientists from Cornell University, the University of California, San Francisco...

2014-05-30 04:23:00

Following the announcement of Facebook's updated privacy settings, online marketing company, fishbat, discusses the updates and their relevance to all Facebook users. BOHEMIA, N.Y., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- fishbat, a leading Long Island online marketing company, discusses Facebook's updated privacy settings and how they will affect users. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92483 According to an official blog post released by Facebook titled "Making It Easier to...

'Ask' Feature Dialed Back By Facebook After Privacy Concerns Arise
2014-05-23 10:48:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook started off the week with the introduction of a new "Ask" feature, but the social network apparently didn't realize that it might have been asking for trouble. The new feature was added to its "Relationship Status" and this was designed so that users could ask others on the social media site about undisclosed status, work affiliations, hometowns and anything else that might have been left blank in their "About" section. While...

Want To Share That Tune? No Worries, Facebook Can Do It For You
2014-05-22 15:05:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook knows that users like to share. Now, the social networking giant is rolling out a new feature that can "listen" to the music or TV playing nearby and produce "matches" that can be incorporated into your status updates. In other words you don't need to actually type what you're grooving out to, Facebook will do it for you. On Wednesday the social media giant announced, "we're making those conversations quicker and easier by...

2014-05-20 12:39:04

Social media giant integrates threat defense technology to combat malicious activities while maintaining user privacy DALLAS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to provide Facebook users with a more secure online experience Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) today announced it has expanded its partnership with Facebook to incorporate Trend Micro(TM) HouseCall(TM), a royalty-free security solution which will help detect malware and keep devices secure for...

facebook adds ask button
2014-05-20 04:45:44

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday Facebook went straight to the point and tweaked its "Relationship Status" with the addition of an "Ask" button feature, which is displayed on a parts of a user's profile when it has not been filled out completely. This button allows users to ask others on Facebook about undisclosed relationship status, work affiliations, hometowns and anything else that might be left blank in their "About" section. Basically this will show up...

2014-05-15 23:08:15

ShortStack’s eBook encourages businesses to focus on collecting user data, instead of Likes, on Facebook. Reno, Nev (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 ShortStack, a do-it-yourself social campaign building platform, has released a new eBook titled “Why Every Business Needs to Stop Obsessing About Facebook Likes,” which aims to help companies shift their focus away from collecting Likes on Facebook; collecting Likes has long been a main goal for businesses. In place of Likes, ShortStack is advising...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.