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2013-09-06 23:22:24

Jonathan Leung announces a new app for animal lovers to share their pets’ antics and connect with others on a dedicated social networking platform. PetsAround enables people and their pets to stay up to date with their current friends and family or make new friends by searching for other animal owners in their area. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Social networking has changed the way that humans interact and connect with each other and the new PetsAround app plans to do the same...

Facebook Gets Flak From Privacy Groups
2013-09-05 09:23:27

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after Facebook announced potential new changes to their Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, privacy advocates are still crying 'foul.' Six organizations have sent a letter of complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about the proposed changes to these documents, changes which the social network was forced to make following the $20 million end to a class action lawsuit. According to...

Facebook Photo Vulnerability Fixed
2013-09-05 04:02:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A security flaw that allowed hackers to delete photos from any Facebook member’s account has been fixed, and the man who found the vulnerability has been richly rewarded for his efforts, various media outlets have reported. According to ZDNet’s Charlie Osborne, the flaw exploited the Facebook Support Dashboard, which is used to send Photo Removal requests to the social network. Those reports are typically reviewed either by...

Sex Food Facebook Brain Pleasure Center
2013-08-30 08:58:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook often gets flak for the way it handles user information and other private data, yet the social networking site still manages to retain over a billion users. Neurologist Dar Meshi of the Free University of Berlin now believes the reason why so many continue to use the services of Facebook is because clicking “like” when viewing photos of friends and maintaining an online reputation triggers responses similar to those of sex...

Facebook Creates Shared Photo Albums
2013-08-27 17:54:22

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Facebook just added a shared photo album feature that lets users collaboratively create albums. The shared photo album feature allows up to 50 contributors, who can each post up to 200 photos. The new shared feature allow groups to maintain photo albums with one of three privacy settings: public, friends of contributors, or contributors only. Facebook engineer Bob Baldwin explained the new feature on his Facebook page, which was...

Facebook Making Alteration To Gifts And News Feed
2013-08-25 04:35:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Facebook is tweaking its news feed to focus more on “high quality” content, while also phasing out physical items from its gift-giving program, various media outlets reported this weekend. The elimination of goods such as stuffed animals, flowers and wine as potential presents for those celebrating birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions comes less than one year after the popular social network first launched the...

Zuckerberg Internet To The World
2013-08-21 08:35:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announed yesterday his plans to give Internet access to nearly five billion people around the world who currently don't have it. In an essay titled "Is connectivity a human right?" Zuckerberg offers a "rough plan" on how he wants to deliver the Internet to the rest of the non-connected world. To achieve this goal, Zuckerberg has also started a coalition called Internet.org which counts his own company as...

2013-08-16 23:20:46

In response to an article published on Facebook’s business blog, online marketing company fishbat discusses recent improvements made to Facebook’s news feed feature and what it means for the future of the social network. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 On August 16, online marketing company fishbat responds to an article published on Facebook’s business blog, which details the recent changes made to the network’s news feed feature and how it will effect brands and users....

Here’s Something You May Not ‘Like,’ Frequent Facebook Use Makes Us Less Happy
2013-08-15 12:46:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, Facebook users' moods fell the more they turned to the popular networking site despite the size of their network, how empathetic they thought their friends were, or why they went there. "On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection," said study author Ethan Kross, a University of Michigan social psychologist. “But...

Facebook Takes On PayPal
2013-08-15 10:51:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Continuing their push to get involved in every interaction that takes place on the Internet, Facebook may soon roll out their own payment product to compete with PayPal. According to an exclusive report by All Things D's Jason Del Rey and Mike Issac, the social behemoth wants users to buy things through mobile apps using their Facebook logins as identification. Sources speaking with All Things D explained a system which works...