Computers using digital footprints are better judge of personality than friends and family
A new study, published today in the journal PNAS, compares the ability of computers and people to make accurate judgments about our personalities. People's judgments were based on their familiarity with t ...
Facebook status updates reveal low self-esteem and narcissism
People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise, and accomplishments are typically narcissists, according ...
Protest activity can be predicted by social media, study finds
High levels of social media activity can be used to forecast increases in protest participation – but successful prediction may depend on location, a study has found.
Facebook not an information bubble, researchers conclude
Social media networks like Facebook are not putting users in an ideological information bubble, despite fears to the contrary, a new research report said Thursday.
Oculus virtual reality headsets set to ship in 2016
Oculus, the virtual reality firm acquired by Facebook last year, said Wednesday it would begin shipping its Oculus Rift headset to consumers early next year after years of development.
Facebook opens up Internet.org after neutrality flap
Facebook said Monday it was opening up Internet.org, which provides connectivity to people in developing nations, to outside applications following a controversy over its limited set of online services.
Re-inventing the mailing list is one way to reduce email stress
We all feel it—that panicked sensation when we check our inbox and see the deluge of emails awaiting our attention. The average person receives upwards of 150 emails a day, and it often seems like no amount ...
Facebook rolls out video calls on Messenger
Facebook on Monday began rolling out video calling on its Messenger mobile application, enabling face-to-face conversations among users of the app around the world.
Hello? Facebook launches phone-calling app for Android
Hello? Anyone there? Facebook unveiled a new voice-calling app for Android phones on Wednesday, the same day that its WhatsApp messaging service introduced voice-calling for iOS devices.
Facebook use can worsen as well as improve mental health conditions
Facebook can help people recover from mental health problems but it needs to be used cautiously and strategically as it can also make symptoms worse, new research shows.
Twitter, YouTube, Instagram work on stealth advertising
The quandary for those who run social media networks is how to make money on them without antagonising and thus losing users through distracting ads.
Facebook's enthusiasm and Oculus technology aside, virtual reality still faces challenges
If you believe the folks at Facebook, virtual reality is about to become the next big thing.
Facebook rolling out payments to friends in Messenger
Facebook announced Tuesday it was launching a system to send money to friends for US customers using its Messenger mobile app.
Facebook artificial intelligence team serves up 20 tasks
In August last year, Daniela Hernandez wrote in Wired about Yann LeCun, director of AI Research at Facebook. His interests include machine learning, audio, video, image, and text understanding, optimization, computer architecture and software for AI. ...