Facebook unveils 'lite' app for emerging markets
Facebook said Monday it is testing a lightweight version of its mobile app for mobile phones with poor-quality Internet connections in emerging markets.
YouTube stars quiz Obama
A bubbly shopping guide, a charitable "internetainerpreneur" and a comedian who wears green lipstick and eats ladles of cinnamon quizzed US President Barack Obama Thursday in a series of unorthodox YouTube ...
Millennials use tech tools to jump into investing
It's the Facebookification of financial investing. From social networking platforms that allow young investors to follow each other's stock-picking mojo, to websites for first-timers hungry for a piece of the Silicon Valley ...
Facebook aims to curb news feed 'hoaxes'
Facebook said Tuesday it would step up efforts to limit circulation of bogus "news stories" in user feeds, saying it is an annoyance for members of the huge social network.
Study says Facebook not to blame for negative impact on grades
It may not come as a surprise that the more time college students, particularly freshmen, spend on Facebook, the more their grades suffer. In his latest study, Reynol Junco, an associate professor of education ...
How do people post important life events on Facebook?
When Facebook users share information on important life events, do they prefer to do so directly (detailed status updated or wall posts) or indirectly (photos, change of job title)? How a person chooses to ...
Facebook testing workplace version of social network
Facebook said it is testing a version of its leading social network tailored for getting jobs done in workplaces instead of tuning into the lives of friends.
Computer model could help anticipate overreactions to disease outbreaks
Sometimes the response to the outbreak of a disease can make things worse—such as when people panic and flee, potentially spreading the disease to new areas. The ability to anticipate when such overreactions ...
Facebook puts warning labels on graphic videos
Facebook is putting warning labels on graphic videos that members upload and share with friends, the leading social network said Tuesday.
Stalking risk increases among college students
According to a study by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University, college students are at higher risk for stalking than the general public, but are less likely to report the crime to police.
Apple, developers feasting on people's app-etite for apps (Update)
Apple and thousands of mobile software developers are feasting on people's ravenous app-etite for apps.
Facebook 'year in review' feature painful for some
Facebook wanted to delight its users by compiling each member's "year in review"—but inadvertently revived painful memories for some who suffered tragic events in 2014.
What you tweet when you go party can be useful for improving urban planning
Millions of Twitter users are constantly reporting where they are and what they are doing. With this information, two Spanish computer science experts suggest using geolocalized tweets for urban planning ...
Facebook teams with NFL to score with online video
Facebook said Thursday it had teamed with the National Football League to show ad-sponsored video clips at the leading social network.