It has been a big day for Facebook as the social media network released an update of its mobile app.
Eight of the world's giant tech companies have published a full-page letter and website against the U.S. government's surveillance program.
Facebook has experimented with a more nuanced approach to responding to friends' posts, though it has not shown up on the world's largest social network yet. The "sympathize" button appeared at one of Facebook's hackathons, as a way to express Facebook's popular one-click support, without seeming callous.
Facebook announced changes to its News Feed on Monday, promising to increase the "quality" of news-related posts by tweaking the visibility of "relevant" posts. But Facebook's explanation of how it would accomplish this was rather nebulous, only giving an example of reducing the number of meme photos from third-party sites. Now, News Feed manager Lars Backstrom has revealed some details, and it sounds like Facebook's News Feed is taking a page from Google.
Twitter, freshly off its IPO, is looking to expand into emerging markets - even places that don't have much by way of mobile internet yet. How is it planning on operating without the internet? It's teaming up with a service that converts content on social media networks to text-message based signals.
Facebook reportedly offered almost $3 billion cash for Snapchat Inc., a deal which its CEO has passed up on. The report simultaneously shows what Facebook is willing to do to reach a younger audience, and how confident the up and coming social media company is in its future.
While King, maker of Candy Crush Saga, is possibly heading towards an IPO, the leading mobile and Facebook game company is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its hit game, and letting the world know how popular Candy Crush is.
A new Facebook update has rolled out for Microsoft Windows Phone smartphone operating system users.
Facebook has launched an update for Apple's mobile operating system devices, however, reviews have not been positive.
In Mexico, a 22-year-old committed suicide after suffering a romantic disappointment and moments before she posted messages to her Facebook wall regarding her depression and warned her friends about her intentions.
Twitter is expected to launch its first entry into the public market on Thursday.
Several games are trending on Facebook, and several are also available on mobile platforms like Android and iOS.
A lot happened this week in social media: Even if Twitter's IPO ends up flopping, the sensational book describing the invention of the social media servicemay get a movie deal. Meanwhile, Instagram begins annoying its users with advertising and Facebook just isn't cool anymore.
Facebook has issued a new update for Apple's iOS devices.
Facebook is changing how public teenagers' postings can be, lifting the 17 and under restriction on public posts.