FaceWash cleanses Facebook of smut and swears

There are tonnes of things that annoy us about Facebook, like photos of our friends' ugly babies, chavvy status updates DAT SOUND LYK DIS and of course lots of over-sharing about illnesses, arguments and fertility issues. Really swear words are the least of our worries - in fact they make mundane updates just a tad…

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Feeling lonely guys? Now you can buy a fake Facebook girlfriend

Awh it's hard to be a single guy when everyone else is having lots of sex and buying their girlfriends chocolates and kittens. But fear not, because a Brazilian company has decided to set up a dating site with a twist, the twist being the girls aren't real, they're just pretty Facebook fakes to fool…

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Facebook Graph Search: What is it and why should we care?

So we've all been waiting eagerly - well, kind of - to find out what Facebook's big new announcement will be this evening and, like many predicted, the social network has added a new smart search engine called Graph Search. Yep it sounds a bit like some mathematics term we probably should all remember from…

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FACEBOOK: What will the social network reveal at its event?

Facebook is holding a big, top secret, super special event at its headquarters in California this evening, which has lead to all kinds of speculation today about what Zuckerberg and the team will be announcing or unveiling to a sea of hard to please tech journalists. No matter how secretive tech events are nowadays, we…

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FACEBOOK: New timeline profile redesign rolls out to some users

We first heard about the changes Facebook intended on making to all of our timelines AGAIN late last year and now it seems they're slowly being rolled out to users in New Zealand. Now admittedly the changes are fairly minor, your timeline will soon consist of one larger column on the left that's reserved for…

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Facebook Messenger allows you to send voice messages

Facebook has updated its Messenger application this week to allow people to send voice messages to one another, which could be cute and funny or just really REALLY annoying. When you visit the Messenger application from an iOS or Android device today you'll see that when you click "+" next to the message box you…

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FACEBOOK: Teen boasts about drink driving, gets arrested

We all know Facebook's the best place to boast about what you're eating, doing and seeing, but most of us also know that boasting about your criminal activity and drunken antics is never a good idea, even if you think it's only your nearest and dearest that you're sharing them with. Well a teen over…

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WTF Facebook: Pay for messages to show up in a nonfriend's inbox

Most Facebook users will find that when they check their Messages they've got two distinct inboxes, the regular Inbox and the Other inbox. If you've tweaked your settings it may work a little differently, but most people will find that the regular Inbox is full of messages from friends and the Other inbox contains (often…

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STUDY: Now Facebook could be making you fat

Facebook's regularly blamed for everything, from making us thicker to breaking up marriages and relationship left, right and centre. But today a new study reveals that it could be making us fat and spend too much as well. Great news. According to The Telegraph today, interacting with close friends on social networking sites raises your…

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Facebook makes it easier to control your privacy settings

Despite the fact everyone makes such a big deal about Facebook being a big baddy that wants us to sign our lives away and expose everything we do to the public, if you spend enough time digging through the settings you'll actually find you have complete control over EVERYTHING Facebook related. However, the settings are…

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Instagram changes its policy and the whole world implodes

So according to some old Mayan stone the world's ending this week, on Friday to be exact and in the Shiny Shiny offices we've been discussing exactly how that's going to happen. We've pretty much narrowed it down to... A sudden flash of light then NOTHING, a zombie infection or a huge natural disaster that…

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Let's all freak out about Facebook owning our Instagram content

Early next year Instagram will be introducing a new policy that means it'll soon be sharing all of its content with its new BFF (we mean owner), Facebook. This morning the Instagram team wrote an official announcement on the company's blog, outlining some of the key changes that are set to come into affect in…

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Will Facebook launch Snapchat-like (dirtbag) photo app?

Quirky little photo app Snapchat has become super popular over the past year or so (we wrote about it last September when it was called Picaboo), as it allows you to send "self-destructible" photo messages that the recipient can only view for a couple of seconds. Awh we hear what you're saying, maybe everyone uses…

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Instagram to fight off spam and fake naked ladies

If you're a big fan of Instagram you'll know it's full of awesome photos, retro filters, all of your friends' snaps and tonnes of spam links to Justin Bieber sites, bargain blogs and people pretending to be hot MILFs. Of course the last three are really irritating and not what the Instagram team really had…

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STUDY: Facebook research finds mo friends mo problems

Yeah we know, we know, we're a bit sick of the endless Facebook research that proves absolutely nothing too. But this one is quite interesting. And by interesting we mean you should read it before you get even more social media overload and your head explodes. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh Business School have…

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WIN OR FAIL? Facebook tests automatic photo upload feature

Facebook would love it if we didn't do anything all day but fool around on Facebook, it wants us to use it to talk to people (obviously), find things, organise things, celebrate birthdays and things oh and of course upload all our embarrassing photos. Well now the social network has started testing a new feature…

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Facebook to trial Reddit-style ranked comments for pages

Today Facebook has shared news that it'll be testing a new feature over the next few weeks, which ranks comments on pages according to engagement, a little like how content is upvoted and downvoted on Reddit. A Facebook spokesperson said: "We are testing a new format for comments on Page posts. As part of this…

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Facebook updates its super cheesy friendship pages

We'll forgive you for forgetting that friendship pages on Facebook even exist as they're kinda hidden away and a bit rubbish. Up until now they've just documented the friendship between you and a mate or a boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/ex/family member/stalker, whatever, but now they're set to get a fancy new revamp to turn your relationship with them…

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Facebook experiments with a separate feed for brand updates

Facebook is always experimenting with new features that are sometimes quickly added to the social network and other times abandoned and deemed really rubbish. Today The Next Web noticed that Facebook has been experimenting by clumping all updates from brands, pages and websites in one place, over at https://www.facebook.com/pages/feed. There's no saying whether this change…

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Top 5 ways to kick your Facebook addiction and stop it driving you crazy

Most of you will have seen Facebook's efforts to compare the social network to all kinds of things on its official page. For instance, did you know Facebook is just like Halloween? A swimming pool? A chair? No neither did we, but the quirky new "Facebook is like..." campaign has certainly got people talking for…

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