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Zuckerberg overtakes Google co founders to become 16th richest man in the world

Mark Zuckerberg is a smart man, we all know that, the inventor of Facebook has recently had an amazing earnings call and a little over a year since they went public they have doubled their IPO. With the recent stock prices hitting an all time high it pushes Zuckerberg into a whole new bracket of wealth, a bracket that is higher …

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Craig FoxZuckerberg overtakes Google co founders to become 16th richest man in the world
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Is Facebook about to partner with Uber?

With Facebook in a great position after its latest earnings call, and Uber in a not so great position with Seoul looking to ban its service we are left with reports that the two are looking to join forces and collaborate. The idea itself is to integrate Uber directly into Facebook’s messenger app, this has been done before and actually in Asia …

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Craig FoxIs Facebook about to partner with Uber?
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Facebook mobile ads give profits a significant boost

No matter how much we hate them, Facebook’s ads seem to have given the social media giant a massive revenue of 2.91bn, giving Facebook a rise of 60% on the same quarter last year. When Facebook announced it was going public a lot of people doubted how well the company would do with mobile ads, but it appears mobile ads …

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Craig FoxFacebook mobile ads give profits a significant boost
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Now Facebook’s annoyed William Shatner

He may be everyone’s favourite eccentric granddad, but the OG Captain Kirk isn’t such a fan of Facebook after trying out their Mentions app and finding it lacking. In the first content post on his new Tumblr, Shatner Specials, the actor/singer/gravel-voiced icon details his experience of using the iOS app, which (ironically given his impassioned cover version of Pulp’s Common …

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Diane ShipleyNow Facebook’s annoyed William Shatner
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INSIGHT – Why favouriting tweets should be stopped

I’m sorry everyone. I’m going to have to come out and say it. I don’t like people who favourite on Twitter. I’m guilty of doing it too, and thus a hypocrite, but here’s why it’s rubbish, and shouldn’t be a thing. Twitter is not Facebook, and shouldn’t be used in the same way. Like everyone else, I CARE about likes …

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Hayley MinnINSIGHT – Why favouriting tweets should be stopped
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We all stay Facebook friends with foes to stalk them, according to survey

If you’re a Facebook user, you’ll most definitely have at least five people in your friends’ list that you’d never ever want to spend time with in real life, but keep them there just to stalk them, and see what they’re doing (come on, we all do it, don’t we?) A survey of more than 2750 social media addicts has …

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Hayley MinnWe all stay Facebook friends with foes to stalk them, according to survey
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Facebook and Oculus are finally one

Facebook has grown to be the number one social media outlet in the world and is linked almost every week to have acquired new companies globally much like Apple. Well, this week is no different, Facebook announced back in March that it would be acquiring Oculus and in fact only yesterday did the acquisition finally go through in a recorded …

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Craig FoxFacebook and Oculus are finally one
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Facebook introduces ‘Save’ – Its very own bookmarking system

If, like us, you share a lot on Facebook, from videos to photos and even funny Vines then you’ll be very happy to hear that Facebook is launching its own style of bookmarking and they’re calling it ‘Save’. Save is a great tool if there’s a post you’ve scrolled over and wanted to read, but didn’t have time at that …

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Craig FoxFacebook introduces ‘Save’ – Its very own bookmarking system
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INSIGHT – Do the over 30s now prefer Snapchat to Facebook?

The first time that we heard about Snapchat, like everyone else, we said to our friend, ‘But what’s the point in an app where you just send pictures for them to be deleted after five seconds?’ With the photo-sharing app revealing in May that users were sending 700 million photos and videos per day, while Snapchat Stories content was being …

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Hayley MinnINSIGHT – Do the over 30s now prefer Snapchat to Facebook?
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The new narcissism: why am I addicted to my own Facebook profile?

I’d like to admit something, and ask politely that none of you judge me. We are all friends here, in the cozy and confidential circle of trust that is the internet, aren’t we? Right then, here goes. My name is Lauren, and I Facebook-stalk myself. I am ashamed of the amount of time I spend looking at my own profile. …

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Lauren BravoThe new narcissism: why am I addicted to my own Facebook profile?
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Could you leave Facebook for 99 days?

We never know how we feel about Facebook these days. We’re constantly telling ourselves we hate the never-ending stream of Candy Crush invitations, invitations to club nights we’re never going to go to, because they’re in Newcastle, and the whole everyone knowing our business thing. However, we know that if we left it for a day we’d get ultimate FOMO …

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Hayley MinnCould you leave Facebook for 99 days?
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The World Cup broke loads of social media records!

Were you watching the match last night? The World Cup Final broke records on Facebook and Twitter last night, for social media usage. Facebook revealed that 88 million people left more than 280 million posts, comments and likes about the Germany vs Argentina game, surpassing the previous record of 245 million interactions, held by the Superbowl XLVII. Surprisingly, the most …

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Hayley MinnThe World Cup broke loads of social media records!
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LikeManager helps you browse through your back catalogue of Facebook Likes – prepare for cringe

Thanks to Portuguese start-up ColorElephant, it’s now possible to scroll back through everything that ever compelled you to click the ‘Like’ button on Facebook. Oh dear… Be it a page, a status or a story, the LikeManager app helps you ‘rediscover the things you like’. Or Like. The app works by recording your Liking activity, and then sending this information over to …

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Sadie HaleLikeManager helps you browse through your back catalogue of Facebook Likes – prepare for cringe
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Is Samsung taking on Sony and Facebook in the virtual reality market?

Samsung is set to take on Facebook and Sony with a virtual reality headset later this year, but you’ll need a Galaxy smartphone if you want to use one. The Gear VR will use the smartphone’s accelerometer, gyroscope and processing power to track head motion, and, according to Sammobile, will be officially announced by Samsung alsongsie the Galaxy Note 4 …

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Hayley MinnIs Samsung taking on Sony and Facebook in the virtual reality market?
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Twitter exacerbates relationship problems, says study

If you find yourself bickering with your partner over Twitter, watch out: it’s a warning sign your relationship could be on thin ice. At least, that’s according to new research from the University of Missouri-Columbia, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the journalism department, surveyed 581 Twitter users aged 18 to …

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Diane ShipleyTwitter exacerbates relationship problems, says study
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Facebook is letting you gatecrash parties you’re not invited to

Facebook clearly doesn’t think it’s doing all it can to control your life already, as it seems that the social network is rolling out a new ‘Events For You’ tab, with parties you’re not even invited to appearing down the side of your news feed. Rather than just being a calendar of your invites and a few suggestions based on …

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Hayley MinnFacebook is letting you gatecrash parties you’re not invited to
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Everyone needs to stop spoiling Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead now!

We all know how annoying it is when our favourite TV shows get ruined by great big massive spoilers on Twitter or Facebook, and now it has been revealed that this has happened at least once to three quarters of Britons. With Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead being the most commonly spoilt programmes, 47% of participants …

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Hayley MinnEveryone needs to stop spoiling Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead now!
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Facebook is under investigation for its news feed experiment in the UK

The recent revelation that Facebook used mild emotional manipulation on 689,000 of its users has left users all over the globe angry and UK regulators unimpressed. The controversial experiment, which took place in 2012 without users’ express consent, is set to be investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the body responsible for the enforcement of the UK’s Data Protection Act. Thus …

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Sadie HaleFacebook is under investigation for its news feed experiment in the UK
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Facebook Emotion Study: 5 ways the social network didn’t f*ck with us, but wanted to (probably)

Oh, come ON. Are you seriously telling me you haven’t spent a week manipulating 689,003 people’s emotions just so you could crow about it later? How do you think I spent half-term? (We don’t all have kids.) So Facebook found out they could alter people’s moods by affecting what kind of statuses they saw, so what. Here are 5 psychological …

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Diane ShipleyFacebook Emotion Study: 5 ways the social network didn’t f*ck with us, but wanted to (probably)
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UK Facebook users can now pick from over 70 gender options

Facebook announced today that its UK users will be allowed to choose from over 70 different gender options when inputting their profile information. Under the ‘custom’ category, UK users can now select options such as ‘androgynous’, ‘cis male’, or ‘trans female’. There are also UK-specific terms, including ‘intersex man’, ‘asexual’ and ‘hermaphrodite’. The super inclusive move comes after the US …

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Sadie HaleUK Facebook users can now pick from over 70 gender options